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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 75 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing BDD 18 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.12% 0.62% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.81% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £289 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1277 993 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.56% 77.34% 73.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 577 363
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 14
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £24.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) TDD
3 20 (55.56%) Jenkins
4 17 (47.22%) SQL
4 17 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (41.67%) Selenium
5 15 (41.67%) Scrum
6 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
6 14 (38.89%) Hudson
7 13 (36.11%) Java
8 12 (33.33%) HTML
8 12 (33.33%) Maven
8 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 11 (30.56%) JIRA
9 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
9 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
10 10 (27.78%) Open Source
10 10 (27.78%) Kanban
11 9 (25.00%) Ant
12 8 (22.22%) Web Services
12 8 (22.22%) UNIX
12 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 8 (22.22%) RESTful
12 8 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (19.44%) JSON
13 7 (19.44%) CSS
13 7 (19.44%) Finance
13 7 (19.44%) User Stories
14 6 (16.67%) Gradle

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 15 (41.67%) Selenium
3 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 14 (38.89%) Hudson
4 12 (33.33%) Maven
5 11 (30.56%) JIRA
5 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
6 9 (25.00%) Ant
7 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 6 (16.67%) Gradle
9 3 (8.33%) Artifactory
9 3 (8.33%) JMeter
9 3 (8.33%) Xcode
9 3 (8.33%) Calabash
9 3 (8.33%) Appium
10 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
10 2 (5.56%) FitNesse
11 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
11 1 (2.78%) Subversion
11 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Publishing
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Tester
3 5 (13.89%) ScrumMaster
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Coach
6 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) Web Services
2 8 (22.22%) RESTful
3 7 (19.44%) JSON
3 7 (19.44%) CSS
4 5 (13.89%) XML
5 4 (11.11%) JSP
5 4 (11.11%) .NET
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.33%) REST
6 3 (8.33%) jQuery
7 2 (5.56%) WCF
7 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
7 2 (5.56%) NHibernate
7 2 (5.56%) XML Schema
8 1 (2.78%) Spring
8 1 (2.78%) J2SE
8 1 (2.78%) J2EE
8 1 (2.78%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.78%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) UNIX
2 5 (13.89%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Android
3 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) TDD
3 17 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (41.67%) Scrum
5 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 10 (27.78%) Open Source
6 10 (27.78%) Kanban
7 8 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (19.44%) User Stories
9 6 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 6 (16.67%) Project Management
10 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
11 4 (11.11%) MVC
11 4 (11.11%) Refactoring
11 4 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (11.11%) DevOps
12 3 (8.33%) Android Development
12 3 (8.33%) iOS Development
12 3 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) XPath
6 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (2.78%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.78%) VMware
1 1 (2.78%) Twitter
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