The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Cambridge 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 38 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.06% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 0.72% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
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£425 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £306
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
297 277 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.12% 68.91% 57.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 131 118
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 64
Average hourly rate £33.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.98% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £32.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
BDD
Cambridgeshire

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) OO
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) Java
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) Selenium
4 7 (63.64%) Kanban
5 6 (54.55%) jQuery
5 6 (54.55%) Big Data
5 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
6 5 (45.45%) C#
6 5 (45.45%) C++
7 4 (36.36%) .NET
7 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
7 4 (36.36%) Web Services
7 4 (36.36%) JBoss
7 4 (36.36%) Apache
7 4 (36.36%) GIS
7 4 (36.36%) Dojo
7 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
7 4 (36.36%) Feature Driven Development
8 3 (27.27%) HTML
8 3 (27.27%) Oracle
8 3 (27.27%) CSS
8 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
8 3 (27.27%) Maven
8 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
8 3 (27.27%) Ruby
8 3 (27.27%) Degree
8 3 (27.27%) Computer Science

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
1 4 (36.36%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Big Data
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (9.09%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 3 (27.27%) Maven
5 2 (18.18%) JUnit
5 2 (18.18%) FitNesse
5 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) C++ Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) jQuery
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) Dojo
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) Swing
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) WCF
5 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) GIS
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) OO
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) Kanban
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (18.18%) Test-First Development
7 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 2 (18.18%) MVC
8 1 (9.09%) OOP
8 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) JBoss
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle