The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 45 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 31 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.91% 2.76% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 3.63% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 20
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
846 688 809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 79.51% 75.85% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 375 481
Average daily rate £340 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £38.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.47% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £29.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
West Yorkshire

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 24 July 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 50 (72.46%) TDD
2 34 (49.28%) Java
3 30 (43.48%) Test Scripting
4 29 (42.03%) C#
5 25 (36.23%) Scrum
6 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (34.78%) SQL
6 24 (34.78%) User Stories
7 23 (33.33%) QA
7 23 (33.33%) Selenium
8 21 (30.43%) .NET
9 18 (26.09%) PHP
9 18 (26.09%) Cucumber
10 16 (23.19%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (20.29%) Ruby
11 14 (20.29%) ISEB
12 13 (18.84%) Test Automation
12 13 (18.84%) WebDriver
13 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
14 9 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (13.04%) JBehave
15 8 (11.59%) SoapUI
15 8 (11.59%) XML
16 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
16 7 (10.14%) Linux
16 7 (10.14%) MVC
17 6 (8.70%) Manual Testing
17 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
17 6 (8.70%) Windows
17 6 (8.70%) C++

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1 (1.45%) CMS
1 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.25%) MySQL
2 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.45%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Selenium
2 18 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 13 (18.84%) WebDriver
4 9 (13.04%) JBehave
5 8 (11.59%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.25%) Maven
7 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.80%) RSpec
7 4 (5.80%) JIRA
7 4 (5.80%) JMeter
8 1 (1.45%) Behat
General
1 1 (1.45%) Finance
1 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Tester
2 18 (26.09%) Manual Tester
3 17 (24.64%) Functional Tester
3 17 (24.64%) Developer
4 12 (17.39%) Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Test Analyst
6 7 (10.14%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Automated Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.80%) Functional Test Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.35%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Web Applications Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.43%) .NET
2 8 (11.59%) XML
3 6 (8.70%) HTML
3 6 (8.70%) CSS
4 5 (7.25%) Web Services
5 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.80%) jQuery
6 3 (4.35%) J2EE
6 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.90%) WPF
7 2 (2.90%) Symfony
7 2 (2.90%) Spring
8 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.45%) Middleware
8 1 (1.45%) J2SE
8 1 (1.45%) JDBC
8 1 (1.45%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.45%) REST
8 1 (1.45%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Windows
3 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (72.46%) TDD
2 30 (43.48%) Test Scripting
3 25 (36.23%) Scrum
4 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (34.78%) User Stories
5 13 (18.84%) Test Automation
6 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
7 9 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.14%) MVC
9 6 (8.70%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.25%) OOP
10 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.25%) DevOps
11 4 (5.80%) Automation Testing
11 4 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (5.80%) Waterfall
11 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.80%) OO
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) Java
2 29 (42.03%) C#
3 24 (34.78%) SQL
4 18 (26.09%) PHP
5 14 (20.29%) Ruby
6 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.70%) C++
8 4 (5.80%) Python
9 3 (4.35%) Perl
9 3 (4.35%) PHP5
9 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) ISEB
2 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Puppet
1 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle
2 2 (2.90%) Zend
3 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
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