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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 81 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 43 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.76% 0.68% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 0.91% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 5
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£350 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -19.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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
1894 1651 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 77.50% 74.37% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 980 760
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 73
Average hourly rate £15.76 £17.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
West Yorkshire +15 30 £350 +23.89% 16
North Yorkshire - 8 £344 - 4
South Yorkshire -3 4 £325 - 3
East Yorkshire - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 60 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (64.47%) TDD
3 37 (48.68%) Java
4 26 (34.21%) HTML
5 25 (32.89%) MVC
6 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 19 (25.00%) Spring
7 18 (23.68%) Web Services
8 17 (22.37%) CSS
9 16 (21.05%) Linux
10 15 (19.74%) UNIX
10 15 (19.74%) HTTP
10 15 (19.74%) Spring MVC
10 15 (19.74%) REST
10 15 (19.74%) User Stories
11 14 (18.42%) Relational Database
11 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
13 12 (15.79%) Scrum
13 12 (15.79%) C#
13 12 (15.79%) J2EE
14 11 (14.47%) Finance
14 11 (14.47%) Hibernate
14 11 (14.47%) Web Design
14 11 (14.47%) Subversion
15 10 (13.16%) ATDD
15 10 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
16 9 (11.84%) Open Source
16 9 (11.84%) Selenium
16 9 (11.84%) Web Development

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (11.84%) CMS
2 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) Node.js
4 3 (3.95%) Apache Solr
4 3 (3.95%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.95%) Magnolia
5 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.32%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) Intranet
3 1 (1.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.21%) MongoDB
3 7 (9.21%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.21%) Couchbase
4 6 (7.89%) CouchDB
5 5 (6.58%) MySQL
6 3 (3.95%) Redis
6 3 (3.95%) Riak
6 3 (3.95%) Neo4j
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.32%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.47%) Subversion
3 9 (11.84%) Selenium
4 6 (7.89%) JUnit
5 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.26%) Maven
6 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.26%) MSTest
7 3 (3.95%) PHPUnit
7 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.63%) NUnit
8 2 (2.63%) JIRA
8 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.63%) Hudson
8 2 (2.63%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.32%) Gradle
9 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (65.79%) Developer
2 35 (46.05%) Java Developer
3 22 (28.95%) Analyst
4 15 (19.74%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.95%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (3.95%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 3 (3.95%) PHP Zend Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.21%) HTML
2 19 (25.00%) Spring
3 18 (23.68%) Web Services
4 17 (22.37%) CSS
5 15 (19.74%) Spring MVC
5 15 (19.74%) REST
6 12 (15.79%) J2EE
7 11 (14.47%) Hibernate
8 8 (10.53%) .NET
9 6 (7.89%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (7.89%) JSF
9 6 (7.89%) jQuery
9 6 (7.89%) RESTful
10 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.26%) SOAP
10 4 (5.26%) LAMP
10 4 (5.26%) Doctrine
11 3 (3.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (3.95%) CSS3
11 3 (3.95%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Open Source
2 7 (9.21%) User Experience
3 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.95%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Linux
2 15 (19.74%) UNIX
3 9 (11.84%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (64.47%) TDD
3 25 (32.89%) MVC
4 15 (19.74%) User Stories
5 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (15.79%) Scrum
7 11 (14.47%) Web Design
8 10 (13.16%) ATDD
8 10 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (11.84%) Web Development
10 8 (10.53%) Project Management
10 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
10 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
11 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.89%) OOP
12 6 (7.89%) Change Management
12 6 (7.89%) Pair Programming
12 6 (7.89%) Kanban
12 6 (7.89%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (48.68%) Java
2 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.79%) C#
4 7 (9.21%) PHP
5 6 (7.89%) SQL
6 4 (5.26%) Python
6 4 (5.26%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.32%) Scala
7 1 (1.32%) PHP5
7 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
1 3 (3.95%) ISEB
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Graphite
1 3 (3.95%) Puppet
1 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) Zend
4 1 (1.32%) Kofax
4 1 (1.32%) HP
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