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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 106 113 105
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 21 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.35% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £370 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
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
2074 1724 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.89% 68.79% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 870 842
Average daily rate £375 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 61 53
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £9.48 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £38.80 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 - 9 £381 - 3
Glasgow -4 8 £375 +1.35% 4
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 27 (77.14%) TDD
2 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (45.71%) Java
3 16 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (40.00%) Scrum
5 12 (34.29%) HTML
5 12 (34.29%) Selenium
6 11 (31.43%) CSS
7 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
8 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
8 9 (25.71%) jQuery
9 8 (22.86%) JIRA
9 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
10 7 (20.00%) XML
10 7 (20.00%) Python
10 7 (20.00%) MVC
11 6 (17.14%) Finance
11 6 (17.14%) OO
11 6 (17.14%) Oracle
11 6 (17.14%) Ruby
11 6 (17.14%) RESTful
11 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
11 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (14.29%) Zephyr
12 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 5 (14.29%) Test Management
12 5 (14.29%) FitNesse
12 5 (14.29%) QA
12 5 (14.29%) Spring

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 3 (8.57%) Umbraco
1 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
1 3 (8.57%) JBoss
2 2 (5.71%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (5.71%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Process Server
2 2 (5.71%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) Sitefinity
3 1 (2.86%) Drupal
3 1 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Selenium
2 10 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 8 (22.86%) JIRA
4 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
5 5 (14.29%) Zephyr
5 5 (14.29%) FitNesse
5 5 (14.29%) Maven
5 5 (14.29%) Ant
6 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.71%) JUnit
7 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.71%) MSTest
7 2 (5.71%) RSpec
7 2 (5.71%) JBehave
7 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.86%) Calabash
8 1 (2.86%) Moq
8 1 (2.86%) Hudson
8 1 (2.86%) Cobertura
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Ruby Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) HTML
2 11 (31.43%) CSS
3 9 (25.71%) jQuery
4 7 (20.00%) XML
5 6 (17.14%) RESTful
6 5 (14.29%) Spring
7 4 (11.43%) Web Services
7 4 (11.43%) .NET
7 4 (11.43%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (11.43%) JSON
8 3 (8.57%) Ajax
8 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
8 3 (8.57%) J2EE
8 3 (8.57%) XML Schema
9 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
9 2 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (5.71%) Middleware
9 2 (5.71%) JMS
9 2 (5.71%) JSP
9 2 (5.71%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Open Source
3 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) DataPower
4 2 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) iPad
5 1 (2.86%) iPhone
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
1 4 (11.43%) AIX
1 4 (11.43%) Solaris
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) TDD
2 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (40.00%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) MVC
6 6 (17.14%) OO
7 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Test Management
7 5 (14.29%) SOA
8 4 (11.43%) Pair Programming
8 4 (11.43%) Kanban
8 4 (11.43%) Test Planning
8 4 (11.43%) User Stories
9 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.57%) Web Development
9 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
9 3 (8.57%) AOP
10 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.00%) Python
4 6 (17.14%) Ruby
5 5 (14.29%) C#
5 5 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (8.57%) XPath
6 3 (8.57%) PHP
7 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.71%) Perl
7 2 (5.71%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (2.86%) Scala
8 1 (2.86%) AspectJ
8 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) IBM
2 2 (5.71%) Yahoo!
2 2 (5.71%) Google
2 2 (5.71%) Kony
2 2 (5.71%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
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