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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 75 82 94
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 27 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.98% 1.52% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.85% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 2
Average salary £38,750 £51,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.01% +36.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1121 1080 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.12% 82.00% 74.17%
Number of salaries quoted 921 923 825
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +6 27 £38,750 -22.50% 1
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Finance
3 15 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (28.57%) Scrum
5 12 (24.49%) Coaching
6 11 (22.45%) TDD
6 11 (22.45%) Java
7 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
7 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
8 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
8 8 (16.33%) Windows
8 8 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (16.33%) Ansible
8 8 (16.33%) Open Source
8 8 (16.33%) Puppet
8 8 (16.33%) Apple iOS
8 8 (16.33%) Android
8 8 (16.33%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (14.29%) QA
9 7 (14.29%) ATDD
9 7 (14.29%) HTML
10 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
10 6 (12.24%) SQL
10 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
10 6 (12.24%) Marketing
10 6 (12.24%) SDLC
11 5 (10.20%) Big Data
11 5 (10.20%) Mobile Marketing
11 5 (10.20%) User Experience

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Big Data
1 5 (10.20%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.12%) CouchDB
3 3 (6.12%) Couchbase
3 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
1 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Marketing
3 5 (10.20%) Advertising
4 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.12%) Banking
5 3 (6.12%) Multimedia
6 2 (4.08%) Back Office
7 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Architect
3 8 (16.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (14.29%) ScrumMaster
4 7 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Tester
6 5 (10.20%) QA Tester
6 5 (10.20%) Software Tester
6 5 (10.20%) Business Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (8.16%) CRM Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Product Owner
8 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) UI Programmer
9 2 (4.08%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 5 (10.20%) .NET
3 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.16%) XML
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
4 3 (6.12%) Velocity
4 3 (6.12%) Spring MVC
4 3 (6.12%) Spring
4 3 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (6.12%) CSS
5 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 2 (4.08%) CSS3
5 2 (4.08%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
2 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.20%) User Experience
3 5 (10.20%) DTV
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.04%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
1 8 (16.33%) Apple iOS
1 8 (16.33%) Android
1 8 (16.33%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (6.12%) UNIX
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (28.57%) Scrum
4 12 (24.49%) Coaching
5 11 (22.45%) TDD
6 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
7 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
7 8 (16.33%) Open Source
8 7 (14.29%) ATDD
9 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
9 6 (12.24%) SDLC
10 5 (10.20%) Mobile Marketing
10 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
11 4 (8.16%) CRM
11 4 (8.16%) Project Management
11 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Product Management
12 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
2 6 (12.24%) SQL
3 5 (10.20%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) PHP
4 4 (8.16%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.08%) C++
5 2 (4.08%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (16.33%) Ansible
1 8 (16.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Sencha
3 1 (2.04%) Apple