The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 45 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing BDD 38 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.24% 1.44% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 1.90% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 11
Average daily rate £280 £244 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.87% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £333 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
919 579 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.35% 75.69% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 310 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
BDD
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (60.47%) TDD
2 21 (48.84%) Java
2 21 (48.84%) SQL
3 18 (41.86%) Test Scripting
4 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (34.88%) User Stories
6 14 (32.56%) Scrum
6 14 (32.56%) C#
7 13 (30.23%) QA
8 12 (27.91%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (27.91%) .NET
9 10 (23.26%) Selenium
10 8 (18.60%) ISEB
10 8 (18.60%) PHP
10 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
11 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle
12 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
12 6 (13.95%) XML
12 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
13 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (11.63%) OO
13 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
14 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
14 4 (9.30%) JMeter
14 4 (9.30%) OOP
14 4 (9.30%) JIRA
14 4 (9.30%) Web Development
14 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
14 4 (9.30%) RSpec

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) CouchDB
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Selenium
2 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.30%) JMeter
3 4 (9.30%) JIRA
3 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.30%) RSpec
3 4 (9.30%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.98%) JBehave
5 2 (4.65%) Maven
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.65%) MSTest
6 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Tester
2 15 (34.88%) Manual Tester
3 14 (32.56%) Functional Tester
4 12 (27.91%) Analyst
5 11 (25.58%) Test Analyst
6 9 (20.93%) Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Functional Test Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.98%) PHP Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Web Applications Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Scala Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Automated Tester
10 1 (2.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.33%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 6 (13.95%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) CSS
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) Spring
4 2 (4.65%) J2EE
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.65%) SVG
4 2 (4.65%) Batik
4 2 (4.65%) Symfony
4 2 (4.65%) jQuery
4 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.65%) Akka
4 2 (4.65%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.33%) WCF
5 1 (2.33%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) UNIX
2 2 (4.65%) Solaris
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) TDD
2 18 (41.86%) Test Scripting
3 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.88%) User Stories
5 14 (32.56%) Scrum
6 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
7 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
8 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.63%) OO
8 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.30%) OOP
9 4 (9.30%) Web Development
10 3 (6.98%) ATDD
10 3 (6.98%) Test Management
10 3 (6.98%) SEO
10 3 (6.98%) MVC
11 2 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.65%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) Java
1 21 (48.84%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) C#
3 8 (18.60%) PHP
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) Ruby
5 2 (4.65%) Scala
5 2 (4.65%) PHP5
6 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) Zend
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