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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 62 69 88
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +19
Contract jobs citing BDD 53 36 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.61% 2.04% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.44% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 9
Average daily rate £450 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £301 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
1669 1475 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.10% 83.52% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1028 739
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £36.00 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 47 £400 +6.66% 18
Bradford +7 1 £500 +63.93%
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 108 (90.00%) TDD
2 106 (88.33%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (56.67%) Java
4 52 (43.33%) HTML
5 44 (36.67%) Scrum
6 39 (32.50%) CSS
7 36 (30.00%) SQL
7 36 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 31 (25.83%) Linux
9 27 (22.50%) MongoDB
10 25 (20.83%) Selenium
10 25 (20.83%) Spring
11 23 (19.17%) MySQL
12 22 (18.33%) Web Services
13 20 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (16.67%) REST
14 19 (15.83%) Mac OS X
14 19 (15.83%) Hibernate
15 18 (15.00%) Oracle
15 18 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (14.17%) Kanban
16 17 (14.17%) RESTful
16 17 (14.17%) Open Source
16 17 (14.17%) HTML5
16 17 (14.17%) Cucumber
16 17 (14.17%) SDLC
17 16 (13.33%) .NET
17 16 (13.33%) Unix
18 15 (12.50%) HTTP
18 15 (12.50%) Node.js

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 15 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (1.67%) Apache
2 2 (1.67%) Confluence
2 2 (1.67%) Moodle
2 2 (1.67%) nginx
2 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.50%) HTTP
2 6 (5.00%) Internet
3 3 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.50%) MongoDB
2 23 (19.17%) MySQL
3 15 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 13 (10.83%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
6 8 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (5.83%) RDBMS
8 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (3.33%) Neo4j
9 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.50%) Redis
11 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.83%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.83%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (20.83%) Selenium
2 17 (14.17%) Cucumber
3 14 (11.67%) Git (software)
4 13 (10.83%) Maven
5 12 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 10 (8.33%) Subversion
7 9 (7.50%) JIRA
8 8 (6.67%) SoapUI
9 7 (5.83%) JUnit
10 6 (5.00%) Mockito
11 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.67%) Appium
12 2 (1.67%) Zephyr
13 1 (0.83%) Burp Suite
13 1 (0.83%) Capybara
13 1 (0.83%) Hudson
13 1 (0.83%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.83%) MSTest
13 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (7.50%) Finance
2 4 (3.33%) Retail
3 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 63 (52.50%) Developer
2 41 (34.17%) Java Developer
3 22 (18.33%) Analyst
4 17 (14.17%) Agile Developer
5 14 (11.67%) Agile Java Developer
6 13 (10.83%) Business Analyst
7 12 (10.00%) Tester
8 11 (9.17%) Digital Analyst
8 11 (9.17%) Digital Business Analyst
8 11 (9.17%) Senior Developer
9 10 (8.33%) Test Engineer
10 9 (7.50%) Test Analyst
11 8 (6.67%) Digital Developer
12 7 (5.83%) Automation Tester
13 6 (5.00%) .NET Developer
14 5 (4.17%) Architect
14 5 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
14 5 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
14 5 (4.17%) Technical Architect
14 5 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (43.33%) HTML
2 39 (32.50%) CSS
3 25 (20.83%) Spring
4 22 (18.33%) Web Services
5 20 (16.67%) REST
6 19 (15.83%) Hibernate
7 17 (14.17%) HTML5
7 17 (14.17%) RESTful
8 16 (13.33%) .NET
9 14 (11.67%) CSS3
10 13 (10.83%) JSON
11 11 (9.17%) JSP
11 11 (9.17%) XHTML
12 10 (8.33%) Java EE
13 9 (7.50%) jQuery
13 9 (7.50%) XML
14 8 (6.67%) AngularJS
14 8 (6.67%) Servlets
15 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
15 7 (5.83%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.17%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.67%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.67%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.83%) Linux
2 19 (15.83%) Mac OS X
3 16 (13.33%) Unix
4 13 (10.83%) Windows
5 5 (4.17%) Android
5 5 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (90.00%) TDD
2 106 (88.33%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (36.67%) Scrum
4 20 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (14.17%) Kanban
5 17 (14.17%) Open Source
5 17 (14.17%) SDLC
6 14 (11.67%) Web Development
7 12 (10.00%) Analytics
7 12 (10.00%) Pair Programming
7 12 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.17%) API Design
8 11 (9.17%) MVC
8 11 (9.17%) Product Management
9 10 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 10 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 10 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 10 (8.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 68 (56.67%) Java
2 36 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 36 (30.00%) SQL
3 13 (10.83%) C#
4 11 (9.17%) Ruby
4 11 (9.17%) Scala
5 7 (5.83%) PL/SQL
5 7 (5.83%) Python
6 5 (4.17%) PHP
7 4 (3.33%) C++
7 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.67%) FQL
8 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.67%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.00%) ISEB
3 5 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.17%) Degree
3 5 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (5.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 18 (15.00%) Oracle
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.83%) HP
3 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.83%) Twitter
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