The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 117 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.45% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2082 1729 1678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.60% 70.34% 64.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1078 865 809
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 62
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
BDD
UK

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
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 31 July 2014. 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 -15 7 £350 -36.36% 2
Glasgow -6 4 £344 -21.42% 7
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 28 (54.90%) Continuous Integration
2 27 (52.94%) TDD
3 23 (45.10%) HTML
4 22 (43.14%) CSS
4 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 18 (35.29%) Linux
5 18 (35.29%) Scrum
6 16 (31.37%) Java
7 15 (29.41%) Mac OS X
7 15 (29.41%) Ruby
7 15 (29.41%) Ruby on Rails
8 14 (27.45%) JIRA
8 14 (27.45%) AIX
8 14 (27.45%) Solaris
9 13 (25.49%) Selenium
10 10 (19.61%) MVC
10 10 (19.61%) User Stories
11 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
11 9 (17.65%) JBoss
11 9 (17.65%) jQuery
11 9 (17.65%) Web Development
11 9 (17.65%) Maven
12 8 (15.69%) JSON
12 8 (15.69%) Python
13 7 (13.73%) Pair Programming
13 7 (13.73%) Spring
14 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
14 6 (11.76%) RESTful
14 6 (11.76%) Cucumber

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (9.80%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) MySQL
2 3 (5.88%) Informix
2 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (27.45%) JIRA
2 13 (25.49%) Selenium
3 9 (17.65%) Maven
3 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.76%) Jasmine
4 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.80%) Hudson
5 5 (9.80%) Cobertura
5 5 (9.80%) Zephyr
5 5 (9.80%) RSpec
6 4 (7.84%) Artifactory
6 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.92%) NetAdvantage
8 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.96%) QUnit
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Ruby Developer
3 7 (13.73%) Java Developer
4 6 (11.76%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (9.80%) Build Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Tester
7 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) WPF Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Perl Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (45.10%) HTML
2 22 (43.14%) CSS
3 15 (29.41%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (17.65%) jQuery
5 8 (15.69%) JSON
6 7 (13.73%) Spring
7 6 (11.76%) Web Services
7 6 (11.76%) RESTful
7 6 (11.76%) Hibernate
7 6 (11.76%) Backbone.js
7 6 (11.76%) Ember.js
8 5 (9.80%) HTML5
9 4 (7.84%) CSS3
9 4 (7.84%) Gherkin
9 4 (7.84%) XHTML
10 3 (5.88%) .NET
10 3 (5.88%) J2EE
10 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
10 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Open Source
2 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Linux
2 15 (29.41%) Mac OS X
3 14 (27.45%) AIX
3 14 (27.45%) Solaris
4 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) Continuous Integration
2 27 (52.94%) TDD
3 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (35.29%) Scrum
5 10 (19.61%) MVC
5 10 (19.61%) User Stories
6 9 (17.65%) Web Development
7 7 (13.73%) Pair Programming
8 6 (11.76%) DSDM
8 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.80%) OO
10 4 (7.84%) Test Management
10 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Software Architecture
11 3 (5.88%) Use Case
11 3 (5.88%) Manual Testing
11 3 (5.88%) SOA
11 3 (5.88%) Content Management
11 3 (5.88%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 16 (31.37%) Java
3 15 (29.41%) Ruby
4 8 (15.69%) Python
5 5 (9.80%) CoffeeScript
6 4 (7.84%) SQL
6 4 (7.84%) Perl
7 3 (5.88%) C#
8 2 (3.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) VBScript
9 1 (1.96%) AspectJ
9 1 (1.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) JBoss
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.96%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
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