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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 89 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 14 22 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.04% 1.46% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.74% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 1
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
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
1153 1266 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.41% 84.18% 78.39%
Number of salaries quoted 676 828 524
Average salary £44,000 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.02% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) UML
3 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (39.29%) ISEB
5 10 (35.71%) Project Management
6 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (32.14%) Systems Analysis
6 9 (32.14%) Use Case
7 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (21.43%) EPoS
8 6 (21.43%) JIRA
9 5 (17.86%) QA
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) Scrum
10 4 (14.29%) MVC
10 4 (14.29%) CSS
10 4 (14.29%) HTML
10 4 (14.29%) Marketing
10 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 3 (10.71%) BDD
11 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Selenium
11 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
11 3 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
11 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
11 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (7.14%) JBoss
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
2 3 (10.71%) Bugzilla
3 2 (7.14%) FogBugz
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Quality Manager
6 1 (3.57%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.57%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Product Manager
6 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Classic ASP
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) EJB
2 2 (7.14%) JSON
2 2 (7.14%) Dojo
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) JPA
2 2 (7.14%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (7.14%) JSP
2 2 (7.14%) Servlets
2 2 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) XSLT
2 2 (7.14%) JMS
2 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.14%) NHibernate
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) EPoS
3 3 (10.71%) Social Media
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) Health Informatics
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.57%) User Experience
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Statistics
5 1 (3.57%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) UML
3 10 (35.71%) Project Management
4 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (32.14%) Use Case
4 9 (32.14%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) MVC
6 3 (10.71%) B2B
6 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
6 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) VB6
3 2 (7.14%) VBScript
3 2 (7.14%) VB
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.71%) VMware
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Hyland