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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 54 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 49 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.17% 3.27% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 3.93% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £280 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1312 966 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.75% 83.06% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 685 358
Average daily rate £363 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.28 £9.68 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £61.40 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 73 (81.11%) TDD
2 69 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (48.89%) Java
4 39 (43.33%) SQL
4 39 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (35.56%) QA
6 29 (32.22%) Web Services
7 27 (30.00%) HTML
8 25 (27.78%) Open Source
9 24 (26.67%) MongoDB
9 24 (26.67%) Test Automation
9 24 (26.67%) XML
10 21 (23.33%) Selenium
10 21 (23.33%) RESTful
10 21 (23.33%) NoSQL
11 20 (22.22%) .NET
12 19 (21.11%) JavaScript
12 19 (21.11%) Scrum
13 18 (20.00%) CSS
13 18 (20.00%) REST
14 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
15 15 (16.67%) Cucumber
16 14 (15.56%) MVC
16 14 (15.56%) Web Design
16 14 (15.56%) NUnit
17 13 (14.44%) Automated Testing
17 13 (14.44%) Ruby
17 13 (14.44%) Project Management
17 13 (14.44%) Git (software)
18 12 (13.33%) SpecFlow

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 4 (4.44%) Node.js
2 2 (2.22%) JBoss
2 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.67%) MongoDB
2 21 (23.33%) NoSQL
3 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
4 9 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (7.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.67%) MySQL
7 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.56%) Neo4j
8 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.22%) Redis
11 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.11%) Big Data
11 1 (1.11%) Couchbase
11 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.11%) DB2
11 1 (1.11%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 21 (23.33%) Selenium
2 15 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 14 (15.56%) NUnit
4 13 (14.44%) Git (software)
5 12 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 11 (12.22%) Subversion
7 10 (11.11%) HP UFT
8 9 (10.00%) WATIR
8 9 (10.00%) Sahi
9 5 (5.56%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.44%) PHPUnit
10 4 (4.44%) Toad
10 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (2.22%) Maven
13 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
13 1 (1.11%) FitNesse
13 1 (1.11%) Mockito
13 1 (1.11%) RSpec
13 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (47.78%) Developer
2 26 (28.89%) Analyst
3 22 (24.44%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 11 (12.22%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) QA Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Tester
8 5 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Database Developer
9 4 (4.44%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.33%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.22%) Web Services
2 27 (30.00%) HTML
3 24 (26.67%) XML
4 21 (23.33%) RESTful
5 20 (22.22%) .NET
6 18 (20.00%) CSS
6 18 (20.00%) REST
7 7 (7.78%) JAX-RS
7 7 (7.78%) jQuery
7 7 (7.78%) Spring
8 6 (6.67%) Hibernate
9 5 (5.56%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.56%) Sass
10 4 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.44%) Doctrine
10 4 (4.44%) Gherkin
10 4 (4.44%) JSON
10 4 (4.44%) NHibernate
10 4 (4.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.11%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Linux
1 11 (12.22%) UNIX
2 10 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.11%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (81.11%) TDD
2 69 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (27.78%) Open Source
5 24 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 19 (21.11%) Scrum
7 14 (15.56%) MVC
7 14 (15.56%) Web Design
8 13 (14.44%) Project Management
8 13 (14.44%) Automated Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Kanban
9 10 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (11.11%) Software Delivery
10 8 (8.89%) SDLC
10 8 (8.89%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (8.89%) Product Management
10 8 (8.89%) Web Development
10 8 (8.89%) Data Modelling
10 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.89%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 44 (48.89%) Java
2 39 (43.33%) SQL
3 19 (21.11%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.44%) Ruby
5 12 (13.33%) C#
6 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.56%) PHP
9 4 (4.44%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.33%) Scala
11 1 (1.11%) Clojure
11 1 (1.11%) Python
11 1 (1.11%) XPath
11 1 (1.11%) PHP5
11 1 (1.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.22%) ISEB
2 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (35.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.11%) Capistrano
1 1 (1.11%) Puppet
1 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.44%) Zend
3 1 (1.11%) SaltStack
3 1 (1.11%) HP
3 1 (1.11%) Nokia
3 1 (1.11%) IBM