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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 23 36 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 9 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 6.77% 1.11% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.41% 1.15% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 0
Median salary £50,000 £43,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.27% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 107 174 253
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 80.45% 96.67% 90.68%
Number of salaries quoted 86 146 197
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -1.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing User Stories as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) Drupal
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) LESS
2 4 (36.36%) Grunt
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) RESTful
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Node.js
3 3 (27.27%) Wireframes
3 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) LAMP
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) MySQL

User Stories
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) Drupal
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Grunt
2 2 (18.18%) Bower
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Angular Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (18.18%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (18.18%) HTML Developer
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (18.18%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 2 (18.18%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Web Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
2 4 (36.36%) LESS
2 4 (36.36%) Node.js
2 4 (36.36%) RESTful
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) CSS3
3 2 (18.18%) Highcharts JS
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) LAMP
3 2 (18.18%) PhoneGap
3 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
3 3 (27.27%) Wireframes
4 2 (18.18%) BPMN
4 2 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Domain Models
4 2 (18.18%) DSDM
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft