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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 74 69 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.08% 0.73% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.93% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £440 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
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
866 755 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.02% 78.73% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 452 398
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%
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 £74.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 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 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (77.42%) TDD
3 15 (48.39%) User Stories
4 14 (45.16%) Java
5 13 (41.94%) Scrum
6 11 (35.48%) C#
7 9 (29.03%) .NET
8 8 (25.81%) Selenium
9 7 (22.58%) QA
9 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
10 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
10 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Ruby
11 5 (16.13%) Spring
11 5 (16.13%) MVC
11 5 (16.13%) PHP
11 5 (16.13%) SQL
11 5 (16.13%) Oracle
11 5 (16.13%) Web Services
11 5 (16.13%) ISEB
11 5 (16.13%) Kanban
11 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
12 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
12 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
12 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
12 4 (12.90%) Spring MVC
12 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (9.68%) Node.js
1 3 (9.68%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) Redis
2 3 (9.68%) Riak
3 1 (3.23%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) JBehave
4 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.45%) MSTest
5 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Manual Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Functional Tester
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Android Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) Spring
3 4 (12.90%) Hibernate
3 4 (12.90%) J2EE
3 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.90%) Spring MVC
4 2 (6.45%) WPF
4 2 (6.45%) RESTful
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.45%) SOAP
5 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.23%) Ajax
5 1 (3.23%) Java EE
5 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
1 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (77.42%) TDD
3 15 (48.39%) User Stories
4 13 (41.94%) Scrum
5 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.13%) MVC
7 5 (16.13%) Kanban
7 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.68%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 11 (35.48%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) Ruby
4 5 (16.13%) PHP
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) C++
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
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