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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 62 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.79% 1.19% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.54% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
Average daily rate
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£356 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
515 585 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 67.50% 77.18% 66.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 241 221
Average daily rate £370 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 91
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 5 £375 -31.81% 1
Peterborough +9 1 £338 -10.00%
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) TDD
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) Selenium
3 10 (66.67%) OO
4 8 (53.33%) Java
4 8 (53.33%) Kanban
4 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (40.00%) Big Data
5 6 (40.00%) C#
5 6 (40.00%) C++
5 6 (40.00%) jQuery
5 6 (40.00%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 5 (33.33%) Web Services
6 5 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
6 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) GIS
7 4 (26.67%) JBoss
7 4 (26.67%) Apache
7 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
7 4 (26.67%) Dojo
7 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) Maven

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (26.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
2 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.67%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
3 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (20.00%) Maven
4 3 (20.00%) JUnit
4 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
5 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) JMeter
6 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (6.67%) Behat
6 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.67%) TestNG
6 1 (6.67%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) C++ Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Tester
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) jQuery
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) Dojo
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 2 (13.33%) CSS3
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) Swing
6 1 (6.67%) WCF
6 1 (6.67%) WPF
6 1 (6.67%) Symfony
6 1 (6.67%) LAMP
6 1 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) Gearman
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) GIS
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) TDD
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) OO
4 8 (53.33%) Kanban
5 5 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
6 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (13.33%) Test-First Development
8 2 (13.33%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 1 (6.67%) SOA
9 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) Ruby
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) PHP5
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) Zend