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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 73 87 100
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Contract jobs citing BDD 60 36 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.22% 1.45% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.97% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 1
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£400 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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
2129 1823 1434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.88% 73.66% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1129 731
Average daily rate £370 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 36 55
Average hourly rate £17.94 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.25% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £12.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 +3 42 £400 +42.85% 9
North Yorkshire +1 9 £413 +38.30% 3
South Yorkshire +6 7 £338 - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 82 (81.19%) TDD
2 79 (78.22%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (59.41%) Java
4 39 (38.61%) HTML
5 29 (28.71%) REST
6 27 (26.73%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (24.75%) Scrum
8 24 (23.76%) MVC
8 24 (23.76%) Open Source
9 23 (22.77%) MongoDB
9 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
9 23 (22.77%) XML
10 22 (21.78%) Linux
10 22 (21.78%) Web Services
10 22 (21.78%) CSS
10 22 (21.78%) Git (software)
11 21 (20.79%) UNIX
11 21 (20.79%) Web Design
12 20 (19.80%) Spring
13 19 (18.81%) SQL
13 19 (18.81%) HTTP
13 19 (18.81%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (17.82%) Relational Database
14 18 (17.82%) Subversion
15 17 (16.83%) Mac OS X
15 17 (16.83%) NoSQL
15 17 (16.83%) RESTful
16 16 (15.84%) .NET
16 16 (15.84%) QA
17 15 (14.85%) Ruby

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 7 (6.93%) Node.js
2 6 (5.94%) CMS
2 6 (5.94%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.94%) JBoss
3 3 (2.97%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.98%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.99%) Apache
5 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.81%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) Intranet
2 1 (0.99%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.77%) MongoDB
2 18 (17.82%) Relational Database
3 17 (16.83%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.93%) MySQL
4 7 (6.93%) Neo4j
5 5 (4.95%) Couchbase
6 4 (3.96%) CouchDB
6 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.96%) DB2
6 4 (3.96%) Redis
7 3 (2.97%) Riak
8 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.99%) Big Data
9 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (21.78%) Git (software)
2 18 (17.82%) Subversion
3 14 (13.86%) Selenium
4 13 (12.87%) Cucumber
5 9 (8.91%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (7.92%) WATIR
6 8 (7.92%) Sahi
7 7 (6.93%) Jasmine
8 6 (5.94%) JUnit
8 6 (5.94%) Eclipse
9 5 (4.95%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.96%) Maven
10 4 (3.96%) PHPUnit
11 3 (2.97%) NUnit
12 2 (1.98%) JIRA
12 2 (1.98%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.99%) Mockito
13 1 (0.99%) Hudson
13 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (61.39%) Developer
2 43 (42.57%) Java Developer
3 26 (25.74%) Analyst
4 15 (14.85%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) Test Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) QA Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) PHP Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.95%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.96%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 4 (3.96%) PHP Zend Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) Tester
10 3 (2.97%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (38.61%) HTML
2 29 (28.71%) REST
3 23 (22.77%) XML
4 22 (21.78%) Web Services
4 22 (21.78%) CSS
5 20 (19.80%) Spring
6 17 (16.83%) RESTful
7 16 (15.84%) .NET
8 15 (14.85%) Hibernate
9 13 (12.87%) J2EE
9 13 (12.87%) jQuery
10 11 (10.89%) Spring MVC
11 9 (8.91%) Ajax
11 9 (8.91%) JAX-RS
12 8 (7.92%) XHTML
13 7 (6.93%) JSP
13 7 (6.93%) LAMP
14 6 (5.94%) Struts
14 6 (5.94%) XSL
14 6 (5.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.76%) Open Source
2 6 (5.94%) User Experience
2 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.98%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.98%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.99%) Blog
5 1 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.78%) Linux
2 21 (20.79%) UNIX
3 17 (16.83%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (81.19%) TDD
2 79 (78.22%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (26.73%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (24.75%) Scrum
5 24 (23.76%) MVC
6 21 (20.79%) Web Design
7 19 (18.81%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (14.85%) Test Automation
8 15 (14.85%) Project Management
9 13 (12.87%) Web Development
9 13 (12.87%) Kanban
10 12 (11.88%) User Stories
11 11 (10.89%) Pair Programming
12 9 (8.91%) Automated Testing
12 9 (8.91%) Agile Project Management
13 8 (7.92%) DevOps
13 8 (7.92%) Software Delivery
13 8 (7.92%) Waterfall
13 8 (7.92%) Software Engineering
13 8 (7.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (59.41%) Java
2 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.81%) SQL
4 15 (14.85%) Ruby
5 10 (9.90%) PHP
6 9 (8.91%) C#
7 7 (6.93%) Python
8 6 (5.94%) XPath
9 5 (4.95%) Scala
10 1 (0.99%) Clojure
10 1 (0.99%) PHP5
10 1 (0.99%) Groovy
10 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.99%) VB
10 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Puppet
1 4 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.97%) Graphite
3 1 (0.99%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.93%) Zend
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle
3 4 (3.96%) IBM
4 2 (1.98%) Nuxeo
5 1 (0.99%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.99%) HP
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