The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Brighton region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 28 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.60% 1.54% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 2.02% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
132 99 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 68.75% 76.15% 69.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 58 85
Average daily rate £334 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £571 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 2
Average hourly rate £21.61 £21.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.50 £23.33 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
BDD
East Sussex

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Brighton region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) HTTP
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
4 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) XML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) Flash
6 1 (14.29%) jQuery
6 1 (14.29%) HTML5
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA