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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 87 94 107
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing BDD 42 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.44% 1.23% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.66% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 9
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£360 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £383 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
2224 1870 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.35% 73.94% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 22 May 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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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 +8 25 £400 -5.88% 4
Glasgow -7 11 £350 -15.15% 2
West Lothian - 4 £313 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 57 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (66.67%) TDD
3 34 (51.52%) SQL
4 32 (48.48%) Jenkins
5 30 (45.45%) Selenium
6 29 (43.94%) Scrum
7 28 (42.42%) Java
8 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
9 26 (39.39%) HTML
9 26 (39.39%) Maven
10 24 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (33.33%) Test Automation
12 21 (31.82%) JSON
13 20 (30.30%) WebDriver
13 20 (30.30%) Cucumber
14 19 (28.79%) RESTful
15 18 (27.27%) JIRA
15 18 (27.27%) Ant
15 18 (27.27%) Hudson
16 17 (25.76%) CSS
17 15 (22.73%) Finance
18 12 (18.18%) Web Services
18 12 (18.18%) XML
18 12 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
18 12 (18.18%) User Stories
19 11 (16.67%) Linux
19 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
19 11 (16.67%) Open Source
19 11 (16.67%) Kanban
19 11 (16.67%) Unit Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.58%) JBoss
3 2 (3.03%) Node.js
4 1 (1.52%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
1 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (48.48%) Jenkins
2 30 (45.45%) Selenium
3 26 (39.39%) Maven
4 20 (30.30%) WebDriver
4 20 (30.30%) Cucumber
5 18 (27.27%) JIRA
5 18 (27.27%) Ant
5 18 (27.27%) Hudson
6 9 (13.64%) Git (software)
6 9 (13.64%) Artifactory
7 8 (12.12%) Gradle
7 8 (12.12%) FitNesse
8 5 (7.58%) Eclipse
9 4 (6.06%) MSTest
9 4 (6.06%) Calabash
9 4 (6.06%) Appium
10 3 (4.55%) Mercurial
10 3 (4.55%) Xcode
10 3 (4.55%) JMeter
11 2 (3.03%) NUnit
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Java Developer
3 13 (19.70%) Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Senior Developer
4 11 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (12.12%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Tester
6 6 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (39.39%) HTML
2 21 (31.82%) JSON
3 19 (28.79%) RESTful
4 17 (25.76%) CSS
5 12 (18.18%) Web Services
5 12 (18.18%) XML
6 9 (13.64%) XML Schema
7 7 (10.61%) JSP
7 7 (10.61%) .NET
8 6 (9.09%) jQuery
8 6 (9.09%) CSS3
9 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
9 4 (6.06%) Spring
9 4 (6.06%) HTML5
9 4 (6.06%) REST
9 4 (6.06%) Gherkin
10 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.03%) Ajax
10 2 (3.03%) NHibernate
10 2 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Open Source
2 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
4 1 (1.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Linux
2 9 (13.64%) UNIX
3 6 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 5 (7.58%) Android
5 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (66.67%) TDD
3 29 (43.94%) Scrum
4 24 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 12 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (18.18%) User Stories
7 11 (16.67%) Kanban
7 11 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 9 (13.64%) SOA
9 8 (12.12%) MVC
10 7 (10.61%) OO
11 6 (9.09%) OOD
11 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 6 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 5 (7.58%) Refactoring
13 4 (6.06%) Manual Testing
13 4 (6.06%) DevOps
13 4 (6.06%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) SQL
2 28 (42.42%) Java
3 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.12%) XPath
5 6 (9.09%) C#
6 5 (7.58%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) Twitter
3 1 (1.52%) IBM
3 1 (1.52%) Red Hat