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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 57 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 26 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.85% 0.81% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.15% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £365 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £471 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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
1002 1040 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 71.11% 69.85% 64.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 582 404
Average daily rate £365 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 79
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £8.63 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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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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
Nottinghamshire - 18 £338 - 1
Northamptonshire -4 7 £425 -8.10% 2
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - - 3
Lincolnshire - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (80.56%) TDD
3 18 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 16 (44.44%) Calabash
5 15 (41.67%) Java
6 14 (38.89%) Scrum
7 12 (33.33%) JUnit
7 12 (33.33%) Android Development
7 12 (33.33%) Android
8 11 (30.56%) Android Studio
9 10 (27.78%) Apple iOS
9 10 (27.78%) Finance
10 9 (25.00%) iOS Development
11 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (22.22%) Objective-C
12 7 (19.44%) User Experience
12 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
12 7 (19.44%) Mobile Application Development
13 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 5 (13.89%) MVC
15 4 (11.11%) Xcode
15 4 (11.11%) MySQL
15 4 (11.11%) Oracle
15 4 (11.11%) C#
15 4 (11.11%) .NET
15 4 (11.11%) Agile Testing
15 4 (11.11%) JIRA
15 4 (11.11%) Selenium
15 4 (11.11%) Open Source
15 4 (11.11%) RESTful

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (5.56%) CMS
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.56%) IIS
1 2 (5.56%) Kentico
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) FTP
2 1 (2.78%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MS Access
2 2 (5.56%) DTS
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (44.44%) Calabash
3 12 (33.33%) JUnit
4 11 (30.56%) Android Studio
5 4 (11.11%) Xcode
5 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) Selenium
6 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.56%) Maven
7 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.78%) RSpec
8 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) Android Developer
3 9 (25.00%) iOS Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Ruby Developer
8 1 (2.78%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.78%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) RESTful
2 2 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (5.56%) Ajax
2 2 (5.56%) Spring
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 2 (5.56%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) User Experience
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) Open Source
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Android
2 10 (27.78%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (80.56%) TDD
3 14 (38.89%) Scrum
4 12 (33.33%) Android Development
5 9 (25.00%) iOS Development
6 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (19.44%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.89%) MVC
10 4 (11.11%) Agile Testing
11 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 2 (5.56%) OOP
12 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
12 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
12 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
12 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
13 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
13 1 (2.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) Objective-C
3 4 (11.11%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
5 2 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) WAI
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (2.78%) hybris
3 1 (2.78%) SAP