The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 93 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing BDD 32 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.27% 0.90% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.20% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 16
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£375 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £243 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.32%
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1869 1665 1956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.20% 75.14% 75.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1153 957 1001
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 66 63
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.15 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Yorkshire region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
West Yorkshire -11 16 £375 +25.00% 6
South Yorkshire - 11 £325 - 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £388 - 8
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 61 (82.43%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (74.32%) TDD
3 42 (56.76%) Java
4 28 (37.84%) Selenium
5 23 (31.08%) Scrum
5 23 (31.08%) C#
6 22 (29.73%) Cucumber
7 19 (25.68%) User Stories
7 19 (25.68%) MVC
7 19 (25.68%) Spring
8 17 (22.97%) Spring MVC
8 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
8 17 (22.97%) Web Services
9 16 (21.62%) Ruby
9 16 (21.62%) QA
10 15 (20.27%) Linux
10 15 (20.27%) .NET
11 14 (18.92%) PHP
11 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
12 13 (17.57%) Hibernate
12 13 (17.57%) HTML
13 12 (16.22%) SQL
13 12 (16.22%) J2EE
14 11 (14.86%) ISEB
14 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
14 11 (14.86%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (13.51%) SoapUI
16 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
16 9 (12.16%) CSS
17 8 (10.81%) Python

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.11%) Node.js
3 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.05%) Magnolia
4 3 (4.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Intranet
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) MySQL
2 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.05%) CouchDB
3 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.05%) Redis
3 3 (4.05%) Riak
3 3 (4.05%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 28 (37.84%) Selenium
2 22 (29.73%) Cucumber
3 10 (13.51%) SoapUI
4 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
5 7 (9.46%) Maven
6 6 (8.11%) JBehave
7 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
8 4 (5.41%) MSTest
9 3 (4.05%) Hudson
9 3 (4.05%) Subversion
10 2 (2.70%) Behat
11 1 (1.35%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.35%) Gradle
11 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.35%) Ant
11 1 (1.35%) JUnit
11 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (47.30%) Developer
2 22 (29.73%) Tester
2 22 (29.73%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.92%) Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Test Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Automation Tester
6 6 (8.11%) Manual Tester
6 6 (8.11%) Functional Tester
7 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Automated Tester
9 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.05%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) Spring
2 17 (22.97%) Web Services
2 17 (22.97%) Spring MVC
3 15 (20.27%) .NET
4 13 (17.57%) HTML
4 13 (17.57%) Hibernate
5 12 (16.22%) J2EE
6 9 (12.16%) CSS
7 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
8 5 (6.76%) Ajax
8 5 (6.76%) REST
9 4 (5.41%) Spring Integration
9 4 (5.41%) HTML5
9 4 (5.41%) Apache Flex
9 4 (5.41%) RESTful
9 4 (5.41%) JSF
9 4 (5.41%) SOAP
10 3 (4.05%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (4.05%) jQuery
11 2 (2.70%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.76%) Open Source
3 2 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.05%) UNIX
5 2 (2.70%) Android
6 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (82.43%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (74.32%) TDD
3 23 (31.08%) Scrum
4 19 (25.68%) MVC
4 19 (25.68%) User Stories
5 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
6 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
7 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.81%) Functional Testing
9 7 (9.46%) ATDD
9 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.46%) Manual Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.11%) Automation Testing
10 6 (8.11%) DevOps
11 5 (6.76%) Test Planning
11 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.76%) Test Management
11 5 (6.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.76%) Java
2 23 (31.08%) C#
3 16 (21.62%) Ruby
4 14 (18.92%) PHP
4 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 12 (16.22%) SQL
6 8 (10.81%) Python
7 7 (9.46%) C++
8 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.41%) Perl
10 1 (1.35%) PHP5
10 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) ISEB
2 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Puppet
1 7 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.41%) Salt
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) Kofax
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