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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 99 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 26 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 0.92% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.27% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 7
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£375 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
2084 1737 1447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.82% 72.47% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 881 755
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.93 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.37% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 +11 17 £375 +23.96% 2
Glasgow -4 6 £325 -3.70% 1
West Lothian +3 3 £375 +8.69% 1
Dundee - - - -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 34 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (70.45%) TDD
3 21 (47.73%) Selenium
4 19 (43.18%) SQL
4 19 (43.18%) Scrum
5 18 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (40.91%) JSON
6 17 (38.64%) RESTful
6 17 (38.64%) Java
6 17 (38.64%) Jenkins
7 16 (36.36%) Cucumber
7 16 (36.36%) Maven
8 13 (29.55%) Ant
8 13 (29.55%) HTML
9 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 12 (27.27%) CSS
9 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
10 11 (25.00%) XML
10 11 (25.00%) SOA
10 11 (25.00%) Finance
10 11 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 10 (22.73%) XML Schema
11 10 (22.73%) FitNesse
12 9 (20.45%) XPath
12 9 (20.45%) QA
12 9 (20.45%) User Stories
12 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (18.18%) WebDriver
13 8 (18.18%) jQuery
13 8 (18.18%) MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 6 (13.64%) JBoss
2 5 (11.36%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.82%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.55%) CMS
4 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.27%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (2.27%) Alfresco
5 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.27%) Confluence
5 1 (2.27%) Sitefinity
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (47.73%) Selenium
2 17 (38.64%) Jenkins
3 16 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 16 (36.36%) Maven
4 13 (29.55%) Ant
5 10 (22.73%) FitNesse
6 8 (18.18%) WebDriver
7 7 (15.91%) JIRA
7 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
8 5 (11.36%) Hudson
9 4 (9.09%) MSTest
10 3 (6.82%) Moq
10 3 (6.82%) NUnit
10 3 (6.82%) Artifactory
10 3 (6.82%) TeamCity
10 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
10 3 (6.82%) Mercurial
11 2 (4.55%) Calabash
11 2 (4.55%) Gradle
12 1 (2.27%) Appium
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Tester
4 7 (15.91%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
9 1 (2.27%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) iOS Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior iOS Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) JSON
2 17 (38.64%) RESTful
3 13 (29.55%) HTML
4 12 (27.27%) CSS
5 11 (25.00%) XML
6 10 (22.73%) XML Schema
7 8 (18.18%) jQuery
8 7 (15.91%) .NET
9 6 (13.64%) Web Services
9 6 (13.64%) Spring
10 5 (11.36%) JSP
11 4 (9.09%) Ajax
12 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
12 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
12 3 (6.82%) CSS3
12 3 (6.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 2 (4.55%) HTML5
13 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
13 2 (4.55%) J2EE
13 2 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Open Source
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.27%) iPad
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) iPhone
4 1 (2.27%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.82%) UNIX
3 3 (6.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (70.45%) TDD
3 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 18 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 11 (25.00%) SOA
7 9 (20.45%) User Stories
8 8 (18.18%) MVC
9 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (13.64%) OO
10 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Kanban
11 3 (6.82%) Refactoring
11 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
12 2 (4.55%) Pair Programming
12 2 (4.55%) Content Management
12 2 (4.55%) OOD
12 2 (4.55%) Load Testing
12 2 (4.55%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 17 (38.64%) Java
3 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.45%) XPath
5 7 (15.91%) C#
6 4 (9.09%) Python
7 2 (4.55%) Ruby
7 2 (4.55%) Perl
8 1 (2.27%) PHP
8 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) IBM
2 1 (2.27%) Yahoo!
2 1 (2.27%) Google
2 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.27%) Kony
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
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