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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 65 86 91
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 88 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.78% 1.44% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 1.88% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 25 30
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£419 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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
2491 1806 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.75% 76.40% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1123 921
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 52 76
Average hourly rate £15.37 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.12 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +21 69 £400 +20.30% 8
South Yorkshire -10 11 £538 +74.79% 2
North Yorkshire -10 3 £550 +69.23% 5
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 125 (81.17%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (80.52%) TDD
3 81 (52.60%) Java
4 62 (40.26%) HTML
5 42 (27.27%) Scrum
5 42 (27.27%) SQL
6 37 (24.03%) JavaScript
7 36 (23.38%) Linux
7 36 (23.38%) MongoDB
8 35 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (22.73%) CSS
9 32 (20.78%) Web Services
9 32 (20.78%) REST
9 32 (20.78%) RESTful
10 30 (19.48%) Open Source
10 30 (19.48%) Git (software)
11 29 (18.83%) Mac OS X
12 27 (17.53%) UNIX
12 27 (17.53%) Cucumber
13 26 (16.88%) Selenium
13 26 (16.88%) Web Design
14 25 (16.23%) Subversion
15 24 (15.58%) HTTP
15 24 (15.58%) Responsive Web Design
16 23 (14.94%) Relational Database
16 23 (14.94%) QA
17 22 (14.29%) Web Development
18 21 (13.64%) .NET
18 21 (13.64%) Oracle
19 20 (12.99%) XHTML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (7.14%) Node.js
2 9 (5.84%) JBoss
3 8 (5.19%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.65%) Drupal
5 1 (0.65%) Jetty
5 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.65%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.65%) nginx
5 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) GitHub
2 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.58%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) VPN
2 1 (0.65%) DMZ
2 1 (0.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.38%) MongoDB
2 23 (14.94%) Relational Database
3 19 (12.34%) MySQL
3 19 (12.34%) SQL Server
4 18 (11.69%) NoSQL
5 11 (7.14%) Neo4j
6 9 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.25%) DB2
9 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.30%) Redis
11 2 (1.30%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.30%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (19.48%) Git (software)
2 27 (17.53%) Cucumber
3 26 (16.88%) Selenium
4 25 (16.23%) Subversion
5 14 (9.09%) Maven
5 14 (9.09%) NUnit
5 14 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 12 (7.79%) WebDriver
7 11 (7.14%) Mockito
8 8 (5.19%) Jasmine
9 7 (4.55%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.90%) TeamCity
11 5 (3.25%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.60%) Toad
13 3 (1.95%) JIRA
14 2 (1.30%) HP UFT
14 2 (1.30%) JUnit
14 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.30%) PHPUnit
14 2 (1.30%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 15 (9.74%) Finance
2 2 (1.30%) Back Office
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.65%) Games
3 1 (0.65%) Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Retail
3 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Local Government
3 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (55.19%) Developer
2 54 (35.06%) Java Developer
3 37 (24.03%) Analyst
4 22 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 13 (8.44%) Test Analyst
6 12 (7.79%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (6.49%) Senior Business Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) PHP Developer
9 6 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Tester
11 4 (2.60%) Consultant
11 4 (2.60%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.60%) Database Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (2.60%) Agile Tester
12 3 (1.95%) Android Developer
12 3 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 3 (1.95%) ScrumMaster
12 3 (1.95%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (40.26%) HTML
2 35 (22.73%) CSS
3 32 (20.78%) Web Services
3 32 (20.78%) RESTful
3 32 (20.78%) REST
4 21 (13.64%) .NET
5 20 (12.99%) XHTML
6 18 (11.69%) XML
6 18 (11.69%) jQuery
7 16 (10.39%) Spring
8 15 (9.74%) JAX-RS
9 13 (8.44%) Ajax
9 13 (8.44%) Hibernate
9 13 (8.44%) JSP
9 13 (8.44%) Servlets
10 11 (7.14%) J2EE
10 11 (7.14%) Gherkin
11 10 (6.49%) Java EE
12 9 (5.84%) HTML5
13 8 (5.19%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.90%) User Experience
4 4 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.95%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) Tandem
6 1 (0.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Blog
6 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.38%) Linux
2 29 (18.83%) Mac OS X
3 27 (17.53%) UNIX
4 4 (2.60%) Android
5 3 (1.95%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.95%) Windows
6 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.65%) CentOS
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
7 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (81.17%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (80.52%) TDD
3 42 (27.27%) Scrum
4 35 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (19.48%) Open Source
6 26 (16.88%) Web Design
7 24 (15.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 22 (14.29%) Web Development
9 19 (12.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (11.04%) Product Management
11 16 (10.39%) Test Automation
11 16 (10.39%) Business Analysis
11 16 (10.39%) Project Management
12 15 (9.74%) MVC
13 13 (8.44%) OO
13 13 (8.44%) Waterfall
13 13 (8.44%) Kanban
13 13 (8.44%) Automation Testing
14 12 (7.79%) SDLC
15 11 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 81 (52.60%) Java
2 42 (27.27%) SQL
3 37 (24.03%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.74%) C#
5 13 (8.44%) Ruby
6 10 (6.49%) PHP
7 9 (5.84%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.19%) Scala
9 7 (4.55%) XPath
9 7 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.25%) Python
11 4 (2.60%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.95%) C++
13 1 (0.65%) Perl
13 1 (0.65%) VB
13 1 (0.65%) PHP5
13 1 (0.65%) Groovy
13 1 (0.65%) FQL
13 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.65%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 15 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.90%) ISEB
4 4 (2.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.95%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) Puppet
1 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.65%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.65%) Ansible
3 1 (0.65%) Salt
3 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (13.64%) Oracle
2 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.25%) IBM
4 4 (2.60%) Zend
5 3 (1.95%) Google
6 2 (1.30%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) Nokia
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.65%) VMware
7 1 (0.65%) Sun
7 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.65%) Percona
7 1 (0.65%) SaltStack
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