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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 77 71 96
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Contract jobs citing BDD 70 56 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.44% 2.21% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 3.03% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 13
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£383 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £341 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.96%
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
2291 1850 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.91% 73.09% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1530 1208 777
Average daily rate £365 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £224 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 47
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 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 5 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 +27.11% 7
North Yorkshire +2 11 £400 +34.11% 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £388 - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 93 (78.81%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (74.58%) TDD
3 61 (51.69%) Java
4 45 (38.14%) HTML
5 31 (26.27%) REST
6 30 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (24.58%) Scrum
8 28 (23.73%) JavaScript
8 28 (23.73%) Web Services
8 28 (23.73%) Open Source
9 27 (22.88%) CSS
10 24 (20.34%) XML
10 24 (20.34%) MVC
11 23 (19.49%) Linux
11 23 (19.49%) Git (software)
12 22 (18.64%) UNIX
12 22 (18.64%) Web Design
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%) Subversion
14 20 (16.95%) SQL
14 20 (16.95%) HTTP
15 19 (16.10%) Finance
16 18 (15.25%) Spring
16 18 (15.25%) Project Management
16 18 (15.25%) Mac OS X
16 18 (15.25%) QA
16 18 (15.25%) NoSQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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%) WebSphere
1 8 (6.78%) JBoss
2 7 (5.93%) 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%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) Intranet
2 1 (0.85%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.80%) MongoDB
1 21 (17.80%) Relational Database
2 18 (15.25%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.47%) 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%) 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%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) Big Data
8 1 (0.85%) Redis
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (19.49%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.95%) Subversion
3 16 (13.56%) Selenium
3 16 (13.56%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (6.78%) WATIR
5 8 (6.78%) Sahi
6 7 (5.93%) Eclipse
6 7 (5.93%) Jasmine
7 6 (5.08%) PHPUnit
7 6 (5.08%) SpecFlow
8 5 (4.24%) JUnit
9 4 (3.39%) Maven
9 4 (3.39%) NUnit
10 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.54%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (1.69%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.69%) Hudson
12 1 (0.85%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.85%) Toad
General
1 19 (16.10%) Finance
2 1 (0.85%) Games
2 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (55.93%) Developer
2 44 (37.29%) Java Developer
3 36 (30.51%) Analyst
4 24 (20.34%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.63%) Test Analyst
5 9 (7.63%) PHP Developer
6 7 (5.93%) QA Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.39%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 4 (3.39%) PHP Zend Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Consultant
9 4 (3.39%) Tester
9 4 (3.39%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.54%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (38.14%) HTML
2 31 (26.27%) REST
3 28 (23.73%) Web Services
4 27 (22.88%) CSS
5 24 (20.34%) XML
6 20 (16.95%) RESTful
7 18 (15.25%) Spring
8 17 (14.41%) .NET
9 15 (12.71%) jQuery
10 12 (10.17%) Hibernate
11 11 (9.32%) Ajax
11 11 (9.32%) J2EE
12 10 (8.47%) XHTML
13 9 (7.63%) JAX-RS
13 9 (7.63%) Spring MVC
14 8 (6.78%) LAMP
15 7 (5.93%) Struts
15 7 (5.93%) XSL
15 7 (5.93%) XSLT
15 7 (5.93%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.73%) Open Source
2 17 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.32%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.08%) User Experience
5 4 (3.39%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
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
5 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (78.81%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (74.58%) TDD
3 30 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (24.58%) Scrum
5 24 (20.34%) MVC
6 22 (18.64%) Web Design
7 20 (16.95%) Responsive Web Design
8 18 (15.25%) Project Management
8 18 (15.25%) Software Delivery
9 16 (13.56%) Test Automation
10 15 (12.71%) Product Management
10 15 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (11.86%) Pair Programming
11 14 (11.86%) Web Development
12 11 (9.32%) Change Management
12 11 (9.32%) Business Analysis
12 11 (9.32%) Kanban
12 11 (9.32%) Waterfall
13 9 (7.63%) User Stories
14 8 (6.78%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (51.69%) Java
2 28 (23.73%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.95%) SQL
4 13 (11.02%) Ruby
5 10 (8.47%) 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%) Salt
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (6.78%) Zend
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.24%) IBM
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle
4 2 (1.69%) Nuxeo
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
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