The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 68 61 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.89% 1.16% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.60% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £345 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
590 561 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 74.97% 72.48% 63.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 288 194
Average daily rate £375 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 30
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -11 6 £375 -11.76% 4
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (75.00%) C#
3 24 (66.67%) QA
4 23 (63.89%) Selenium
5 21 (58.33%) E-Commerce
5 21 (58.33%) SpecFlow
6 20 (55.56%) .NET
7 17 (47.22%) WebDriver
8 12 (33.33%) Ruby
8 12 (33.33%) TDD
9 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
9 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
10 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 8 (22.22%) Java
12 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
13 6 (16.67%) HTML
14 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
14 5 (13.89%) Retail
14 5 (13.89%) HTML5
15 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
15 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
15 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
15 4 (11.11%) Coaching
15 4 (11.11%) SQL
15 4 (11.11%) CSS
15 4 (11.11%) Maven
15 4 (11.11%) RESTful
16 3 (8.33%) Mercurial

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 3 (8.33%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (63.89%) Selenium
2 21 (58.33%) SpecFlow
3 17 (47.22%) WebDriver
4 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
5 4 (11.11%) Maven
6 3 (8.33%) JMeter
6 3 (8.33%) Mercurial
6 3 (8.33%) JBehave
6 3 (8.33%) Appium
7 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (13.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 17 (47.22%) Analyst
3 11 (30.56%) Test Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
4 7 (19.44%) QA Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
7 4 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
8 3 (8.33%) Tester
8 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Test Specialist
9 2 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (55.56%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
3 6 (16.67%) HTML
4 5 (13.89%) HTML5
5 4 (11.11%) CSS
5 4 (11.11%) RESTful
6 3 (8.33%) jQuery
6 3 (8.33%) J2EE
6 3 (8.33%) XSLT
6 3 (8.33%) REST
6 3 (8.33%) CSS3
6 3 (8.33%) Backbone.js
7 2 (5.56%) Java EE
7 2 (5.56%) OAuth
8 1 (2.78%) Spring
8 1 (2.78%) XML
8 1 (2.78%) Sass
8 1 (2.78%) LESS
8 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) E-Commerce
3 12 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.11%) Coaching
7 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Pair Programming
7 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.33%) MVC
7 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 2 (5.56%) Release Management
8 2 (5.56%) OOP
8 2 (5.56%) Kanban
8 2 (5.56%) Open Source
8 2 (5.56%) API Development
9 1 (2.78%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) C#
2 12 (33.33%) Ruby
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.22%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (2.78%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Twitter