Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 57 75
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 -50
Contract jobs citing BDD 46 87 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.38% 3.06% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 3.46% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 50
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £325 £365 £325
90th Percentile £613 £601 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £444 £400
% change year-on-year -15.49% +10.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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 1,709 2,515 2,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.41% 88.43% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 1,260 1,474
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £258 £265 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 19
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -16.67% -6.67%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.07 £11.23
90th Percentile £43.90 £44.41 £35.00
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -19.57% -1.08% +10.71%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 30 (65.22%) Java
1 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) Test Automation
3 23 (50.00%) TDD
4 19 (41.30%) Gherkin
5 18 (39.13%) Cucumber
5 18 (39.13%) Spring
6 16 (34.78%) Selenium
6 16 (34.78%) Git (software)
7 15 (32.61%) Integration Testing
7 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
7 15 (32.61%) SQL
7 15 (32.61%) Public Sector
8 14 (30.43%) HTML
9 13 (28.26%) CSS
10 12 (26.09%) User Stories
11 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
11 11 (23.91%) JUnit
11 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
11 11 (23.91%) JSON
11 11 (23.91%) JIRA
12 10 (21.74%) DB2
12 10 (21.74%) HTML5
12 10 (21.74%) Critical Thinking
13 9 (19.57%) Test Management
13 9 (19.57%) Apache Camel
13 9 (19.57%) Coaching
13 9 (19.57%) API Testing
13 9 (19.57%) XML
13 9 (19.57%) C#

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 8 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.35%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) AWS
1 2 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.17%) NuGet
2 1 (2.17%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) DB2
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Cucumber
2 16 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 16 (34.78%) Selenium
3 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.91%) JIRA
3 11 (23.91%) JUnit
4 7 (15.22%) Postman
4 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
5 4 (8.70%) Subversion
6 2 (4.35%) Cypress.io
6 2 (4.35%) JMeter
6 2 (4.35%) Mockito
6 2 (4.35%) SonarQube
7 1 (2.17%) Flyway
7 1 (2.17%) Gradle
General
1 15 (32.61%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Test Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Java Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Test Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (8.70%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) React Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Digital Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Tester
10 1 (2.17%) Agile Business Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Agile Coach
10 1 (2.17%) Scrum Master
10 1 (2.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) Gherkin
2 18 (39.13%) Spring
3 14 (30.43%) HTML
4 13 (28.26%) CSS
5 11 (23.91%) JSON
6 10 (21.74%) HTML5
7 9 (19.57%) Apache Camel
7 9 (19.57%) XML
8 6 (13.04%) React
8 6 (13.04%) Spring Boot
9 4 (8.70%) Node.js
10 3 (6.52%) GraphQL
10 3 (6.52%) REST
10 3 (6.52%) Sass
10 3 (6.52%) Spring MVC
11 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
11 2 (4.35%) Redux
12 1 (2.17%) .NET
12 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
12 1 (2.17%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) Test Automation
3 23 (50.00%) TDD
4 15 (32.61%) Integration Testing
5 12 (26.09%) User Stories
6 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
7 10 (21.74%) Critical Thinking
8 9 (19.57%) API Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Coaching
8 9 (19.57%) Test Management
9 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 8 (17.39%) Scrum
10 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Microservices
11 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (10.87%) Front End Development
13 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (8.70%) MVC
13 4 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (8.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (65.22%) Java
2 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
2 15 (32.61%) SQL
3 9 (19.57%) C#
4 4 (8.70%) Java 8
5 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) ES6
5 1 (2.17%) Perl
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) IBM
2 1 (2.17%) VMware