The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 63 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing BDD 20 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.37% 0.55% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.72% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 1
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£350 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1143 969 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.50% 76.54% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 566 328
Average daily rate £375 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 July 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing BDD 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 37 (94.87%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) TDD
3 20 (51.28%) SQL
4 18 (46.15%) Selenium
4 18 (46.15%) Jenkins
5 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 15 (38.46%) Scrum
7 14 (35.90%) Java
7 14 (35.90%) WebDriver
7 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
8 13 (33.33%) Hudson
8 13 (33.33%) JIRA
8 13 (33.33%) Maven
9 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
9 11 (28.21%) HTML
10 10 (25.64%) Ant
11 9 (23.08%) RESTful
11 9 (23.08%) Open Source
12 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (20.51%) User Stories
12 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
12 8 (20.51%) Kanban
12 8 (20.51%) JSON
12 8 (20.51%) Web Services
13 7 (17.95%) UNIX
13 7 (17.95%) Linux
13 7 (17.95%) Finance
13 7 (17.95%) QA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Selenium
1 18 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 14 (35.90%) WebDriver
2 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
3 13 (33.33%) Hudson
3 13 (33.33%) Maven
3 13 (33.33%) JIRA
4 10 (25.64%) Ant
5 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
6 6 (15.38%) Gradle
7 4 (10.26%) Artifactory
8 3 (7.69%) JMeter
8 3 (7.69%) Xcode
8 3 (7.69%) Calabash
8 3 (7.69%) Appium
9 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
9 2 (5.13%) FitNesse
9 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
9 2 (5.13%) MSTest
10 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (12.82%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Coach
7 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) HTML
2 9 (23.08%) RESTful
3 8 (20.51%) JSON
3 8 (20.51%) Web Services
4 6 (15.38%) CSS
5 5 (12.82%) XML
6 4 (10.26%) JSP
6 4 (10.26%) .NET
7 3 (7.69%) REST
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
8 2 (5.13%) WCF
8 2 (5.13%) jQuery
8 2 (5.13%) XML Schema
8 2 (5.13%) Spring
8 2 (5.13%) NHibernate
9 1 (2.56%) J2SE
9 1 (2.56%) J2EE
9 1 (2.56%) Spring MVC
9 1 (2.56%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) UNIX
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Android
2 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (94.87%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) TDD
3 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 15 (38.46%) Scrum
5 9 (23.08%) Open Source
6 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (20.51%) Kanban
6 8 (20.51%) User Stories
7 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Project Management
8 4 (10.26%) MVC
8 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.26%) Refactoring
8 4 (10.26%) DevOps
9 3 (7.69%) Android Development
9 3 (7.69%) iOS Development
9 3 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) Java
3 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) XPath
6 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) Twitter