The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 29 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.43% 1.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
233 174 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.59% 65.91% 65.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 91 136
Average daily rate £375 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 25
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £14.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.85 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) E-Commerce
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) C#
3 10 (83.33%) Ruby
3 10 (83.33%) SpecFlow
4 9 (75.00%) QA
4 9 (75.00%) .NET Framework
4 9 (75.00%) .NET
5 7 (58.33%) Selenium
5 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) TestNG
7 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (8.33%) Hudson
7 1 (8.33%) Mingle
7 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (8.33%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) SQL
7 1 (8.33%) JUnit
7 1 (8.33%) MS Office
7 1 (8.33%) XML
7 1 (8.33%) UNIX
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Mingle
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) SpecFlow
2 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) TestNG
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) Hudson
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C#
1 10 (83.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft