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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 71 65 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.43% 1.93% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.49% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 24
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£325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £300 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
1286 1203 1462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 76.64% 77.36% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 644 804
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 32
Average hourly rate £11.43 £30.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.54% +96.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £17.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -5 19 £325 +18.18% 7
Bradford - - - -
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 49 (72.06%) TDD
2 33 (48.53%) Java
3 29 (42.65%) C#
3 29 (42.65%) Selenium
4 28 (41.18%) Test Scripting
5 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (36.76%) User Stories
7 23 (33.82%) Scrum
8 21 (30.88%) .NET
9 20 (29.41%) Cucumber
9 20 (29.41%) QA
10 19 (27.94%) PHP
11 17 (25.00%) ISEB
12 16 (23.53%) SQL
13 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
13 15 (22.06%) Test Automation
14 14 (20.59%) Ruby
15 13 (19.12%) WebDriver
15 13 (19.12%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
17 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (13.24%) Web Services
18 9 (13.24%) JBehave
19 8 (11.76%) Linux
20 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
20 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
20 7 (10.29%) MVC
20 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
21 6 (8.82%) Software Testing
21 6 (8.82%) ATDD

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Node.js
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) Intranet
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) MySQL
3 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.94%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.47%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 29 (42.65%) Selenium
2 20 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 13 (19.12%) WebDriver
4 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
5 9 (13.24%) JBehave
6 5 (7.35%) Maven
7 4 (5.88%) JIRA
7 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.88%) RSpec
7 4 (5.88%) MSTest
7 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.88%) JMeter
8 3 (4.41%) Behat
9 1 (1.47%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (1.47%) Finance
1 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Tester
2 19 (27.94%) Developer
3 13 (19.12%) Functional Tester
3 13 (19.12%) Manual Tester
3 13 (19.12%) Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.88%) Automated Tester
6 4 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.88%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Web Applications Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Applications Developer
7 3 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) .NET
2 9 (13.24%) Web Services
3 6 (8.82%) HTML
3 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.82%) CSS
4 5 (7.35%) XML
5 4 (5.88%) jQuery
5 4 (5.88%) SOAP
6 3 (4.41%) Spring
6 3 (4.41%) J2EE
6 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.41%) Symfony
7 2 (2.94%) WPF
7 2 (2.94%) Spring MVC
7 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.47%) LAMP
8 1 (1.47%) Middleware
8 1 (1.47%) J2SE
8 1 (1.47%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.47%) NHS
2 1 (1.47%) Open Source
2 1 (1.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Windows
3 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.94%) UNIX
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (72.06%) TDD
2 28 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (36.76%) User Stories
5 23 (33.82%) Scrum
6 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
6 15 (22.06%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.29%) MVC
8 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Software Testing
9 6 (8.82%) ATDD
9 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.82%) OOP
10 5 (7.35%) OO
10 5 (7.35%) Automation Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Test Management
11 4 (5.88%) Web Development
11 4 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (48.53%) Java
2 29 (42.65%) C#
3 19 (27.94%) PHP
4 16 (23.53%) SQL
5 14 (20.59%) Ruby
6 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.82%) C++
8 4 (5.88%) PHP5
8 4 (5.88%) Python
9 3 (4.41%) Perl
9 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) ISEB
2 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Salt
1 3 (4.41%) Puppet
1 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle
2 2 (2.94%) Zend
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.47%) Kofax
Leeds
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago