The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 62 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.79% 0.59% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.74% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£360 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
716 678 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 80.54% 79.58% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 306 269
Average daily rate £350 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £16.64 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.57% +75.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.60 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £35.00 £17.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Glasgow region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) TDD
3 11 (61.11%) HTML
3 11 (61.11%) Java
3 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
4 8 (44.44%) Scrum
5 7 (38.89%) CSS
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
6 6 (33.33%) Kanban
6 6 (33.33%) Linux
6 6 (33.33%) OO
6 6 (33.33%) Selenium
7 5 (27.78%) Maven
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) OOD
7 5 (27.78%) PHP
7 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (27.78%) JIRA
7 5 (27.78%) Hudson
8 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
8 4 (22.22%) Artifactory
9 3 (16.67%) JSON
9 3 (16.67%) HTML5
9 3 (16.67%) CSS3
9 3 (16.67%) XML
9 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 2 (11.11%) Workflow

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) GemFire
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) KDB
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 6 (33.33%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) Maven
3 5 (27.78%) JIRA
3 5 (27.78%) Hudson
4 4 (22.22%) Artifactory
4 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) Bower
5 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) Ant
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Senior Java Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Senior Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 7 (38.89%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) XML
3 3 (16.67%) JSON
3 3 (16.67%) CSS3
3 3 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.11%) RESTful
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.56%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.56%) Sass
5 1 (5.56%) XSLT
5 1 (5.56%) J2SE
5 1 (5.56%) JMS
5 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
5 1 (5.56%) Spring
5 1 (5.56%) JSF
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Grid Computing
2 1 (5.56%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) TDD
3 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) Kanban
4 6 (33.33%) OO
5 5 (27.78%) OOD
5 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.11%) Refactoring
8 2 (11.11%) Workflow
8 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (5.56%) SDLC
9 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
9 1 (5.56%) Open Source
9 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (5.56%) User Stories
9 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
1 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) XPath
5 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle
1 1 (5.56%) Sybase
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.56%) VMware
1 1 (5.56%) Twitter