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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 58 66 55
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing BDD 25 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.76% 1.34% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.84% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 2
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£400 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1094 869 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.99% 72.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 531 267
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) TDD
3 21 (53.85%) SQL
4 19 (48.72%) Selenium
5 18 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (46.15%) Jenkins
6 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
6 17 (43.59%) Java
7 16 (41.03%) WebDriver
7 16 (41.03%) Cucumber
8 14 (35.90%) Hudson
8 14 (35.90%) Maven
9 13 (33.33%) Scrum
9 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 13 (33.33%) JIRA
10 12 (30.77%) HTML
10 12 (30.77%) Ant
11 11 (28.21%) Finance
11 11 (28.21%) RESTful
11 11 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (25.64%) JSON
12 10 (25.64%) Web Services
13 9 (23.08%) UNIX
13 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
13 9 (23.08%) Open Source
13 9 (23.08%) User Stories
14 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (20.51%) Gradle
14 8 (20.51%) Tomcat
15 7 (17.95%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (20.51%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) JBoss
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) Selenium
2 18 (46.15%) Jenkins
3 16 (41.03%) WebDriver
3 16 (41.03%) Cucumber
4 14 (35.90%) Hudson
4 14 (35.90%) Maven
5 13 (33.33%) JIRA
6 12 (30.77%) Ant
7 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
8 8 (20.51%) Gradle
9 4 (10.26%) Artifactory
9 4 (10.26%) Calabash
9 4 (10.26%) Appium
10 3 (7.69%) Mercurial
10 3 (7.69%) Xcode
10 3 (7.69%) JMeter
11 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
11 2 (5.13%) MSTest
11 2 (5.13%) FitNesse
12 1 (2.56%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Java Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Senior Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) Tester
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
9 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
9 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Test Specialist
9 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) HTML
2 11 (28.21%) RESTful
3 10 (25.64%) JSON
3 10 (25.64%) Web Services
4 7 (17.95%) CSS
4 7 (17.95%) JSP
5 4 (10.26%) XML
6 3 (7.69%) REST
6 3 (7.69%) .NET
6 3 (7.69%) Spring
7 2 (5.13%) XML Schema
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.13%) WCF
7 2 (5.13%) jQuery
7 2 (5.13%) NHibernate
7 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.56%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.56%) JAX-RS
8 1 (2.56%) J2EE
8 1 (2.56%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Open Source
2 3 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) UNIX
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 5 (12.82%) Android
3 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) TDD
3 18 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
5 13 (33.33%) Scrum
6 9 (23.08%) User Stories
7 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (15.38%) Kanban
8 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.26%) MVC
9 4 (10.26%) DevOps
9 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Refactoring
9 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
10 3 (7.69%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) SQL
2 17 (43.59%) Java
3 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) XPath
5 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Twitter
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft