The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 75 72 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.04% 0.63% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.80% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
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£375 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £455 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
906 750 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.65% 78.86% 75.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 449 413
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) TDD
3 14 (48.28%) User Stories
4 13 (44.83%) Scrum
4 13 (44.83%) Java
5 10 (34.48%) C#
6 9 (31.03%) .NET
7 7 (24.14%) Selenium
7 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.69%) QA
8 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Spring
9 5 (17.24%) MVC
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle
9 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) Kanban
9 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
9 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
10 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
10 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
10 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
10 4 (13.79%) Windows
10 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
10 4 (13.79%) Web Services
10 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
10 4 (13.79%) J2EE

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (10.34%) Node.js
1 3 (10.34%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Redis
2 3 (10.34%) Riak
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.90%) MSTest
4 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.45%) JBehave
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Business Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Functional Tester
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Manual Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Android Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Java Software Developer
8 1 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (3.45%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) Spring
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.79%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) J2EE
3 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
3 4 (13.79%) Spring MVC
4 2 (6.90%) RESTful
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.90%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) WPF
5 1 (3.45%) Java EE
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) TDD
3 14 (48.28%) User Stories
4 13 (44.83%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 5 (17.24%) Kanban
7 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
8 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
8 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.34%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (10.34%) OO
9 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) PHP
4 4 (13.79%) Ruby
5 3 (10.34%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Puppet
1 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
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