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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 100 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 21 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.52% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 3
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£400 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
2025 1733 1643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.42% 68.55% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 850 826
Average daily rate £385 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 69
Average hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow -4 9 £375 +1.35% 2
Edinburgh - 8 £400 - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 4
Perth and Kinross - - - -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) TDD
3 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (53.13%) Java
5 11 (34.38%) Scrum
6 10 (31.25%) HTML
6 10 (31.25%) Selenium
7 9 (28.13%) JIRA
7 9 (28.13%) CSS
8 8 (25.00%) Python
9 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
9 7 (21.88%) jQuery
9 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
10 6 (18.75%) Ruby
10 6 (18.75%) Finance
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle
10 6 (18.75%) OO
11 5 (15.63%) MVC
11 5 (15.63%) Spring
11 5 (15.63%) Test Management
11 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
11 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
11 5 (15.63%) Zephyr
12 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
12 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
12 4 (12.50%) Kanban
12 4 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (12.50%) Mac OS X
12 4 (12.50%) Pair Programming
12 4 (12.50%) JBoss

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (12.50%) JBoss
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.25%) Apache
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (6.25%) GlassFish
3 2 (6.25%) Umbraco
3 2 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (3.13%) CMS
4 1 (3.13%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Selenium
2 9 (28.13%) JIRA
3 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
4 5 (15.63%) Zephyr
5 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (9.38%) Maven
7 2 (6.25%) Hudson
7 2 (6.25%) Cobertura
7 2 (6.25%) FitNesse
7 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 2 (6.25%) RSpec
7 2 (6.25%) JBehave
7 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.25%) Ant
7 2 (6.25%) JUnit
7 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (6.25%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.13%) JMeter
8 1 (3.13%) MSTest
8 1 (3.13%) Concordion
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Build Manager
7 1 (3.13%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Web Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 9 (28.13%) CSS
3 7 (21.88%) jQuery
4 5 (15.63%) Spring
5 4 (12.50%) Web Services
5 4 (12.50%) XML
5 4 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (9.38%) RESTful
6 3 (9.38%) J2EE
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.25%) EJB
7 2 (6.25%) .NET
7 2 (6.25%) JSP
7 2 (6.25%) Servlets
7 2 (6.25%) SOAP
7 2 (6.25%) Struts
7 2 (6.25%) JMS
7 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (6.25%) Middleware
7 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) DataPower
2 2 (6.25%) Open Source
2 2 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) AIX
1 4 (12.50%) Solaris
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
1 4 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) TDD
3 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (34.38%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) OO
6 5 (15.63%) MVC
6 5 (15.63%) Test Management
6 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.50%) Kanban
7 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 4 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 3 (9.38%) AOP
8 3 (9.38%) Web Development
8 3 (9.38%) UML
8 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.25%) System Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.25%) DevOps
9 2 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) Python
3 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.75%) Ruby
5 3 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) Perl
5 3 (9.38%) PHP
5 3 (9.38%) SQL
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.25%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (3.13%) Scala
7 1 (3.13%) VBScript
7 1 (3.13%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Yahoo!
2 2 (6.25%) Google
2 2 (6.25%) Guidewire
2 2 (6.25%) Kony
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) ION Trading