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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 99 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 21 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.55% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 7
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£344 £345 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2027 1630 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.81% 71.43% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 822 755
Average daily rate £395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.68 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.45 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +6 14 £350 +2.94% 3
Glasgow -1 5 £325 -23.52% 6
West Lothian +4 1 - - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (69.05%) TDD
3 18 (42.86%) HTML
3 18 (42.86%) Java
4 17 (40.48%) CSS
4 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
6 14 (33.33%) Selenium
7 13 (30.95%) Scrum
7 13 (30.95%) Cucumber
8 12 (28.57%) SQL
8 12 (28.57%) jQuery
9 11 (26.19%) JSON
9 11 (26.19%) Finance
9 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
10 10 (23.81%) RESTful
10 10 (23.81%) MVC
10 10 (23.81%) Maven
10 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
11 9 (21.43%) Ant
12 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
13 7 (16.67%) Spring
13 7 (16.67%) JIRA
13 7 (16.67%) C#
13 7 (16.67%) XML
13 7 (16.67%) Linux
14 6 (14.29%) OO
14 6 (14.29%) JBoss
14 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 6 (14.29%) .NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (14.29%) JBoss
2 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.14%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 2 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (4.76%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (4.76%) CMS
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.76%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.38%) Confluence
5 1 (2.38%) Sitefinity
5 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.38%) Alfresco
5 1 (2.38%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.76%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Selenium
2 13 (30.95%) Cucumber
3 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
4 10 (23.81%) Maven
5 9 (21.43%) Ant
6 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
7 7 (16.67%) JIRA
8 5 (11.90%) MSTest
8 5 (11.90%) Hudson
9 4 (9.52%) FitNesse
10 3 (7.14%) Artifactory
10 3 (7.14%) Moq
10 3 (7.14%) NUnit
10 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
11 2 (4.76%) JUnit
11 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
11 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
11 2 (4.76%) Mercurial
11 2 (4.76%) RSpec
11 2 (4.76%) JBehave
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Java Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Senior Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Programmer
7 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Umbraco Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) HTML
2 17 (40.48%) CSS
3 12 (28.57%) jQuery
4 11 (26.19%) JSON
5 10 (23.81%) RESTful
6 7 (16.67%) Spring
6 7 (16.67%) XML
7 6 (14.29%) .NET
7 6 (14.29%) Web Services
8 5 (11.90%) Ajax
8 5 (11.90%) JSP
9 3 (7.14%) CSS3
9 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
9 3 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
9 3 (7.14%) XML Schema
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
10 2 (4.76%) J2EE
10 2 (4.76%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Open Source
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) DataPower
3 2 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.38%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.14%) Android
3 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 3 (7.14%) AIX
3 3 (7.14%) Solaris
4 2 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (69.05%) TDD
3 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (30.95%) Scrum
5 10 (23.81%) MVC
5 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
6 6 (14.29%) OO
6 6 (14.29%) SOA
6 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 6 (14.29%) User Stories
7 4 (9.52%) Pair Programming
7 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Kanban
8 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Web Development
8 3 (7.14%) OOD
9 2 (4.76%) UML
9 2 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) Java
2 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 12 (28.57%) SQL
4 7 (16.67%) C#
5 5 (11.90%) Ruby
6 4 (9.52%) Python
7 3 (7.14%) XPath
7 3 (7.14%) PHP
8 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.76%) Perl
8 2 (4.76%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (2.38%) Scala
9 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle
1 2 (4.76%) IBM
1 2 (4.76%) Yahoo!
1 2 (4.76%) Google
1 2 (4.76%) Guidewire
1 2 (4.76%) Kony
2 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
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