Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 26 93
Rank change year-on-year -45 +67 +15
Contract jobs citing BDD 65 130 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.23% 6.03% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 7.17% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 77 21
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £325 £335 £263
90th Percentile £475 £538 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2450 1813 2673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.22% 84.09% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1035 1385
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +3.84% +20.61%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.52 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.61
% change year-on-year +9.89% -11.17% +17.75%

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 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 60 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (69.23%) Java
3 33 (50.77%) TDD
3 33 (50.77%) Test Automation
4 30 (46.15%) Python
5 26 (40.00%) SQL
6 25 (38.46%) Kanban
7 23 (35.38%) JavaScript
8 22 (33.85%) Selenium
9 20 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (24.62%) Scrum
10 16 (24.62%) Linux
10 16 (24.62%) Cucumber
11 15 (23.08%) JIRA
12 13 (20.00%) HTML
12 13 (20.00%) DevOps
13 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
13 12 (18.46%) User Stories
14 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
15 9 (13.85%) QA
15 9 (13.85%) Git (software)
15 9 (13.85%) CSS
15 9 (13.85%) NoSQL
16 8 (12.31%) Node.js
16 8 (12.31%) Finance
16 8 (12.31%) Web Services
17 7 (10.77%) Spring
17 7 (10.77%) AngularJS
17 7 (10.77%) Docker

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 (6.15%) WebSphere
1 4 (6.15%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) GeoServer
2 1 (1.54%) MTS
2 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (4.62%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (4.62%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.54%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) HTTP
1 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) NoSQL
2 6 (9.23%) GIS
2 6 (9.23%) MongoDB
2 6 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Selenium
2 16 (24.62%) Cucumber
3 15 (23.08%) JIRA
4 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
5 9 (13.85%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.23%) Subversion
7 4 (6.15%) Appium
7 4 (6.15%) Bower
7 4 (6.15%) Gradle
8 3 (4.62%) Artifactory
8 3 (4.62%) JMeter
8 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.08%) NUnit
9 2 (3.08%) Redmine
9 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.54%) Grunt
10 1 (1.54%) Hudson
10 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) Senior Test Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) Test Analyst
4 13 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Scrum Master
7 4 (6.15%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Tester
8 3 (4.62%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Digital Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Non-Functional Tester
9 2 (3.08%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) HTML
2 9 (13.85%) CSS
3 8 (12.31%) Node.js
3 8 (12.31%) Web Services
4 7 (10.77%) AngularJS
4 7 (10.77%) Spring
5 6 (9.23%) React
5 6 (9.23%) RESTful
6 4 (6.15%) JSON
6 4 (6.15%) REST
6 4 (6.15%) XML
7 3 (4.62%) CSS3
7 3 (4.62%) D3.js
7 3 (4.62%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.62%) HTML5
7 3 (4.62%) jQuery
7 3 (4.62%) JSR 286
7 3 (4.62%) NumPy
7 3 (4.62%) Pandas
7 3 (4.62%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) TDD
2 33 (50.77%) Test Automation
3 25 (38.46%) Kanban
4 20 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (24.62%) Scrum
6 13 (20.00%) DevOps
7 12 (18.46%) User Stories
8 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.77%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (9.23%) ETL
10 6 (9.23%) Open Source
10 6 (9.23%) SDLC
11 5 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (7.69%) Manual Testing
11 5 (7.69%) Project Management
11 5 (7.69%) Visualisation
11 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
12 4 (6.15%) Analytics
12 4 (6.15%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (69.23%) Java
2 30 (46.15%) Python
3 26 (40.00%) SQL
4 23 (35.38%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.62%) CoffeeScript
6 3 (4.62%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) C#
7 2 (3.08%) ES6
7 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.54%) C
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) Docker
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Ansible
2 3 (4.62%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) Pega
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.15%) Perfecto Mobile
3 4 (6.15%) VMware
4 3 (4.62%) CA
4 3 (4.62%) Google