The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 59 114 116
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 68 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.04% 0.67% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 0.82% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 9
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £535 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
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
1850 2681 2236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.63% 81.84% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1400 1155
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £269 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 61 30
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +37 50 £400 -3.03% 6
Glasgow +19 14 £375 +4.16% 3
Fife - 3 - -
West Lothian +7 1 £425 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for BDD.

1 115 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (63.70%) Scrum
3 75 (55.56%) Java
4 73 (54.07%) TDD
5 56 (41.48%) JIRA
6 53 (39.26%) Python
7 52 (38.52%) JavaScript
8 48 (35.56%) Kanban
8 48 (35.56%) AngularJS
9 40 (29.63%) PostGIS
10 38 (28.15%) Jenkins
10 38 (28.15%) SQL
11 37 (27.41%) GeoServer
12 36 (26.67%) Selenium
12 36 (26.67%) Cucumber
13 33 (24.44%) GIS
13 33 (24.44%) Open Source
13 33 (24.44%) User Stories
13 33 (24.44%) OpenLayers
14 32 (23.70%) JBehave
14 32 (23.70%) Maven
15 31 (22.96%) Web Services
15 31 (22.96%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (22.96%) Gradle
16 30 (22.22%) Linux
17 28 (20.74%) ESRI
17 28 (20.74%) NoSQL
18 27 (20.00%) HTML
18 27 (20.00%) CSS
19 26 (19.26%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (27.41%) GeoServer
2 7 (5.19%) JBoss
3 5 (3.70%) ArcGIS
4 4 (2.96%) CMS
4 4 (2.96%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.22%) Drupal
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.44%) GIS
2 28 (20.74%) NoSQL
3 18 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 18 (13.33%) Spatial Data
4 10 (7.41%) QGIS
5 8 (5.93%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (41.48%) JIRA
2 38 (28.15%) Jenkins
3 36 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 36 (26.67%) Selenium
4 32 (23.70%) JBehave
4 32 (23.70%) Maven
5 31 (22.96%) Gradle
6 22 (16.30%) Hudson
7 21 (15.56%) Git (software)
8 15 (11.11%) Bower
8 15 (11.11%) Subversion
9 11 (8.15%) WebDriver
10 7 (5.19%) DBeaver
11 5 (3.70%) JUnit
12 4 (2.96%) Cobertura
12 4 (2.96%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.96%) LoadUI
12 4 (2.96%) NeoLoad
13 3 (2.22%) Artifactory
14 2 (1.48%) GitLab
General
1 3 (2.22%) Banking
2 2 (1.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (44.44%) Developer
2 35 (25.93%) Analyst
3 23 (17.04%) Test Analyst
4 22 (16.30%) GIS Developer
5 20 (14.81%) Java Developer
6 18 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (12.59%) Scrum Master
8 12 (8.89%) Agile Business Analyst
8 12 (8.89%) Business Analyst
9 11 (8.15%) Senior Developer
10 9 (6.67%) Tester
11 8 (5.93%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (5.19%) Automation Tester
13 6 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
14 5 (3.70%) Agile Developer
15 4 (2.96%) Data Architect
15 4 (2.96%) QA Analyst
15 4 (2.96%) QA Test Analyst
15 4 (2.96%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (35.56%) AngularJS
2 40 (29.63%) PostGIS
3 33 (24.44%) OpenLayers
4 31 (22.96%) Web Services
5 27 (20.00%) CSS
5 27 (20.00%) HTML
6 26 (19.26%) Leaflet
7 17 (12.59%) Node.js
7 17 (12.59%) REST
7 17 (12.59%) Sass
8 16 (11.85%) jQuery
9 14 (10.37%) XML
10 12 (8.89%) Spring
11 11 (8.15%) Java EE
12 10 (7.41%) Flask
12 10 (7.41%) Hibernate
12 10 (7.41%) JPA
13 9 (6.67%) RESTful
14 7 (5.19%) JSON
14 7 (5.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) User Experience
2 11 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.70%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.96%) Minimum Viable Product
5 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.48%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.48%) Photography
7 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (2.22%) Unix
3 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (63.70%) Scrum
3 73 (54.07%) TDD
4 48 (35.56%) Kanban
5 33 (24.44%) Open Source
5 33 (24.44%) User Stories
6 31 (22.96%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (19.26%) Test Automation
8 15 (11.11%) Microservices
8 15 (11.11%) SDLC
9 14 (10.37%) Domain-Driven Design
9 14 (10.37%) Unit Testing
10 13 (9.63%) Front End Development
11 12 (8.89%) Manual Testing
11 12 (8.89%) Product Management
11 12 (8.89%) Software Engineering
12 11 (8.15%) Performance Testing
12 11 (8.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (7.41%) Automation Testing
13 10 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (55.56%) Java
2 53 (39.26%) Python
3 52 (38.52%) JavaScript
4 38 (28.15%) SQL
5 15 (11.11%) CoffeeScript
5 15 (11.11%) Perl
6 10 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.96%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) C#
8 1 (0.74%) Ruby
8 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.59%) Degree
2 9 (6.67%) ISEB
3 8 (5.93%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.56%) QA
2 13 (9.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.19%) GeoWebCache
2 5 (3.70%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) Ansible
1 4 (2.96%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.48%) Graphite
2 2 (1.48%) Kibana
2 2 (1.48%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.74%) Mesos
Vendors
1 28 (20.74%) ESRI
2 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.63%) VMware
3 5 (3.70%) Oracle
4 3 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.74%) HP