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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 63 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 37 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.74% 3.27% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 4.00% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 15
Average daily rate
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£343 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £276 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1132 999 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.91% 81.75% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 714 324
Average daily rate £363 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -49.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 75 (84.27%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (76.40%) TDD
3 44 (49.44%) Java
4 35 (39.33%) HTML
5 29 (32.58%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (29.21%) SQL
6 26 (29.21%) Web Services
6 26 (29.21%) REST
7 24 (26.97%) Open Source
8 22 (24.72%) Web Design
9 21 (23.60%) MongoDB
10 20 (22.47%) Git (software)
10 20 (22.47%) QA
11 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
12 18 (20.22%) CSS
12 18 (20.22%) Linux
12 18 (20.22%) UNIX
12 18 (20.22%) Mac OS X
12 18 (20.22%) Subversion
12 18 (20.22%) Responsive Web Design
13 17 (19.10%) XML
13 17 (19.10%) .NET
14 16 (17.98%) Project Management
14 16 (17.98%) HTTP
14 16 (17.98%) Selenium
14 16 (17.98%) Relational Database
15 15 (16.85%) Software Delivery
15 15 (16.85%) Scrum
16 14 (15.73%) Web Development
16 14 (15.73%) RESTful

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (4.49%) Node.js
2 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.25%) JBoss
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.60%) MongoDB
2 16 (17.98%) Relational Database
3 14 (15.73%) NoSQL
4 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
5 7 (7.87%) Neo4j
6 6 (6.74%) MySQL
7 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.25%) Redis
10 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (1.12%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.12%) Big Data
10 1 (1.12%) DB2
10 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (22.47%) Git (software)
2 18 (20.22%) Subversion
3 16 (17.98%) Selenium
4 13 (14.61%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.36%) NUnit
6 10 (11.24%) SpecFlow
7 8 (8.99%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (8.99%) WATIR
7 8 (8.99%) Sahi
8 5 (5.62%) PHPUnit
9 4 (4.49%) Toad
9 4 (4.49%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.37%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.12%) Capybara
11 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.12%) Mockito
11 1 (1.12%) RSpec
11 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (52.81%) Developer
2 29 (32.58%) Analyst
2 29 (32.58%) Java Developer
3 18 (20.22%) Business Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) QA Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Tester
7 5 (5.62%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.49%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 4 (4.49%) PHP Zend Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Agile Tester
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (39.33%) HTML
2 26 (29.21%) Web Services
2 26 (29.21%) REST
3 18 (20.22%) CSS
4 17 (19.10%) XML
4 17 (19.10%) .NET
5 14 (15.73%) RESTful
6 9 (10.11%) JAX-RS
7 8 (8.99%) Hibernate
8 7 (7.87%) jQuery
8 7 (7.87%) Spring
9 5 (5.62%) Sass
9 5 (5.62%) Doctrine
9 5 (5.62%) LAMP
9 5 (5.62%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.49%) JSON
10 4 (4.49%) CodeIgniter
10 4 (4.49%) NHibernate
10 4 (4.49%) J2EE
10 4 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.87%) User Experience
4 4 (4.49%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Linux
1 18 (20.22%) UNIX
1 18 (20.22%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (84.27%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (76.40%) TDD
3 29 (32.58%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (26.97%) Open Source
5 22 (24.72%) Web Design
6 18 (20.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 16 (17.98%) Project Management
8 15 (16.85%) Software Delivery
8 15 (16.85%) Scrum
9 14 (15.73%) Web Development
9 14 (15.73%) MVC
10 13 (14.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (14.61%) Test Automation
11 12 (13.48%) Product Management
12 11 (12.36%) Automated Testing
13 10 (11.24%) Pair Programming
14 9 (10.11%) Change Management
15 8 (8.99%) Business Analysis
15 8 (8.99%) Waterfall
16 7 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (49.44%) Java
2 26 (29.21%) SQL
3 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.48%) Ruby
5 11 (12.36%) C#
6 6 (6.74%) PHP
7 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.37%) Scala
9 2 (2.25%) Python
10 1 (1.12%) Clojure
10 1 (1.12%) XPath
10 1 (1.12%) PHP5
10 1 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.25%) ISEB
3 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Salt
1 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.12%) Capistrano
1 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) Oracle
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.62%) Zend
4 1 (1.12%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.12%) IBM
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