Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 75 90
Rank change year-on-year +13 +15 +31
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 26 14 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.46% 1.36% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.50% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23 13 26
Bedfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% +18.75% -8.05%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,500 £57,250 £69,375
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.48% +12.78% +3.45%

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 986 932 1,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 93.11% 90.84% 93.31%
Number of salaries quoted 771 788 1,257
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £79,400
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -6 12 £37,500 -27.18%
Luton +2 11 £65,000 +54.85% 1
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) JIRA
3 14 (53.85%) Scenario Testing
4 13 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
5 12 (46.15%) Release Management
5 12 (46.15%) Test Management
5 12 (46.15%) V-Model
5 12 (46.15%) Functional Testing
5 12 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (46.15%) SDLC
5 12 (46.15%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (26.92%) Wireframes
7 6 (23.08%) Project Planning
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Data Modelling
8 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (19.23%) Epics
8 5 (19.23%) Analytics
9 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Use Case
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) C#
9 4 (15.38%) Change Management
10 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
10 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
10 3 (11.54%) .NET
10 3 (11.54%) SQL Server

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Big Data
1 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Analyst
2 13 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (46.15%) Agile Test Analyst
3 12 (46.15%) Web Analyst
3 12 (46.15%) Web Test Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Business Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Product Owner
5 4 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Product Business Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Software Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Business Developer
7 2 (7.69%) CRM Business Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Marketing Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Product Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
1 3 (11.54%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
1 3 (11.54%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Scenario Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 12 (46.15%) Defect Tracking
4 12 (46.15%) Functional Testing
4 12 (46.15%) Release Management
4 12 (46.15%) SDLC
4 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 12 (46.15%) Test Management
4 12 (46.15%) V-Model
5 7 (26.92%) Wireframes
6 6 (23.08%) Data Modelling
6 6 (23.08%) Project Planning
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) Analytics
7 5 (19.23%) Epics
7 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (15.38%) Use Case
8 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Cadence
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian