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 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 58 54 78
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.26% 1.67% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.21% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
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£350 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.94%
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
712 543 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.28% 75.42% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 306 370
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 5 5
Average hourly rate £31.70 £21.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.95% +127.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 15 (88.24%) TDD
2 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) HTML
3 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
5 9 (52.94%) Java
5 9 (52.94%) Scrum
6 8 (47.06%) Maven
6 8 (47.06%) Selenium
7 7 (41.18%) JSON
7 7 (41.18%) SQL
7 7 (41.18%) CSS
8 6 (35.29%) OO
9 5 (29.41%) PHP
9 5 (29.41%) JIRA
9 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
9 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (29.41%) Kanban
10 4 (23.53%) RESTful
10 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
10 4 (23.53%) Hudson
10 4 (23.53%) CSS3
10 4 (23.53%) Linux
10 4 (23.53%) XML
10 4 (23.53%) Artifactory
11 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
11 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (17.65%) Ant
11 3 (17.65%) OOD

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
2 8 (47.06%) Maven
2 8 (47.06%) Selenium
3 5 (29.41%) JIRA
4 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 4 (23.53%) Hudson
4 4 (23.53%) Artifactory
5 3 (17.65%) Ant
5 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
6 2 (11.76%) MSTest
6 2 (11.76%) Moq
6 2 (11.76%) NUnit
7 1 (5.88%) JUnit
7 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) JSON
2 7 (41.18%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) RESTful
3 4 (23.53%) CSS3
3 4 (23.53%) XML
4 3 (17.65%) XML Schema
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.76%) Ajax
5 2 (11.76%) jQuery
5 2 (11.76%) HTML5
5 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) SOAP
6 1 (5.88%) Web Services
6 1 (5.88%) JSF
6 1 (5.88%) WSDL
6 1 (5.88%) REST
6 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) TDD
2 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) OO
5 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Kanban
6 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) OOD
6 3 (17.65%) SOA
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) MVC
8 1 (5.88%) Open Source
8 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
8 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) PHP
5 3 (17.65%) XPath
6 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) IBM
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat