The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 51 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.46% 2.39% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.05% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
BDD
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1748 1412 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.32% 78.36% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1202 988 506
Average daily rate £370 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 27
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £11.13 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the West Yorkshire region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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
Leeds -6 47 £350 +14.75% 11
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 80 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (73.68%) TDD
3 48 (50.53%) Java
4 35 (36.84%) HTML
5 32 (33.68%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (29.47%) Web Services
7 27 (28.42%) SQL
8 26 (27.37%) Open Source
8 26 (27.37%) REST
9 22 (23.16%) Web Design
10 21 (22.11%) QA
10 21 (22.11%) MongoDB
11 20 (21.05%) Git (software)
12 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 19 (20.00%) Selenium
12 19 (20.00%) Subversion
13 18 (18.95%) CSS
13 18 (18.95%) Linux
13 18 (18.95%) UNIX
13 18 (18.95%) Mac OS X
13 18 (18.95%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (17.89%) Software Delivery
14 17 (17.89%) Project Management
14 17 (17.89%) XML
14 17 (17.89%) .NET
15 16 (16.84%) HTTP
15 16 (16.84%) Relational Database
15 16 (16.84%) Cucumber
16 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (15.79%) Scrum

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (4.21%) Node.js
2 2 (2.11%) JBoss
2 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.11%) MongoDB
2 16 (16.84%) Relational Database
3 14 (14.74%) NoSQL
4 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
5 7 (7.37%) Neo4j
6 6 (6.32%) MySQL
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.11%) Redis
10 1 (1.05%) Big Data
10 1 (1.05%) DB2
10 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.05%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 19 (20.00%) Selenium
2 19 (20.00%) Subversion
3 16 (16.84%) Cucumber
4 11 (11.58%) SpecFlow
4 11 (11.58%) NUnit
5 9 (9.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (8.42%) WATIR
6 8 (8.42%) Sahi
7 6 (6.32%) WebDriver
8 5 (5.26%) PHPUnit
9 4 (4.21%) Toad
10 3 (3.16%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
12 1 (1.05%) Jasmine
12 1 (1.05%) Capybara
12 1 (1.05%) Hudson
12 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Back Office
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (50.53%) Developer
2 33 (34.74%) Analyst
3 30 (31.58%) Java Developer
4 20 (21.05%) Business Analyst
5 10 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Tester
6 7 (7.37%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.21%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 4 (4.21%) PHP Zend Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Agile Tester
10 2 (2.11%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (2.11%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (36.84%) HTML
2 28 (29.47%) Web Services
3 26 (27.37%) REST
4 18 (18.95%) CSS
5 17 (17.89%) .NET
5 17 (17.89%) XML
6 14 (14.74%) RESTful
7 9 (9.47%) JAX-RS
8 8 (8.42%) Hibernate
9 7 (7.37%) Spring
9 7 (7.37%) jQuery
10 6 (6.32%) Gherkin
11 5 (5.26%) Sass
11 5 (5.26%) Doctrine
11 5 (5.26%) LAMP
11 5 (5.26%) .NET Framework
12 4 (4.21%) JSON
12 4 (4.21%) NHibernate
12 4 (4.21%) CodeIgniter
12 4 (4.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.37%) User Experience
4 4 (4.21%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.11%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) UNIX
1 18 (18.95%) Linux
1 18 (18.95%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (73.68%) TDD
3 32 (33.68%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (27.37%) Open Source
5 22 (23.16%) Web Design
6 18 (18.95%) Responsive Web Design
7 17 (17.89%) Software Delivery
7 17 (17.89%) Project Management
8 15 (15.79%) Scrum
9 14 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (14.74%) MVC
9 14 (14.74%) Product Management
9 14 (14.74%) Web Development
10 13 (13.68%) Test Automation
11 11 (11.58%) Automated Testing
12 10 (10.53%) Pair Programming
12 10 (10.53%) Change Management
13 9 (9.47%) Waterfall
13 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
14 7 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.53%) Java
2 27 (28.42%) SQL
3 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.63%) Ruby
4 12 (12.63%) C#
5 6 (6.32%) PHP
6 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.16%) Scala
7 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.11%) Python
9 1 (1.05%) Clojure
9 1 (1.05%) XPath
9 1 (1.05%) PHP5
9 1 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.11%) ISEB
2 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.05%) Salt
2 1 (1.05%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (9.47%) Oracle
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) Zend
4 1 (1.05%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.05%) HP
4 1 (1.05%) IBM
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