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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 43 50 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 5 24 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.79% 5.37% 9.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 6.58% 11.44%
Number of salaries quoted 0 23 27
Average salary - £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
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
237 365 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 84.64% 81.66% 82.23%
Number of salaries quoted 184 342 226
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 28 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Use Case
2 11 (61.11%) Scrum
2 11 (61.11%) DSDM
3 7 (38.89%) UML
3 7 (38.89%) Kanban
3 7 (38.89%) BPMN
4 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) System Testing
5 5 (27.78%) SaaS
5 5 (27.78%) Line Management
6 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
6 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) ISEB
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (16.67%) User Experience
7 3 (16.67%) CBAP
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (5.56%) Pegasus
8 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
8 1 (5.56%) Sage
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle
8 1 (5.56%) Finance

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 18 (100.00%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Business Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Team Leader
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst Team Leader
3 4 (22.22%) Software Team Leader
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Use Case
2 11 (61.11%) DSDM
2 11 (61.11%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) UML
3 7 (38.89%) Kanban
3 7 (38.89%) BPMN
4 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) System Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Line Management
6 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
6 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
1 3 (16.67%) CBAP
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Pegasus
2 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
2 1 (5.56%) Sage
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle