The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 19 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 3.94% 5.94% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.59% 6.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate £648 £725 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
BDD
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
109 86 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 85.83% 85.15% 84.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 64 106
Average daily rate £475 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £725 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 21 (87.50%) Java
2 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) TDD
3 13 (54.17%) Cucumber
4 12 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (50.00%) Banking
5 10 (41.67%) Selenium
6 9 (37.50%) Finance
6 9 (37.50%) Scrum
7 8 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 7 (29.17%) QA
9 6 (25.00%) Investment Banking
9 6 (25.00%) Multithreading
9 6 (25.00%) JBehave
9 6 (25.00%) Scala
10 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (20.83%) Agile Testing
10 5 (20.83%) User Stories
10 5 (20.83%) Front Office
10 5 (20.83%) .NET
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (16.67%) SDLC
11 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (16.67%) Ruby
11 4 (16.67%) Big Data
11 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
11 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 4 (16.67%) Drools
11 4 (16.67%) Hadoop

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 2 (8.33%) Apache Spark
1 2 (8.33%) Confluence
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DSL
2 1 (4.17%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Big Data
2 4 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.50%) HBase
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (8.33%) Impala
4 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (4.17%) CouchDB
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.17%) Parquet
5 1 (4.17%) Spark SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Cucumber
2 10 (41.67%) Selenium
3 8 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 6 (25.00%) JBehave
5 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (12.50%) JIRA
6 3 (12.50%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (8.33%) jMock
7 2 (8.33%) Mockito
7 2 (8.33%) SonarQube
7 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
8 1 (4.17%) NUnit
8 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (50.00%) Banking
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (20.83%) Front Office
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Developer in Test
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Core Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Scala Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.17%) Hadoop Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Hadoop Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Scala Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Scala Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) Drools
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.33%) HTML5
4 2 (8.33%) J2EE
4 2 (8.33%) JDBC
4 2 (8.33%) JMS
4 2 (8.33%) JMX
4 2 (8.33%) JPA
4 2 (8.33%) JTA
4 2 (8.33%) Spring
4 2 (8.33%) WCF
4 2 (8.33%) WPF
5 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.17%) D3.js
5 1 (4.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (4.17%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (4.17%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Physics
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (83.33%) TDD
2 12 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
6 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
8 2 (8.33%) AOP
8 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.33%) BPEL
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
9 1 (4.17%) Release Management
9 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) Scala
3 4 (16.67%) Ruby
4 3 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) VBA
6 1 (4.17%) Clojure
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
2 3 (12.50%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Informatica
3 1 (4.17%) Palantir