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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 69 78 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.085% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 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 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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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
905 831 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.30% 70.96% 67.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 398 346
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 22
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (58.33%) Scrum
4 10 (41.67%) Java
4 10 (41.67%) Selenium
4 10 (41.67%) JIRA
5 8 (33.33%) Python
5 8 (33.33%) TDD
6 6 (25.00%) DSDM
7 5 (20.83%) Test Management
7 5 (20.83%) Confluence
7 5 (20.83%) Maven
7 5 (20.83%) JBoss
7 5 (20.83%) Hudson
7 5 (20.83%) Cobertura
7 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.83%) User Stories
7 5 (20.83%) Zephyr
7 5 (20.83%) User Experience
8 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
8 4 (16.67%) HTML
8 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle
8 4 (16.67%) Web Development
9 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 3 (12.50%) Content Management
9 3 (12.50%) Kanban
9 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 3 (12.50%) CSS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (20.83%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) JIRA
1 10 (41.67%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) Hudson
2 5 (20.83%) Cobertura
2 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.83%) Zephyr
2 5 (20.83%) Maven
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.17%) JBehave
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) MSTest
General
1 3 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) ScrumMaster
2 5 (20.83%) Build Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Coach
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (4.17%) Java SE
4 1 (4.17%) RESTful
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) AIX
1 2 (8.33%) Solaris
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (58.33%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) DSDM
6 5 (20.83%) Test Management
6 5 (20.83%) User Stories
7 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 4 (16.67%) Web Development
8 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 3 (12.50%) Content Management
8 3 (12.50%) Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) Kanban
8 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.33%) Agile Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.33%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 8 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) JBoss
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle