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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 103 93 102
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 1.10% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.52% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £265 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
2339 1840 1547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.86% 72.21% 71.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 938 823
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 22 23
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.18 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +4 18 £388 +13.97% 1
Glasgow -12 11 £350 -11.11% 4
Dundee - - - -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (72.00%) TDD
3 27 (54.00%) SQL
3 27 (54.00%) Jenkins
4 25 (50.00%) Selenium
5 24 (48.00%) Maven
5 24 (48.00%) Scrum
6 23 (46.00%) Java
7 21 (42.00%) JSON
8 20 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (38.00%) Cucumber
10 18 (36.00%) RESTful
11 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
11 17 (34.00%) Ant
12 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
12 14 (28.00%) HTML
13 13 (26.00%) JIRA
14 12 (24.00%) XML
14 12 (24.00%) Hudson
15 11 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (22.00%) Relational Database
15 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (22.00%) Finance
15 11 (22.00%) SOA
15 11 (22.00%) XML Schema
15 11 (22.00%) FitNesse
15 11 (22.00%) WebDriver
16 10 (20.00%) Open Source
16 10 (20.00%) XPath
16 10 (20.00%) CSS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (12.00%) JBoss
2 5 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Alfresco
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) Sitefinity
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.00%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (54.00%) Jenkins
2 25 (50.00%) Selenium
3 24 (48.00%) Maven
4 19 (38.00%) Cucumber
5 17 (34.00%) Ant
6 13 (26.00%) JIRA
7 12 (24.00%) Hudson
8 11 (22.00%) FitNesse
8 11 (22.00%) WebDriver
9 7 (14.00%) Eclipse
9 7 (14.00%) Artifactory
10 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
11 5 (10.00%) Calabash
11 5 (10.00%) Gradle
12 4 (8.00%) Appium
12 4 (8.00%) MSTest
13 3 (6.00%) Moq
13 3 (6.00%) Mercurial
13 3 (6.00%) Xcode
13 3 (6.00%) NUnit
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (22.00%) Senior Developer
4 9 (18.00%) Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (16.00%) Tester
6 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.00%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Agile Coach
10 1 (2.00%) QA Analyst
10 1 (2.00%) Test Leader
10 1 (2.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) JSON
2 18 (36.00%) RESTful
3 14 (28.00%) HTML
4 12 (24.00%) XML
5 11 (22.00%) XML Schema
6 10 (20.00%) CSS
7 6 (12.00%) Web Services
7 6 (12.00%) .NET
7 6 (12.00%) jQuery
8 5 (10.00%) Spring
9 4 (8.00%) REST
9 4 (8.00%) JSP
10 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
10 3 (6.00%) Ajax
10 3 (6.00%) CSS3
10 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
10 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
11 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
11 2 (4.00%) Spring MVC
12 1 (2.00%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) UNIX
2 6 (12.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (72.00%) TDD
3 24 (48.00%) Scrum
4 20 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (22.00%) SOA
7 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
7 9 (18.00%) User Stories
8 8 (16.00%) Kanban
9 7 (14.00%) MVC
10 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.00%) OOD
12 4 (8.00%) iOS Development
12 4 (8.00%) Refactoring
13 3 (6.00%) Compatibility Testing
13 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
13 3 (6.00%) OO
13 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) SQL
2 23 (46.00%) Java
3 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.00%) XPath
5 5 (10.00%) C#
6 2 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
1 1 (2.00%) IBM
1 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.00%) Twitter
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