The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 54 68
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.53% 2.12% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.62% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £398
% change year-on-year +4.29% +2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 543 572 753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 83.15% 80.79% 83.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 346 390
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £43.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Glasgow

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Stories in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) RESTful
2 5 (45.45%) API Testing
3 4 (36.36%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) JSON
4 3 (27.27%) Usability Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
5 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) Groovy
5 2 (18.18%) Scala
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Compatibility Testing

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) BrowserStack
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) Fiddler
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Software Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum Master
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) User Researcher
4 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) RESTful
2 3 (27.27%) JSON
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
4 1 (9.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) FMCG
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) API Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Usability Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Groovy
2 2 (18.18%) Scala
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle