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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 36 64 69
Rank change year-on-year +28 +5  
Contract jobs citing BDD 38 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.31% 2.04% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.09% 2.46% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 12
Median daily rate £450 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £488 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -2.92% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 746 1259 1133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.68% 82.77% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 702 636
Median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.26% -45.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £39.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Edinburgh

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Edinburgh

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Edinburgh

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for BDD.

1 112 (95.73%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (61.54%) Java
3 70 (59.83%) TDD
4 61 (52.14%) Scrum
5 48 (41.03%) Python
6 44 (37.61%) Cucumber
7 42 (35.90%) AngularJS
7 42 (35.90%) JavaScript
8 37 (31.62%) Kanban
9 36 (30.77%) JIRA
10 35 (29.91%) Selenium
11 33 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (22.22%) SQL
13 24 (20.51%) Test Automation
14 23 (19.66%) Jenkins
14 23 (19.66%) User Stories
14 23 (19.66%) DevOps
15 22 (18.80%) Linux
16 19 (16.24%) Gradle
17 18 (15.38%) PostGIS
17 18 (15.38%) Open Source
17 18 (15.38%) Spring
17 18 (15.38%) GIS
17 18 (15.38%) CSS
17 18 (15.38%) HTML
18 17 (14.53%) QA
18 17 (14.53%) OpenLayers
19 15 (12.82%) GeoServer
19 15 (12.82%) JBehave
19 15 (12.82%) NoSQL

BDD
Top Related 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 15 (12.82%) GeoServer
2 1 (0.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) JBoss
2 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) GIS
2 15 (12.82%) NoSQL
3 12 (10.26%) Spatial Data
4 5 (4.27%) QGIS
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 44 (37.61%) Cucumber
2 36 (30.77%) JIRA
3 35 (29.91%) Selenium
4 23 (19.66%) Jenkins
5 19 (16.24%) Gradle
6 15 (12.82%) JBehave
6 15 (12.82%) Maven
7 12 (10.26%) Git (software)
8 11 (9.40%) WebDriver
9 8 (6.84%) Hudson
9 8 (6.84%) Subversion
10 5 (4.27%) JMeter
10 5 (4.27%) Protractor
11 4 (3.42%) Bower
12 3 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.56%) Jasmine
12 3 (2.56%) SpecFlow
13 2 (1.71%) LoadRunner
14 1 (0.85%) Grunt
14 1 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 10 (8.55%) Finance
2 2 (1.71%) Electronics
2 2 (1.71%) Law
2 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.71%) Marketing
2 2 (1.71%) Publishing
2 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (39.32%) Developer
2 30 (25.64%) Analyst
3 21 (17.95%) Java Developer
3 21 (17.95%) Test Analyst
4 17 (14.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (12.82%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (11.97%) Angular Developer
6 14 (11.97%) Scrum Master
7 11 (9.40%) Python Developer
8 10 (8.55%) Automation Tester
8 10 (8.55%) Tester
9 9 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
9 9 (7.69%) Business Analyst
9 9 (7.69%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.98%) Open Source Developer
11 6 (5.13%) Agile Business Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (4.27%) Developer in Test
13 4 (3.42%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (35.90%) AngularJS
2 18 (15.38%) CSS
2 18 (15.38%) HTML
2 18 (15.38%) PostGIS
2 18 (15.38%) Spring
3 17 (14.53%) OpenLayers
4 15 (12.82%) Leaflet
4 15 (12.82%) Node.js
4 15 (12.82%) Web Services
5 14 (11.97%) RESTful
6 11 (9.40%) React
7 10 (8.55%) REST
8 8 (6.84%) jQuery
8 8 (6.84%) Sass
9 7 (5.98%) Spring Boot
10 5 (4.27%) CSS3
10 5 (4.27%) HTML5
11 4 (3.42%) .NET
11 4 (3.42%) Hibernate
12 3 (2.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) User Experience
2 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.71%) Fintech
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.85%) iPad
4 1 (0.85%) iPhone
4 1 (0.85%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.80%) Linux
2 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (95.73%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (59.83%) TDD
3 61 (52.14%) Scrum
4 37 (31.62%) Kanban
5 33 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (20.51%) Test Automation
7 23 (19.66%) DevOps
7 23 (19.66%) User Stories
8 18 (15.38%) Open Source
9 11 (9.40%) Continuous Deployment
9 11 (9.40%) Data Migration
9 11 (9.40%) Front End Development
9 11 (9.40%) Migration
10 10 (8.55%) PRINCE2
10 10 (8.55%) SDLC
11 9 (7.69%) Microservices
11 9 (7.69%) Open Source Development
11 9 (7.69%) Project Management
11 9 (7.69%) Waterfall
12 8 (6.84%) OO
Programming Languages
1 72 (61.54%) Java
2 48 (41.03%) Python
3 42 (35.90%) JavaScript
4 26 (22.22%) SQL
5 5 (4.27%) ES6
6 4 (3.42%) Perl
7 3 (2.56%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (2.56%) Ruby
7 3 (2.56%) Scala
8 2 (1.71%) Clojure
9 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Degree
2 7 (5.98%) ISEB
2 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.53%) QA
2 13 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) Puppet
2 5 (4.27%) Ansible
3 2 (1.71%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 15 (12.82%) ESRI
2 2 (1.71%) SAP
2 2 (1.71%) TIBCO
2 2 (1.71%) Twitter
3 1 (0.85%) Apple
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle
3 1 (0.85%) Progress