The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 66 70 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 18 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.39% 1.76% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.13% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 3
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
User Stories
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
608 703 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 80.74% 82.32% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 494 629 655
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

User Stories
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Southampton region.

User Stories Salary Trend in Southampton

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Southampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 33 (97.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (73.53%) TDD
2 25 (73.53%) JIRA
3 21 (61.76%) Software Engineering
4 20 (58.82%) Git (software)
5 19 (55.88%) C#
6 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
6 18 (52.94%) .NET
6 18 (52.94%) SQL Server
6 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET
6 18 (52.94%) MS Excel
6 18 (52.94%) MVC
6 18 (52.94%) Multithreading
6 18 (52.94%) Domain-Driven Design
6 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (52.94%) Entity Framework
6 18 (52.94%) .NET Framework
6 18 (52.94%) AngularJS
6 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (38.24%) Scrum
8 9 (26.47%) Linux
8 9 (26.47%) Python
8 9 (26.47%) QA
9 8 (23.53%) Selenium
10 7 (20.59%) HP UFT
10 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
10 7 (20.59%) PHP
10 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (20.59%) Maven
10 7 (20.59%) Cucumber

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 18 (52.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (52.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (73.53%) JIRA
2 20 (58.82%) Git (software)
3 8 (23.53%) Selenium
4 7 (20.59%) HP UFT
4 7 (20.59%) Maven
4 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
4 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) GDB
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Developer
2 18 (52.94%) Senior Developer
2 18 (52.94%) C# Developer
2 18 (52.94%) Senior C# Developer
3 12 (35.29%) Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) Test Analyst
5 6 (17.65%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) .NET
1 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET
1 18 (52.94%) .NET Framework
1 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET MVC
1 18 (52.94%) Entity Framework
1 18 (52.94%) AngularJS
1 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (20.59%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Kindle
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Debian
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (73.53%) TDD
3 21 (61.76%) Software Engineering
4 18 (52.94%) MVC
4 18 (52.94%) Multithreading
4 18 (52.94%) Domain-Driven Design
5 13 (38.24%) Scrum
6 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
6 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Test Management
6 7 (20.59%) BDD
6 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (20.59%) SDLC
7 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C#
2 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 9 (26.47%) Python
4 7 (20.59%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ISEB
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) ISO 9001