Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 13 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)
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 9.30% 1.45% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.39% 1.61% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
West Lothian median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £358 £413 £363
90th Percentile £388 £438 £388
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 West Lothian with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 77 62 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 89.53% 89.86% 88.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 76
West Lothian median daily rate £408 £338 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.74% -8.47% -1.67%
10th Percentile £213 £252 £265
90th Percentile £436 £425 £465
Scotland median daily rate £390 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +6.85% -2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
West Lothian median hourly rate £30.00 £8.69 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +245.42% -13.15% -76.19%
10th Percentile £29.00 £8.14 £9.50
90th Percentile £31.00 £26.39 £10.50
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £23.35
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.06% +3.78%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in West Lothian

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in West Lothian

BDD
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 13 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
Livingston +4 8 £375 -11.76%
BDD
Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for BDD.

1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (75.00%) CRM
2 6 (75.00%) Front End Development
3 5 (62.50%) Aurelia
3 5 (62.50%) React
3 5 (62.50%) ES6
3 5 (62.50%) Transpiler
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Spring
3 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) KnockoutJS
3 5 (62.50%) Jasmine
3 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (37.50%) Grunt
4 3 (37.50%) Sass
4 3 (37.50%) LESS
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) Maven
4 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) Spring MVC
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) Jasmine
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Bower
3 3 (37.50%) Grunt
3 3 (37.50%) gulp
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) jspm
3 3 (37.50%) Maven
4 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
2 5 (62.50%) Aurelia
2 5 (62.50%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (62.50%) React
2 5 (62.50%) Spring
3 3 (37.50%) LESS
3 3 (37.50%) Sass
3 3 (37.50%) Spring MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (25.00%) JDBC
4 2 (25.00%) JMS
4 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) CRM
2 6 (75.00%) Front End Development
3 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Transpiler
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Web Development
5 2 (25.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) ES6
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) SQL