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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 45 107 112
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 92 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.18% 0.87% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.13% 1.06% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 16 16
Median daily rate £406 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £288 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -
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
1793 2654 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.46% 82.27% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1084 1381 1161
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 54 40
Median hourly rate £38.50 £23.35 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.88% -28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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 +49 63 £425 +4.61% 2
Glasgow +25 23 £375 +2.04% 3
Fife - 6 - -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 146 (91.25%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (66.25%) Scrum
3 93 (58.13%) TDD
4 92 (57.50%) Java
5 68 (42.50%) Python
5 68 (42.50%) JIRA
6 65 (40.63%) JavaScript
7 59 (36.88%) AngularJS
8 49 (30.63%) PostGIS
9 48 (30.00%) Kanban
10 46 (28.75%) Cucumber
10 46 (28.75%) GeoServer
11 45 (28.13%) GIS
12 44 (27.50%) User Stories
13 43 (26.88%) Open Source
13 43 (26.88%) OpenLayers
14 41 (25.63%) Maven
15 40 (25.00%) SQL
15 40 (25.00%) Gradle
16 38 (23.75%) JBehave
16 38 (23.75%) Selenium
16 38 (23.75%) ESRI
17 36 (22.50%) Web Services
17 36 (22.50%) Leaflet
18 34 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
19 33 (20.63%) NoSQL
19 33 (20.63%) Jenkins
20 32 (20.00%) Linux
21 27 (16.88%) HTML
21 27 (16.88%) CSS

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 46 (28.75%) GeoServer
2 5 (3.13%) ArcGIS
2 5 (3.13%) CMS
3 4 (2.50%) JBoss
4 3 (1.88%) Drupal
5 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (28.13%) GIS
2 33 (20.63%) NoSQL
3 21 (13.13%) Spatial Data
4 18 (11.25%) MongoDB
5 9 (5.63%) QGIS
6 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.25%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (42.50%) JIRA
2 46 (28.75%) Cucumber
3 41 (25.63%) Maven
4 40 (25.00%) Gradle
5 38 (23.75%) JBehave
5 38 (23.75%) Selenium
6 33 (20.63%) Jenkins
7 22 (13.75%) Hudson
8 21 (13.13%) Git (software)
9 17 (10.63%) Bower
10 15 (9.38%) Subversion
11 10 (6.25%) WebDriver
12 7 (4.38%) DBeaver
13 4 (2.50%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.50%) LoadUI
13 4 (2.50%) NeoLoad
13 4 (2.50%) Protractor
14 3 (1.88%) Artifactory
15 2 (1.25%) Jasmine
15 2 (1.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (3.13%) Banking
2 3 (1.88%) Finance
2 3 (1.88%) Local Government
2 3 (1.88%) Publishing
3 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (46.25%) Developer
2 40 (25.00%) Analyst
3 27 (16.88%) GIS Developer
3 27 (16.88%) Test Analyst
4 24 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 21 (13.13%) Senior Analyst
5 21 (13.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 19 (11.88%) Scrum Master
7 13 (8.13%) Agile Business Analyst
7 13 (8.13%) Business Analyst
7 13 (8.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 12 (7.50%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.63%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (4.38%) Agile Developer
10 7 (4.38%) Python Developer
10 7 (4.38%) Tester
11 6 (3.75%) Consultant
11 6 (3.75%) GIS Analyst
11 6 (3.75%) Open Source Developer
12 5 (3.13%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (36.88%) AngularJS
2 49 (30.63%) PostGIS
3 43 (26.88%) OpenLayers
4 36 (22.50%) Leaflet
4 36 (22.50%) Web Services
5 27 (16.88%) CSS
5 27 (16.88%) HTML
6 21 (13.13%) REST
7 19 (11.88%) Node.js
8 17 (10.63%) Sass
9 16 (10.00%) jQuery
10 14 (8.75%) XML
11 12 (7.50%) RESTful
12 10 (6.25%) Flask
13 9 (5.63%) Spring
14 8 (5.00%) Hibernate
14 8 (5.00%) Java EE
15 7 (4.38%) JPA
15 7 (4.38%) React
16 6 (3.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.63%) User Experience
2 12 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.50%) Minimum Viable Product
5 3 (1.88%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Fintech
6 2 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.25%) iPad
6 2 (1.25%) iPhone
6 2 (1.25%) Photography
7 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.88%) Unix
4 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (91.25%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (66.25%) Scrum
3 93 (58.13%) TDD
4 48 (30.00%) Kanban
5 44 (27.50%) User Stories
6 43 (26.88%) Open Source
7 34 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (16.88%) Test Automation
9 21 (13.13%) SDLC
10 19 (11.88%) Microservices
11 15 (9.38%) DevOps
12 14 (8.75%) Domain-Driven Design
12 14 (8.75%) Front End Development
13 13 (8.13%) Software Engineering
13 13 (8.13%) Unit Testing
14 12 (7.50%) Performance Testing
15 11 (6.88%) Automation Testing
15 11 (6.88%) Manual Testing
15 11 (6.88%) PRINCE2
15 11 (6.88%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (57.50%) Java
2 68 (42.50%) Python
3 65 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 40 (25.00%) SQL
5 15 (9.38%) CoffeeScript
5 15 (9.38%) Perl
6 10 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.88%) PHP
8 2 (1.25%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.25%) Clojure
8 2 (1.25%) ES6
8 2 (1.25%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.25%) Scala
9 1 (0.63%) C#
9 1 (0.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (15.63%) Degree
2 13 (8.13%) ISEB
3 10 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.63%) QA
2 18 (11.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (4.38%) GeoWebCache
2 4 (2.50%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.50%) Ansible
2 2 (1.25%) Graphite
2 2 (1.25%) Kibana
2 2 (1.25%) Puppet
3 1 (0.63%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.63%) Mesos
Vendors
1 38 (23.75%) ESRI
2 13 (8.13%) VMware
3 10 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.25%) Apple
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle
6 1 (0.63%) HP
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