The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 94 101 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 18 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.13% 0.40% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.47% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 2
Average salary £44,500 £31,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.26% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £30,400 £38,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,600 £42,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
User Stories
Scotland

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1406 1266 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.43% 84.57% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 892 839 641
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

User Stories
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Edinburgh

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) BDD
3 14 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (34.38%) Selenium
4 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
4 11 (34.38%) Linux
4 11 (34.38%) WebDriver
4 11 (34.38%) User Experience
5 10 (31.25%) SQL
6 9 (28.13%) JIRA
6 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Web Services
7 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.00%) Scrum
8 7 (21.88%) MS Visio
8 7 (21.88%) XML
8 7 (21.88%) Kanban
8 7 (21.88%) Product Management
8 7 (21.88%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
9 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
10 5 (15.63%) HTML
10 5 (15.63%) CSS
11 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.50%) Windows
11 4 (12.50%) Banking
11 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
11 4 (12.50%) Use Case
11 4 (12.50%) Cucumber

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) WebDriver
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
2 9 (28.13%) JIRA
3 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.38%) Maven
4 3 (9.38%) JUnit
4 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
4 3 (9.38%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.13%) FogBugz
General
1 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Analyst
2 14 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Process Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Product Owner
7 1 (3.13%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Web Services
2 7 (21.88%) XML
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 5 (15.63%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) EJB
4 3 (9.38%) Ajax
4 3 (9.38%) Dojo
4 3 (9.38%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (34.38%) User Experience
3 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) BDD
3 11 (34.38%) Test Automation
4 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) Kanban
6 7 (21.88%) Product Management
6 7 (21.88%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Use Case
9 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
9 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.38%) TDD
9 3 (9.38%) CRM
9 3 (9.38%) B2B
10 2 (6.25%) SEO
10 2 (6.25%) Web Development
10 2 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) VMware