The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 84 97 103
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 47 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.83% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 0.82% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 8 12
Average daily rate £280 £244 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.87% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £333 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1852 1464 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 72.09% 71.31% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 759 941
Average daily rate £345 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 56 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £12.44 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
BDD
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +8 39 £280 +14.87% 11
North Yorkshire - 6 £298 - 6
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 43 (70.49%) TDD
2 29 (47.54%) Java
3 28 (45.90%) SQL
4 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (42.62%) Test Scripting
5 22 (36.07%) C#
6 21 (34.43%) .NET
7 19 (31.15%) Scrum
7 19 (31.15%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (27.87%) Selenium
9 15 (24.59%) QA
9 15 (24.59%) User Stories
10 12 (19.67%) MVC
10 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
10 12 (19.67%) REST
11 11 (18.03%) Web Services
11 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
12 10 (16.39%) Spring
12 10 (16.39%) SOAP
13 9 (14.75%) PHP
13 9 (14.75%) Linux
13 9 (14.75%) Spring MVC
14 8 (13.11%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
14 8 (13.11%) CRM
14 8 (13.11%) Hibernate
14 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
14 8 (13.11%) ISEB
14 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
15 7 (11.48%) MS Excel

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (11.48%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Magnolia
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Internet
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) CouchDB
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) Selenium
2 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
3 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.20%) Maven
5 4 (6.56%) JMeter
5 4 (6.56%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) RSpec
5 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.92%) JBehave
7 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.28%) Subversion
7 2 (3.28%) MSTest
7 2 (3.28%) Hudson
8 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.64%) Behat
8 1 (1.64%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.64%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Developer
2 17 (27.87%) Tester
3 15 (24.59%) Manual Tester
4 14 (22.95%) Functional Tester
5 12 (19.67%) Analyst
6 11 (18.03%) Test Analyst
7 10 (16.39%) Java Developer
8 8 (13.11%) CRM Developer
9 4 (6.56%) PHP Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Functional Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Functional Test Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.28%) Web Applications Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Applications Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Scala Developer
11 1 (1.64%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 1 (1.64%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) .NET
2 12 (19.67%) REST
3 11 (18.03%) Web Services
4 10 (16.39%) Spring
4 10 (16.39%) SOAP
5 9 (14.75%) Spring MVC
6 8 (13.11%) Hibernate
7 7 (11.48%) XML
7 7 (11.48%) HTML
7 7 (11.48%) Spring Integration
7 7 (11.48%) Apache Flex
8 4 (6.56%) Ajax
8 4 (6.56%) HTML5
9 3 (4.92%) Akka
9 3 (4.92%) Play Framework
9 3 (4.92%) Symfony
9 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
9 3 (4.92%) CSS
9 3 (4.92%) J2EE
10 2 (3.28%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (11.48%) Open Source
3 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) UNIX
3 2 (3.28%) Solaris
3 2 (3.28%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (70.49%) TDD
2 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) Test Scripting
3 19 (31.15%) Scrum
4 15 (24.59%) User Stories
5 12 (19.67%) MVC
6 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
6 8 (13.11%) CRM
6 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
7 7 (11.48%) OO
8 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Web Development
8 5 (8.20%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.20%) OOP
9 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.92%) ATDD
10 3 (4.92%) Test Management
10 3 (4.92%) SEO
11 2 (3.28%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) Java
2 28 (45.90%) SQL
3 22 (36.07%) C#
4 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.75%) PHP
6 3 (4.92%) Scala
6 3 (4.92%) PHP5
6 3 (4.92%) Ruby
7 1 (1.64%) VB
7 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) ISEB
2 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.59%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (11.48%) Siebel
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) Zend
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