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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 66 50 69
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.13% 3.08% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 3.92% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 10
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £243 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
747 688 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.93% 78.36% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 391 468
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 10
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +233.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £17.50 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 45 (91.84%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (77.55%) TDD
3 24 (48.98%) Java
4 22 (44.90%) C#
5 21 (42.86%) Selenium
6 19 (38.78%) User Stories
7 18 (36.73%) Cucumber
8 17 (34.69%) Test Scripting
9 16 (32.65%) PHP
9 16 (32.65%) QA
10 15 (30.61%) Scrum
11 14 (28.57%) .NET
12 13 (26.53%) Ruby
13 11 (22.45%) ISEB
13 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
13 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
14 10 (20.41%) SoapUI
14 10 (20.41%) SQL
15 9 (18.37%) JBehave
15 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
16 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (16.33%) Automated Testing
17 7 (14.29%) Web Services
18 6 (12.24%) Linux
18 6 (12.24%) MVC
19 5 (10.20%) OOP
19 5 (10.20%) Windows
19 5 (10.20%) C++
19 5 (10.20%) HTML
19 5 (10.20%) JavaScript

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.04%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Selenium
2 18 (36.73%) Cucumber
3 10 (20.41%) SoapUI
4 9 (18.37%) JBehave
4 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.16%) Maven
6 2 (4.08%) MSTest
6 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.04%) Behat
General
1 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Tester
2 15 (30.61%) Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Manual Tester
4 8 (16.33%) Functional Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.16%) Automated Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) PHP Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Web Applications Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Applications Developer
7 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) Web Services
3 5 (10.20%) HTML
3 5 (10.20%) CSS
4 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.12%) XML
5 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.12%) jQuery
6 2 (4.08%) WPF
6 2 (4.08%) Symfony
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.08%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.04%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.04%) Spring
7 1 (2.04%) Middleware
7 1 (2.04%) J2SE
7 1 (2.04%) JDBC
7 1 (2.04%) J2EE
7 1 (2.04%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.04%) UNIX
4 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (91.84%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (77.55%) TDD
3 19 (38.78%) User Stories
4 17 (34.69%) Test Scripting
5 15 (30.61%) Scrum
6 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
6 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Automated Testing
8 6 (12.24%) MVC
9 5 (10.20%) OOP
9 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.16%) Automation Testing
10 4 (8.16%) DevOps
10 4 (8.16%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
11 3 (6.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) Java
2 22 (44.90%) C#
3 16 (32.65%) PHP
4 13 (26.53%) Ruby
5 10 (20.41%) SQL
6 5 (10.20%) C++
6 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.16%) Python
8 3 (6.12%) Perl
8 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.12%) PHP5
9 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) ISEB
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Salt
1 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Zend
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