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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 76 60 94
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Contract jobs citing BDD 20 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.21% 2.34% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.96% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 18
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£340 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £228 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
1278 1150 1450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.36% 79.09% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 620 785
Average daily rate £355 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 35
Average hourly rate £13.50 £36.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.26% +116.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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 -20 15 £333 +20.90% 6
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 54 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (77.97%) TDD
3 30 (50.85%) Java
4 27 (45.76%) C#
5 26 (44.07%) Selenium
6 22 (37.29%) Test Scripting
6 22 (37.29%) User Stories
7 21 (35.59%) Cucumber
7 21 (35.59%) Scrum
8 19 (32.20%) .NET
9 18 (30.51%) QA
10 17 (28.81%) PHP
11 14 (23.73%) Ruby
11 14 (23.73%) Functional Testing
12 13 (22.03%) SQL
12 13 (22.03%) ISEB
13 12 (20.34%) SoapUI
14 11 (18.64%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
14 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
15 10 (16.95%) Web Services
16 9 (15.25%) JBehave
16 9 (15.25%) WebDriver
17 8 (13.56%) Linux
17 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
18 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
18 7 (11.86%) Manual Testing
19 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
19 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
19 6 (10.17%) CSS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Node.js
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) HTTP
1 1 (1.69%) Intranet
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.69%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.69%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 26 (44.07%) Selenium
2 21 (35.59%) Cucumber
3 12 (20.34%) SoapUI
4 9 (15.25%) JBehave
4 9 (15.25%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.17%) Maven
6 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.78%) MSTest
6 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.39%) Behat
8 1 (1.69%) Hudson
8 1 (1.69%) Subversion
8 1 (1.69%) JUnit
General
1 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Tester
2 18 (30.51%) Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Analyst
3 11 (18.64%) Manual Tester
3 11 (18.64%) Functional Tester
4 9 (15.25%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Automated Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Web Applications Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Agile Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.20%) .NET
2 10 (16.95%) Web Services
3 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.17%) CSS
3 6 (10.17%) HTML
4 4 (6.78%) SOAP
4 4 (6.78%) jQuery
5 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.08%) Spring
5 3 (5.08%) XML
6 2 (3.39%) J2EE
6 2 (3.39%) WPF
6 2 (3.39%) Symfony
6 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.69%) REST
7 1 (1.69%) RESTful
7 1 (1.69%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.69%) Spring Security
7 1 (1.69%) WF
7 1 (1.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.69%) User Experience
2 1 (1.69%) NHS
2 1 (1.69%) RIA
2 1 (1.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Windows
3 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) UNIX
4 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (77.97%) TDD
3 22 (37.29%) Test Scripting
3 22 (37.29%) User Stories
4 21 (35.59%) Scrum
5 14 (23.73%) Functional Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
6 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
7 7 (11.86%) Manual Testing
8 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.17%) MVC
9 5 (8.47%) OOP
9 5 (8.47%) Test Management
9 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.47%) Automation Testing
9 5 (8.47%) ATDD
9 5 (8.47%) Test Planning
10 4 (6.78%) DevOps
10 4 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) Java
2 27 (45.76%) C#
3 17 (28.81%) PHP
4 14 (23.73%) Ruby
5 13 (22.03%) SQL
6 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.17%) C++
8 4 (6.78%) Python
8 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
9 3 (5.08%) PHP5
9 3 (5.08%) Perl
10 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) ISEB
2 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Puppet
1 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.08%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Zend
3 1 (1.69%) Kofax
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