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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 53 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing BDD 48 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.32% 2.81% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 3.25% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 10
Average daily rate £400 £375 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +52.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £430 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
BDD
West Yorkshire

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
1210 985 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.62% 86.48% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 706 473
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.83 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £33.70 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 97 (90.65%) TDD
2 94 (87.85%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (56.07%) Java
4 45 (42.06%) HTML
5 38 (35.51%) Scrum
6 32 (29.91%) CSS
7 29 (27.10%) SQL
7 29 (27.10%) JavaScript
8 28 (26.17%) Linux
9 24 (22.43%) Spring
10 23 (21.50%) MongoDB
11 22 (20.56%) Web Services
12 20 (18.69%) MySQL
12 20 (18.69%) Selenium
12 20 (18.69%) REST
13 19 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (17.76%) Hibernate
14 18 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (15.89%) SDLC
15 17 (15.89%) Open Source
16 16 (14.95%) Kanban
16 16 (14.95%) Mac OS X
16 16 (14.95%) Unix
17 15 (14.02%) Oracle
17 15 (14.02%) HTTP
17 15 (14.02%) HTML5
17 15 (14.02%) Cucumber
18 14 (13.08%) Git (software)
18 14 (13.08%) RESTful
19 13 (12.15%) NoSQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10 (9.35%) Node.js
2 2 (1.87%) Apache
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
2 2 (1.87%) Moodle
2 2 (1.87%) nginx
2 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) HTTP
2 6 (5.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.50%) MongoDB
2 20 (18.69%) MySQL
3 13 (12.15%) NoSQL
3 13 (12.15%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.48%) SQL Server
5 7 (6.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (6.54%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.74%) Neo4j
7 4 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.80%) Redis
9 2 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (18.69%) Selenium
2 15 (14.02%) Cucumber
3 14 (13.08%) Git (software)
4 13 (12.15%) Maven
5 10 (9.35%) Subversion
5 10 (9.35%) WebDriver
6 9 (8.41%) JIRA
7 7 (6.54%) JUnit
7 7 (6.54%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.61%) Mockito
9 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.87%) Appium
10 2 (1.87%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.93%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.93%) Capybara
11 1 (0.93%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.93%) Hudson
11 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (4.67%) Finance
2 2 (1.87%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Games
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (51.40%) Developer
2 37 (34.58%) Java Developer
3 20 (18.69%) Analyst
4 15 (14.02%) Agile Developer
5 13 (12.15%) Agile Java Developer
5 13 (12.15%) Business Analyst
6 12 (11.21%) Tester
7 11 (10.28%) Digital Analyst
7 11 (10.28%) Digital Business Analyst
7 11 (10.28%) Senior Developer
8 10 (9.35%) Test Engineer
9 8 (7.48%) Digital Developer
10 7 (6.54%) Automation Tester
10 7 (6.54%) Test Analyst
11 5 (4.67%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (4.67%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.67%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (4.67%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Technical Architect
11 5 (4.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.06%) HTML
2 32 (29.91%) CSS
3 24 (22.43%) Spring
4 22 (20.56%) Web Services
5 20 (18.69%) REST
6 19 (17.76%) Hibernate
7 15 (14.02%) HTML5
8 14 (13.08%) RESTful
9 13 (12.15%) JSON
10 12 (11.21%) CSS3
11 11 (10.28%) .NET
12 9 (8.41%) JSP
12 9 (8.41%) XML
13 8 (7.48%) XHTML
14 7 (6.54%) Java EE
14 7 (6.54%) JAX-RS
14 7 (6.54%) jQuery
14 7 (6.54%) SOAP
15 5 (4.67%) AngularJS
15 5 (4.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.67%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.87%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.17%) Linux
2 16 (14.95%) Mac OS X
2 16 (14.95%) Unix
3 13 (12.15%) Windows
4 5 (4.67%) Android
4 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (90.65%) TDD
2 94 (87.85%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (35.51%) Scrum
4 19 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (15.89%) Open Source
5 17 (15.89%) SDLC
6 16 (14.95%) Kanban
7 13 (12.15%) Web Development
8 12 (11.21%) Analytics
8 12 (11.21%) Pair Programming
9 11 (10.28%) Product Management
10 10 (9.35%) Business Analysis
10 10 (9.35%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (9.35%) Web Design
11 9 (8.41%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (8.41%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
12 8 (7.48%) API Design
12 8 (7.48%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 60 (56.07%) Java
2 29 (27.10%) JavaScript
2 29 (27.10%) SQL
3 11 (10.28%) C#
3 11 (10.28%) Ruby
4 10 (9.35%) Scala
5 7 (6.54%) PL/SQL
5 7 (6.54%) Python
6 5 (4.67%) PHP
7 4 (3.74%) C++
7 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.87%) FQL
8 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.87%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.93%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (4.67%) Degree
2 5 (4.67%) ISEB
2 5 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 15 (14.02%) Oracle
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.93%) Twitter
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