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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 67 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.11% 2.12% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.71% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £243 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.32%
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
827 702 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.57% 78.35% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 403 454
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 13
Average hourly rate £14.87 £45.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.96% +233.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £16.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 39 (88.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (75.00%) TDD
3 22 (50.00%) Java
4 18 (40.91%) C#
4 18 (40.91%) User Stories
5 17 (38.64%) Selenium
6 14 (31.82%) Test Scripting
6 14 (31.82%) Cucumber
6 14 (31.82%) Ruby
7 13 (29.55%) Scrum
7 13 (29.55%) PHP
8 12 (27.27%) .NET
8 12 (27.27%) QA
9 9 (20.45%) ISEB
10 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
10 8 (18.18%) SoapUI
10 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
11 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
11 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Python
11 7 (15.91%) Web Services
12 6 (13.64%) SQL
12 6 (13.64%) Linux
12 6 (13.64%) MVC
12 6 (13.64%) JBehave
12 6 (13.64%) Puppet
12 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
13 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (9.09%) Node.js
2 3 (6.82%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.82%) Redis
2 3 (6.82%) Riak
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.27%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Selenium
2 14 (31.82%) Cucumber
3 8 (18.18%) SoapUI
4 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
5 6 (13.64%) JBehave
6 3 (6.82%) Maven
6 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.55%) MSTest
7 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.27%) Behat
8 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Tester
2 13 (29.55%) Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Manual Tester
4 6 (13.64%) Functional Tester
4 6 (13.64%) Automation Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Automated Tester
7 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) Web Services
3 5 (11.36%) J2EE
3 5 (11.36%) Spring
4 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 4 (9.09%) Spring MVC
5 3 (6.82%) HTML
5 3 (6.82%) CSS
6 2 (4.55%) XML
6 2 (4.55%) SOAP
6 2 (4.55%) WPF
6 2 (4.55%) jQuery
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.27%) REST
7 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.27%) Play Framework
7 1 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.27%) J2SE
7 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.27%) UNIX
4 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (88.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (75.00%) TDD
3 18 (40.91%) User Stories
4 14 (31.82%) Test Scripting
5 13 (29.55%) Scrum
6 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.64%) MVC
9 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 4 (9.09%) DevOps
10 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
10 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.09%) OO
11 3 (6.82%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) Java
2 18 (40.91%) C#
3 14 (31.82%) Ruby
4 13 (29.55%) PHP
5 7 (15.91%) Python
6 6 (13.64%) SQL
7 5 (11.36%) C++
8 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.82%) Perl
9 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.27%) PHP5
10 1 (2.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) ISEB
2 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Puppet
1 6 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle
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