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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 141 140
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 13 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.59% 0.78% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.90% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 8
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £59,000 £51,000
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1944 2218 1951
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 88.08% 86.24% 81.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1612 1784 1522
Median salary £49,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.76% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
Watford - 8 £52,250 - 2
Hemel Hempstead 0 2 £36,250 +3.57%
Stevenage - 2 £40,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £45,000 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 41 (95.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Finance
3 12 (27.91%) Degree
4 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.93%) Scrum
5 9 (20.93%) Matrix Management
5 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
6 7 (16.28%) ISEB
6 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
6 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
6 7 (16.28%) QA
6 7 (16.28%) Product Management
6 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.63%) Project Management
9 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.30%) XML
9 4 (9.30%) C#
9 4 (9.30%) .NET
9 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
9 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
9 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (9.30%) MVC
10 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.98%) Selenium
10 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
10 3 (6.98%) C++
10 3 (6.98%) Computer Science

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Selenium
2 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) JUnit
3 1 (2.33%) NUnit
3 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (74.42%) Analyst
2 18 (41.86%) Business Analyst
3 16 (37.21%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (27.91%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (20.93%) Senior Business Analyst
6 8 (18.60%) Business Systems Analyst
6 8 (18.60%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (16.28%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
7 7 (16.28%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
8 5 (11.63%) Developer
8 5 (11.63%) Product Owner
9 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
9 4 (9.30%) Principal Business Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Agile C# Developer
10 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
1 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
1 4 (9.30%) XML
2 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.98%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.65%) JSON
3 2 (4.65%) REST
3 2 (4.65%) Velocity
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) BBC
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (95.35%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) Matrix Management
2 9 (20.93%) Scrum
2 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
3 7 (16.28%) Product Management
3 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.63%) Project Management
6 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.30%) MVC
7 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.65%) BDD
8 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.65%) TDD
8 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.65%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) C#
2 3 (6.98%) C++
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) ISEB
2 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
2 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) SAP
2 1 (2.33%) Virgin Media
2 1 (2.33%) Xamarin
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