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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 80 91 98
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 37 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.54% 1.37% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.83% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 29
Average daily rate
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£333 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £350
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
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
1797 1690 1983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.78% 74.58% 73.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 928 1063
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 77 52
Average hourly rate £15.39 £38.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.51% +120.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -4 22 £340 +23.63% 10
North Yorkshire - 9 £338 - 5
South Yorkshire - 5 £308 - 5
East Yorkshire - - - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 64 (75.29%) TDD
2 48 (56.47%) Java
3 36 (42.35%) Selenium
4 30 (35.29%) Scrum
5 29 (34.12%) Cucumber
6 28 (32.94%) C#
6 28 (32.94%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (29.41%) Test Scripting
8 24 (28.24%) QA
8 24 (28.24%) SQL
8 24 (28.24%) User Stories
9 21 (24.71%) .NET
10 20 (23.53%) MVC
10 20 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (20.00%) HTML
11 17 (20.00%) PHP
11 17 (20.00%) Linux
12 16 (18.82%) Spring
13 15 (17.65%) Ruby
13 15 (17.65%) Web Services
14 14 (16.47%) ISEB
14 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
14 14 (16.47%) Spring MVC
15 13 (15.29%) Automated Testing
15 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
16 12 (14.12%) SoapUI
17 11 (12.94%) CSS
17 11 (12.94%) WebDriver
18 10 (11.76%) Hibernate
19 9 (10.59%) Maven

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (8.24%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) Magnolia
4 2 (2.35%) Node.js
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) HTTP
1 2 (2.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) MySQL
3 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.35%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.18%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (42.35%) Selenium
2 29 (34.12%) Cucumber
3 12 (14.12%) SoapUI
4 11 (12.94%) WebDriver
5 9 (10.59%) JBehave
5 9 (10.59%) Maven
6 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.71%) Subversion
7 4 (4.71%) MSTest
7 4 (4.71%) Hudson
8 2 (2.35%) Behat
8 2 (2.35%) JIRA
9 1 (1.18%) RSpec
9 1 (1.18%) JUnit
9 1 (1.18%) JMeter
9 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (43.53%) Developer
2 30 (35.29%) Tester
3 20 (23.53%) Java Developer
4 15 (17.65%) Analyst
5 12 (14.12%) Test Analyst
5 12 (14.12%) Manual Tester
5 12 (14.12%) Functional Tester
6 8 (9.41%) Automation Tester
7 5 (5.88%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.71%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Automated Tester
8 4 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Web Applications Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Functional Analyst
10 2 (2.35%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.71%) .NET
2 17 (20.00%) HTML
3 16 (18.82%) Spring
4 15 (17.65%) Web Services
5 14 (16.47%) Spring MVC
6 11 (12.94%) CSS
7 10 (11.76%) Hibernate
8 7 (8.24%) Apache Flex
8 7 (8.24%) J2EE
8 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET
8 7 (8.24%) Spring Integration
8 7 (8.24%) REST
9 6 (7.06%) Ajax
9 6 (7.06%) HTML5
10 4 (4.71%) jQuery
10 4 (4.71%) XML
10 4 (4.71%) JSF
10 4 (4.71%) SOAP
11 3 (3.53%) RESTful
11 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.41%) Open Source
3 2 (2.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.18%) NHS
4 1 (1.18%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.88%) Windows
3 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.53%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) UNIX
6 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (75.29%) TDD
2 30 (35.29%) Scrum
3 28 (32.94%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 24 (28.24%) User Stories
6 20 (23.53%) MVC
7 13 (15.29%) Automated Testing
7 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.24%) Manual Testing
8 7 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.06%) Automation Testing
9 6 (7.06%) ATDD
10 5 (5.88%) Waterfall
10 5 (5.88%) DevOps
10 5 (5.88%) Test Management
10 5 (5.88%) Software Testing
10 5 (5.88%) OOP
10 5 (5.88%) OO
11 4 (4.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (56.47%) Java
2 28 (32.94%) C#
3 24 (28.24%) SQL
4 17 (20.00%) PHP
5 15 (17.65%) Ruby
6 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.24%) C++
8 5 (5.88%) Python
8 5 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.71%) Perl
10 3 (3.53%) PHP5
11 1 (1.18%) Scala
11 1 (1.18%) VB
11 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) ISEB
2 5 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Puppet
1 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.71%) Salt
2 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.35%) Zend
4 1 (1.18%) Kofax
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