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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 88 92 102
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 40 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 1.46% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.98% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 8
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£388 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £325 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £488 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
2313 1918 1748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.34% 73.66% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1052 907
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 30 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £44.90
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 6 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 6 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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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 -11 22 £400 -5.88% 3
Glasgow -7 11 £500 +21.21% 4
West Lothian - 5 £313 - 3
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
BDD
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BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 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 51 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (66.13%) TDD
3 36 (58.06%) SQL
4 32 (51.61%) Jenkins
5 30 (48.39%) Scrum
5 30 (48.39%) Selenium
6 28 (45.16%) Maven
7 27 (43.55%) Java
8 25 (40.32%) JavaScript
9 24 (38.71%) HTML
9 24 (38.71%) JSON
10 23 (37.10%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (35.48%) Test Automation
12 20 (32.26%) RESTful
12 20 (32.26%) Cucumber
12 20 (32.26%) Ant
13 18 (29.03%) WebDriver
14 17 (27.42%) JIRA
14 17 (27.42%) Hudson
15 15 (24.19%) CSS
16 14 (22.58%) XML
16 14 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (22.58%) User Stories
17 13 (20.97%) Open Source
18 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
18 12 (19.35%) Finance
19 11 (17.74%) XML Schema
19 11 (17.74%) Web Services
19 11 (17.74%) Linux
19 11 (17.74%) SOA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (12.90%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.06%) JBoss
3 2 (3.23%) Node.js
4 1 (1.61%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.61%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) HTTP
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (51.61%) Jenkins
2 30 (48.39%) Selenium
3 28 (45.16%) Maven
4 20 (32.26%) Ant
4 20 (32.26%) Cucumber
5 18 (29.03%) WebDriver
6 17 (27.42%) Hudson
6 17 (27.42%) JIRA
7 10 (16.13%) FitNesse
8 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
8 9 (14.52%) Artifactory
9 8 (12.90%) Gradle
10 7 (11.29%) Eclipse
11 5 (8.06%) MSTest
12 4 (6.45%) Calabash
12 4 (6.45%) Appium
13 3 (4.84%) Moq
13 3 (4.84%) JMeter
13 3 (4.84%) Xcode
13 3 (4.84%) NUnit
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Java Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Senior Developer
4 11 (17.74%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Tester
6 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.71%) HTML
1 24 (38.71%) JSON
2 20 (32.26%) RESTful
3 15 (24.19%) CSS
4 14 (22.58%) XML
5 11 (17.74%) Web Services
5 11 (17.74%) XML Schema
6 7 (11.29%) JSP
6 7 (11.29%) .NET
7 6 (9.68%) jQuery
8 5 (8.06%) CSS3
9 4 (6.45%) Gherkin
9 4 (6.45%) REST
9 4 (6.45%) Spring
10 3 (4.84%) Ajax
10 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
10 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.84%) Entity Framework
10 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Open Source
2 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) User Experience
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 9 (14.52%) UNIX
3 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
4 5 (8.06%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (82.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (66.13%) TDD
3 30 (48.39%) Scrum
4 23 (37.10%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (35.48%) Test Automation
6 14 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (22.58%) User Stories
7 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
8 11 (17.74%) Kanban
8 11 (17.74%) SOA
9 8 (12.90%) MVC
10 6 (9.68%) OOD
10 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (9.68%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.06%) Refactoring
12 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
12 4 (6.45%) iOS Development
12 4 (6.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) SQL
2 27 (43.55%) Java
3 25 (40.32%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.13%) XPath
5 6 (9.68%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
7 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Twitter
3 1 (1.61%) IBM
3 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
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