The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 26 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 4.63% 1.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.49% 1.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
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 - - £37.50
BDD
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 North Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
154 173 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 71.30% 73.00% 71.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 113 51
Average daily rate £400 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -92.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the North Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the North Yorkshire region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in North Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Harrogate - 6 £400 - 1
York -2 2 £413 +50.00%
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) TDD
3 10 (62.50%) Scrum
3 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) CSS
4 9 (56.25%) Ajax
4 9 (56.25%) jQuery
5 8 (50.00%) XHTML
6 6 (37.50%) Struts
6 6 (37.50%) JBoss
6 6 (37.50%) XML
6 6 (37.50%) XSL
6 6 (37.50%) XSLT
6 6 (37.50%) Java
6 6 (37.50%) MVC
6 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
6 6 (37.50%) XPath
6 6 (37.50%) Jasmine
7 5 (31.25%) RESTful
7 5 (31.25%) JSTL
7 5 (31.25%) Spring
7 5 (31.25%) CMS
7 5 (31.25%) J2EE
7 5 (31.25%) JSP
7 5 (31.25%) Servlets
8 4 (25.00%) DB2
8 4 (25.00%) J2SE
8 4 (25.00%) JMS
8 4 (25.00%) SOA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 6 (37.50%) JBoss
1 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (31.25%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jasmine
2 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (6.25%) Moq
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) PHP Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
1 10 (62.50%) CSS
2 9 (56.25%) Ajax
2 9 (56.25%) jQuery
3 8 (50.00%) XHTML
4 6 (37.50%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) XSL
4 6 (37.50%) XSLT
4 6 (37.50%) Struts
5 5 (31.25%) JSP
5 5 (31.25%) Servlets
5 5 (31.25%) J2EE
5 5 (31.25%) Spring
5 5 (31.25%) RESTful
5 5 (31.25%) JSTL
6 4 (25.00%) Spring MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (25.00%) J2SE
6 4 (25.00%) JMS
6 4 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) TDD
3 10 (62.50%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) MVC
5 4 (25.00%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (18.75%) Document Management
7 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (12.50%) Web Design
7 2 (12.50%) Content Management
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) OO PHP
8 1 (6.25%) DevOps
8 1 (6.25%) Line Management
8 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
8 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) XPath
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Zend
3 1 (6.25%) Nuxeo