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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 112 123 102
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing BDD 22 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 7
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£350 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £289 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £383 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
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
2523 2151 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.59% 78.48% 71.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1125 881
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 34 42
Average hourly rate £34.80 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.55 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £152.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 13 £380 +8.57% 2
Glasgow +7 8 £350 -9.67% 9
West Lothian - 1 - -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 56 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (75.81%) TDD
3 32 (51.61%) Scrum
3 32 (51.61%) Jenkins
4 30 (48.39%) SQL
5 24 (38.71%) HTML
5 24 (38.71%) Java
5 24 (38.71%) Selenium
6 23 (37.10%) JavaScript
7 22 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (33.87%) Maven
9 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
9 18 (29.03%) Hudson
10 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
11 16 (25.81%) Kanban
12 15 (24.19%) JIRA
12 15 (24.19%) CSS
13 14 (22.58%) JSON
13 14 (22.58%) RESTful
13 14 (22.58%) WebDriver
14 13 (20.97%) XML
14 13 (20.97%) Ant
14 13 (20.97%) Finance
15 12 (19.35%) Open Source
16 11 (17.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (17.74%) User Stories
17 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
17 10 (16.13%) QA
18 9 (14.52%) Unit Testing
18 9 (14.52%) Git (software)

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (8.06%) Node.js
2 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) HTTP
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.06%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.61%) KDB
6 1 (1.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (51.61%) Jenkins
2 24 (38.71%) Selenium
3 21 (33.87%) Maven
4 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
4 18 (29.03%) Hudson
5 15 (24.19%) JIRA
6 14 (22.58%) WebDriver
7 13 (20.97%) Ant
8 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
9 7 (11.29%) FitNesse
10 6 (9.68%) Gradle
10 6 (9.68%) Artifactory
11 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
12 3 (4.84%) JMeter
12 3 (4.84%) Xcode
12 3 (4.84%) Calabash
12 3 (4.84%) Appium
13 2 (3.23%) Bower
13 2 (3.23%) Subversion
13 2 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Developer
2 12 (19.35%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Tester
3 9 (14.52%) Senior Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.06%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.45%) QA Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.71%) HTML
2 15 (24.19%) CSS
3 14 (22.58%) JSON
3 14 (22.58%) RESTful
4 13 (20.97%) XML
5 9 (14.52%) Web Services
5 9 (14.52%) XML Schema
6 7 (11.29%) .NET
7 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET
8 5 (8.06%) jQuery
8 5 (8.06%) CSS3
8 5 (8.06%) HTML5
8 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
9 4 (6.45%) REST
9 4 (6.45%) JSP
10 3 (4.84%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
10 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.23%) NHibernate
11 2 (3.23%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) User Experience
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.61%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) UNIX
1 9 (14.52%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) Android
2 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (75.81%) TDD
3 32 (51.61%) Scrum
4 22 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
6 16 (25.81%) Kanban
7 12 (19.35%) Open Source
8 11 (17.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (17.74%) User Stories
9 9 (14.52%) Unit Testing
9 9 (14.52%) SOA
10 8 (12.90%) OO
10 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (11.29%) OOD
11 7 (11.29%) MVC
12 6 (9.68%) Project Management
12 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
12 6 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (8.06%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) SQL
2 24 (38.71%) Java
3 23 (37.10%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.90%) XPath
5 6 (9.68%) C#
6 5 (8.06%) PHP
7 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.84%) Perl
9 2 (3.23%) Python
10 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Twitter
3 2 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) Sybase
4 1 (1.61%) IBM