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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 95 100
Rank change year-on-year +29 +5  
Contract jobs citing BDD 46 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.41% 1.82% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.17% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 23
Median daily rate £388 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +1.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.38% -  

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 1592 2491 2428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.39% 84.07% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 1401 1317
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 64
Median hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.73 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 30 £440 +17.33% 4
Fife - 8 £300 -
Glasgow 0 4 £388 +1.63% 5
Moray - 4 £275 -
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 99 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (62.96%) Java
3 56 (51.85%) Python
3 56 (51.85%) TDD
4 43 (39.81%) Cucumber
5 41 (37.96%) Scrum
6 40 (37.04%) Selenium
7 35 (32.41%) AngularJS
8 34 (31.48%) JavaScript
9 28 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (25.00%) SQL
10 27 (25.00%) Test Automation
11 24 (22.22%) JIRA
12 23 (21.30%) Kanban
12 23 (21.30%) Linux
13 22 (20.37%) DevOps
13 22 (20.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 21 (19.44%) Spring
15 20 (18.52%) HTML
16 19 (17.59%) CSS
16 19 (17.59%) Jenkins
17 16 (14.81%) User Stories
17 16 (14.81%) Node.js
18 15 (13.89%) NoSQL
18 15 (13.89%) Git (software)
18 15 (13.89%) QA
19 14 (12.96%) Web Services
19 14 (12.96%) RESTful
20 13 (12.04%) Open Source
20 13 (12.04%) Gradle

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 8 (7.41%) GeoServer
2 5 (4.63%) JBoss
3 4 (3.70%) Apache
4 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) NoSQL
2 13 (12.04%) GIS
3 10 (9.26%) Spatial Data
4 5 (4.63%) QGIS
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) HSQLDB
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (39.81%) Cucumber
2 40 (37.04%) Selenium
3 24 (22.22%) JIRA
4 19 (17.59%) Jenkins
5 15 (13.89%) Git (software)
6 13 (12.04%) Gradle
7 11 (10.19%) Maven
8 10 (9.26%) WebDriver
9 9 (8.33%) Subversion
10 8 (7.41%) JBehave
11 5 (4.63%) JMeter
12 4 (3.70%) Bower
13 3 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (1.85%) Jasmine
14 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
14 2 (1.85%) Protractor
15 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
15 1 (0.93%) Calabash
15 1 (0.93%) GitLab
15 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (1.85%) Law
2 2 (1.85%) Publishing
3 1 (0.93%) Electronics
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (36.11%) Developer
2 24 (22.22%) Analyst
3 22 (20.37%) Test Analyst
4 21 (19.44%) Java Developer
5 15 (13.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (13.89%) Tester
6 14 (12.96%) Automation Tester
7 13 (12.04%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (12.04%) Senior Test Analyst
8 12 (11.11%) Angular Developer
9 10 (9.26%) Agile Test Analyst
9 10 (9.26%) Senior Developer
10 8 (7.41%) Consultant
10 8 (7.41%) Python Developer
11 6 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (5.56%) Test Consultant
12 5 (4.63%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (4.63%) Open Source Developer
12 5 (4.63%) Scrum Master
12 5 (4.63%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.41%) AngularJS
2 21 (19.44%) Spring
3 20 (18.52%) HTML
4 19 (17.59%) CSS
5 16 (14.81%) Node.js
6 14 (12.96%) RESTful
6 14 (12.96%) Web Services
7 11 (10.19%) PostGIS
8 10 (9.26%) OpenLayers
9 9 (8.33%) jQuery
9 9 (8.33%) Sass
10 8 (7.41%) Leaflet
10 8 (7.41%) React
10 8 (7.41%) REST
10 8 (7.41%) Spring Boot
11 7 (6.48%) HTML5
12 6 (5.56%) CSS3
12 6 (5.56%) Gherkin
12 6 (5.56%) Hibernate
13 5 (4.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.63%) User Experience
2 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.30%) Linux
2 2 (1.85%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (51.85%) TDD
3 41 (37.96%) Scrum
4 28 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 23 (21.30%) Kanban
7 22 (20.37%) DevOps
7 22 (20.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 16 (14.81%) User Stories
9 13 (12.04%) Open Source
9 13 (12.04%) SDLC
10 11 (10.19%) Front End Development
11 10 (9.26%) Manual Testing
12 7 (6.48%) Automation Testing
12 7 (6.48%) Microservices
12 7 (6.48%) Open Source Development
12 7 (6.48%) Software Testing
13 6 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (5.56%) Migration
13 6 (5.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (62.96%) Java
2 56 (51.85%) Python
3 34 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 27 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (4.63%) ES6
5 5 (4.63%) Perl
5 5 (4.63%) Ruby
5 5 (4.63%) Scala
6 4 (3.70%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.78%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) ISEB
2 3 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.89%) QA
2 12 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) Puppet
2 5 (4.63%) Ansible
3 2 (1.85%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 8 (7.41%) ESRI
2 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle
4 2 (1.85%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.93%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
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