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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 96 110 111
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.10% 0.81% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.05% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £390 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
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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
2345 2090 1851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.11% 76.50% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1145 942
Average daily rate £365 £379 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.69% +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £257 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 37 32
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £14.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.86 £38.50 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +2 21 £355 -16.47% 4
Glasgow -1 8 £350 -15.15% 2
West Lothian - 3 £250 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 59 (89.39%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (69.70%) TDD
3 34 (51.52%) SQL
4 30 (45.45%) Scrum
4 30 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 28 (42.42%) Selenium
6 25 (37.88%) Java
7 24 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 24 (36.36%) HTML
8 23 (34.85%) Maven
9 22 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (30.30%) Test Automation
11 18 (27.27%) WebDriver
11 18 (27.27%) JIRA
11 18 (27.27%) Cucumber
12 17 (25.76%) Hudson
13 16 (24.24%) JSON
14 15 (22.73%) RESTful
14 15 (22.73%) Ant
14 15 (22.73%) CSS
15 13 (19.70%) XML
15 13 (19.70%) Finance
15 13 (19.70%) Kanban
16 12 (18.18%) Linux
16 12 (18.18%) User Stories
17 11 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (16.67%) Open Source
18 10 (15.15%) Unit Testing
18 10 (15.15%) QA
18 10 (15.15%) Relational Database

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (7.58%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.55%) JBoss
2 3 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
1 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) KDB
5 1 (1.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 28 (42.42%) Selenium
3 23 (34.85%) Maven
4 18 (27.27%) JIRA
4 18 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 18 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 17 (25.76%) Hudson
6 15 (22.73%) Ant
7 8 (12.12%) Git (software)
7 8 (12.12%) Artifactory
8 7 (10.61%) FitNesse
9 6 (9.09%) Gradle
10 4 (6.06%) Eclipse
11 3 (4.55%) JMeter
11 3 (4.55%) Xcode
11 3 (4.55%) MSTest
11 3 (4.55%) Calabash
11 3 (4.55%) Appium
12 2 (3.03%) JUnit
12 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Banking
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Developer
2 13 (19.70%) Analyst
2 13 (19.70%) Java Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Senior Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Tester
5 8 (12.12%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.58%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) HTML
2 16 (24.24%) JSON
3 15 (22.73%) RESTful
3 15 (22.73%) CSS
4 13 (19.70%) XML
5 9 (13.64%) XML Schema
5 9 (13.64%) Web Services
6 8 (12.12%) .NET
7 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 6 (9.09%) CSS3
8 5 (7.58%) HTML5
9 4 (6.06%) jQuery
9 4 (6.06%) REST
9 4 (6.06%) JSP
10 3 (4.55%) Spring
10 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (4.55%) Gherkin
10 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) User Experience
3 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.18%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) UNIX
3 3 (4.55%) Android
3 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (89.39%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (69.70%) TDD
3 30 (45.45%) Scrum
4 22 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (30.30%) Test Automation
6 13 (19.70%) Kanban
7 12 (18.18%) User Stories
8 11 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (16.67%) Open Source
9 10 (15.15%) Unit Testing
10 9 (13.64%) SOA
11 8 (12.12%) OO
11 8 (12.12%) MVC
12 7 (10.61%) OOD
13 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
13 6 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
13 6 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (7.58%) Refactoring
15 4 (6.06%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) SQL
2 25 (37.88%) Java
3 24 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.12%) XPath
5 7 (10.61%) C#
6 5 (7.58%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Perl
8 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.15%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) Twitter
3 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.52%) Sybase
3 1 (1.52%) IBM
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