The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 120 138 148
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 30 31 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.95% 0.78% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.96% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 1
Average salary £45,000 £37,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.80% -12.35%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
User Stories
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2688 3243 2480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.39% 81.22% 78.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1659 2137 1421
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Scotland

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Scotland

User Stories
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +20 14 £47,500 +49.60% 3
Edinburgh +5 14 £38,000 +1.33% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £57,500 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) SQL
3 14 (31.11%) Finance
3 14 (31.11%) Java
4 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (24.44%) BDD
5 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
5 11 (24.44%) UML
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle
6 10 (22.22%) JIRA
7 9 (20.00%) Scrum
7 9 (20.00%) Subversion
7 9 (20.00%) Project Management
8 8 (17.78%) ISEB
8 8 (17.78%) PL/SQL
8 8 (17.78%) JSP
8 8 (17.78%) Servlets
8 8 (17.78%) TDD
8 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
8 8 (17.78%) Selenium
8 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.56%) Use Case
9 7 (15.56%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (15.56%) CSS
9 7 (15.56%) HTML
9 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (13.33%) Linux
10 6 (13.33%) Eclipse
10 6 (13.33%) JDBC
10 6 (13.33%) Ant

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) JBoss
1 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) JIRA
2 9 (20.00%) Subversion
3 8 (17.78%) Selenium
4 6 (13.33%) Maven
4 6 (13.33%) Ant
4 6 (13.33%) Eclipse
4 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.44%) Hudson
6 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Developer
4 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Java Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Tester
9 2 (4.44%) ScrumMaster
10 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Senior Business Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Lead Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Quality Manager
10 1 (2.22%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) JSP
1 8 (17.78%) Servlets
2 7 (15.56%) HTML
2 7 (15.56%) CSS
3 6 (13.33%) JDBC
3 6 (13.33%) Spring
3 6 (13.33%) Struts
4 3 (6.67%) RESTful
5 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.44%) JSON
5 2 (4.44%) Dojo
5 2 (4.44%) jQuery
5 2 (4.44%) JPA
5 2 (4.44%) EJB 3.0
5 2 (4.44%) Web Services
5 2 (4.44%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) XSLT
5 2 (4.44%) JMS
5 2 (4.44%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.44%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) EPoS
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Open Source
3 2 (4.44%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Statistics
4 1 (2.22%) Contract for Difference
4 1 (2.22%) Informatics
4 1 (2.22%) Social Media
4 1 (2.22%) Health Informatics
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) UML
2 11 (24.44%) BDD
3 9 (20.00%) Project Management
3 9 (20.00%) Scrum
4 8 (17.78%) TDD
4 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
4 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
5 7 (15.56%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (15.56%) Use Case
5 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.89%) MVC
9 3 (6.67%) Validation
9 3 (6.67%) Web Design
9 3 (6.67%) OO
9 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) SQL
2 14 (31.11%) Java
3 8 (17.78%) PL/SQL
4 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.67%) R
6 2 (4.44%) VB6
6 2 (4.44%) VBScript
6 2 (4.44%) VB
6 2 (4.44%) RPG
6 2 (4.44%) C#
6 2 (4.44%) COBOL
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) HL7
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Sybase
2 2 (4.44%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Hyland
3 1 (2.22%) Pega
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