The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 18 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 Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 112 117 141
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +24
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 32 39 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.29% 1.47% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.90% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30 39 5
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1842 2056 1945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.12% 77.53% 74.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1435 1706 1584
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City +9 8 £36,750 -10.90%
Stevenage - 4 £45,000 -
Watford - 3 £57,500 -
Borehamwood - 1 £28,500 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 32 (62.75%) Scrum
2 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (39.22%) UML
3 20 (39.22%) E-Commerce
4 18 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (35.29%) Technical Analysis
5 16 (31.37%) Degree
6 14 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (25.49%) Web Development
8 12 (23.53%) Business Analysis
9 9 (17.65%) B2C
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) Retail
10 6 (11.76%) .NET
11 5 (9.80%) QA
12 4 (7.84%) SaaS
12 4 (7.84%) Mingle
12 4 (7.84%) Analytics
12 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
12 4 (7.84%) TDD
12 4 (7.84%) Web Analytics
13 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
13 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
13 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
13 3 (5.88%) Customer Insight
13 3 (5.88%) HTML
13 3 (5.88%) Java
13 3 (5.88%) XML
13 3 (5.88%) Tandem
13 3 (5.88%) Project Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.92%) Documentum
1 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.92%) Alfresco
1 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Mingle
2 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.96%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) SMS
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.96%) JUnit
General
1 9 (17.65%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Legal
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Analyst
2 28 (54.90%) Business Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Web Manager
4 8 (15.69%) Technical Business Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (13.73%) IT Business Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Product Owner
8 3 (5.88%) Web Development Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Development Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Junior
9 2 (3.92%) Website Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Junior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Junior Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Web Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Web Content Manager
10 1 (1.96%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) HTML
2 3 (5.88%) XML
3 2 (3.92%) XSL
3 2 (3.92%) XSLT
3 2 (3.92%) Drools
4 1 (1.96%) JAX-WS
4 1 (1.96%) WSDL
4 1 (1.96%) JAXB
4 1 (1.96%) JDBC
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.88%) Tandem
3 2 (3.92%) Robotics
3 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.92%) Physics
4 1 (1.96%) Psychology
4 1 (1.96%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) EFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (62.75%) Scrum
2 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (39.22%) UML
3 20 (39.22%) E-Commerce
4 18 (35.29%) Technical Analysis
5 14 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (25.49%) Web Development
7 12 (23.53%) Business Analysis
8 9 (17.65%) B2C
9 4 (7.84%) Analytics
9 4 (7.84%) TDD
9 4 (7.84%) Web Analytics
10 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.88%) Customer Insight
10 3 (5.88%) Project Management
11 2 (3.92%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (3.92%) Information Management
11 2 (3.92%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Validation
11 2 (3.92%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) XQuery
2 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) ISEB
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Capita
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe
2 1 (1.96%) VMware
2 1 (1.96%) Cadence