The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 82 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.53% 1.04% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1055 1168 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.52% 71.35% 65.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 604 440
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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
Northamptonshire -1 5 £400 +8.47% 3
Derbyshire +4 2 £348 +25.22% 1
Leicestershire - - - - 4
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 18 (78.26%) TDD
2 14 (60.87%) Selenium
3 13 (56.52%) Cucumber
4 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 11 (47.83%) Scrum
5 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
6 9 (39.13%) Retail
6 9 (39.13%) Ruby
7 8 (34.78%) Java
8 7 (30.43%) C#
8 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (30.43%) Test Management
8 7 (30.43%) Open Source
9 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
9 6 (26.09%) User Stories
9 6 (26.09%) QA
10 5 (21.74%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (17.39%) HTML5
11 4 (17.39%) Finance
11 4 (17.39%) ISEB
11 4 (17.39%) HTML
11 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
11 4 (17.39%) CSS
12 3 (13.04%) PHP
12 3 (13.04%) .NET
12 3 (13.04%) Banking
12 3 (13.04%) JBehave
12 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (13.04%) SoapUI

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 13 (56.52%) Cucumber
3 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
4 3 (13.04%) JBehave
5 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.70%) FitNesse
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
6 1 (4.35%) MSI
6 1 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.35%) Moq
General
1 9 (39.13%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics
5 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Functional Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) HTML5
3 3 (13.04%) CSS3
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.70%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) Flash
5 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.35%) Spring
5 1 (4.35%) NHibernate
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.35%) WCF
5 1 (4.35%) WPF
5 1 (4.35%) LINQ
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE
5 1 (4.35%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Open Source
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) TDD
2 11 (47.83%) Scrum
2 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
4 7 (30.43%) Test Management
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) User Stories
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) MVC
7 2 (8.70%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) Kanban
7 2 (8.70%) ATDD
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.35%) OO
8 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Ruby
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) PHP
6 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 1 (4.35%) Python
7 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) SAP
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