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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 36 105 112
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 96 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.92% 0.74% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 0.94% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 11 12
Median daily rate £400 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £275 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
1584 2234 2192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.23% 79.02% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1197 1215
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +59 77 £425 +6.25% 4
Glasgow +15 13 £381 +25.00% 2
Fife - 4 £260 - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 157 (93.45%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (57.14%) Scrum
3 93 (55.36%) Java
4 91 (54.17%) TDD
5 74 (44.05%) Python
6 70 (41.67%) JIRA
7 57 (33.93%) Cucumber
8 55 (32.74%) JavaScript
9 49 (29.17%) AngularJS
10 46 (27.38%) Kanban
11 44 (26.19%) User Stories
12 42 (25.00%) Open Source
13 41 (24.40%) PostGIS
13 41 (24.40%) Maven
14 40 (23.81%) Selenium
15 39 (23.21%) Gradle
16 37 (22.02%) GIS
16 37 (22.02%) GeoServer
16 37 (22.02%) OpenLayers
17 36 (21.43%) ESRI
17 36 (21.43%) JBehave
18 35 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (20.83%) Leaflet
19 32 (19.05%) SQL
20 29 (17.26%) QA
20 29 (17.26%) Degree
21 27 (16.07%) Test Automation
21 27 (16.07%) Jenkins
22 25 (14.88%) DevOps
23 24 (14.29%) Web Services

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 37 (22.02%) GeoServer
2 4 (2.38%) CMS
3 3 (1.79%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.79%) JBoss
4 2 (1.19%) Drupal
4 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.02%) GIS
2 19 (11.31%) Spatial Data
3 16 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.17%) QGIS
5 4 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) HSQLDB
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (41.67%) JIRA
2 57 (33.93%) Cucumber
3 41 (24.40%) Maven
4 40 (23.81%) Selenium
5 39 (23.21%) Gradle
6 36 (21.43%) JBehave
7 27 (16.07%) Jenkins
8 14 (8.33%) Hudson
9 10 (5.95%) Git (software)
10 9 (5.36%) WebDriver
11 7 (4.17%) Protractor
12 6 (3.57%) Jasmine
13 5 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.38%) Grunt
14 4 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (2.38%) LoadRunner
14 4 (2.38%) LoadUI
14 4 (2.38%) NeoLoad
14 4 (2.38%) SpecFlow
15 3 (1.79%) Bower
General
1 7 (4.17%) Finance
2 4 (2.38%) Banking
2 4 (2.38%) Publishing
3 3 (1.79%) Local Government
3 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.19%) Electronics
4 2 (1.19%) Marketing
4 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.60%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (41.07%) Developer
2 38 (22.62%) Analyst
3 30 (17.86%) Java Developer
4 27 (16.07%) Test Analyst
5 24 (14.29%) Scrum Master
6 19 (11.31%) Senior Analyst
6 19 (11.31%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (10.12%) Python Developer
8 16 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (7.74%) Tester
10 12 (7.14%) Automation Tester
11 11 (6.55%) Business Analyst
11 11 (6.55%) GIS Developer
11 11 (6.55%) Open Source Developer
12 10 (5.95%) Angular Developer
12 10 (5.95%) Consultant
13 8 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
13 8 (4.76%) QA Analyst
13 8 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
14 7 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (29.17%) AngularJS
2 41 (24.40%) PostGIS
3 37 (22.02%) OpenLayers
4 35 (20.83%) Leaflet
5 24 (14.29%) Web Services
6 15 (8.93%) HTML
6 15 (8.93%) REST
7 14 (8.33%) CSS
8 13 (7.74%) RESTful
9 12 (7.14%) Spring
10 8 (4.76%) Gherkin
10 8 (4.76%) React
11 7 (4.17%) Hibernate
11 7 (4.17%) HTML5
12 6 (3.57%) Node.js
12 6 (3.57%) Sass
13 5 (2.98%) Velocity
14 4 (2.38%) JPA
14 4 (2.38%) jQuery
14 4 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.90%) User Experience
2 11 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.79%) Fintech
3 3 (1.79%) Minimum Viable Product
3 3 (1.79%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.19%) iPad
4 2 (1.19%) iPhone
5 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.60%) Unix
3 1 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (93.45%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (57.14%) Scrum
3 91 (54.17%) TDD
4 46 (27.38%) Kanban
5 44 (26.19%) User Stories
6 42 (25.00%) Open Source
7 35 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (16.07%) Test Automation
9 25 (14.88%) DevOps
10 20 (11.90%) SDLC
11 18 (10.71%) PRINCE2
12 17 (10.12%) Migration
13 16 (9.52%) Microservices
14 15 (8.93%) Data Migration
15 14 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
15 14 (8.33%) Performance Testing
15 14 (8.33%) Waterfall
16 13 (7.74%) Open Source Development
16 13 (7.74%) Project Management
17 11 (6.55%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (55.36%) Java
2 74 (44.05%) Python
3 55 (32.74%) JavaScript
4 32 (19.05%) SQL
5 4 (2.38%) ES6
6 3 (1.79%) Perl
7 2 (1.19%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.19%) Clojure
7 2 (1.19%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.19%) PHP
7 2 (1.19%) Scala
8 1 (0.60%) C#
8 1 (0.60%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.60%) Ruby
8 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (17.26%) Degree
2 15 (8.93%) ISEB
3 10 (5.95%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.19%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) HND
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.26%) QA
2 12 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.98%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) Ansible
2 2 (1.19%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Graphite
3 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.60%) Kibana
Vendors
1 36 (21.43%) ESRI
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.19%) Apple
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle
3 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.19%) SAP
3 2 (1.19%) Twitter
4 1 (0.60%) HP
4 1 (0.60%) Progress
4 1 (0.60%) VMware
Dunfermline, Fife
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago