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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 54 49 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.85% 3.26% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 4.14% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £300 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
799 725 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 77.88% 78.72% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 395 513
Average daily rate £350 £321 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £42.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.90% +184.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £29.25 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 46 (74.19%) TDD
2 31 (50.00%) Java
3 26 (41.94%) C#
3 26 (41.94%) Test Scripting
4 25 (40.32%) Selenium
5 24 (38.71%) User Stories
5 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (33.87%) Scrum
7 20 (32.26%) QA
8 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
8 18 (29.03%) .NET
9 17 (27.42%) PHP
10 16 (25.81%) SQL
11 15 (24.19%) ISEB
11 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
12 13 (20.97%) WebDriver
12 13 (20.97%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (20.97%) Ruby
13 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
14 10 (16.13%) SoapUI
15 9 (14.52%) JBehave
15 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (11.29%) MVC
16 7 (11.29%) Web Services
16 7 (11.29%) Linux
17 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
17 5 (8.06%) Manual Testing
17 5 (8.06%) Maven
17 5 (8.06%) OOP
17 5 (8.06%) Windows

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) MySQL
3 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) CouchDB
4 2 (3.23%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 25 (40.32%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
3 13 (20.97%) WebDriver
4 10 (16.13%) SoapUI
5 9 (14.52%) JBehave
6 5 (8.06%) Maven
7 4 (6.45%) JMeter
7 4 (6.45%) JIRA
7 4 (6.45%) RSpec
7 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.23%) MSTest
9 1 (1.61%) Behat
General
1 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Tester
2 17 (27.42%) Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Functional Tester
3 13 (20.97%) Manual Tester
4 11 (17.74%) Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Test Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) Automation Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.45%) Automated Tester
8 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Functional Test Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.03%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) Web Services
3 5 (8.06%) HTML
3 5 (8.06%) CSS
4 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.45%) XML
5 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.84%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) jQuery
5 3 (4.84%) J2EE
6 2 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (3.23%) SOAP
6 2 (3.23%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.23%) WPF
6 2 (3.23%) Symfony
6 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.61%) REST
7 1 (1.61%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.61%) Middleware
7 1 (1.61%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.23%) UNIX
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (74.19%) TDD
2 26 (41.94%) Test Scripting
3 24 (38.71%) User Stories
3 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (33.87%) Scrum
5 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
6 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
7 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (11.29%) MVC
9 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.06%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.06%) OOP
9 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
10 4 (6.45%) OO
10 4 (6.45%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.45%) DevOps
10 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (6.45%) ATDD
11 3 (4.84%) Test Management
11 3 (4.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) Java
2 26 (41.94%) C#
3 17 (27.42%) PHP
4 16 (25.81%) SQL
5 13 (20.97%) Ruby
6 5 (8.06%) C++
6 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.45%) Python
8 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.84%) PHP5
8 3 (4.84%) Perl
9 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) ISEB
2 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Puppet
1 3 (4.84%) Salt
1 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Zend
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