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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 85 91 105
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 36 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.48% 1.58% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.08% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 21
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £228 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
1832 1632 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.55% 75.66% 75.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 909 1064
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 66 56
Average hourly rate £15.39 £31.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.37% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 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 18 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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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 -16 20 £340 +23.63% 6
North Yorkshire - 8 £350 - 2
South Yorkshire - 8 £308 - 3
East Yorkshire - - - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 73 (87.95%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (77.11%) TDD
3 49 (59.04%) Java
4 35 (42.17%) Selenium
5 30 (36.14%) Scrum
6 29 (34.94%) Cucumber
7 27 (32.53%) C#
8 23 (27.71%) Test Scripting
8 23 (27.71%) QA
9 22 (26.51%) SQL
9 22 (26.51%) User Stories
10 21 (25.30%) MVC
11 19 (22.89%) .NET
11 19 (22.89%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (21.69%) Spring
13 17 (20.48%) HTML
13 17 (20.48%) PHP
13 17 (20.48%) Web Services
13 17 (20.48%) Linux
14 16 (19.28%) Spring MVC
15 15 (18.07%) Ruby
15 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
16 14 (16.87%) Functional Testing
17 13 (15.66%) ISEB
18 12 (14.46%) Hibernate
18 12 (14.46%) Automated Testing
18 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
18 12 (14.46%) SoapUI
19 11 (13.25%) CSS
20 10 (12.05%) Maven

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (8.43%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.61%) CMS
3 3 (3.61%) Node.js
3 3 (3.61%) Magnolia
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) Intranet
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.41%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.20%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 35 (42.17%) Selenium
2 29 (34.94%) Cucumber
3 12 (14.46%) SoapUI
4 10 (12.05%) WebDriver
4 10 (12.05%) Maven
5 9 (10.84%) JBehave
6 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.82%) Subversion
7 4 (4.82%) MSTest
7 4 (4.82%) Hudson
8 2 (2.41%) Behat
9 1 (1.20%) Gradle
9 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.20%) Ant
9 1 (1.20%) JUnit
9 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 2 (2.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (45.78%) Developer
2 29 (34.94%) Tester
3 22 (26.51%) Java Developer
4 14 (16.87%) Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) Test Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) Manual Tester
5 11 (13.25%) Functional Tester
6 8 (9.64%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.02%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Automated Tester
8 4 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Functional Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.61%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.61%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Web Applications Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) .NET
2 18 (21.69%) Spring
3 17 (20.48%) HTML
3 17 (20.48%) Web Services
4 16 (19.28%) Spring MVC
5 12 (14.46%) Hibernate
6 11 (13.25%) CSS
7 9 (10.84%) J2EE
8 7 (8.43%) Apache Flex
8 7 (8.43%) REST
8 7 (8.43%) Spring Integration
9 6 (7.23%) HTML5
9 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET
9 6 (7.23%) Ajax
10 4 (4.82%) JSF
10 4 (4.82%) SOAP
10 4 (4.82%) jQuery
10 4 (4.82%) RESTful
11 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.64%) Open Source
3 2 (2.41%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.41%) User Experience
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Linux
2 5 (6.02%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.61%) Android
5 2 (2.41%) UNIX
6 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (87.95%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (77.11%) TDD
3 30 (36.14%) Scrum
4 23 (27.71%) Test Scripting
5 22 (26.51%) User Stories
6 21 (25.30%) MVC
7 14 (16.87%) Functional Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
8 12 (14.46%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.43%) Manual Testing
10 6 (7.23%) ATDD
10 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.23%) Automation Testing
10 6 (7.23%) DevOps
10 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Test Management
11 5 (6.02%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Web Development
11 5 (6.02%) OOP
11 5 (6.02%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (59.04%) Java
2 27 (32.53%) C#
3 22 (26.51%) SQL
4 17 (20.48%) PHP
5 15 (18.07%) Ruby
5 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.43%) C++
7 5 (6.02%) Python
7 5 (6.02%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.82%) Perl
9 3 (3.61%) PHP5
10 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) ISEB
2 5 (6.02%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Puppet
1 4 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.82%) Salt
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.41%) Zend
4 1 (1.20%) Kofax
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