The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 111 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 18 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.46% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £349 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
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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
2114 1726 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.53% 69.74% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 892 770
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 41
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +75.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.94 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh - 10 £400 - 2
Glasgow -5 4 £375 +1.35% 3
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 28 (71.79%) TDD
2 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (51.28%) Java
3 20 (51.28%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (41.03%) HTML
5 15 (38.46%) CSS
5 15 (38.46%) Scrum
6 14 (35.90%) Selenium
7 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 11 (28.21%) jQuery
9 10 (25.64%) RESTful
9 10 (25.64%) Finance
10 9 (23.08%) MVC
10 9 (23.08%) JSON
10 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
11 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
11 8 (20.51%) Maven
12 7 (17.95%) SQL
12 7 (17.95%) Ant
12 7 (17.95%) Web Services
12 7 (17.95%) XML
12 7 (17.95%) Python
12 7 (17.95%) Spring
13 6 (15.38%) JIRA
13 6 (15.38%) Ruby
13 6 (15.38%) OO
13 6 (15.38%) Oracle
13 6 (15.38%) C#
13 6 (15.38%) SOA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (12.82%) JBoss
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.69%) Umbraco
3 2 (5.13%) GlassFish
3 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) CMS
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (2.56%) Sitefinity
4 1 (2.56%) Confluence
4 1 (2.56%) Alfresco
4 1 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.56%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 8 (20.51%) Maven
5 7 (17.95%) Ant
6 6 (15.38%) JIRA
7 5 (12.82%) FitNesse
8 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
9 3 (7.69%) Hudson
9 3 (7.69%) MSTest
9 3 (7.69%) Zephyr
9 3 (7.69%) Eclipse
10 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
10 2 (5.13%) NUnit
10 2 (5.13%) JUnit
10 2 (5.13%) Calabash
10 2 (5.13%) Jasmine
10 2 (5.13%) Gradle
10 2 (5.13%) RSpec
10 2 (5.13%) JBehave
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Tester
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Ruby Developer
6 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Programmer
8 2 (5.13%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Automation Specialist
9 1 (2.56%) iOS Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) HTML
2 15 (38.46%) CSS
3 11 (28.21%) jQuery
4 10 (25.64%) RESTful
5 9 (23.08%) JSON
6 7 (17.95%) Web Services
6 7 (17.95%) XML
6 7 (17.95%) Spring
7 5 (12.82%) .NET
7 5 (12.82%) JSP
8 4 (10.26%) Ajax
8 4 (10.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (7.69%) XML Schema
9 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
9 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 3 (7.69%) J2EE
10 2 (5.13%) Dojo
10 2 (5.13%) Spring Web Flow
10 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (5.13%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Open Source
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.13%) DataPower
4 2 (5.13%) Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) AIX
1 4 (10.26%) Solaris
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
1 4 (10.26%) Mac OS X
1 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) Android
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) TDD
2 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (51.28%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (38.46%) Scrum
5 9 (23.08%) MVC
6 6 (15.38%) OO
6 6 (15.38%) SOA
6 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) User Stories
7 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Kanban
8 4 (10.26%) Pair Programming
8 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.69%) AOP
9 3 (7.69%) Web Development
9 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Test Management
10 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) Python
4 6 (15.38%) Ruby
4 6 (15.38%) C#
5 3 (7.69%) PHP
5 3 (7.69%) XPath
6 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.13%) Perl
6 2 (5.13%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.56%) AspectJ
7 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Yahoo!
2 2 (5.13%) Google
2 2 (5.13%) IBM
2 2 (5.13%) Guidewire
2 2 (5.13%) Kony
3 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
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