The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 31 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.62% 1.53% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 1.86% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Median daily rate £400 £373 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £343 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £398 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
BDD
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
284 429 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.80% 82.18% 71.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 288 235
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.00 £20.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for BDD.

1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) TDD
4 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (43.75%) JMeter
5 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 6 (37.50%) DevOps
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (31.25%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) HTML
7 4 (25.00%) JUnit
7 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (25.00%) jQuery
7 4 (25.00%) Spring
7 4 (25.00%) Mercurial
7 4 (25.00%) HTML5
7 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (18.75%) Docker
8 3 (18.75%) Microservices
8 3 (18.75%) Appium
8 3 (18.75%) API Design
8 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
8 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) QA
8 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (18.75%) C#
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
9 2 (12.50%) OO
9 2 (12.50%) N-Tier

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JMeter
2 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (31.25%) Selenium
4 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (25.00%) JUnit
4 4 (25.00%) Mercurial
5 3 (18.75%) Appium
5 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
6 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (12.50%) IntelliJ
6 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (12.50%) Maven
6 2 (12.50%) Mockito
6 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 2 (12.50%) WebStorm
7 1 (6.25%) JBehave
7 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Automation Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Lead Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Lead DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Product Owner
4 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) HTML5
1 4 (25.00%) jQuery
1 4 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 2 (12.50%) JPA
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) RESTful
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) Spring Boot
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) API Design
6 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
6 3 (18.75%) Microservices
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 2 (12.50%) BPMN
7 2 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (12.50%) Information Security
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Service Design
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Groovy
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) ECMAScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com