The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertford 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 8 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 11 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertford 16.92% - 24.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.19% - 46.67%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 14
Average salary £40,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
User Stories
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42 21 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertford 64.62% 50.00% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 35 21 29
Average salary £41,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.90% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertford

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Hertford

User Stories
Salary Trend in Hertford

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Hertford

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Hertford 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Degree
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) MVC
3 5 (41.67%) C++
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
3 5 (41.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
5 3 (25.00%) ERD
5 3 (25.00%) Product Management
5 3 (25.00%) WCAG
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) WinForms
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) WPF
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (25.00%) User Experience
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) Local Government
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) SQL

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hertford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Hertford 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
1 8 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 8 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 8 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Agile .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Agile C# Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
3 5 (41.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (25.00%) WPF
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) MVC
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) ERD
5 3 (25.00%) Product Management
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) UML
5 3 (25.00%) OOD
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft