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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 82 92
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 71 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.38% 1.49% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 1.97% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 30 24
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£375 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
- +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2377 1781 1549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.68% 75.98% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 1109 843
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 51 63
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.90% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +9 61 £375 +17.18% 26
North Yorkshire -3 3 £550 +76.00% 1
South Yorkshire -6 3 £388 +72.22% 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 120 (80.54%) TDD
2 116 (77.85%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (55.70%) Java
4 55 (36.91%) HTML
5 50 (33.56%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (30.87%) SQL
7 40 (26.85%) Scrum
8 37 (24.83%) REST
9 35 (23.49%) MongoDB
9 35 (23.49%) QA
10 34 (22.82%) Web Services
11 33 (22.15%) Cucumber
12 32 (21.48%) Open Source
12 32 (21.48%) Selenium
12 32 (21.48%) XML
12 32 (21.48%) JavaScript
13 31 (20.81%) Linux
13 31 (20.81%) Git (software)
14 30 (20.13%) RESTful
15 29 (19.46%) Test Automation
15 29 (19.46%) UNIX
15 29 (19.46%) Web Design
16 27 (18.12%) Subversion
16 27 (18.12%) Relational Database
17 26 (17.45%) CSS
17 26 (17.45%) NoSQL
17 26 (17.45%) Responsive Web Design
18 25 (16.78%) .NET
18 25 (16.78%) HTTP
18 25 (16.78%) Mac OS X

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (6.04%) JBoss
2 8 (5.37%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.03%) Node.js
4 2 (1.34%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Apache
5 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.67%) Drupal
5 1 (0.67%) Jetty
5 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.67%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.67%) nginx
5 1 (0.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.34%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) GitHub
2 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.78%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) VPN
2 1 (0.67%) DMZ
2 1 (0.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (23.49%) MongoDB
2 27 (18.12%) Relational Database
3 26 (17.45%) NoSQL
4 18 (12.08%) SQL Server
5 12 (8.05%) Neo4j
6 11 (7.38%) MySQL
7 8 (5.37%) Oracle Database
7 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.36%) DB2
9 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.01%) CouchDB
10 3 (2.01%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.34%) Redis
12 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (22.15%) Cucumber
2 32 (21.48%) Selenium
3 31 (20.81%) Git (software)
4 27 (18.12%) Subversion
5 14 (9.40%) NUnit
5 14 (9.40%) SpecFlow
6 11 (7.38%) WebDriver
6 11 (7.38%) Maven
7 10 (6.71%) HP UFT
8 9 (6.04%) WATIR
8 9 (6.04%) Sahi
9 8 (5.37%) Mockito
9 8 (5.37%) Jasmine
10 7 (4.70%) Eclipse
11 6 (4.03%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.36%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.68%) PHPUnit
13 4 (2.68%) Toad
14 3 (2.01%) JIRA
15 2 (1.34%) JUnit
General
1 15 (10.07%) Finance
2 2 (1.34%) Back Office
3 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.67%) Games
3 1 (0.67%) Banking
3 1 (0.67%) Retail
3 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.67%) Local Government
3 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (53.69%) Developer
2 51 (34.23%) Java Developer
3 37 (24.83%) Analyst
4 21 (14.09%) Test Analyst
5 12 (8.05%) Business Analyst
6 9 (6.04%) PHP Developer
6 9 (6.04%) QA Analyst
7 7 (4.70%) Tester
8 6 (4.03%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.03%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.68%) Database Developer
10 4 (2.68%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.68%) Consultant
10 4 (2.68%) Agile Tester
11 3 (2.01%) Automation Analyst
11 3 (2.01%) Agile Business Analyst
11 3 (2.01%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (2.01%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (36.91%) HTML
2 37 (24.83%) REST
3 34 (22.82%) Web Services
4 32 (21.48%) XML
5 30 (20.13%) RESTful
6 26 (17.45%) CSS
7 25 (16.78%) .NET
8 17 (11.41%) Spring
8 17 (11.41%) jQuery
9 15 (10.07%) JAX-RS
10 14 (9.40%) Hibernate
11 13 (8.72%) Ajax
12 11 (7.38%) J2EE
12 11 (7.38%) XHTML
12 11 (7.38%) Gherkin
13 9 (6.04%) Spring MVC
14 8 (5.37%) Struts
14 8 (5.37%) LAMP
15 7 (4.70%) XSL
15 7 (4.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.68%) User Experience
4 3 (2.01%) NHS
5 2 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.67%) Social Media
6 1 (0.67%) Tandem
6 1 (0.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.81%) Linux
2 29 (19.46%) UNIX
3 25 (16.78%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.01%) Windows
5 2 (1.34%) Android
5 2 (1.34%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.67%) CentOS
6 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (80.54%) TDD
2 116 (77.85%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (33.56%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (26.85%) Scrum
5 32 (21.48%) Open Source
6 29 (19.46%) Test Automation
6 29 (19.46%) Web Design
7 26 (17.45%) Responsive Web Design
8 22 (14.77%) Web Development
9 18 (12.08%) MVC
10 14 (9.40%) Project Management
10 14 (9.40%) Kanban
11 13 (8.72%) Automation Testing
11 13 (8.72%) Automated Testing
12 12 (8.05%) Pair Programming
13 11 (7.38%) Software Delivery
13 11 (7.38%) SDLC
14 10 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (6.71%) OO
Programming Languages
1 83 (55.70%) Java
2 46 (30.87%) SQL
3 32 (21.48%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.41%) Ruby
5 13 (8.72%) C#
6 12 (8.05%) PHP
7 8 (5.37%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.70%) XPath
8 7 (4.70%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.03%) Scala
10 4 (2.68%) Python
10 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.67%) C++
11 1 (0.67%) Perl
11 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.67%) Clojure
11 1 (0.67%) Go
11 1 (0.67%) PHP5
11 1 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.70%) ISEB
3 4 (2.68%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.49%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) Puppet
1 3 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.67%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.67%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.67%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.67%) Ansible
3 1 (0.67%) Salt
3 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.72%) Oracle
3 6 (4.03%) Zend
4 5 (3.36%) IBM
5 2 (1.34%) HP
5 2 (1.34%) Google
6 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.67%) Percona
6 1 (0.67%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.67%) Nokia
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.67%) VMware
6 1 (0.67%) Sun
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