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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 71 81
Rank change year-on-year +27 +10  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 26 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.01% 1.92% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 2.06% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 6
Median salary £47,500 £43,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.19% +4.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,900 £76,000
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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 583 777 991
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 89.83% 93.17% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 431 631 736
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +12 9 £50,000 +16.27%
Luton +4 8 £50,000 -
Dunstable - 8 £47,500 - 1
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Scrum
2 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 12 (38.71%) AngularJS
2 12 (38.71%) User Experience
2 12 (38.71%) Wireframes
3 11 (35.48%) Adobe
4 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (29.03%) Line Management
5 8 (25.81%) Coaching
5 8 (25.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (25.81%) Finance
5 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
6 7 (22.58%) Banking
6 7 (22.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (22.58%) Waterfall
7 6 (19.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 6 (19.35%) Axure RP
7 6 (19.35%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (19.35%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 6 (19.35%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
7 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
7 6 (19.35%) TDD
7 6 (19.35%) Kanban
8 5 (16.13%) JIRA
8 5 (16.13%) QA
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.13%) Mentoring

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 4 (12.90%) Drupal
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Data Workbench
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Axure RP
1 6 (19.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 4 (12.90%) Grunt
4 2 (6.45%) Bower
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) JUnit
4 2 (6.45%) PHPUnit
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Designer
1 9 (29.03%) UX Designer
2 8 (25.81%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Scrum Master
5 5 (16.13%) UI Designer
5 5 (16.13%) UI/UX Designer
6 3 (9.68%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Angular Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (6.45%) HTML Developer
7 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (6.45%) MySQL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) PHP Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) AngularJS
2 4 (12.90%) CSS
2 4 (12.90%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) LESS
2 4 (12.90%) Node.js
2 4 (12.90%) RESTful
3 3 (9.68%) .NET
4 2 (6.45%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.45%) CSS3
4 2 (6.45%) Highcharts JS
4 2 (6.45%) HTML5
4 2 (6.45%) jQuery
4 2 (6.45%) LAMP
4 2 (6.45%) PhoneGap
4 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 2 (6.45%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) User Experience
2 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (22.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Fintech
5 1 (3.23%) Minimum Viable Product
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Scrum
2 12 (38.71%) Wireframes
3 9 (29.03%) Line Management
4 8 (25.81%) Coaching
4 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
5 7 (22.58%) Waterfall
6 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
6 6 (19.35%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 6 (19.35%) Kanban
6 6 (19.35%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
6 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (19.35%) TDD
7 5 (16.13%) Analytics
7 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
8 4 (12.90%) SDLC
8 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
9 3 (9.68%) Digital Analytics
9 3 (9.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.90%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) PMO
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Adobe
2 6 (19.35%) CA Agile Central
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
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