The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 54 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing JIRA 4 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.22% 3.31% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.71% 13.04% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 1
Average salary £32,000 £36,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.32% +15.87%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
JIRA
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Development Applications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
85 69 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 25.99% 25.37% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 79 68 54
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £36,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing JIRA across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

JIRA
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing JIRA across the Bedford region.

JIRA Salary Trend in Bedford

JIRA
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing JIRA 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 JIRA.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Zephyr
2 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Wiki
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing JIRA 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 JIRA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Zephyr
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (60.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA