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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 118 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2095 1752 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.29% 70.11% 66.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1060 891 835
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 70
Average hourly rate £20.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.31% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -6 7 £350 -36.36% 3
Glasgow -17 3 £406 -7.14% 2
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (56.82%) TDD
1 25 (56.82%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (43.18%) HTML
3 18 (40.91%) CSS
3 18 (40.91%) Linux
3 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (36.36%) Mac OS X
4 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 16 (36.36%) Ruby
4 16 (36.36%) Ruby on Rails
5 15 (34.09%) AIX
5 15 (34.09%) Solaris
6 13 (29.55%) Scrum
6 13 (29.55%) JIRA
7 12 (27.27%) Java
8 10 (22.73%) Selenium
9 9 (20.45%) Web Development
9 9 (20.45%) User Stories
10 8 (18.18%) Python
10 8 (18.18%) MVC
11 7 (15.91%) Pair Programming
11 7 (15.91%) jQuery
11 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
12 6 (13.64%) Jasmine
12 6 (13.64%) Ember.js
12 6 (13.64%) Maven
12 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
12 6 (13.64%) Backbone.js
12 6 (13.64%) JBoss
12 6 (13.64%) DSDM

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (11.36%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.27%) Alfresco
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.55%) Informix
3 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) JIRA
2 10 (22.73%) Selenium
3 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.64%) Jasmine
4 6 (13.64%) Maven
4 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 5 (11.36%) Hudson
5 5 (11.36%) Cobertura
5 5 (11.36%) RSpec
5 5 (11.36%) Zephyr
6 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.27%) Ant
7 1 (2.27%) JUnit
7 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.27%) NetAdvantage
7 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.27%) QUnit
7 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
1 3 (6.82%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Ruby Developer
3 6 (13.64%) ScrumMaster
4 5 (11.36%) Build Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Perl Developer
7 1 (2.27%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) HTML
2 18 (40.91%) CSS
3 16 (36.36%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (15.91%) jQuery
5 6 (13.64%) Ember.js
5 6 (13.64%) Backbone.js
6 4 (9.09%) JSON
7 3 (6.82%) Web Services
7 3 (6.82%) XML
7 3 (6.82%) HTML5
7 3 (6.82%) RESTful
8 2 (4.55%) CSS3
8 2 (4.55%) Spring
8 2 (4.55%) XHTML
9 1 (2.27%) XSLT
9 1 (2.27%) .NET
9 1 (2.27%) J2EE
9 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.27%) LAMP
9 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.27%) Open Source
1 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Linux
2 16 (36.36%) Mac OS X
3 15 (34.09%) AIX
3 15 (34.09%) Solaris
4 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) TDD
1 25 (56.82%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) Scrum
4 9 (20.45%) Web Development
4 9 (20.45%) User Stories
5 8 (18.18%) MVC
6 7 (15.91%) Pair Programming
7 6 (13.64%) DSDM
8 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.09%) Test Management
9 3 (6.82%) OO
9 3 (6.82%) Content Management
9 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Analytics
10 2 (4.55%) DevOps
10 2 (4.55%) Agile Testing
10 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.55%) Software Architecture
10 2 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 16 (36.36%) Ruby
2 12 (27.27%) Java
3 8 (18.18%) Python
4 5 (11.36%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
5 3 (6.82%) PHP
5 3 (6.82%) SQL
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) VBScript
6 1 (2.27%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Capistrano
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) JBoss
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) Infragistics
3 1 (2.27%) ION Trading
3 1 (2.27%) Guidewire
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