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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 64 110 127
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 72 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.91% 0.81% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 1.00% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 5
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £323 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
BDD
UK

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
2057 2607 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.11% 81.47% 79.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 1321 1158
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 61 36
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% +27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.35 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +36 57 £388 +3.33% 7
Glasgow +8 13 £375 +7.14% 9
West Lothian +11 2 £425 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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.

1 109 (85.16%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (66.41%) Scrum
3 73 (57.03%) TDD
3 73 (57.03%) Java
4 53 (41.41%) JavaScript
5 50 (39.06%) Python
6 49 (38.28%) JIRA
7 47 (36.72%) Kanban
7 47 (36.72%) AngularJS
8 41 (32.03%) SQL
9 39 (30.47%) Jenkins
10 37 (28.91%) PostGIS
11 35 (27.34%) Selenium
12 34 (26.56%) GeoServer
13 33 (25.78%) Cucumber
14 32 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (25.00%) Linux
14 32 (25.00%) GIS
15 31 (24.22%) HTML
16 30 (23.44%) CSS
16 30 (23.44%) Web Services
16 30 (23.44%) Open Source
16 30 (23.44%) JBehave
17 29 (22.66%) NoSQL
17 29 (22.66%) User Stories
17 29 (22.66%) OpenLayers
18 28 (21.88%) Gradle
19 27 (21.09%) Maven
20 24 (18.75%) ESRI
21 22 (17.19%) Hudson

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 34 (26.56%) GeoServer
2 7 (5.47%) JBoss
3 5 (3.91%) ArcGIS
3 5 (3.91%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.13%) CMS
5 3 (2.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) HTTP
2 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.00%) GIS
2 29 (22.66%) NoSQL
3 20 (15.63%) MongoDB
4 19 (14.84%) Spatial Data
5 11 (8.59%) QGIS
6 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.91%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (38.28%) JIRA
2 39 (30.47%) Jenkins
3 35 (27.34%) Selenium
4 33 (25.78%) Cucumber
5 30 (23.44%) JBehave
6 28 (21.88%) Gradle
7 27 (21.09%) Maven
8 22 (17.19%) Git (software)
8 22 (17.19%) Hudson
9 16 (12.50%) Bower
9 16 (12.50%) Subversion
10 13 (10.16%) WebDriver
11 7 (5.47%) DBeaver
12 5 (3.91%) Cobertura
12 5 (3.91%) JUnit
13 3 (2.34%) GitLab
14 2 (1.56%) Artifactory
14 2 (1.56%) LoadRunner
14 2 (1.56%) LoadUI
14 2 (1.56%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (2.34%) Banking
2 2 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (46.88%) Developer
2 29 (22.66%) Analyst
3 24 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 21 (16.41%) GIS Developer
5 17 (13.28%) Test Analyst
6 16 (12.50%) Scrum Master
6 16 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 13 (10.16%) Senior Developer
8 12 (9.38%) Agile Business Analyst
8 12 (9.38%) Business Analyst
9 10 (7.81%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (6.25%) Tester
11 6 (4.69%) Agile Developer
11 6 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
12 5 (3.91%) Automation Tester
12 5 (3.91%) QA Tester
13 4 (3.13%) Agile Java Developer
13 4 (3.13%) Architect
13 4 (3.13%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.72%) AngularJS
2 37 (28.91%) PostGIS
3 31 (24.22%) HTML
4 30 (23.44%) CSS
4 30 (23.44%) Web Services
5 29 (22.66%) OpenLayers
6 22 (17.19%) Leaflet
7 19 (14.84%) Node.js
8 18 (14.06%) Sass
9 17 (13.28%) jQuery
9 17 (13.28%) REST
10 14 (10.94%) XML
11 13 (10.16%) Spring
12 12 (9.38%) Java EE
13 11 (8.59%) Flask
14 10 (7.81%) Hibernate
14 10 (7.81%) JPA
15 8 (6.25%) RESTful
16 7 (5.47%) Gherkin
16 7 (5.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) User Experience
2 11 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.91%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.13%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.56%) Photography
6 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (2.34%) Unix
3 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (85.16%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (66.41%) Scrum
3 73 (57.03%) TDD
4 47 (36.72%) Kanban
5 32 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (23.44%) Open Source
7 29 (22.66%) User Stories
8 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
9 16 (12.50%) SDLC
10 15 (11.72%) Unit Testing
11 14 (10.94%) Domain-Driven Design
11 14 (10.94%) Front End Development
11 14 (10.94%) Microservices
12 13 (10.16%) Product Management
12 13 (10.16%) Software Engineering
13 11 (8.59%) Manual Testing
13 11 (8.59%) Mentoring
14 10 (7.81%) Project Management
14 10 (7.81%) Wireframes
15 9 (7.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (57.03%) Java
2 53 (41.41%) JavaScript
3 50 (39.06%) Python
4 41 (32.03%) SQL
5 16 (12.50%) CoffeeScript
5 16 (12.50%) Perl
6 12 (9.38%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.13%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) C#
8 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) Degree
2 5 (3.91%) ISEB
2 5 (3.91%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.84%) QA
2 12 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) GeoWebCache
2 6 (4.69%) Docker
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) BladeLogic
2 4 (3.13%) Ansible
3 2 (1.56%) Graphite
3 2 (1.56%) Kibana
3 2 (1.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.78%) Mesos
Vendors
1 24 (18.75%) ESRI
2 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.94%) VMware
3 6 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (1.56%) Red Hat