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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 72 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 21 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.48% 1.11% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.39% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
Average daily rate £475 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £321 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £400 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
1161 1077 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.99% 79.90% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 596 434
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% +107.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £22.50 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.50 £14.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (69.05%) TDD
3 25 (59.52%) Selenium
4 17 (40.48%) WebDriver
5 16 (38.10%) JIRA
5 16 (38.10%) Scrum
5 16 (38.10%) Java
6 14 (33.33%) Web Services
6 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 13 (30.95%) QA
8 12 (28.57%) Finance
9 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
10 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (23.81%) JBehave
10 10 (23.81%) AngularJS
11 9 (21.43%) User Stories
11 9 (21.43%) Open Source
11 9 (21.43%) Maven
11 9 (21.43%) Python
12 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 8 (19.05%) ISEB
12 8 (19.05%) GIS
12 8 (19.05%) REST
12 8 (19.05%) PostGIS
12 8 (19.05%) Gradle
12 8 (19.05%) Leaflet
13 7 (16.67%) SDLC
13 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
13 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
13 7 (16.67%) C#

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (7.14%) ArcGIS
1 3 (7.14%) JBoss
1 3 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) GIS
2 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (59.52%) Selenium
2 17 (40.48%) WebDriver
3 16 (38.10%) JIRA
4 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 10 (23.81%) JBehave
6 9 (21.43%) Maven
7 8 (19.05%) Gradle
8 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 3 (7.14%) Hudson
10 3 (7.14%) JMeter
10 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
11 2 (4.76%) Artifactory
11 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Automation Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Digital Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) GIS Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) Web Services
2 10 (23.81%) AngularJS
3 8 (19.05%) Leaflet
3 8 (19.05%) PostGIS
3 8 (19.05%) REST
4 6 (14.29%) HTML
5 5 (11.90%) Spring
6 4 (9.52%) Gherkin
7 3 (7.14%) RESTful
7 3 (7.14%) Spring Boot
8 2 (4.76%) JSON
8 2 (4.76%) JSP
8 2 (4.76%) SOAP
9 1 (2.38%) CSS
9 1 (2.38%) Express
9 1 (2.38%) JAX-RS
9 1 (2.38%) jQuery
9 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) User Experience
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Android
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (69.05%) TDD
3 16 (38.10%) Scrum
4 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (21.43%) Open Source
5 9 (21.43%) User Stories
6 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 7 (16.67%) SDLC
7 5 (11.90%) Data Management
7 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (11.90%) Kanban
8 4 (9.52%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (9.52%) Microservices
8 4 (9.52%) OO
8 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Test Management
9 3 (7.14%) Project Management
9 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 9 (21.43%) Python
4 7 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (9.52%) SQL
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISEB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (7.14%) WCAG
3 2 (4.76%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) ESRI
3 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.38%) Zend