Period
to 15 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 58 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 57 99
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.58% 2.54% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.95% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 57
Median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £368 £360 £350
90th Percentile £620 £646 £613
Scotland median daily rate £445 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +0.28% +4.41% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.00 -

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 637 1,933 2,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 83.82% 85.99% 88.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 994 1,430
Median daily rate £431 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £286 £277
90th Percentile £601 £600 £558
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 27 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £21.03 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.68 £42.20 £43.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £17.63
% change year-on-year +55.56% +27.66% -35.91%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Edinburgh

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BDD in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for BDD in Edinburgh

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BDD in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BDD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for BDD.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Java
3 9 (75.00%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 8 (66.67%) SQL
5 7 (58.33%) DB2
5 7 (58.33%) XML
5 7 (58.33%) JSON
5 7 (58.33%) JIRA
5 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
6 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (50.00%) QA
6 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (50.00%) API Testing
6 6 (50.00%) Public Sector
6 6 (50.00%) Postman
7 5 (41.67%) REST Assured
7 5 (41.67%) IBM
7 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
7 5 (41.67%) Test Management
7 5 (41.67%) User Stories
8 4 (33.33%) Unix
8 4 (33.33%) Linux
8 4 (33.33%) TDD
9 3 (25.00%) JMeter
9 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (25.00%) TypeScript
9 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) JIRA
3 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (50.00%) Postman
4 5 (41.67%) REST Assured
5 3 (25.00%) JMeter
6 2 (16.67%) JUnit
7 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
7 1 (8.33%) Hudson
7 1 (8.33%) Protractor
7 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
3 1 (8.33%) QA Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
1 7 (58.33%) JSON
1 7 (58.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) JMS
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) API Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (41.67%) Test Management
4 5 (41.67%) User Stories
5 4 (33.33%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Critical Thinking
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Microservices
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
8 1 (8.33%) API Design
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Curam