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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 106 105 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 21 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.36% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.52% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 3
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£381 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
2099 1729 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.50% 69.97% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 855 880
Average daily rate £379 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
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 38 50 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Glasgow -7 10 £375 -16.66% 3
Edinburgh +6 9 £375 -31.81% 1
Perth and Kinross - - - -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (86.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (64.00%) TDD
3 26 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (44.00%) HTML
5 21 (42.00%) CSS
6 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
7 18 (36.00%) Java
8 17 (34.00%) Linux
8 17 (34.00%) Mac OS X
8 17 (34.00%) Ruby
9 16 (32.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 16 (32.00%) Scrum
9 16 (32.00%) AIX
9 16 (32.00%) Solaris
10 12 (24.00%) JIRA
11 11 (22.00%) Web Development
11 11 (22.00%) Selenium
12 10 (20.00%) jQuery
12 10 (20.00%) Python
13 9 (18.00%) MVC
13 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
14 8 (16.00%) Pair Programming
15 7 (14.00%) JBoss
15 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
15 7 (14.00%) User Stories
16 6 (12.00%) Jasmine
16 6 (12.00%) Ember.js
16 6 (12.00%) CoffeeScript
16 6 (12.00%) Backbone.js
16 6 (12.00%) RSpec

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (10.00%) Confluence
2 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (4.00%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (4.00%) Apache
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.00%) GlassFish
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (2.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) JIRA
2 11 (22.00%) Selenium
3 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (12.00%) Jasmine
5 6 (12.00%) RSpec
5 6 (12.00%) Maven
6 5 (10.00%) Hudson
6 5 (10.00%) Cobertura
6 5 (10.00%) Zephyr
7 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (4.00%) Ant
7 2 (4.00%) JUnit
8 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.00%) MSTest
8 1 (2.00%) JBehave
8 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Ruby Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.00%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (10.00%) Build Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Programmer
8 2 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) PHP Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Systems Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) HTML
2 21 (42.00%) CSS
3 16 (32.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 10 (20.00%) jQuery
5 6 (12.00%) Ember.js
5 6 (12.00%) Backbone.js
6 5 (10.00%) XML
7 4 (8.00%) Web Services
7 4 (8.00%) Spring
8 3 (6.00%) Ajax
8 3 (6.00%) J2EE
8 3 (6.00%) RESTful
9 2 (4.00%) UIKit
9 2 (4.00%) Struts2
9 2 (4.00%) WebCenter
9 2 (4.00%) REST
9 2 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (4.00%) Middleware
9 2 (4.00%) JMS
9 2 (4.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.00%) DataPower
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Linux
1 17 (34.00%) Mac OS X
2 16 (32.00%) AIX
2 16 (32.00%) Solaris
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (86.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (64.00%) TDD
3 26 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (32.00%) Scrum
5 11 (22.00%) Web Development
6 9 (18.00%) MVC
7 8 (16.00%) Pair Programming
8 7 (14.00%) User Stories
9 6 (12.00%) DSDM
10 5 (10.00%) Test Management
10 5 (10.00%) OO
11 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
11 4 (8.00%) Kanban
12 3 (6.00%) Content Management
12 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
12 3 (6.00%) AOP
12 3 (6.00%) UML
12 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
12 3 (6.00%) Analytics
13 2 (4.00%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (36.00%) Java
3 17 (34.00%) Ruby
4 10 (20.00%) Python
5 6 (12.00%) CoffeeScript
6 4 (8.00%) PHP
7 3 (6.00%) SQL
8 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.00%) Perl
9 1 (2.00%) AspectJ
9 1 (2.00%) VBScript
9 1 (2.00%) C#
9 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Capistrano
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) JBoss
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Kony
3 2 (4.00%) Guidewire
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) Yahoo!
3 2 (4.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) ION Trading
4 1 (2.00%) HP
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