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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 72 75 94
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing BDD 70 51 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.49% 2.03% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 2.74% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 37 15
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£375 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £231 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £346 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
2248 1863 1344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.83% 73.99% 71.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1553 1236 736
Average daily rate £375 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 48
Average hourly rate £13.60 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.03% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £106.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -6 47 £375 +22.95% 13
North Yorkshire +11 10 £400 +34.11% 1
South Yorkshire -2 9 £350 +55.55% 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 91 (77.12%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (73.73%) TDD
3 60 (50.85%) Java
4 47 (39.83%) HTML
5 33 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (25.42%) REST
6 30 (25.42%) JavaScript
6 30 (25.42%) Web Services
7 29 (24.58%) CSS
8 28 (23.73%) Open Source
9 26 (22.03%) Scrum
10 24 (20.34%) XML
11 23 (19.49%) Linux
11 23 (19.49%) Web Design
12 22 (18.64%) MVC
12 22 (18.64%) UNIX
12 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
13 21 (17.80%) MongoDB
13 21 (17.80%) Relational Database
14 20 (16.95%) Responsive Web Design
14 20 (16.95%) RESTful
14 20 (16.95%) SQL
14 20 (16.95%) HTTP
14 20 (16.95%) Subversion
15 19 (16.10%) Finance
16 18 (15.25%) Mac OS X
16 18 (15.25%) QA
16 18 (15.25%) Selenium
16 18 (15.25%) NoSQL
16 18 (15.25%) Cucumber

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (6.78%) JBoss
1 8 (6.78%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.08%) CMS
3 4 (3.39%) Node.js
4 2 (1.69%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.80%) MongoDB
1 21 (17.80%) Relational Database
2 18 (15.25%) NoSQL
3 11 (9.32%) MySQL
4 7 (5.93%) Neo4j
5 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.24%) DB2
5 5 (4.24%) Couchbase
6 4 (3.39%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.69%) Redis
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.85%) Big Data
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.95%) Subversion
3 18 (15.25%) Selenium
3 18 (15.25%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (6.78%) Sahi
5 8 (6.78%) WATIR
6 7 (5.93%) Eclipse
6 7 (5.93%) Jasmine
7 6 (5.08%) SpecFlow
7 6 (5.08%) PHPUnit
8 4 (3.39%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.39%) NUnit
9 3 (2.54%) Maven
9 3 (2.54%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (1.69%) Hudson
10 2 (1.69%) Capybara
10 2 (1.69%) JUnit
11 1 (0.85%) IntelliJ
General
1 19 (16.10%) Finance
2 1 (0.85%) Games
2 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (54.24%) Developer
2 41 (34.75%) Java Developer
3 38 (32.20%) Analyst
4 24 (20.34%) Business Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) PHP Developer
7 7 (5.93%) QA Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Senior Business Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.39%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 4 (3.39%) PHP Zend Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Tester
10 4 (3.39%) Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.39%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (39.83%) HTML
2 30 (25.42%) REST
2 30 (25.42%) Web Services
3 29 (24.58%) CSS
4 24 (20.34%) XML
5 20 (16.95%) RESTful
6 17 (14.41%) jQuery
6 17 (14.41%) .NET
6 17 (14.41%) Spring
7 12 (10.17%) Ajax
7 12 (10.17%) Hibernate
8 11 (9.32%) XHTML
9 10 (8.47%) J2EE
10 9 (7.63%) LAMP
10 9 (7.63%) Spring MVC
10 9 (7.63%) JAX-RS
11 7 (5.93%) Struts
11 7 (5.93%) XSL
11 7 (5.93%) XSLT
12 6 (5.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.73%) Open Source
2 17 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.32%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.93%) User Experience
5 4 (3.39%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.49%) Linux
2 22 (18.64%) UNIX
3 18 (15.25%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (77.12%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (73.73%) TDD
3 33 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (22.03%) Scrum
5 23 (19.49%) Web Design
6 22 (18.64%) MVC
7 20 (16.95%) Responsive Web Design
8 18 (15.25%) Software Delivery
9 17 (14.41%) Project Management
10 16 (13.56%) Test Automation
11 15 (12.71%) Product Management
11 15 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (11.86%) Pair Programming
12 14 (11.86%) Web Development
13 11 (9.32%) Change Management
13 11 (9.32%) Business Analysis
13 11 (9.32%) Waterfall
14 10 (8.47%) Kanban
15 9 (7.63%) User Stories
16 8 (6.78%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (50.85%) Java
2 30 (25.42%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.95%) SQL
4 14 (11.86%) Ruby
5 11 (9.32%) PHP
6 9 (7.63%) C#
7 7 (5.93%) XPath
8 5 (4.24%) Scala
9 4 (3.39%) Python
10 1 (0.85%) VB
10 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.85%) Clojure
10 1 (0.85%) PHP5
10 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) ISEB
3 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.85%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (7.63%) Zend
2 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.24%) IBM
4 3 (2.54%) Oracle
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.85%) Nuxeo
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Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day + .
Posted: 4 days ago
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Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago