The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 86 77 88
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 23 32 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.66% 2.38% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.06% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21 29 5
Average salary £36,779 £29,129 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.26% -22.32%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
User Stories
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1127 1047 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 81.37% 77.84% 75.53%
Number of salaries quoted 925 914 846
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

User Stories
Salary Trend in Wales

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Wales

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Wales

User Stories
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -13 23 £36,779 +26.26%
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Scrum
3 17 (36.17%) Finance
4 15 (31.91%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (29.79%) SDLC
6 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
7 10 (21.28%) TDD
7 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (19.15%) User Experience
9 8 (17.02%) Java
10 7 (14.89%) HTML
10 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
10 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
10 7 (14.89%) Coaching
11 6 (12.77%) jQuery
11 6 (12.77%) ATDD
11 6 (12.77%) C#
11 6 (12.77%) .NET
11 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
11 6 (12.77%) Project Management
12 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
12 5 (10.64%) DTV
12 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
12 5 (10.64%) ISEB
12 5 (10.64%) Windows
12 5 (10.64%) MVC
12 5 (10.64%) Puppet
12 5 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (10.64%) Ansible

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) PaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Data Mining
1 3 (6.38%) CouchDB
1 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
1 3 (6.38%) Big Data
1 3 (6.38%) Couchbase
1 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.38%) Axure RP
3 2 (4.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Advertising
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Business Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (10.64%) Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (8.51%) CRM Developer
7 3 (6.38%) UX Designer
7 3 (6.38%) Designer
7 3 (6.38%) Product Owner
7 3 (6.38%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) HTML
2 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
2 6 (12.77%) jQuery
3 4 (8.51%) XML
4 3 (6.38%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (6.38%) Spring
4 3 (6.38%) CSS
4 3 (6.38%) Velocity
4 3 (6.38%) Spring MVC
5 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.26%) HTML5
5 2 (4.26%) CSS3
5 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (19.15%) User Experience
3 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
4 5 (10.64%) DTV
5 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.26%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.13%) Taxonomies
6 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
1 5 (10.64%) Windows Mobile
1 5 (10.64%) Android
1 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Scrum
3 14 (29.79%) SDLC
4 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
5 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (21.28%) TDD
6 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.89%) Coaching
7 6 (12.77%) ATDD
7 6 (12.77%) Project Management
8 5 (10.64%) MVC
8 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
8 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.64%) Open Source
8 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.51%) Product Management
9 4 (8.51%) UML
9 4 (8.51%) CRM
10 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) Java
2 6 (12.77%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Objective-C
4 3 (6.38%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Puppet
1 5 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (10.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Google
2 2 (4.26%) Tableau
3 1 (2.13%) Apple