The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 72 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.23% - 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£369 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -
User Stories
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
673 489 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.71% 70.87% 70.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 275 282
Average daily rate £364 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.04% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Glasgow region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

User Stories
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) ION Trading
3 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) ION Trading
1 1 (33.33%) HP
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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