The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK / Scotland
Rank 49 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 62 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.60% 1.05% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 1.27% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 13
Median daily rate £421 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £314 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £518 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1446 2132 2230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.97% 82.76% 81.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 1151 1260
Median daily rate £388 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 41
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +76.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £50.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +34 44 £450 +15.75% 4
Fife - 12 £265 -
Moray - 4 £275 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for BDD.

1 153 (95.03%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (59.63%) TDD
3 91 (56.52%) Java
4 88 (54.66%) Scrum
5 71 (44.10%) Python
6 58 (36.02%) Cucumber
7 52 (32.30%) AngularJS
7 52 (32.30%) JavaScript
8 49 (30.43%) Selenium
9 44 (27.33%) JIRA
10 41 (25.47%) Kanban
11 40 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (20.50%) User Stories
13 31 (19.25%) Test Automation
14 30 (18.63%) Open Source
15 29 (18.01%) Gradle
16 28 (17.39%) GIS
16 28 (17.39%) Maven
16 28 (17.39%) PostGIS
17 27 (16.77%) OpenLayers
18 26 (16.15%) SQL
19 25 (15.53%) ESRI
19 25 (15.53%) Jenkins
19 25 (15.53%) Leaflet
19 25 (15.53%) DevOps
19 25 (15.53%) JBehave
19 25 (15.53%) GeoServer
20 24 (14.91%) QA
21 23 (14.29%) Web Services
22 22 (13.66%) SDLC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (15.53%) GeoServer
2 5 (3.11%) JBoss
3 4 (2.48%) Apache
4 3 (1.86%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.39%) GIS
2 21 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 17 (10.56%) Spatial Data
4 5 (3.11%) QGIS
5 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) HSQLDB
5 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (36.02%) Cucumber
2 49 (30.43%) Selenium
3 44 (27.33%) JIRA
4 29 (18.01%) Gradle
5 28 (17.39%) Maven
6 25 (15.53%) JBehave
6 25 (15.53%) Jenkins
7 13 (8.07%) Git (software)
8 11 (6.83%) WebDriver
9 9 (5.59%) Hudson
10 8 (4.97%) Subversion
11 7 (4.35%) Protractor
12 6 (3.73%) Jasmine
13 5 (3.11%) Bower
14 4 (2.48%) Grunt
14 4 (2.48%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (2.48%) SpecFlow
15 3 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 2 (1.24%) gulp
16 2 (1.24%) Xcode
General
1 12 (7.45%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Publishing
3 3 (1.86%) Local Government
3 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.24%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Electronics
4 2 (1.24%) Law
4 2 (1.24%) Marketing
4 2 (1.24%) Retail
4 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (39.75%) Developer
2 33 (20.50%) Java Developer
3 29 (18.01%) Analyst
4 23 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
5 19 (11.80%) Python Developer
5 19 (11.80%) Test Analyst
6 18 (11.18%) Angular Developer
6 18 (11.18%) Scrum Master
7 14 (8.70%) Automation Tester
7 14 (8.70%) Tester
8 13 (8.07%) Consultant
8 13 (8.07%) Open Source Developer
9 11 (6.83%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (6.83%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (6.21%) Business Analyst
10 10 (6.21%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.97%) GIS Developer
12 7 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
12 7 (4.35%) Test Consultant
13 6 (3.73%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (32.30%) AngularJS
2 28 (17.39%) PostGIS
3 27 (16.77%) OpenLayers
4 25 (15.53%) Leaflet
5 23 (14.29%) Web Services
6 21 (13.04%) Spring
7 20 (12.42%) HTML
8 19 (11.80%) CSS
9 16 (9.94%) REST
9 16 (9.94%) RESTful
10 13 (8.07%) Node.js
10 13 (8.07%) React
11 8 (4.97%) HTML5
11 8 (4.97%) jQuery
11 8 (4.97%) Sass
12 7 (4.35%) Spring Boot
13 6 (3.73%) Hibernate
14 5 (3.11%) CSS3
15 4 (2.48%) .NET
15 4 (2.48%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) User Experience
2 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.86%) Fintech
4 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.24%) iPad
4 2 (1.24%) iPhone
5 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (95.03%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (59.63%) TDD
3 88 (54.66%) Scrum
4 41 (25.47%) Kanban
5 40 (24.84%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (20.50%) User Stories
7 31 (19.25%) Test Automation
8 30 (18.63%) Open Source
9 25 (15.53%) DevOps
10 22 (13.66%) SDLC
11 15 (9.32%) Microservices
11 15 (9.32%) Open Source Development
12 14 (8.70%) Front End Development
12 14 (8.70%) PRINCE2
13 13 (8.07%) Continuous Deployment
13 13 (8.07%) Data Migration
13 13 (8.07%) Migration
14 12 (7.45%) OO
14 12 (7.45%) Project Management
15 10 (6.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 91 (56.52%) Java
2 71 (44.10%) Python
3 52 (32.30%) JavaScript
4 26 (16.15%) SQL
5 7 (4.35%) Scala
6 6 (3.73%) ES6
7 4 (2.48%) Perl
8 3 (1.86%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (1.86%) Ruby
9 2 (1.24%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.24%) Clojure
9 2 (1.24%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.62%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (9.94%) Degree
2 8 (4.97%) ISEB
2 8 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.48%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.91%) QA
2 11 (6.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.62%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) Puppet
2 5 (3.11%) Ansible
3 2 (1.24%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 25 (15.53%) ESRI
2 4 (2.48%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.24%) Apple
3 2 (1.24%) Oracle
3 2 (1.24%) SAP
3 2 (1.24%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.24%) Twitter
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.62%) Progress
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago