Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 July 2018 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 71 105
Rank change year-on-year -6 +34 +32
Contract jobs citing BDD 153 108 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.73% 2.57% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 3.05% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 87 66
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
90th Percentile £585 £480 £520
UK median daily rate £490 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +5.95% +2.78% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £48.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,839 3,544 4,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.27% 84.20% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,863 2,062 2,685
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £259 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £525 £510
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
% change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 79 89
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.05%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.13 £45.20 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Scotland

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Scotland

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Scotland

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +9 106 £415 +1.22% 13
Glasgow -15 36 £350 -17.65% 9
Fife -1 5 £338 +12.50%
West Lothian -5 1 £475 +26.67% 1
Falkirk - 1 £475 -
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BDD.

1 138 (90.20%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (66.01%) TDD
3 70 (45.75%) Test Automation
4 66 (43.14%) Scrum
4 66 (43.14%) Java
5 57 (37.25%) Selenium
6 52 (33.99%) Python
7 49 (32.03%) Kanban
8 43 (28.10%) Docker
9 40 (26.14%) Jenkins
9 40 (26.14%) SQL
10 38 (24.84%) JavaScript
10 38 (24.84%) QA
11 37 (24.18%) Git (software)
12 36 (23.53%) Cucumber
13 33 (21.57%) DevOps
14 30 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
15 29 (18.95%) Ruby
16 28 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (17.65%) HTML
18 26 (16.99%) Linux
19 25 (16.34%) IBM
20 24 (15.69%) Spring
20 24 (15.69%) Node.js
20 24 (15.69%) Ansible
21 22 (14.38%) Bash Shell
21 22 (14.38%) Finance
21 22 (14.38%) SDLC
22 20 (13.07%) Web Services
22 20 (13.07%) Maven

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 13 (8.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (7.84%) JBoss
2 12 (7.84%) Jetty
2 12 (7.84%) Tomcat
2 12 (7.84%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.23%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.96%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.65%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.65%) Confluence
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (3.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.80%) GitHub
2 15 (9.80%) Heroku
3 13 (8.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (8.50%) npm
4 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (5.88%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (3.92%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.96%) PaaS
8 2 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.31%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.80%) NoSQL
2 14 (9.15%) MongoDB
3 12 (7.84%) Couchbase
3 12 (7.84%) Hadoop
3 12 (7.84%) Redis
3 12 (7.84%) Riak
4 7 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.27%) Big Data
5 5 (3.27%) GIS
6 3 (1.96%) QGIS
7 2 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 57 (37.25%) Selenium
2 40 (26.14%) Jenkins
3 37 (24.18%) Git (software)
4 36 (23.53%) Cucumber
5 20 (13.07%) JIRA
5 20 (13.07%) Maven
6 17 (11.11%) Ant
7 14 (9.15%) SonarQube
7 14 (9.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (8.50%) Gerrit
8 13 (8.50%) GitLab
8 13 (8.50%) SpecFlow
8 13 (8.50%) WebDriver
9 11 (7.19%) Vagrant
10 8 (5.23%) FitNesse
10 8 (5.23%) Protractor
11 6 (3.92%) SilkTest
11 6 (3.92%) Subversion
12 5 (3.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (14.38%) Finance
2 13 (8.50%) Banking
3 3 (1.96%) Publishing
3 3 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 54 (35.29%) Developer
2 32 (20.92%) Java Developer
3 21 (13.73%) Analyst
4 18 (11.76%) Tester
5 15 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (9.15%) Senior Developer
7 13 (8.50%) Automation Tester
7 13 (8.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 13 (8.50%) Senior DevOps
7 13 (8.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 12 (7.84%) Test Engineer
9 11 (7.19%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (7.19%) Test Analyst
9 11 (7.19%) Test Automation Engineer
10 9 (5.88%) Business Analyst
11 8 (5.23%) Scrum Master
12 6 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.92%) Python Developer
13 5 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
13 5 (3.27%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.65%) HTML
2 24 (15.69%) Node.js
2 24 (15.69%) Spring
3 20 (13.07%) Web Services
4 18 (11.76%) HTML5
5 16 (10.46%) CSS
5 16 (10.46%) React
6 14 (9.15%) AngularJS
6 14 (9.15%) RESTful
7 12 (7.84%) Hibernate
8 11 (7.19%) .NET
8 11 (7.19%) JPA
8 11 (7.19%) PostGIS
9 10 (6.54%) JMS
10 9 (5.88%) J2EE
11 8 (5.23%) Gherkin
11 8 (5.23%) Kafka
11 8 (5.23%) REST
11 8 (5.23%) Sass
11 8 (5.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) User Experience
2 13 (8.50%) iPad
3 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.92%) Minimum Viable Product
5 5 (3.27%) DataPower
5 5 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.61%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.99%) Linux
2 5 (3.27%) Windows
3 2 (1.31%) Android
3 2 (1.31%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (90.20%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (66.01%) TDD
3 70 (45.75%) Test Automation
4 66 (43.14%) Scrum
5 49 (32.03%) Kanban
6 33 (21.57%) DevOps
7 28 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (14.38%) SDLC
9 19 (12.42%) Software Engineering
9 19 (12.42%) Software Testing
10 17 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 16 (10.46%) E-Commerce
12 14 (9.15%) System Testing
12 14 (9.15%) User Stories
13 13 (8.50%) Microservices
14 12 (7.84%) Deployment Automation
15 11 (7.19%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 11 (7.19%) Manual Testing
16 10 (6.54%) Agile Testing
16 10 (6.54%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.14%) Java
2 52 (33.99%) Python
3 40 (26.14%) SQL
4 38 (24.84%) JavaScript
5 29 (18.95%) Ruby
6 22 (14.38%) Bash Shell
7 15 (9.80%) C#
7 15 (9.80%) Groovy
8 13 (8.50%) Java 8
9 8 (5.23%) Perl
10 5 (3.27%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) ES6
Qualifications
1 5 (3.27%) ISEB
1 5 (3.27%) ISTQB
1 5 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (3.27%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (24.84%) QA
2 13 (8.50%) GCP
3 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (28.10%) Docker
2 3 (1.96%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 24 (15.69%) Ansible
2 15 (9.80%) Kubernetes
3 13 (8.50%) Consul
3 13 (8.50%) Mesos
3 13 (8.50%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (8.50%) Puppet
4 12 (7.84%) Cobbler
5 5 (3.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (16.34%) IBM
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.58%) TIBCO
3 6 (3.92%) Informatica
4 5 (3.27%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.96%) Twitter
6 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.65%) Ceridian
7 1 (0.65%) Epicor
7 1 (0.65%) Infor
7 1 (0.65%) Kronos
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle
7 1 (0.65%) Pega
7 1 (0.65%) Peoplefluent
7 1 (0.65%) Sage
7 1 (0.65%) SAP
7 1 (0.65%) Splunk
7 1 (0.65%) Workday
7 1 (0.65%) Xamarin