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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 83 103 105
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 68 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.31% 1.02% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 1.26% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 17
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £282 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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
2459 2372 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.58% 80.27% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1223 1164
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £262 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 63 36
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.89 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +25 57 £375 +7.14% 6
Glasgow +4 9 £375 +7.14% 11
West Lothian +11 2 £425 +70.00%
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 91 (85.85%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (66.04%) Scrum
3 62 (58.49%) TDD
4 55 (51.89%) Java
5 44 (41.51%) JavaScript
6 42 (39.62%) Kanban
7 40 (37.74%) AngularJS
8 37 (34.91%) JIRA
8 37 (34.91%) Python
9 36 (33.96%) Selenium
9 36 (33.96%) Jenkins
10 33 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (28.30%) Web Services
11 30 (28.30%) SQL
11 30 (28.30%) PostGIS
12 29 (27.36%) GeoServer
13 28 (26.42%) NoSQL
13 28 (26.42%) Cucumber
13 28 (26.42%) HTML
14 27 (25.47%) GIS
15 26 (24.53%) User Stories
16 25 (23.58%) OpenLayers
16 25 (23.58%) JBehave
16 25 (23.58%) Open Source
16 25 (23.58%) CSS
17 22 (20.75%) Linux
17 22 (20.75%) QA
17 22 (20.75%) Gradle
18 21 (19.81%) Maven
19 20 (18.87%) Hudson

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 29 (27.36%) GeoServer
2 6 (5.66%) ArcGIS
2 6 (5.66%) JBoss
3 5 (4.72%) CMS
3 5 (4.72%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.89%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.42%) NoSQL
2 27 (25.47%) GIS
3 19 (17.92%) MongoDB
4 16 (15.09%) Spatial Data
5 9 (8.49%) QGIS
6 7 (6.60%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
8 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
8 5 (4.72%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (34.91%) JIRA
2 36 (33.96%) Jenkins
2 36 (33.96%) Selenium
3 28 (26.42%) Cucumber
4 25 (23.58%) JBehave
5 22 (20.75%) Gradle
6 21 (19.81%) Maven
7 20 (18.87%) Hudson
8 19 (17.92%) Git (software)
9 17 (16.04%) WebDriver
10 16 (15.09%) Subversion
11 15 (14.15%) Bower
12 7 (6.60%) DBeaver
13 5 (4.72%) Cobertura
13 5 (4.72%) JUnit
14 4 (3.77%) JMeter
15 2 (1.89%) GitLab
15 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
15 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (2.83%) Publishing
2 2 (1.89%) Banking
2 2 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 48 (45.28%) Developer
2 21 (19.81%) Java Developer
3 20 (18.87%) Analyst
4 19 (17.92%) GIS Developer
5 12 (11.32%) Agile Business Analyst
5 12 (11.32%) Business Analyst
5 12 (11.32%) Scrum Master
6 11 (10.38%) Senior Developer
7 9 (8.49%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (7.55%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (7.55%) Test Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Agile Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Tester
10 5 (4.72%) Architect
10 5 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.72%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.77%) Agile Java Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Consultant
12 3 (2.83%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (37.74%) AngularJS
2 30 (28.30%) PostGIS
2 30 (28.30%) Web Services
3 28 (26.42%) HTML
4 25 (23.58%) CSS
4 25 (23.58%) OpenLayers
5 18 (16.98%) Leaflet
5 18 (16.98%) Node.js
6 17 (16.04%) REST
7 16 (15.09%) jQuery
7 16 (15.09%) Sass
8 14 (13.21%) XML
9 13 (12.26%) Spring
10 11 (10.38%) Flask
10 11 (10.38%) Java EE
11 9 (8.49%) Gherkin
12 8 (7.55%) Hibernate
12 8 (7.55%) JPA
13 6 (5.66%) JSON
13 6 (5.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.98%) User Experience
2 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.77%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.89%) Photography
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) Linux
2 3 (2.83%) Unix
3 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (85.85%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (66.04%) Scrum
3 62 (58.49%) TDD
4 42 (39.62%) Kanban
5 33 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (24.53%) User Stories
7 25 (23.58%) Open Source
8 16 (15.09%) Test Automation
9 15 (14.15%) Microservices
9 15 (14.15%) SDLC
10 14 (13.21%) Domain-Driven Design
10 14 (13.21%) Unit Testing
11 13 (12.26%) Front End Development
12 12 (11.32%) Product Management
13 11 (10.38%) Software Engineering
14 10 (9.43%) Wireframes
15 9 (8.49%) Agile Project Management
15 9 (8.49%) Coaching
15 9 (8.49%) Project Management
16 7 (6.60%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (51.89%) Java
2 44 (41.51%) JavaScript
3 37 (34.91%) Python
4 30 (28.30%) SQL
5 15 (14.15%) CoffeeScript
5 15 (14.15%) Perl
6 12 (11.32%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.83%) C#
7 3 (2.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (5.66%) Degree
2 4 (3.77%) ISEB
2 4 (3.77%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.75%) QA
2 12 (11.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.83%) WCAG
4 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) GeoWebCache
2 4 (3.77%) Docker
3 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.89%) Ansible
2 2 (1.89%) Graphite
2 2 (1.89%) Kibana
3 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.94%) Mesos
3 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) ESRI
2 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.21%) VMware
4 6 (5.66%) Oracle
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
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