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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 72 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.089% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
918 806 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.82% 71.90% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 386 326
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 19
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +27.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (72.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (48.00%) Scrum
2 12 (48.00%) JIRA
3 10 (40.00%) Selenium
4 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (36.00%) Java
5 8 (32.00%) Python
5 8 (32.00%) TDD
6 7 (28.00%) User Stories
7 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (24.00%) JBoss
7 6 (24.00%) DSDM
7 6 (24.00%) Linux
7 6 (24.00%) Maven
8 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.00%) HTML
8 5 (20.00%) CSS
8 5 (20.00%) Zephyr
8 5 (20.00%) Confluence
8 5 (20.00%) Hudson
8 5 (20.00%) Cobertura
9 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle
9 4 (16.00%) AIX
9 4 (16.00%) Solaris
9 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
9 4 (16.00%) Ruby
9 4 (16.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (16.00%) Test Management
10 3 (12.00%) Web Development

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Alfresco
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (8.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) JIRA
2 10 (40.00%) Selenium
3 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (24.00%) Maven
4 5 (20.00%) Zephyr
4 5 (20.00%) Hudson
4 5 (20.00%) Cobertura
5 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.00%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (12.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) ScrumMaster
3 5 (20.00%) Build Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Ruby Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Web Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Perl Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
1 5 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (12.00%) JSON
4 2 (8.00%) RESTful
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) Spring
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) Spring Security
5 1 (4.00%) Java SE
5 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) XHTML
5 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) AIX
2 4 (16.00%) Solaris
2 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (48.00%) Scrum
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) TDD
5 7 (28.00%) User Stories
6 6 (24.00%) DSDM
7 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 3 (12.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) Content Management
8 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Analytics
9 2 (8.00%) Agile Testing
9 2 (8.00%) DevOps
9 2 (8.00%) Product Management
9 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
9 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
9 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Python
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
5 2 (8.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) JBoss
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
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