The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 119 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.32% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £306
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2049 1762 1735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.69% 71.25% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
BDD
UK

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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 -16 8 £375 +7.14% 1
Glasgow +1 3 £300 -29.41% 7
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 29 (53.70%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (51.85%) TDD
3 25 (46.30%) HTML
3 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (44.44%) CSS
5 22 (40.74%) Scrum
6 20 (37.04%) JavaScript
7 18 (33.33%) Linux
8 17 (31.48%) Java
9 16 (29.63%) Selenium
10 15 (27.78%) Ruby
10 15 (27.78%) Ruby on Rails
10 15 (27.78%) Mac OS X
11 14 (25.93%) AIX
11 14 (25.93%) Solaris
11 14 (25.93%) JIRA
12 12 (22.22%) Maven
12 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
13 11 (20.37%) JSON
13 11 (20.37%) jQuery
13 11 (20.37%) JBoss
14 10 (18.52%) MVC
14 10 (18.52%) User Stories
15 9 (16.67%) RESTful
15 9 (16.67%) Web Development
15 9 (16.67%) Spring
16 8 (14.81%) Hibernate
16 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
16 8 (14.81%) Python
16 8 (14.81%) Web Services

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (9.26%) Alfresco
1 5 (9.26%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.56%) Informix
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Selenium
2 14 (25.93%) JIRA
3 12 (22.22%) Maven
3 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
5 6 (11.11%) Jasmine
5 6 (11.11%) Artifactory
6 5 (9.26%) Hudson
6 5 (9.26%) Cobertura
6 5 (9.26%) Zephyr
6 5 (9.26%) RSpec
7 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.70%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.70%) NetAdvantage
9 1 (1.85%) QUnit
9 1 (1.85%) Ant
9 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
1 3 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 9 (16.67%) Ruby Developer
3 7 (12.96%) ScrumMaster
4 5 (9.26%) Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Build Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Tester
6 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (3.70%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Perl Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.70%) WPF Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Agile Coach
8 1 (1.85%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) HTML
2 24 (44.44%) CSS
3 15 (27.78%) Ruby on Rails
4 11 (20.37%) JSON
4 11 (20.37%) jQuery
5 9 (16.67%) RESTful
5 9 (16.67%) Spring
6 8 (14.81%) Hibernate
6 8 (14.81%) Web Services
7 6 (11.11%) XHTML
7 6 (11.11%) Ember.js
7 6 (11.11%) Backbone.js
7 6 (11.11%) Gherkin
8 5 (9.26%) Spring Security
8 5 (9.26%) HTML5
9 4 (7.41%) CSS3
10 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (5.56%) XML
10 3 (5.56%) .NET
10 3 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Open Source
2 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Linux
2 15 (27.78%) Mac OS X
3 14 (25.93%) AIX
3 14 (25.93%) Solaris
4 3 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (53.70%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (51.85%) TDD
3 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (40.74%) Scrum
5 10 (18.52%) MVC
5 10 (18.52%) User Stories
6 9 (16.67%) Web Development
7 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Pair Programming
9 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.11%) SOA
9 6 (11.11%) DSDM
10 5 (9.26%) OO
10 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
10 5 (9.26%) Document Management
11 4 (7.41%) Test Management
12 3 (5.56%) DevOps
12 3 (5.56%) Analytics
12 3 (5.56%) Manual Testing
12 3 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) JavaScript
2 17 (31.48%) Java
3 15 (27.78%) Ruby
4 8 (14.81%) Python
5 5 (9.26%) CoffeeScript
5 5 (9.26%) SQL
6 4 (7.41%) Perl
7 3 (5.56%) C#
8 2 (3.70%) PHP
9 1 (1.85%) VBScript
9 1 (1.85%) Groovy
9 1 (1.85%) XPath
9 1 (1.85%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) JBoss
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.85%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.85%) ION Trading
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