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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 68 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing BDD 18 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.24% 0.73% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.01% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 1
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£388 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
1117 894 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.82% 72.62% 70.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 469 219
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.15 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 26 March 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 15 (53.57%) Cucumber
4 14 (50.00%) Selenium
5 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (46.43%) Jenkins
6 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 12 (42.86%) Maven
7 11 (39.29%) Java
7 11 (39.29%) Ant
8 10 (35.71%) Scrum
9 9 (32.14%) Finance
9 9 (32.14%) RESTful
9 9 (32.14%) JSON
10 8 (28.57%) JIRA
10 8 (28.57%) Open Source
10 8 (28.57%) Hudson
11 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (25.00%) QA
12 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
12 6 (21.43%) User Stories
12 6 (21.43%) UNIX
13 5 (17.86%) Linux
13 5 (17.86%) CSS
13 5 (17.86%) HTML
13 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
13 5 (17.86%) Tomcat

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (17.86%) Tomcat
2 4 (14.29%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (7.14%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Cucumber
2 14 (50.00%) Selenium
3 13 (46.43%) Jenkins
4 12 (42.86%) Maven
5 11 (39.29%) Ant
6 8 (28.57%) JIRA
6 8 (28.57%) Hudson
7 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
9 5 (17.86%) Calabash
9 5 (17.86%) Gradle
9 5 (17.86%) FitNesse
10 4 (14.29%) Appium
10 4 (14.29%) Eclipse
11 3 (10.71%) Xcode
11 3 (10.71%) Mercurial
12 2 (7.14%) Artifactory
13 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
13 1 (3.57%) JMeter
13 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Java Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
5 3 (10.71%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Coach
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) RESTful
1 9 (32.14%) JSON
2 5 (17.86%) CSS
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
3 4 (14.29%) XML
3 4 (14.29%) XML Schema
3 4 (14.29%) JSP
4 3 (10.71%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) Spring
4 3 (10.71%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) .NET
6 1 (3.57%) J2SE
6 1 (3.57%) J2EE
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.57%) JAX-RS
6 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.57%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Open Source
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) UNIX
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 10 (35.71%) Scrum
6 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 6 (21.43%) User Stories
8 4 (14.29%) SOA
9 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.71%) Android Development
9 3 (10.71%) iOS Development
9 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (10.71%) Refactoring
9 3 (10.71%) Kanban
9 3 (10.71%) Compatibility Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.29%) XPath
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Twitter