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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 80 87 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 27 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.47% 0.37% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 0.49% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £463 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +41.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £463 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1441 1228 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 78.32% 76.70% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 757 627
Average daily rate £388 £340 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 42
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £12.80 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £167.50 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Leeds +5 25 £375 -18.91% 7
Wakefield - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 42 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (62.22%) TDD
3 20 (44.44%) Java
4 17 (37.78%) User Stories
5 14 (31.11%) Web Services
6 13 (28.89%) Scrum
7 11 (24.44%) Waterfall
8 10 (22.22%) Selenium
9 8 (17.78%) Spring
9 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
9 8 (17.78%) C#
9 8 (17.78%) HTML
9 8 (17.78%) .NET
9 8 (17.78%) Linux
10 7 (15.56%) UNIX
10 7 (15.56%) HTTP
10 7 (15.56%) Project Management
10 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
10 7 (15.56%) Open Source
10 7 (15.56%) REST
10 7 (15.56%) Subversion
10 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
11 6 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
11 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
11 6 (13.33%) Kanban
11 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
11 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
11 6 (13.33%) MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (8.89%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.89%) Node.js
2 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) Redis
3 3 (6.67%) Riak
4 2 (4.44%) Neo4j
4 2 (4.44%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) EDRMS
5 1 (2.22%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.56%) Subversion
4 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.89%) MSTest
6 2 (4.44%) JUnit
7 1 (2.22%) Maven
7 1 (2.22%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.22%) Hudson
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) Analyst
3 13 (28.89%) Java Developer
4 11 (24.44%) Business Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Tester
5 6 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Functional Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Software Programmer
8 1 (2.22%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) Web Services
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
2 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) Spring
3 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
3 7 (15.56%) REST
4 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (11.11%) J2EE
6 4 (8.89%) SOAP
6 4 (8.89%) Spring MVC
7 3 (6.67%) RESTful
8 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.44%) JAX-RS
8 2 (4.44%) jQuery
8 2 (4.44%) CSS
9 1 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (2.22%) XML
9 1 (2.22%) LAMP
9 1 (2.22%) Ajax
9 1 (2.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Open Source
2 5 (11.11%) User Experience
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) UNIX
3 6 (13.33%) Mac OS X
4 4 (8.89%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (62.22%) TDD
3 17 (37.78%) User Stories
4 13 (28.89%) Scrum
5 11 (24.44%) Waterfall
6 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Project Management
8 6 (13.33%) MVC
8 6 (13.33%) Web Design
8 6 (13.33%) Kanban
8 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (11.11%) ATDD
9 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.89%) PHP
3 4 (8.89%) Python
3 4 (8.89%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (2.22%) Scala
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
1 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Puppet
1 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.67%) Graphite
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Kofax
3 1 (2.22%) Zend