The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 49 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 28 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.54% 6.87% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% 8.33% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 2
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +49.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £37,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,950 £27,350
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 216 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 80.20% 82.44% 84.68%
Number of salaries quoted 387 210 178
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
User Stories
Bedfordshire

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 17 April 2014, 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 20 (60.61%) Use Case
2 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Business Analysis
2 18 (54.55%) UML
3 16 (48.48%) DSDM
3 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
3 16 (48.48%) Scrum
4 14 (42.42%) Data Modelling
5 12 (36.36%) Project Management
5 12 (36.36%) Degree
6 11 (33.33%) Kanban
6 11 (33.33%) BPMN
7 10 (30.30%) Client/Server
8 9 (27.27%) jQuery
8 9 (27.27%) System Testing
8 9 (27.27%) ISEB
8 9 (27.27%) C#
8 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 9 (27.27%) .NET
8 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 9 (27.27%) Project Planning
8 9 (27.27%) CBAP
9 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (18.18%) Product Management
10 5 (15.15%) CRM
10 5 (15.15%) JIRA
10 5 (15.15%) Wiki
10 5 (15.15%) Finance
11 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 33 (100.00%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Business Systems Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Financial Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
1 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
1 9 (27.27%) jQuery
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Client/Server
2 5 (15.15%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Use Case
2 18 (54.55%) UML
2 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Business Analysis
3 16 (48.48%) Scrum
3 16 (48.48%) DSDM
4 14 (42.42%) Data Modelling
5 12 (36.36%) Project Management
6 11 (33.33%) Kanban
6 11 (33.33%) BPMN
7 9 (27.27%) System Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Project Planning
8 6 (18.18%) Product Management
9 5 (15.15%) CRM
10 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) C#
1 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) CBAP
2 9 (27.27%) ISEB
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Pegasus
2 2 (6.06%) JD Edwards
2 2 (6.06%) Sage
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Bupa, 23days
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