Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 139 99
Rank change year-on-year +40 -40 +30
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 51 12 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.00% 0.44% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 0.48% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 36 9 17
Edinburgh median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% - -8.05%
10th Percentile £37,250 £34,500 £32,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,500 £49,500
Scotland median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,366 2,512 2,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 92.97% 92.45% 93.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,406 1,517 1,390
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories 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 in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for User Stories in Edinburgh

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 43 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (52.94%) Finance
3 24 (47.06%) Degree
4 23 (45.10%) Test Automation
4 23 (45.10%) Java
4 23 (45.10%) SQL
5 20 (39.22%) Windows
6 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
6 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
6 18 (35.29%) BDD
7 17 (33.33%) Process Improvement
7 17 (33.33%) API Testing
7 17 (33.33%) SDET
7 17 (33.33%) OO
8 16 (31.37%) XML
8 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
8 16 (31.37%) C#
8 16 (31.37%) .NET
8 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
8 16 (31.37%) IIS
8 16 (31.37%) MVC
8 16 (31.37%) TDD
8 16 (31.37%) NUnit
8 16 (31.37%) JSON
8 16 (31.37%) Software Testing
8 16 (31.37%) TeamCity
8 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
8 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
8 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
8 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 16 (31.37%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) JBoss
2 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) SAS
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
1 1 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.92%) Modbus
1 2 (3.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) Power BI
2 1 (1.96%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.96%) QlikView
2 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
2 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
2 16 (31.37%) Jenkins
2 16 (31.37%) NUnit
2 16 (31.37%) SpecFlow
2 16 (31.37%) TeamCity
3 8 (15.69%) JIRA
4 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.92%) JMeter
6 1 (1.96%) Hudson
6 1 (1.96%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Selenium
6 1 (1.96%) TestNG
6 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (52.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Test Engineer
2 20 (39.22%) Software Test Engineer
3 18 (35.29%) Developer
4 16 (31.37%) .NET Developer
4 16 (31.37%) .NET Software Developer
4 16 (31.37%) .NET Software Engineer
4 16 (31.37%) Analyst
4 16 (31.37%) Business Analyst
4 16 (31.37%) C# Developer
4 16 (31.37%) C# Software Engineer
4 16 (31.37%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 16 (31.37%) Java Developer
4 16 (31.37%) Java Developer in Test
4 16 (31.37%) Java Software Developer
4 16 (31.37%) Java Software Engineer
4 16 (31.37%) JavaScript Developer
4 16 (31.37%) Software Developer
4 16 (31.37%) Software Development Engineer
4 16 (31.37%) Software Engineer
4 16 (31.37%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) .NET
1 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET Web API
1 16 (31.37%) Gherkin
1 16 (31.37%) JSON
1 16 (31.37%) REST
1 16 (31.37%) XML
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) CSS
3 2 (3.92%) Dojo
3 2 (3.92%) EJB
3 2 (3.92%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 2 (3.92%) Java EE
3 2 (3.92%) JPA
3 2 (3.92%) jQuery
3 2 (3.92%) JSP
3 2 (3.92%) Servlets
3 2 (3.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.92%) Equities
4 2 (3.92%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) Test Automation
3 18 (35.29%) BDD
4 17 (33.33%) API Testing
4 17 (33.33%) OO
4 17 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 17 (33.33%) SDET
5 16 (31.37%) Agile Testing
5 16 (31.37%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (31.37%) MVC
5 16 (31.37%) Open Source
5 16 (31.37%) Scenario Testing
5 16 (31.37%) Software Testing
5 16 (31.37%) TDD
5 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
6 13 (25.49%) Scrum
7 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
8 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (11.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) Java
1 23 (45.10%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 16 (31.37%) C#
3 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Degree
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) IEC 61131
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Epicor
3 1 (1.96%) Hyperion
3 1 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.96%) Teradata