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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 39 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 46 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.17% 1.76% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 2.17% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 1
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£375 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
930 783 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.39% 81.22% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 485 281
Average daily rate £375 £328 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.32% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 46 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (79.31%) TDD
2 34 (58.62%) Java
3 21 (36.21%) HTML
4 18 (31.03%) REST
5 17 (29.31%) Open Source
5 17 (29.31%) SQL
5 17 (29.31%) Web Services
6 16 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (27.59%) MongoDB
7 15 (25.86%) Git (software)
7 15 (25.86%) XML
7 15 (25.86%) Web Design
8 13 (22.41%) Subversion
8 13 (22.41%) UNIX
8 13 (22.41%) Linux
8 13 (22.41%) Mac OS X
8 13 (22.41%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
9 12 (20.69%) QA
9 12 (20.69%) Project Management
9 12 (20.69%) HTTP
10 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
10 11 (18.97%) Ruby
10 11 (18.97%) MVC
10 11 (18.97%) Relational Database
11 10 (17.24%) User Stories
11 10 (17.24%) Web Development
11 10 (17.24%) RESTful
12 9 (15.52%) CSS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (10.34%) Node.js
2 3 (5.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) MongoDB
2 11 (18.97%) Relational Database
3 9 (15.52%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.62%) MySQL
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.17%) Redis
6 3 (5.17%) Riak
6 3 (5.17%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.41%) Subversion
3 9 (15.52%) Selenium
4 7 (12.07%) Cucumber
4 7 (12.07%) WATIR
4 7 (12.07%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (12.07%) Sahi
5 4 (6.90%) PHPUnit
6 2 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (3.45%) NUnit
7 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (53.45%) Developer
2 21 (36.21%) Java Developer
3 20 (34.48%) Analyst
4 10 (17.24%) Business Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Test Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) QA Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 4 (6.90%) PHP Zend Developer
7 4 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.90%) PHP Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Tester
9 2 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.45%) Functional Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.21%) HTML
2 18 (31.03%) REST
3 17 (29.31%) Web Services
4 15 (25.86%) XML
5 10 (17.24%) RESTful
6 9 (15.52%) .NET
6 9 (15.52%) CSS
7 7 (12.07%) Hibernate
8 6 (10.34%) Spring
9 5 (8.62%) J2EE
9 5 (8.62%) LAMP
9 5 (8.62%) Doctrine
10 4 (6.90%) JAX-RS
10 4 (6.90%) CodeIgniter
10 4 (6.90%) jQuery
11 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
11 3 (5.17%) Spring MVC
11 3 (5.17%) Sass
11 3 (5.17%) Mustache
12 2 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) Open Source
2 4 (6.90%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (6.90%) User Experience
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) UNIX
1 13 (22.41%) Linux
1 13 (22.41%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (79.31%) TDD
2 16 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (25.86%) Web Design
4 13 (22.41%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 12 (20.69%) Project Management
6 11 (18.97%) MVC
7 10 (17.24%) Web Development
7 10 (17.24%) User Stories
8 8 (13.79%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
8 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
9 7 (12.07%) OOP
9 7 (12.07%) Kanban
10 6 (10.34%) Pair Programming
10 6 (10.34%) Scrum
11 5 (8.62%) Business Analysis
11 5 (8.62%) OO
11 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) Java
2 17 (29.31%) SQL
3 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.97%) Ruby
4 8 (13.79%) PHP
5 5 (8.62%) Python
6 4 (6.90%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) Scala
8 1 (1.72%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) VCP4
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Puppet
1 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.17%) Graphite
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle
1 5 (8.62%) Zend
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
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