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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 61 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 25 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.03% 0.61% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 0.78% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £463 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +40.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
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
992 771 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.52% 79.00% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 474 398
Average daily rate £375 £325 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (97.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) TDD
3 17 (43.59%) Java
4 16 (41.03%) User Stories
5 12 (30.77%) Scrum
6 10 (25.64%) Web Services
7 9 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
9 7 (17.95%) REST
9 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
9 7 (17.95%) UNIX
9 7 (17.95%) Linux
9 7 (17.95%) C#
9 7 (17.95%) .NET
9 7 (17.95%) HTTP
10 6 (15.38%) Mac OS X
10 6 (15.38%) Project Management
10 6 (15.38%) HTML
10 6 (15.38%) Web Design
10 6 (15.38%) Hibernate
10 6 (15.38%) Subversion
10 6 (15.38%) Spring
10 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (15.38%) MongoDB
10 6 (15.38%) Open Source
10 6 (15.38%) Selenium
10 6 (15.38%) Kanban
11 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (7.69%) Node.js
1 3 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.69%) Redis
4 3 (7.69%) Riak
5 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.13%) Couchbase
5 2 (5.13%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.56%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.38%) Subversion
2 6 (15.38%) Selenium
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.13%) MSTest
4 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Developer
2 15 (38.46%) Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) Java Developer
3 11 (28.21%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Android Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) WPF Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.56%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (2.56%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) REST
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 6 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 6 (15.38%) Spring
4 5 (12.82%) J2EE
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.26%) Spring MVC
6 2 (5.13%) SOAP
6 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.13%) RESTful
6 2 (5.13%) WPF
6 2 (5.13%) JAX-RS
7 1 (2.56%) jQuery
7 1 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.56%) Java EE
7 1 (2.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Open Source
2 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) UNIX
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Mac OS X
3 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) TDD
3 16 (41.03%) User Stories
4 12 (30.77%) Scrum
5 9 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 6 (15.38%) Project Management
6 6 (15.38%) Web Design
6 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (15.38%) Kanban
7 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
7 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.82%) MVC
8 4 (10.26%) Change Management
8 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Web Development
8 4 (10.26%) Product Management
8 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) Python
3 4 (10.26%) Ruby
4 3 (7.69%) PHP
4 3 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Scala
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 3 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Graphite
1 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
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