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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 41 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 50 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.28% 0.84% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.21% 1.03% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 5
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £305 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
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
960 1361 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.26% 81.35% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 727 548
Median daily rate £385 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.75 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.84% -0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 93 (86.92%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (68.22%) Scrum
3 59 (55.14%) TDD
4 56 (52.34%) Java
5 49 (45.79%) JIRA
6 48 (44.86%) Python
7 43 (40.19%) JavaScript
7 43 (40.19%) AngularJS
8 41 (38.32%) Kanban
9 38 (35.51%) PostGIS
10 35 (32.71%) Cucumber
10 35 (32.71%) GeoServer
11 32 (29.91%) JBehave
11 32 (29.91%) Jenkins
12 31 (28.97%) Gradle
12 31 (28.97%) OpenLayers
12 31 (28.97%) SQL
13 30 (28.04%) GIS
13 30 (28.04%) Open Source
14 29 (27.10%) User Stories
15 28 (26.17%) ESRI
15 28 (26.17%) Maven
16 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (25.23%) Selenium
17 26 (24.30%) Web Services
17 26 (24.30%) Leaflet
18 24 (22.43%) NoSQL
19 23 (21.50%) Linux
20 20 (18.69%) Test Automation
21 19 (17.76%) Hudson

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 35 (32.71%) GeoServer
2 5 (4.67%) ArcGIS
3 4 (3.74%) CMS
3 4 (3.74%) JBoss
3 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.87%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.04%) GIS
2 24 (22.43%) NoSQL
3 17 (15.89%) Spatial Data
4 15 (14.02%) MongoDB
5 8 (7.48%) QGIS
6 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.74%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (45.79%) JIRA
2 35 (32.71%) Cucumber
3 32 (29.91%) JBehave
3 32 (29.91%) Jenkins
4 31 (28.97%) Gradle
5 28 (26.17%) Maven
6 27 (25.23%) Selenium
7 19 (17.76%) Hudson
8 16 (14.95%) Git (software)
9 12 (11.21%) Bower
9 12 (11.21%) Subversion
10 9 (8.41%) WebDriver
11 5 (4.67%) DBeaver
12 4 (3.74%) Cobertura
12 4 (3.74%) JUnit
13 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (1.87%) GitLab
14 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (1.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (42.99%) Developer
2 30 (28.04%) Analyst
3 20 (18.69%) GIS Developer
4 18 (16.82%) Test Analyst
5 16 (14.95%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (14.95%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (13.08%) Java Developer
6 14 (13.08%) Scrum Master
7 12 (11.21%) Agile Business Analyst
7 12 (11.21%) Business Analyst
8 9 (8.41%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.54%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (4.67%) Tester
11 4 (3.74%) Architect
11 4 (3.74%) Data Architect
11 4 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (3.74%) QA Tester
12 3 (2.80%) Agile Developer
12 3 (2.80%) Agile Test Analyst
12 3 (2.80%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (40.19%) AngularJS
2 38 (35.51%) PostGIS
3 31 (28.97%) OpenLayers
4 26 (24.30%) Leaflet
4 26 (24.30%) Web Services
5 15 (14.02%) CSS
5 15 (14.02%) HTML
6 14 (13.08%) Node.js
7 13 (12.15%) REST
7 13 (12.15%) Sass
8 12 (11.21%) XML
9 11 (10.28%) jQuery
10 9 (8.41%) Java EE
10 9 (8.41%) Spring
11 7 (6.54%) Flask
11 7 (6.54%) Hibernate
11 7 (6.54%) JPA
12 4 (3.74%) JDBC
12 4 (3.74%) RESTful
12 4 (3.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.89%) User Experience
2 10 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) Minimum Viable Product
3 4 (3.74%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.87%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.87%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.50%) Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (86.92%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (68.22%) Scrum
3 59 (55.14%) TDD
4 41 (38.32%) Kanban
5 30 (28.04%) Open Source
6 29 (27.10%) User Stories
7 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (18.69%) Test Automation
9 14 (13.08%) Domain-Driven Design
9 14 (13.08%) SDLC
10 13 (12.15%) Microservices
11 12 (11.21%) Product Management
12 10 (9.35%) Front End Development
12 10 (9.35%) Manual Testing
12 10 (9.35%) Project Management
12 10 (9.35%) Unit Testing
12 10 (9.35%) Wireframes
13 9 (8.41%) Mentoring
14 8 (7.48%) Continuous Deployment
14 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 56 (52.34%) Java
2 48 (44.86%) Python
3 43 (40.19%) JavaScript
4 31 (28.97%) SQL
5 12 (11.21%) CoffeeScript
6 9 (8.41%) Perl
7 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.87%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) Degree
2 5 (4.67%) ISEB
3 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.82%) QA
2 12 (11.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) GeoWebCache
2 4 (3.74%) Docker
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Ansible
1 4 (3.74%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (26.17%) ESRI
2 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.35%) VMware
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle
5 1 (0.93%) HP