Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 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)
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 13 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 1 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 1.35% 12.82% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 14.49% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
West Lothian median daily rate £475 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £463 £359 £413
90th Percentile £488 £394 £438
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +12.68%
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 63 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 85.14% 88.46% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 47
West Lothian median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £218 £306 £224
90th Percentile £527 £434 £433
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
West Lothian median hourly rate £32.50 - £13.82
10th Percentile £31.25 - £8.14
90th Percentile £33.75 - £29.70
Scotland median hourly rate £24.55 £26.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year -6.48% -23.91% +60.47%

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 24 September 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
Livingston -3 1 £475 +26.67%
BDD
Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for BDD.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Cash Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Sonatype Nexus

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Cash Management
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet