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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 66 70 82
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing BDD 50 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.55% 1.90% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 2.45% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 7
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£400 £280 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £355 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
1636 1390 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.34% 77.61% 74.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 935 526
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £13.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 49 £400 +42.85% 6
Wakefield - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 68 (86.08%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (75.95%) TDD
3 44 (55.70%) Java
4 30 (37.97%) HTML
5 26 (32.91%) Open Source
5 26 (32.91%) REST
6 25 (31.65%) Web Services
7 22 (27.85%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (26.58%) Git (software)
8 21 (26.58%) MongoDB
9 20 (25.32%) Web Design
10 19 (24.05%) Subversion
11 18 (22.78%) Mac OS X
11 18 (22.78%) UNIX
11 18 (22.78%) Linux
11 18 (22.78%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (21.52%) Software Delivery
12 17 (21.52%) XML
12 17 (21.52%) SQL
13 16 (20.25%) HTTP
13 16 (20.25%) Project Management
13 16 (20.25%) Relational Database
14 15 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (18.99%) QA
14 15 (18.99%) RESTful
15 14 (17.72%) Product Management
15 14 (17.72%) Web Development
15 14 (17.72%) Finance
15 14 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (17.72%) JavaScript

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (5.06%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) JBoss
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.58%) MongoDB
2 16 (20.25%) Relational Database
3 14 (17.72%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.86%) Neo4j
5 6 (7.59%) MySQL
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.27%) DB2
7 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.27%) Big Data
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (26.58%) Git (software)
2 19 (24.05%) Subversion
3 11 (13.92%) Selenium
4 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
5 9 (11.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (10.13%) WATIR
6 8 (10.13%) Sahi
7 5 (6.33%) PHPUnit
8 3 (3.80%) NUnit
8 3 (3.80%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.53%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (1.27%) Mockito
10 1 (1.27%) Hudson
10 1 (1.27%) Toad
10 1 (1.27%) JUnit
10 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.27%) Maven
10 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Developer
2 29 (36.71%) Analyst
2 29 (36.71%) Java Developer
3 20 (25.32%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) QA Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.06%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.06%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 4 (5.06%) PHP Zend Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Tester
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.53%) QA Tester
8 2 (2.53%) Android Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.97%) HTML
2 26 (32.91%) REST
3 25 (31.65%) Web Services
4 17 (21.52%) XML
5 15 (18.99%) RESTful
6 13 (16.46%) CSS
7 11 (13.92%) .NET
8 9 (11.39%) JAX-RS
9 8 (10.13%) Hibernate
9 8 (10.13%) Spring
10 5 (6.33%) LAMP
10 5 (6.33%) Doctrine
11 4 (5.06%) CodeIgniter
11 4 (5.06%) jQuery
11 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
11 4 (5.06%) Sass
12 3 (3.80%) J2EE
12 3 (3.80%) Mustache
13 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
13 2 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.91%) Open Source
2 15 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.33%) User Experience
5 4 (5.06%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.27%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) Linux
1 18 (22.78%) Mac OS X
1 18 (22.78%) UNIX
2 2 (2.53%) Android
3 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (86.08%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (75.95%) TDD
3 22 (27.85%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (25.32%) Web Design
5 18 (22.78%) Responsive Web Design
6 17 (21.52%) Software Delivery
7 16 (20.25%) Project Management
8 14 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (17.72%) Web Development
8 14 (17.72%) Product Management
9 13 (16.46%) Test Automation
9 13 (16.46%) Scrum
10 12 (15.19%) MVC
11 10 (12.66%) Change Management
11 10 (12.66%) Pair Programming
12 9 (11.39%) Automated Testing
12 9 (11.39%) Waterfall
12 9 (11.39%) Kanban
12 9 (11.39%) Business Analysis
13 8 (10.13%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.70%) Java
2 17 (21.52%) SQL
3 14 (17.72%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.66%) Ruby
5 6 (7.59%) PHP
5 6 (7.59%) C#
6 3 (3.80%) Scala
7 2 (2.53%) Python
8 1 (1.27%) Clojure
8 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.27%) XPath
8 1 (1.27%) PHP5
8 1 (1.27%) Groovy
8 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.99%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Puppet
1 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Zend
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) HP
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle
3 1 (1.27%) IBM
3 1 (1.27%) SaltStack
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