Period
to 20 August 2017

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 August 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 79 136
Rank change year-on-year +9 +57 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 108 134 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.51% 2.55% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 3.00% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 75 41
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -10.45%
10th Percentile £311 £308 £275
90th Percentile £494 £475 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3560 4469 5055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.62% 84.96% 82.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2051 2590 2650
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £237 £248
90th Percentile £525 £500 £490
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 97 125
Scotland median hourly rate £28.80 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +18.03% +45.24%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.30 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.30 £50.60
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.32%

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 August 2017.

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 August 2017. 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 -19 55 £381 +1.67% 10
Glasgow +12 39 £425 +13.33% 7
West Lothian +2 10 £375 -11.76%
Fife +7 2 £273 -
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BDD.

1 90 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (64.81%) Java
3 64 (59.26%) TDD
4 52 (48.15%) JavaScript
5 43 (39.81%) Test Automation
6 42 (38.89%) Python
7 35 (32.41%) HTML
8 33 (30.56%) CSS
8 33 (30.56%) Selenium
9 32 (29.63%) Kanban
10 31 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (25.93%) Scrum
11 28 (25.93%) SQL
11 28 (25.93%) Cucumber
11 28 (25.93%) AngularJS
12 26 (24.07%) React
13 24 (22.22%) Front End Development
14 23 (21.30%) Node.js
15 21 (19.44%) JIRA
16 20 (18.52%) Spring
16 20 (18.52%) Linux
17 19 (17.59%) RESTful
17 19 (17.59%) DevOps
17 19 (17.59%) Sass
18 18 (16.67%) Jenkins
18 18 (16.67%) User Stories
18 18 (16.67%) HTML5
19 17 (15.74%) CSS3
19 17 (15.74%) NoSQL
20 16 (14.81%) Grunt

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 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.85%) JBoss
4 2 (1.85%) Jetty
4 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.93%) Mule
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.70%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (3.70%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.93%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.93%) GitHub
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.48%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.70%) GIS
3 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.85%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.85%) Redis
5 2 (1.85%) Riak
Development Applications
1 33 (30.56%) Selenium
2 28 (25.93%) Cucumber
3 21 (19.44%) JIRA
4 18 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 16 (14.81%) Grunt
5 16 (14.81%) gulp
6 10 (9.26%) Maven
7 9 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 8 (7.41%) Bower
8 8 (7.41%) Jasmine
8 8 (7.41%) Subversion
9 5 (4.63%) JMeter
9 5 (4.63%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.70%) jspm
10 4 (3.70%) JUnit
10 4 (3.70%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.78%) Appium
11 3 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.78%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.56%) Electronics
3 6 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.56%) Marketing
4 5 (4.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (51.85%) Developer
2 28 (25.93%) Analyst
3 24 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 23 (21.30%) Test Analyst
5 20 (18.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 19 (17.59%) Senior Analyst
6 19 (17.59%) Senior Test Analyst
7 15 (13.89%) Senior Developer
8 12 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (9.26%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
11 8 (7.41%) AWS Developer
11 8 (7.41%) Lead Developer
12 7 (6.48%) Tester
13 6 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (5.56%) Automation Tester
13 6 (5.56%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 5 (4.63%) Business Analyst
14 5 (4.63%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
15 4 (3.70%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.41%) HTML
2 33 (30.56%) CSS
3 28 (25.93%) AngularJS
4 26 (24.07%) React
5 23 (21.30%) Node.js
6 20 (18.52%) Spring
7 19 (17.59%) RESTful
7 19 (17.59%) Sass
8 18 (16.67%) HTML5
9 17 (15.74%) CSS3
10 16 (14.81%) Web Services
11 13 (12.04%) Hibernate
12 11 (10.19%) J2EE
13 10 (9.26%) jQuery
13 10 (9.26%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (8.33%) Gherkin
14 9 (8.33%) LESS
14 9 (8.33%) Redux
15 7 (6.48%) Aurelia
16 6 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) User Experience
2 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Unix
2 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (59.26%) TDD
3 43 (39.81%) Test Automation
4 32 (29.63%) Kanban
5 31 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (25.93%) Scrum
7 24 (22.22%) Front End Development
8 19 (17.59%) DevOps
9 18 (16.67%) User Stories
10 12 (11.11%) SDLC
11 11 (10.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (10.19%) Software Engineering
12 10 (9.26%) Manual Testing
13 8 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (6.48%) Continuous Deployment
14 7 (6.48%) CRM
14 7 (6.48%) Exploratory Testing
14 7 (6.48%) Scenario Testing
14 7 (6.48%) Web Development
15 6 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 70 (64.81%) Java
2 52 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 42 (38.89%) Python
4 28 (25.93%) SQL
5 12 (11.11%) ES6
6 9 (8.33%) Ruby
7 7 (6.48%) C#
8 6 (5.56%) ECMAScript
8 6 (5.56%) Scala
9 5 (4.63%) Perl
9 5 (4.63%) PHP
10 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.85%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (1.85%) ISEB
1 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
1 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (6.48%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Docker
2 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) Ansible
2 5 (4.63%) Puppet
3 3 (2.78%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (1.85%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (5.56%) SAP
2 5 (4.63%) VMware
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) Pega
4 3 (2.78%) CA
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.85%) Google
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) Sybase
6 1 (0.93%) TIBCO