Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 45 141
Rank change year-on-year -28 +96 +12
Contract jobs citing BDD 127 174 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.55% 4.18% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 5.00% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 91 33
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £263
90th Percentile £506 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £45.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.37% +21.16% -

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 4241 3480 4977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.01% 83.63% 82.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2441 2026 2620
Scotland median daily rate £390 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 82 99
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.06% +3.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.83 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.43 £47.92
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -55 69 £400 - 8
Glasgow +1 41 £413 +8.20% 15
West Lothian +7 7 £375 -11.76%
Fife -4 6 £320 +25.49%
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 111 (87.40%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (62.99%) TDD
2 80 (62.99%) Java
3 67 (52.76%) Test Automation
4 56 (44.09%) JavaScript
5 53 (41.73%) Python
6 45 (35.43%) Selenium
7 44 (34.65%) SQL
8 42 (33.07%) HTML
9 40 (31.50%) Kanban
10 37 (29.13%) Scrum
11 34 (26.77%) Cucumber
12 33 (25.98%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (24.41%) CSS
14 27 (21.26%) Spring
15 26 (20.47%) Linux
16 24 (18.90%) Front End Development
17 23 (18.11%) React
17 23 (18.11%) NoSQL
17 23 (18.11%) AngularJS
18 22 (17.32%) HTML5
19 21 (16.54%) Node.js
19 21 (16.54%) Software Engineering
20 19 (14.96%) Hibernate
20 19 (14.96%) JIRA
21 18 (14.17%) User Stories
21 18 (14.17%) DevOps
22 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
22 17 (13.39%) Sass
22 17 (13.39%) MongoDB

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 11 (8.66%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.09%) JBoss
2 9 (7.09%) Tomcat
2 9 (7.09%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.30%) Jetty
4 4 (3.15%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.57%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) JOnAS
6 1 (0.79%) MTS
6 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.36%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (2.36%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.36%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.79%) GitHub
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) AMQP
2 3 (2.36%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.11%) NoSQL
2 17 (13.39%) MongoDB
3 9 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.30%) Couchbase
4 8 (6.30%) Hadoop
4 8 (6.30%) Redis
4 8 (6.30%) Riak
5 7 (5.51%) GIS
6 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 45 (35.43%) Selenium
2 34 (26.77%) Cucumber
3 19 (14.96%) JIRA
4 16 (12.60%) Jenkins
5 15 (11.81%) Grunt
5 15 (11.81%) gulp
6 14 (11.02%) Git (software)
7 11 (8.66%) Subversion
8 9 (7.09%) Bower
8 9 (7.09%) FitNesse
8 9 (7.09%) WebDriver
9 8 (6.30%) Vagrant
10 7 (5.51%) Jasmine
11 6 (4.72%) SpecFlow
12 4 (3.15%) Appium
12 4 (3.15%) Gradle
12 4 (3.15%) Maven
12 4 (3.15%) Mercurial
12 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.36%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 15 (11.81%) Finance
2 6 (4.72%) Electronics
2 6 (4.72%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.72%) Marketing
2 6 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (49.61%) Developer
2 32 (25.20%) Analyst
3 29 (22.83%) Java Developer
4 25 (19.69%) Test Analyst
5 19 (14.96%) Senior Analyst
5 19 (14.96%) Senior Test Analyst
6 18 (14.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 17 (13.39%) Senior Developer
8 12 (9.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (8.66%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (7.87%) Lead Developer
11 9 (7.09%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (7.09%) Tester
12 7 (5.51%) Agile Test Analyst
12 7 (5.51%) Automation Tester
12 7 (5.51%) Full Stack Developer
13 6 (4.72%) Business Analyst
13 6 (4.72%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 5 (3.94%) Agile Business Analyst
14 5 (3.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (33.07%) HTML
2 31 (24.41%) CSS
3 27 (21.26%) Spring
4 23 (18.11%) AngularJS
4 23 (18.11%) React
5 22 (17.32%) HTML5
6 21 (16.54%) Node.js
7 19 (14.96%) Hibernate
8 17 (13.39%) RESTful
8 17 (13.39%) Sass
9 16 (12.60%) Web Services
10 15 (11.81%) CSS3
11 10 (7.87%) Gherkin
11 10 (7.87%) jQuery
12 9 (7.09%) JMS
12 9 (7.09%) JPA
12 9 (7.09%) LESS
12 9 (7.09%) Redux
13 8 (6.30%) Aurelia
13 8 (6.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.72%) User Experience
3 3 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.57%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.57%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.47%) Linux
2 4 (3.15%) Windows
3 2 (1.57%) Unix
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (87.40%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (62.99%) TDD
3 67 (52.76%) Test Automation
4 40 (31.50%) Kanban
5 37 (29.13%) Scrum
6 33 (25.98%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (18.90%) Front End Development
8 21 (16.54%) Software Engineering
9 18 (14.17%) DevOps
9 18 (14.17%) User Stories
10 11 (8.66%) Scenario Testing
11 10 (7.87%) Manual Testing
11 10 (7.87%) SDLC
12 9 (7.09%) Mentoring
13 8 (6.30%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (6.30%) RUP
14 7 (5.51%) DSDM
14 7 (5.51%) Multithreading
14 7 (5.51%) UML
14 7 (5.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (62.99%) Java
2 56 (44.09%) JavaScript
3 53 (41.73%) Python
4 44 (34.65%) SQL
5 14 (11.02%) C#
6 12 (9.45%) Ruby
7 10 (7.87%) Bash Shell
7 10 (7.87%) ES6
8 8 (6.30%) Perl
9 7 (5.51%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.72%) ECMAScript
11 4 (3.15%) PHP
12 3 (2.36%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (1.57%) Scala
13 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.36%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) ISEB
3 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.81%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (12.60%) Docker
2 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (11.02%) Ansible
2 8 (6.30%) Cobbler
2 8 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.30%) Puppet
3 3 (2.36%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 8 (6.30%) Pega
2 7 (5.51%) IBM
2 7 (5.51%) TIBCO
2 7 (5.51%) VMware
3 6 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.72%) SAP
4 5 (3.94%) Oracle
5 4 (3.15%) Google
5 4 (3.15%) Perfecto Mobile
6 3 (2.36%) CA
7 2 (1.57%) Capita
8 1 (0.79%) Informatica