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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 62 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs citing BDD 29 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.71% 1.71% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.29% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 22
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1318 1135 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.62% 74.82% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 612 776
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £36.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 27 £320 +16.36% 4
Wakefield - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 52 (74.29%) TDD
2 36 (51.43%) Java
3 32 (45.71%) Test Scripting
4 30 (42.86%) C#
5 27 (38.57%) Scrum
6 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (35.71%) Selenium
6 25 (35.71%) User Stories
7 23 (32.86%) QA
8 22 (31.43%) SQL
8 22 (31.43%) .NET
9 20 (28.57%) PHP
9 20 (28.57%) Cucumber
10 16 (22.86%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (21.43%) Ruby
12 14 (20.00%) Automated Testing
12 14 (20.00%) ISEB
13 13 (18.57%) WebDriver
13 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
14 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (12.86%) JBehave
16 8 (11.43%) Manual Testing
16 8 (11.43%) SoapUI
16 8 (11.43%) Linux
16 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
17 7 (10.00%) C++
17 7 (10.00%) MySQL
17 7 (10.00%) XML
17 7 (10.00%) MVC
18 6 (8.57%) CSS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (1.43%) CMS
1 1 (1.43%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) HTTP
1 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) MySQL
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.43%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 25 (35.71%) Selenium
2 20 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 13 (18.57%) WebDriver
4 9 (12.86%) JBehave
5 8 (11.43%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.14%) Maven
7 4 (5.71%) JIRA
7 4 (5.71%) RSpec
7 4 (5.71%) JMeter
7 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.29%) Behat
9 1 (1.43%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (48.57%) Tester
2 18 (25.71%) Developer
3 17 (24.29%) Manual Tester
3 17 (24.29%) Functional Tester
4 11 (15.71%) Analyst
5 8 (11.43%) Test Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.71%) Automated Tester
7 4 (5.71%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.71%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Functional Test Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Web Applications Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.43%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) XML
3 6 (8.57%) CSS
3 6 (8.57%) HTML
4 5 (7.14%) Web Services
5 4 (5.71%) jQuery
5 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.29%) Symfony
6 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.29%) J2EE
6 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.86%) Spring
7 2 (2.86%) WPF
8 1 (1.43%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.43%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.43%) REST
8 1 (1.43%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.43%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.43%) JDBC
8 1 (1.43%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.43%) NHS
2 1 (1.43%) RIA
2 1 (1.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Linux
2 6 (8.57%) Windows
3 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (74.29%) TDD
2 32 (45.71%) Test Scripting
3 27 (38.57%) Scrum
4 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (35.71%) User Stories
5 14 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (11.43%) Manual Testing
9 7 (10.00%) MVC
10 6 (8.57%) OOP
11 5 (7.14%) OO
11 5 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.14%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.14%) Automation Testing
11 5 (7.14%) DevOps
11 5 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (5.71%) Web Development
12 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (51.43%) Java
2 30 (42.86%) C#
3 22 (31.43%) SQL
4 20 (28.57%) PHP
5 15 (21.43%) Ruby
6 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
7 7 (10.00%) C++
8 4 (5.71%) PHP5
8 4 (5.71%) Python
9 3 (4.29%) Perl
9 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Puppet
1 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle
2 2 (2.86%) Zend
3 1 (1.43%) Sitecore
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