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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 67 63 77
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 54 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.55% 2.23% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.80% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 31 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1781 1391 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.13% 79.49% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 945 572
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 36
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -5 49 £350 +14.75% 12
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 75 (78.13%) TDD
2 74 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (50.00%) Java
4 42 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (41.67%) SQL
6 33 (34.38%) QA
7 30 (31.25%) Web Services
8 27 (28.13%) HTML
9 26 (27.08%) Open Source
10 24 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 24 (25.00%) MongoDB
10 24 (25.00%) Selenium
10 24 (25.00%) XML
11 21 (21.88%) .NET
11 21 (21.88%) RESTful
11 21 (21.88%) NoSQL
12 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
12 19 (19.79%) Scrum
13 18 (18.75%) CSS
13 18 (18.75%) Cucumber
13 18 (18.75%) REST
14 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
15 14 (14.58%) C#
15 14 (14.58%) Web Design
15 14 (14.58%) MVC
15 14 (14.58%) NUnit
16 13 (13.54%) Automated Testing
16 13 (13.54%) Ruby
16 13 (13.54%) Project Management
16 13 (13.54%) SpecFlow

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (4.17%) Node.js
2 2 (2.08%) JBoss
2 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.04%) Apache
3 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) GitHub
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 21 (21.88%) NoSQL
3 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
4 9 (9.38%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (7.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.25%) MySQL
6 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.21%) Neo4j
8 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.08%) Redis
11 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.04%) Big Data
11 1 (1.04%) Couchbase
11 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.04%) DB2
11 1 (1.04%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 24 (25.00%) Selenium
2 18 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.58%) NUnit
4 13 (13.54%) Git (software)
4 13 (13.54%) SpecFlow
5 12 (12.50%) Subversion
6 11 (11.46%) HP UFT
7 9 (9.38%) WATIR
7 9 (9.38%) Sahi
8 7 (7.29%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.17%) PHPUnit
9 4 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.17%) Toad
10 3 (3.13%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.08%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.08%) Maven
11 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
12 1 (1.04%) Calabash
12 1 (1.04%) Appium
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 2 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (1.04%) Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
3 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (45.83%) Developer
2 30 (31.25%) Analyst
3 23 (23.96%) Java Developer
4 15 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 12 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) Tester
8 6 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Database Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) PHP Developer
11 3 (3.13%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Agile Business Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Agile Tester
11 3 (3.13%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.25%) Web Services
2 27 (28.13%) HTML
3 24 (25.00%) XML
4 21 (21.88%) .NET
4 21 (21.88%) RESTful
5 18 (18.75%) REST
5 18 (18.75%) CSS
6 7 (7.29%) Spring
6 7 (7.29%) JAX-RS
6 7 (7.29%) jQuery
7 6 (6.25%) Gherkin
7 6 (6.25%) Hibernate
8 5 (5.21%) .NET Framework
8 5 (5.21%) Sass
9 4 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.17%) Doctrine
9 4 (4.17%) JSON
9 4 (4.17%) NHibernate
9 4 (4.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (3.13%) User Experience
4 2 (2.08%) NHS
5 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.04%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Linux
1 11 (11.46%) UNIX
2 10 (10.42%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.04%) Android
3 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (78.13%) TDD
2 74 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (27.08%) Open Source
5 24 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 19 (19.79%) Scrum
7 14 (14.58%) Web Design
7 14 (14.58%) MVC
8 13 (13.54%) Project Management
8 13 (13.54%) Automated Testing
9 11 (11.46%) Software Delivery
10 10 (10.42%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (10.42%) Kanban
11 9 (9.38%) Product Management
11 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.33%) Data Modelling
12 8 (8.33%) Pair Programming
12 8 (8.33%) Web Development
12 8 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.00%) Java
2 40 (41.67%) SQL
3 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.58%) C#
5 13 (13.54%) Ruby
6 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.21%) PHP
9 4 (4.17%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.13%) Scala
11 1 (1.04%) Clojure
11 1 (1.04%) Python
11 1 (1.04%) XPath
11 1 (1.04%) PHP5
11 1 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.13%) ISEB
3 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (34.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.04%) Salt
2 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.04%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) Oracle
1 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.17%) Zend
3 2 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (1.04%) Nokia
4 1 (1.04%) IBM
4 1 (1.04%) SaltStack