Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 39 44
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +18
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 6 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.36% 1.89% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.14% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 17
Bedford median annual salary £37,500 £51,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.18% +28.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £33,750 £47,050 £36,250
90th Percentile £41,250 £57,000 £48,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.56% +21.88% -6.98%

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 210 234 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 82.68% 88.30% 93.77%
Number of salaries quoted 180 207 292
Bedford median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,625 £60,000 £55,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories 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 in Bedford.

Salary trend for User Stories in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
1 6 (100.00%) Release Management
1 6 (100.00%) Test Management
1 6 (100.00%) V-Model
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 6 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
1 6 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 6 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Web Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Web Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 6 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Release Management
1 6 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Test Management
1 6 (100.00%) V-Model
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification