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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 67 72
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 13 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.79% 2.11% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.48% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 21
Median salary £38,362 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.00% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,854 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,350 £43,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.95%  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 654 969 1042
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 90.21% 85.30% 85.76%
Number of salaries quoted 563 848 874
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing User Stories as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +13 7 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Newport +15 5 £35,112 -6.36%
Torfaen +5 1 £39,000 -10.34%
User Stories
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 10 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (25.00%) QA
5 6 (25.00%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) .NET
6 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) SDLC
7 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (16.67%) MVC
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) Publishing
8 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.50%) Selenium
8 3 (12.50%) User Experience
8 3 (12.50%) Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.33%) Sitecore
9 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
9 2 (8.33%) UX Design
9 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
9 2 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.33%) BDD
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.17%) Neo4j
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.50%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Maven
5 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Product Owner
6 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Product Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) JMX
3 1 (4.17%) JPA
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) MVC
4 4 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) UX Design
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.33%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.17%) Google
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Perforce
2 1 (4.17%) Tableau
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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