The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 17 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 77 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.50% 1.07% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.49% 1.30% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 7 6
Median daily rate £425 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £267 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -
BDD
Scotland

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
734 1228 1115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.02% 82.09% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 612 615
Median daily rate £413 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.02 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.07% -33.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.38 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Edinburgh region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for BDD.

1 122 (96.83%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (56.35%) TDD
2 71 (56.35%) Scrum
3 70 (55.56%) Java
4 61 (48.41%) Python
5 58 (46.03%) JIRA
6 49 (38.89%) Cucumber
7 43 (34.13%) JavaScript
8 42 (33.33%) Kanban
9 40 (31.75%) AngularJS
10 35 (27.78%) PostGIS
11 34 (26.98%) Open Source
12 33 (26.19%) Gradle
12 33 (26.19%) User Stories
13 31 (24.60%) GeoServer
13 31 (24.60%) OpenLayers
14 30 (23.81%) ESRI
14 30 (23.81%) Maven
14 30 (23.81%) JBehave
14 30 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (23.02%) Leaflet
15 29 (23.02%) SQL
16 27 (21.43%) GIS
17 26 (20.63%) Selenium
18 25 (19.84%) Degree
19 24 (19.05%) Jenkins
20 21 (16.67%) DevOps
20 21 (16.67%) Test Automation
21 20 (15.87%) Linux
22 18 (14.29%) QA

BDD
Top Related 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 31 (24.60%) GeoServer
2 4 (3.17%) CMS
3 3 (2.38%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.79%) Drupal
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.43%) GIS
2 13 (10.32%) Spatial Data
3 10 (7.94%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.56%) QGIS
5 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (46.03%) JIRA
2 49 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 33 (26.19%) Gradle
4 30 (23.81%) JBehave
4 30 (23.81%) Maven
5 26 (20.63%) Selenium
6 24 (19.05%) Jenkins
7 13 (10.32%) Hudson
8 9 (7.14%) WebDriver
9 8 (6.35%) Git (software)
10 7 (5.56%) Protractor
11 5 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (3.17%) Jasmine
12 4 (3.17%) SpecFlow
13 3 (2.38%) Bower
14 2 (1.59%) Grunt
14 2 (1.59%) gulp
14 2 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
14 2 (1.59%) Subversion
14 2 (1.59%) Xcode
General
1 5 (3.97%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Publishing
3 2 (1.59%) Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Electronics
3 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.59%) Marketing
3 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Law
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (41.27%) Developer
2 33 (26.19%) Analyst
3 23 (18.25%) Test Analyst
4 19 (15.08%) Scrum Master
4 19 (15.08%) Senior Analyst
4 19 (15.08%) Senior Test Analyst
5 17 (13.49%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.94%) Business Analyst
6 10 (7.94%) Python Developer
7 9 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (7.14%) Tester
8 8 (6.35%) Automation Tester
9 7 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (5.56%) Developer in Test
10 6 (4.76%) GIS Developer
10 6 (4.76%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.97%) Open Source Developer
11 5 (3.97%) QA Tester
12 4 (3.17%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (31.75%) AngularJS
2 35 (27.78%) PostGIS
3 31 (24.60%) OpenLayers
4 29 (23.02%) Leaflet
5 15 (11.90%) Web Services
6 10 (7.94%) RESTful
7 8 (6.35%) Spring
8 7 (5.56%) CSS
8 7 (5.56%) HTML
8 7 (5.56%) REST
9 6 (4.76%) Node.js
9 6 (4.76%) React
10 5 (3.97%) Gherkin
10 5 (3.97%) Sass
11 4 (3.17%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.17%) Spring Boot
12 3 (2.38%) CSS3
12 3 (2.38%) HTML5
12 3 (2.38%) jQuery
12 3 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) User Experience
2 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.38%) Fintech
3 3 (2.38%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.59%) iPad
4 2 (1.59%) iPhone
5 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.87%) Linux
2 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (96.83%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (56.35%) Scrum
2 71 (56.35%) TDD
3 42 (33.33%) Kanban
4 34 (26.98%) Open Source
5 33 (26.19%) User Stories
6 30 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (16.67%) DevOps
7 21 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 17 (13.49%) Migration
9 15 (11.90%) Data Migration
9 15 (11.90%) PRINCE2
10 13 (10.32%) Continuous Deployment
10 13 (10.32%) Waterfall
11 12 (9.52%) Project Management
12 11 (8.73%) SDLC
13 10 (7.94%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (7.94%) Manual Testing
14 9 (7.14%) Microservices
14 9 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 70 (55.56%) Java
2 61 (48.41%) Python
3 43 (34.13%) JavaScript
4 29 (23.02%) SQL
5 4 (3.17%) ES6
6 2 (1.59%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.59%) Clojure
6 2 (1.59%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.59%) Scala
7 1 (0.79%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.79%) Perl
7 1 (0.79%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (19.84%) Degree
2 11 (8.73%) ISEB
3 6 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.79%) HND
5 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.29%) QA
2 12 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.97%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) Ansible
2 2 (1.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (23.81%) ESRI
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.59%) Apple
3 2 (1.59%) SAP
3 2 (1.59%) Twitter
4 1 (0.79%) HP
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle
4 1 (0.79%) Progress
4 1 (0.79%) VMware