Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 89 117
Rank change year-on-year +8 +28 -6
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 29 52 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.02% 2.38% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.64% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 19 40 29
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £39,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.65% +12.14% +20.16%
10th Percentile £32,692 £33,400 £29,989
90th Percentile £55,270 £55,250 £41,750
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +20.16%

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1268 1970 2078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.36% 90.08% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1126 1761 1781
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,779
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.96% +5.08%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in South Wales

User Stories
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for User Stories in South Wales

User Stories
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in South Wales over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in South Wales

User Stories
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +36 17 £45,000 - 2
Newport -3 10 £51,500 +9.57% 1
Torfaen +3 1 £39,000 -10.34%
Neath Port Talbot +2 1 £33,500 -10.67%
User Stories
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Scrum
3 15 (51.72%) Finance
4 9 (31.03%) QA
5 8 (27.59%) Line Management
6 7 (24.14%) Java
6 7 (24.14%) SQL
7 6 (20.69%) JUnit
7 6 (20.69%) SOAP
7 6 (20.69%) Fintech
7 6 (20.69%) Scala
7 6 (20.69%) REST
7 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
7 6 (20.69%) Static Code Analysis
8 5 (17.24%) Kanban
8 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
8 5 (17.24%) Coaching
9 4 (13.79%) TDD
9 4 (13.79%) C#
9 4 (13.79%) SDLC
9 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
9 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (10.34%) ATDD
10 3 (10.34%) User Experience
10 3 (10.34%) .NET
10 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (10.34%) Games
10 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
10 3 (10.34%) Subversion

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.45%) Neo4j
1 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) JUnit
2 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.34%) Subversion
4 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.90%) Maven
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium
4 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.45%) Ant
5 1 (3.45%) Gradle
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) TestNG
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Games
3 2 (6.90%) Publishing
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Business Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Java Scala Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Scala Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Scrum Master
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Product Owner
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) SDLC Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) REST
1 6 (20.69%) SOAP
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.90%) Spring
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Camel
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
4 1 (3.45%) Java EE
4 1 (3.45%) JPA
4 1 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.45%) JSF
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Fintech
2 3 (10.34%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Scrum
3 8 (27.59%) Line Management
4 6 (20.69%) Static Code Analysis
4 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.24%) Coaching
5 5 (17.24%) Kanban
5 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.79%) SDLC
6 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 3 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (10.34%) ATDD
7 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.90%) Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.90%) Use Case
8 2 (6.90%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) Scala
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Perforce