The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 49 55 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -38
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 4 7 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.32% 1.83% 11.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.02% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 31
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,650 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
User Stories
Bedfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
254 346 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 83.55% 90.58% 84.85%
Number of salaries quoted 226 290 203
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

User Stories
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Bedford

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing User Stories 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 User Stories.

1 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (88.37%) Scrum
3 34 (79.07%) DSDM
4 33 (76.74%) Use Case
5 23 (53.49%) Kanban
6 22 (51.16%) BPMN
6 22 (51.16%) UML
7 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
8 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
8 16 (37.21%) Business Analysis
9 14 (32.56%) Project Management
10 13 (30.23%) Line Management
10 13 (30.23%) Mentoring
10 13 (30.23%) Performance Management
11 12 (27.91%) User Experience
12 11 (25.58%) CBAP
12 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (25.58%) Client/Server
12 11 (25.58%) Data Modelling
12 11 (25.58%) ISEB
13 6 (13.95%) .NET
14 3 (6.98%) Finance
14 3 (6.98%) C#
15 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
15 2 (4.65%) jQuery
15 2 (4.65%) TDD
15 2 (4.65%) Product Management
15 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
16 1 (2.33%) Xamarin
16 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing User Stories 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 User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.33%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (86.05%) Business Analyst
1 37 (86.05%) Analyst
2 20 (46.51%) Senior Analyst
2 20 (46.51%) Senior Business Analyst
3 14 (32.56%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (25.58%) Business Analyst Team Leader
4 11 (25.58%) Software Team Leader
4 11 (25.58%) Team Leader
5 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Developer
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Architect
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Technical Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Lead Technical Architect
6 2 (4.65%) C# Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) jQuery
2 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.33%) Ajax
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.33%) WPF
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) User Experience
2 11 (25.58%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (88.37%) Scrum
3 34 (79.07%) DSDM
4 33 (76.74%) Use Case
5 23 (53.49%) Kanban
6 22 (51.16%) BPMN
6 22 (51.16%) UML
7 16 (37.21%) Business Analysis
8 14 (32.56%) Project Management
9 13 (30.23%) Line Management
9 13 (30.23%) Mentoring
9 13 (30.23%) Performance Management
10 11 (25.58%) Data Modelling
11 2 (4.65%) TDD
11 2 (4.65%) Product Management
12 1 (2.33%) Integration Testing
12 1 (2.33%) Identity Management
12 1 (2.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) CBAP
1 11 (25.58%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) Pegasus
2 1 (2.33%) Apple
2 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (2.33%) Sage