Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 146 157
Rank change year-on-year +54 +11 +41
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 63 50 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.64% 1.43% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 1.63% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 108 87 42
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% -5.91%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £65,000
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38% -5.05%

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2029 3070 3966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.00% 88.02% 86.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 2247 3096
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Reading

User Stories
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Reading

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Reading over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 56 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (47.62%) JIRA
3 27 (42.86%) Java
4 26 (41.27%) Test Automation
5 25 (39.68%) Degree
5 25 (39.68%) Linux
6 24 (38.10%) Client/Server
6 24 (38.10%) Shell Script
6 24 (38.10%) Regression Testing
6 24 (38.10%) Risk Management
6 24 (38.10%) JMeter
6 24 (38.10%) Computer Science
6 24 (38.10%) Test Management
6 24 (38.10%) Test Scripting
6 24 (38.10%) ISTQB
6 24 (38.10%) WebDriver
6 24 (38.10%) Open Source
6 24 (38.10%) Test Strategy
6 24 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (38.10%) Issue Tracking
6 24 (38.10%) Digital Economy
6 24 (38.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (31.75%) SoapUI
8 12 (19.05%) Scrum
9 11 (17.46%) HTML
9 11 (17.46%) CSS
9 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
9 11 (17.46%) AngularJS
10 10 (15.87%) RESTful
10 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) FCoE
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) SNMP
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (47.62%) JIRA
2 24 (38.10%) JMeter
2 24 (38.10%) WebDriver
3 20 (31.75%) SoapUI
4 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 8 (12.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.59%) Redmine
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (38.10%) Digital Economy
2 4 (6.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Software Tester
1 24 (38.10%) Tester
2 10 (15.87%) Developer
3 8 (12.70%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (11.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Scrum Master
6 4 (6.35%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.35%) Designer
6 4 (6.35%) Product Manager
6 4 (6.35%) UX Designer
6 4 (6.35%) Web Automation Tester
6 4 (6.35%) Web Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) AngularJS
1 11 (17.46%) CSS
1 11 (17.46%) HTML
2 10 (15.87%) RESTful
3 7 (11.11%) CSS3
3 7 (11.11%) HTML5
3 7 (11.11%) Web Services
4 3 (4.76%) Spring
4 3 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.17%) .NET
5 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.17%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.59%) jQuery
6 1 (1.59%) React
6 1 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (38.10%) Client/Server
1 24 (38.10%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.94%) User Experience
3 3 (4.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.27%) Test Automation
3 24 (38.10%) Issue Tracking
3 24 (38.10%) Open Source
3 24 (38.10%) Regression Testing
3 24 (38.10%) Risk Management
3 24 (38.10%) Test Management
3 24 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 24 (38.10%) Test Strategy
4 12 (19.05%) Scrum
5 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 7 (11.11%) SDLC
7 5 (7.94%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (7.94%) Kanban
7 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.35%) BDD
8 4 (6.35%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (6.35%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) Java
2 24 (38.10%) Shell Script
3 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.35%) Perl
5 2 (3.17%) C#
5 2 (3.17%) SQL
6 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.59%) C
6 1 (1.59%) Korn
6 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) Degree
2 24 (38.10%) Computer Science Degree
2 24 (38.10%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.94%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) CCNA
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) CCNP
6 1 (1.59%) CISSP
6 1 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) GIAC
6 1 (1.59%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (1.59%) MCSE
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) SANS
6 1 (1.59%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (1.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) NFS
1 1 (1.59%) Samba
1 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
1 1 (1.59%) Nagios
1 1 (1.59%) Puppet
1 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (4.76%) Tableau
2 2 (3.17%) Jaspersoft
2 2 (3.17%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco
3 1 (1.59%) EMC
3 1 (1.59%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) NetApp
3 1 (1.59%) Remedy
3 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.59%) VMware