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 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 130 144 150
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 26 28 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 0.76% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.93% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 2
Average salary £43,750 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,397 £33,537 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,500 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
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
2628 3019 2342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.56% 81.64% 78.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1600 1978 1388
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Edinburgh -1 14 £38,000 +1.33%
Glasgow +19 10 £47,500 +18.75% 2
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 34 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) UML
3 13 (28.89%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) Finance
3 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (24.44%) Java
4 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
4 11 (24.44%) ISEB
5 10 (22.22%) Project Management
5 10 (22.22%) Oracle
6 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (20.00%) Subversion
6 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
6 9 (20.00%) Use Case
7 8 (17.78%) QA
7 8 (17.78%) JIRA
7 8 (17.78%) PL/SQL
7 8 (17.78%) JSP
7 8 (17.78%) Servlets
8 7 (15.56%) CSS
8 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.56%) HTML
8 7 (15.56%) TDD
9 6 (13.33%) Spring
9 6 (13.33%) Maven
9 6 (13.33%) JDBC
9 6 (13.33%) Ant
9 6 (13.33%) Struts
9 6 (13.33%) EPoS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) 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%) Oracle 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
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Subversion
2 8 (17.78%) JIRA
3 6 (13.33%) Maven
3 6 (13.33%) Ant
3 6 (13.33%) Eclipse
4 5 (11.11%) Selenium
5 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.67%) Bugzilla
6 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.44%) Hudson
7 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.44%) FogBugz
7 2 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.22%) ReSharper
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
2 4 (8.89%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Developer
4 8 (17.78%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Tester
7 3 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) AWS Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Lead Business Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) ScrumMaster
9 1 (2.22%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Quality Manager
9 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%) Web Services
4 3 (6.67%) .NET
4 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.67%) RESTful
4 3 (6.67%) 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%) Classic ASP
5 2 (4.44%) EJB
5 2 (4.44%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) EPoS
3 3 (6.67%) Social Media
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Open Source
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) AS400
5 1 (2.22%) Statistics
5 1 (2.22%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) UML
3 10 (22.22%) Project Management
4 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (20.00%) Use Case
5 7 (15.56%) TDD
6 5 (11.11%) MVC
6 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.11%) Scrum
6 5 (11.11%) BDD
7 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Web Design
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (6.67%) Web Development
8 3 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) Java
3 8 (17.78%) PL/SQL
4 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.67%) Perl
5 3 (6.67%) C#
5 3 (6.67%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) Ruby
5 3 (6.67%) R
6 2 (4.44%) VB6
6 2 (4.44%) VBScript
6 2 (4.44%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) COBOL
7 1 (2.22%) RPG
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Sybase
5 1 (2.22%) Hyland
5 1 (2.22%) Pega
5 1 (2.22%) Typemock
5 1 (2.22%) Red Gate
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