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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 25 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.06% 0.71% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.46% 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £481 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
238 197 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 74.38% 70.36% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 106 126
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 28
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.60 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) E-Commerce
3 12 (85.71%) C#
3 12 (85.71%) SpecFlow
4 11 (78.57%) QA
5 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 10 (71.43%) Ruby
6 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
6 9 (64.29%) .NET
6 9 (64.29%) Selenium
6 9 (64.29%) WebDriver
7 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 3 (21.43%) Coaching
9 2 (14.29%) ISEB
10 1 (7.14%) HTML
10 1 (7.14%) Java
10 1 (7.14%) SQL
10 1 (7.14%) JUnit
10 1 (7.14%) MS Office
10 1 (7.14%) XML
10 1 (7.14%) UNIX
10 1 (7.14%) Windows
10 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
10 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
10 1 (7.14%) Change Management
10 1 (7.14%) Workflow
10 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 1 (7.14%) TDD
10 1 (7.14%) Degree

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Mingle
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) SpecFlow
2 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 9 (64.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
3 1 (7.14%) TestNG
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst Developer
3 3 (21.43%) QA Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft