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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 41 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.35% 1.10% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.47% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
273 273 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.78% 75.21% 61.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 165 109
Average daily rate £370 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £21.70 £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) E-Commerce
3 13 (76.47%) C#
3 13 (76.47%) QA
4 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
5 11 (64.71%) Ruby
6 10 (58.82%) Selenium
6 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
6 10 (58.82%) .NET
7 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
8 8 (47.06%) WebDriver
9 3 (17.65%) Java
9 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
9 3 (17.65%) Coaching
10 2 (11.76%) Appium
10 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (11.76%) JBehave
10 2 (11.76%) CSS3
10 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (11.76%) jQuery
10 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 2 (11.76%) Mercurial
10 2 (11.76%) HTML5
10 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
10 2 (11.76%) JMeter
10 2 (11.76%) TDD
10 2 (11.76%) HTML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) Mingle
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
2 10 (58.82%) Selenium
3 8 (47.06%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) Appium
4 2 (11.76%) JBehave
4 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.76%) Mercurial
4 2 (11.76%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.76%) CSS3
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft