Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 - 40
Rank change year-on-year - +40 +18
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 3 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 1.47% - 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% - 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 7
Bedford median annual salary £37,500 - £50,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £41,975 £47,500
% change year-on-year +19.12% -11.63% +9.20%

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 182 128 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 89.22% 74.85% 88.24%
Number of salaries quoted 166 126 198
Bedford median annual salary £43,750 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £26,000 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £81,250 £57,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year - +13.51% -7.50%

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 26 May 2019, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (33.33%) Domain Models
3 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Web Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Domain Models
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft