The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 127 97 112
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 33 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 1.20% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.53% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 1
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£360 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +10.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
User Stories
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2535 2154 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.47% 78.04% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £78.90 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Scotland region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -31 8 £360 -2.37% 4
Glasgow +6 3 £369 -4.83% 1
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Scrum
3 11 (30.56%) BDD
4 9 (25.00%) XML
5 8 (22.22%) SQL
5 8 (22.22%) Selenium
5 8 (22.22%) Kanban
6 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (16.67%) JIRA
7 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (16.67%) SOA
7 6 (16.67%) MS Visio
7 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 5 (13.89%) Workflow
8 5 (13.89%) Finance
8 5 (13.89%) Web Services
8 5 (13.89%) QA
8 5 (13.89%) BPMN
8 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
9 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
9 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (11.11%) Use Case
9 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
9 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
9 4 (11.11%) User Experience
9 4 (11.11%) Java
9 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 4 (11.11%) UML
9 4 (11.11%) XML Schema
9 4 (11.11%) Project Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) JIRA
3 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.33%) Maven
6 2 (5.56%) FitNesse
6 2 (5.56%) Ant
6 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.56%) JMeter
7 1 (2.78%) JUnit
7 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.78%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Business Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Product Owner
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (13.89%) Web Services
3 4 (11.11%) XML Schema
4 2 (5.56%) HTML
4 2 (5.56%) Java EE
4 2 (5.56%) JSON
4 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.56%) RESTful
5 1 (2.78%) RichFaces
5 1 (2.78%) JPA
5 1 (2.78%) Apache CXF
5 1 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.56%) Equities
4 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Scrum
3 11 (30.56%) BDD
4 8 (22.22%) Kanban
5 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) SOA
6 5 (13.89%) Workflow
6 5 (13.89%) BPMN
7 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) Use Case
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) TDD
7 4 (11.11%) Content Management
7 4 (11.11%) Document Management
7 4 (11.11%) Project Management
7 4 (11.11%) UML
7 4 (11.11%) CRM
7 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) XPath
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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