The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 78 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.63% 0.098% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
953 733 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.45% 71.72% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 355 336
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £544 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £33.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
Scotland

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 28 July 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 18 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (48.15%) Scrum
2 13 (48.15%) JIRA
3 10 (37.04%) Selenium
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) Java
5 8 (29.63%) Python
5 8 (29.63%) TDD
5 8 (29.63%) User Stories
6 7 (25.93%) Linux
7 6 (22.22%) JBoss
7 6 (22.22%) DSDM
7 6 (22.22%) Maven
7 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
8 5 (18.52%) Zephyr
8 5 (18.52%) Hudson
8 5 (18.52%) Cobertura
8 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
8 5 (18.52%) Confluence
8 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) CSS
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle
9 4 (14.81%) AIX
9 4 (14.81%) Solaris
9 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
9 4 (14.81%) Ruby
9 4 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (14.81%) JSON
9 4 (14.81%) Test Management

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (18.52%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) Alfresco
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Informix
1 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) JIRA
2 10 (37.04%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (22.22%) Maven
4 5 (18.52%) Zephyr
4 5 (18.52%) Hudson
4 5 (18.52%) Cobertura
5 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) ScrumMaster
3 5 (18.52%) Build Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Perl Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Web Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) CSS
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (14.81%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) RESTful
3 2 (7.41%) Spring
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) XHTML
4 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.70%) Java SE
4 1 (3.70%) J2EE
4 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.70%) Spring Security
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
2 4 (14.81%) AIX
2 4 (14.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (48.15%) Scrum
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) TDD
4 8 (29.63%) User Stories
5 6 (22.22%) DSDM
6 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.81%) Test Management
8 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Software Architecture
8 3 (11.11%) Analytics
8 3 (11.11%) DevOps
8 3 (11.11%) Content Management
8 3 (11.11%) Web Development
8 3 (11.11%) Use Case
9 2 (7.41%) Refactoring
9 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.41%) OO
9 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) Ruby
5 3 (11.11%) Perl
5 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (3.70%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) JBoss
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle