Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 102 123
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21 -6
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 32 54 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.54% 2.05% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 2.30% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 41 29
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +20.16%
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,500 £29,989
90th Percentile £55,250 £55,000 £41,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,375 £49,500
% change year-on-year +1.27% -0.25% -

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1870 2348 2315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.95% 88.97% 85.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1608 2008 1946
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,432 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories 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 in Wales.

Salary trend for User Stories in Wales

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Wales

User Stories
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 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
South Wales +10 29 £45,000 +14.65% 3
West Wales -10 3 £36,750 -12.50% 2
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) Scrum
3 16 (50.00%) Finance
4 9 (28.13%) QA
5 8 (25.00%) Line Management
6 7 (21.88%) Java
6 7 (21.88%) SQL
7 6 (18.75%) JUnit
7 6 (18.75%) SOAP
7 6 (18.75%) Fintech
7 6 (18.75%) Scala
7 6 (18.75%) REST
7 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.75%) Static Code Analysis
8 5 (15.63%) Kanban
8 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
8 5 (15.63%) Coaching
8 5 (15.63%) User Experience
9 4 (12.50%) TDD
9 4 (12.50%) C#
9 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.50%) SDLC
9 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (9.38%) ATDD
10 3 (9.38%) Games
10 3 (9.38%) .NET
10 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) Subversion

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.13%) Neo4j
1 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) JUnit
2 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) Subversion
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.25%) Maven
4 2 (6.25%) Selenium
4 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.13%) Ant
5 1 (3.13%) Gradle
5 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) TestNG
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Games
3 2 (6.25%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
1 8 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Java Scala Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Scala Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Scrum Master
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Product Owner
7 1 (3.13%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) REST
1 6 (18.75%) SOAP
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Camel
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.13%) Dropwizard
4 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) Java EE
4 1 (3.13%) JPA
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) JSF
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Fintech
2 5 (15.63%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) Scrum
3 8 (25.00%) Line Management
4 6 (18.75%) Static Code Analysis
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 5 (15.63%) Coaching
5 5 (15.63%) Kanban
5 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.50%) SDLC
6 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 3 (9.38%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (9.38%) ATDD
7 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Wireframes
8 2 (6.25%) Context-Driven Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Measurement
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Scala
3 4 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Perforce