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 26 June 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.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 42 68
Rank change year-on-year -15 +26  
Contract jobs citing BDD 25 58 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.06% 4.38% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 5.14% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 15
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £343 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £374
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

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 1016 1129 1187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.62% 85.27% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 617 620
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 58 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (66.67%) Java
3 35 (55.56%) TDD
4 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
5 25 (39.68%) Test Automation
6 23 (36.51%) Python
7 22 (34.92%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (34.92%) Cucumber
8 21 (33.33%) Scrum
9 20 (31.75%) AngularJS
9 20 (31.75%) Selenium
10 19 (30.16%) JIRA
11 18 (28.57%) Node.js
11 18 (28.57%) HTML
12 17 (26.98%) CSS
12 17 (26.98%) Kanban
13 15 (23.81%) Linux
13 15 (23.81%) SQL
13 15 (23.81%) DevOps
14 13 (20.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 11 (17.46%) User Stories
15 11 (17.46%) Disclosure Scotland
16 10 (15.87%) React
16 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
17 9 (14.29%) Spring
18 8 (12.70%) Finance
18 8 (12.70%) Front End Development
19 7 (11.11%) User Experience
19 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
19 7 (11.11%) Puppet

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 4 (6.35%) WebSphere
1 4 (6.35%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (3.17%) GeoServer
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (1.59%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.94%) GIS
3 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 22 (34.92%) Cucumber
2 20 (31.75%) Selenium
3 19 (30.16%) JIRA
4 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
5 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.94%) JMeter
6 5 (7.94%) Subversion
7 4 (6.35%) Bower
8 3 (4.76%) Appium
8 3 (4.76%) Gradle
9 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.59%) Calabash
10 1 (1.59%) Hudson
10 1 (1.59%) JBehave
10 1 (1.59%) Maven
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Analyst
1 20 (31.75%) Developer
2 16 (25.40%) Test Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Angular Developer
6 7 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 6 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Automation Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (4.76%) Scrum Master
10 3 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.75%) AngularJS
2 18 (28.57%) HTML
2 18 (28.57%) Node.js
3 17 (26.98%) CSS
4 10 (15.87%) React
5 9 (14.29%) Spring
6 6 (9.52%) CSS3
6 6 (9.52%) HTML5
6 6 (9.52%) jQuery
6 6 (9.52%) Sass
6 6 (9.52%) Web Services
7 5 (7.94%) RESTful
8 3 (4.76%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.76%) J2EE
8 3 (4.76%) JSR 286
8 3 (4.76%) REST
8 3 (4.76%) XML
9 2 (3.17%) .NET
9 2 (3.17%) Express
9 2 (3.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (55.56%) TDD
3 25 (39.68%) Test Automation
4 22 (34.92%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (33.33%) Scrum
6 17 (26.98%) Kanban
7 15 (23.81%) DevOps
8 13 (20.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 11 (17.46%) User Stories
10 8 (12.70%) Front End Development
11 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 6 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (9.52%) SDLC
13 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
13 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
13 5 (7.94%) Wireframes
14 4 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
14 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
15 3 (4.76%) Coaching
15 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (66.67%) Java
2 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
3 23 (36.51%) Python
4 15 (23.81%) SQL
5 4 (6.35%) CoffeeScript
5 4 (6.35%) Perl
5 4 (6.35%) Ruby
6 2 (3.17%) ES6
6 2 (3.17%) Scala
7 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) ISEB
1 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
1 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (7.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (4.76%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (3.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (4.76%) CA
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle
2 2 (3.17%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.59%) ESRI
3 1 (1.59%) VMware