Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 71 49
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 50 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.54% 2.80% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 3.11% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 36
Glasgow median daily rate £450 £415 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -0.90% +11.67%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £303
90th Percentile £596 £477 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,242 1,509 1,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 87.96% 89.82% 87.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 870 613
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £268 £256 £255
90th Percentile £588 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 34
Glasgow median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -20.83% +57.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.95 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.75 £40.41 £33.53
Scotland median hourly rate £21.92 £24.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.44% +3.13% +12.94%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Glasgow

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Glasgow

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Glasgow over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for BDD.

1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (56.00%) TDD
2 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 25 (50.00%) Selenium
4 23 (46.00%) Cucumber
5 22 (44.00%) Gherkin
5 22 (44.00%) QA
5 22 (44.00%) WebDriver
6 19 (38.00%) Java
7 17 (34.00%) Performance Testing
7 17 (34.00%) Load Testing
8 16 (32.00%) SQL
9 15 (30.00%) RESTful
9 15 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 14 (28.00%) Gatling
10 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (28.00%) JMeter
10 14 (28.00%) Spring
10 14 (28.00%) Service Management
11 13 (26.00%) Linux
11 13 (26.00%) XML
11 13 (26.00%) Pair Programming
11 13 (26.00%) JSON
11 13 (26.00%) Regression Testing
11 13 (26.00%) Finance
11 13 (26.00%) REST
11 13 (26.00%) SDLC
12 12 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (24.00%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (24.00%) JPA

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Azure
2 2 (4.00%) npm
3 1 (2.00%) GCP
3 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.00%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) DB2
1 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (50.00%) Selenium
2 23 (46.00%) Cucumber
3 22 (44.00%) WebDriver
4 14 (28.00%) Gatling
4 14 (28.00%) JMeter
5 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.00%) JIRA
6 2 (4.00%) JUnit
6 2 (4.00%) PostCSS
7 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.00%) SonarQube
7 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.00%) TestNG
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Developer
2 21 (42.00%) QA Engineer
3 15 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 15 (30.00%) QA Leader
4 8 (16.00%) React Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Angular Developer
5 6 (12.00%) UI Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Coach
9 1 (2.00%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Lead Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Test Architect
9 1 (2.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) Gherkin
2 15 (30.00%) RESTful
3 14 (28.00%) Spring
4 13 (26.00%) JSON
4 13 (26.00%) REST
4 13 (26.00%) XML
5 12 (24.00%) Hibernate
5 12 (24.00%) J2EE
5 12 (24.00%) JPA
5 12 (24.00%) SOAP
5 12 (24.00%) Web Services
6 10 (20.00%) React
7 9 (18.00%) CSS
7 9 (18.00%) HTML
8 8 (16.00%) .NET
9 7 (14.00%) AngularJS
9 7 (14.00%) Sass
10 5 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (8.00%) Node.js
12 2 (4.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (24.00%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (14.00%) User Experience
3 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.00%) Blog
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Linux
2 12 (24.00%) Unix
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (56.00%) TDD
2 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.00%) Load Testing
3 17 (34.00%) Performance Testing
4 15 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (28.00%) Service Management
6 13 (26.00%) Pair Programming
6 13 (26.00%) Regression Testing
6 13 (26.00%) SDLC
7 12 (24.00%) OOP
8 10 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (18.00%) Technical Leadership
10 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (10.00%) Mobile First
11 5 (10.00%) Scrum
12 4 (8.00%) Decision-Making
12 4 (8.00%) Kanban
13 3 (6.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.00%) C#
5 7 (14.00%) ES6
6 5 (10.00%) Ruby
7 2 (4.00%) Java 8
8 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.00%) C
8 1 (2.00%) ES7
8 1 (2.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.00%) Python
8 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (44.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe
1 1 (2.00%) Google
1 1 (2.00%) IBM
1 1 (2.00%) SAP