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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 99 93 79
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 12 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.80% 0.35% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.43% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 8
Average salary £35,750 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1279 1164 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.27% 81.80% 80.59%
Number of salaries quoted 853 740 666
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,450
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) ISEB
3 6 (37.50%) JIRA
4 5 (31.25%) Ruby
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) EPoS
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Bugzilla
4 5 (31.25%) Perl
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Python
4 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
4 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (31.25%) FogBugz
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (25.00%) UML
5 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (18.75%) Marketing
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Mobile App

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (31.25%) FogBugz
2 5 (31.25%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Product Manager
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) EJB
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
1 1 (6.25%) Servlets
1 1 (6.25%) JMS
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) Dojo
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
1 1 (6.25%) JPA
1 1 (6.25%) EJB 3.0
1 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) EPoS
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Social Media
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) UML
2 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) Perl
2 5 (31.25%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle