Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 174 196
Rank change year-on-year -31 +22 -5
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 16 45 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.33% 0.99% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 1.12% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 14 53 34
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -16.67% +27.06%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,800 £62,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,164 4,034 4,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 85.66% 88.82% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,518 3,331 3,545
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,150
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.27% +0.76% +1.12%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Hatfield -8 7 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Watford -20 2 £45,000 -18.18%
St Albans +1 1 £47,500 +26.67%
Welwyn Garden City -27 1 £69,000 +62.35% 1
Tring - 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £40,000 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £47,500 -
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Apple
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) CSS
2 6 (37.50%) HTML5
2 6 (37.50%) CSS3
2 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 6 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 6 (37.50%) iOS Development
2 6 (37.50%) Cross-Platform Development
3 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Product Management
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) QA
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) TPMS

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.25%) WATIR
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) iOS Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Product Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Product Owner
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Product Owner
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Product Owner
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) CSS3
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Cross-Platform Development
2 6 (37.50%) iOS Development
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Product Management
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) ES6
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) Ruby
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Progress
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore