The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 69 77 84
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 39 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.16% 0.91% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.23% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 11
Average daily rate £280 £244 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.87% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £333 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1371 975 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 76.04% 73.58% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 506 709
Average daily rate £350 £330 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.93 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.30% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £12.17 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
BDD
Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +8 38 £280 +14.87% 10
Wakefield - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (59.09%) TDD
2 21 (47.73%) Java
2 21 (47.73%) SQL
3 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
4 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (34.09%) User Stories
6 14 (31.82%) Scrum
6 14 (31.82%) C#
7 13 (29.55%) QA
8 12 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (27.27%) .NET
9 10 (22.73%) Selenium
10 9 (20.45%) PHP
11 8 (18.18%) ISEB
11 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
12 7 (15.91%) XML
12 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
13 6 (13.64%) OO
13 6 (13.64%) Oracle
13 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
13 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
14 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (11.36%) Web Development
14 5 (11.36%) OOP
14 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
15 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
15 4 (9.09%) JMeter
15 4 (9.09%) MySQL
15 4 (9.09%) JIRA
15 4 (9.09%) RSpec

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (6.82%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.27%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Selenium
2 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.09%) JMeter
3 4 (9.09%) JIRA
3 4 (9.09%) RSpec
3 4 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.82%) JBehave
5 2 (4.55%) Maven
5 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.55%) MSTest
6 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.27%) Behat
6 1 (2.27%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Tester
2 15 (34.09%) Manual Tester
3 14 (31.82%) Functional Tester
4 12 (27.27%) Analyst
5 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
6 10 (22.73%) Developer
7 4 (9.09%) PHP Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Functional Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.55%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Scala Developer
9 1 (2.27%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.27%) Automated Tester
9 1 (2.27%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) XML
3 3 (6.82%) Symfony
3 3 (6.82%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 2 (4.55%) Spring
4 2 (4.55%) SVG
4 2 (4.55%) J2EE
4 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.55%) jQuery
4 2 (4.55%) Batik
4 2 (4.55%) Akka
4 2 (4.55%) Play Framework
4 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.27%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
5 1 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) UNIX
2 2 (4.55%) Solaris
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) TDD
2 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.09%) User Stories
5 14 (31.82%) Scrum
6 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
8 6 (13.64%) OO
9 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Web Development
9 5 (11.36%) OOP
9 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
11 3 (6.82%) ATDD
11 3 (6.82%) Test Management
11 3 (6.82%) SEO
11 3 (6.82%) MVC
12 2 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
12 2 (4.55%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) Java
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 14 (31.82%) C#
3 9 (20.45%) PHP
4 3 (6.82%) PHP5
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) Ruby
5 2 (4.55%) Scala
6 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Zend
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £280 to £330 per day depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £330 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £260 to £310 per day depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago