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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 59 41 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +30
Contract jobs citing BDD 14 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.41% 3.73% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 4.69% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 16
Average daily rate
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£340 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £226 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
780 704 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.39% 79.64% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 390 475
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (78.85%) TDD
3 26 (50.00%) Java
4 23 (44.23%) C#
5 21 (40.38%) Selenium
6 20 (38.46%) User Stories
7 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
8 18 (34.62%) Cucumber
9 17 (32.69%) QA
9 17 (32.69%) Scrum
10 16 (30.77%) PHP
11 15 (28.85%) .NET
12 13 (25.00%) Ruby
12 13 (25.00%) Functional Testing
13 12 (23.08%) SQL
14 11 (21.15%) ISEB
14 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
15 10 (19.23%) SoapUI
15 10 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (17.31%) JBehave
16 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
17 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
18 7 (13.46%) Web Services
19 6 (11.54%) Linux
19 6 (11.54%) MVC
20 5 (9.62%) Maven
20 5 (9.62%) OOP
20 5 (9.62%) Windows
20 5 (9.62%) C++
20 5 (9.62%) HTML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.92%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) Selenium
2 18 (34.62%) Cucumber
3 10 (19.23%) SoapUI
4 9 (17.31%) JBehave
4 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
5 5 (9.62%) Maven
6 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.85%) MSTest
7 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.92%) Behat
General
1 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Tester
2 16 (30.77%) Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Functional Tester
3 10 (19.23%) Manual Tester
4 9 (17.31%) Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.69%) Automated Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Web Applications Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.77%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) .NET
2 7 (13.46%) Web Services
3 5 (9.62%) HTML
3 5 (9.62%) CSS
4 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.77%) XML
5 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.77%) jQuery
6 2 (3.85%) WPF
6 2 (3.85%) Symfony
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.85%) J2EE
6 2 (3.85%) SOAP
6 2 (3.85%) Spring
7 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.92%) Middleware
7 1 (1.92%) J2SE
7 1 (1.92%) JDBC
7 1 (1.92%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) UNIX
4 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (78.85%) TDD
3 20 (38.46%) User Stories
4 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
5 17 (32.69%) Scrum
6 13 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
8 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 6 (11.54%) MVC
10 5 (9.62%) OOP
10 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
10 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 4 (7.69%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.69%) DevOps
11 4 (7.69%) Test Planning
11 4 (7.69%) OO
11 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
12 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Java
2 23 (44.23%) C#
3 16 (30.77%) PHP
4 13 (25.00%) Ruby
5 12 (23.08%) SQL
6 5 (9.62%) C++
6 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.69%) Python
8 3 (5.77%) Perl
8 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.77%) PHP5
9 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) ISEB
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Salt
1 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) Zend
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