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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 42 56 25
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -31
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 17 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.06% 1.02% 7.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.09% 1.15% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 19
Average salary £42,500 £39,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.91% -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,550 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,950 £45,000
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
279 349 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 83.04% 89.03% 89.50%
Number of salaries quoted 259 281 194
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Bedford

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 54 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (87.04%) Scrum
3 42 (77.78%) DSDM
4 39 (72.22%) Use Case
5 31 (57.41%) Kanban
6 28 (51.85%) BPMN
6 28 (51.85%) UML
7 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
8 25 (46.30%) Business Analysis
9 23 (42.59%) Project Management
10 20 (37.04%) User Experience
11 19 (35.19%) MS Excel
11 19 (35.19%) Performance Management
11 19 (35.19%) Line Management
11 19 (35.19%) Mentoring
12 17 (31.48%) ISEB
12 17 (31.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (31.48%) CBAP
13 11 (20.37%) Client/Server
13 11 (20.37%) Data Modelling
14 9 (16.67%) .NET
15 7 (12.96%) Degree
15 7 (12.96%) Product Management
16 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
16 4 (7.41%) Capita
16 4 (7.41%) jQuery
16 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
17 3 (5.56%) HTML5
17 3 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
17 3 (5.56%) Finance

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (35.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) Fireworks
2 3 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (83.33%) Business Analyst
1 45 (83.33%) Analyst
2 26 (48.15%) Senior Business Analyst
2 26 (48.15%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (25.93%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (20.37%) Team Leader
4 11 (20.37%) Business Analyst Team Leader
4 11 (20.37%) Software Team Leader
5 5 (9.26%) Technical Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Lead Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Lead Technical Architect
8 2 (3.70%) C# Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (3.70%) .NET Architect
8 2 (3.70%) .NET Technical Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) jQuery
2 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.56%) HTML5
3 3 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 3 (5.56%) WPF
3 3 (5.56%) CSS
3 3 (5.56%) Ajax
4 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) User Experience
2 11 (20.37%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (87.04%) Scrum
3 42 (77.78%) DSDM
4 39 (72.22%) Use Case
5 31 (57.41%) Kanban
6 28 (51.85%) BPMN
6 28 (51.85%) UML
7 25 (46.30%) Business Analysis
8 23 (42.59%) Project Management
9 19 (35.19%) Performance Management
9 19 (35.19%) Line Management
9 19 (35.19%) Mentoring
10 11 (20.37%) Data Modelling
11 7 (12.96%) Product Management
12 2 (3.70%) TDD
13 1 (1.85%) Identity Management
13 1 (1.85%) MVC
13 1 (1.85%) UX Design
13 1 (1.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.56%) XAML
2 3 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) ISEB
1 17 (31.48%) CBAP
2 7 (12.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Capita
3 1 (1.85%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Pegasus
3 1 (1.85%) Apple
3 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.85%) Sage