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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 72 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 26 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.66% 1.01% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.37% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
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£375 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £320 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
1166 1094 859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 74.36% 73.72% 68.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 562 428
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 71 78
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 £300 - 4
Northamptonshire -8 7 £425 -10.52% 3
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Lincolnshire - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (80.00%) TDD
3 19 (54.29%) Git (software)
4 16 (45.71%) Calabash
5 15 (42.86%) Java
6 14 (40.00%) Scrum
7 13 (37.14%) JUnit
8 12 (34.29%) Android Development
8 12 (34.29%) Android
9 11 (31.43%) Android Studio
10 10 (28.57%) Apple iOS
10 10 (28.57%) Finance
11 9 (25.71%) iOS Development
12 8 (22.86%) Objective-C
13 7 (20.00%) User Experience
13 7 (20.00%) Mobile App
13 7 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
13 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (17.14%) MVC
14 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
15 5 (14.29%) C#
15 5 (14.29%) .NET
16 4 (11.43%) MySQL
16 4 (11.43%) Oracle
16 4 (11.43%) Xcode
16 4 (11.43%) Open Source
16 4 (11.43%) RESTful
16 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
17 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
17 3 (8.57%) Spring MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (5.71%) IIS
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.71%) CMS
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (5.71%) Kentico
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) FTP
2 1 (2.86%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MS Access
2 2 (5.71%) DTS
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Git (software)
2 16 (45.71%) Calabash
3 13 (37.14%) JUnit
4 11 (31.43%) Android Studio
5 4 (11.43%) Xcode
6 3 (8.57%) Selenium
6 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.71%) JIRA
7 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.86%) Maven
8 1 (2.86%) RSpec
8 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Android Developer
3 9 (25.71%) iOS Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.86%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (2.86%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) RESTful
3 3 (8.57%) Spring MVC
3 3 (8.57%) Spring
4 2 (5.71%) Ajax
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.71%) CSS
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) XML
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.71%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.71%) Java EE
4 2 (5.71%) JSON
4 2 (5.71%) REST
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (5.71%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.86%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 7 (20.00%) User Experience
2 4 (11.43%) Open Source
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Android
2 10 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (80.00%) TDD
3 14 (40.00%) Scrum
4 12 (34.29%) Android Development
5 9 (25.71%) iOS Development
6 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 6 (17.14%) MVC
7 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
9 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.71%) OOP
10 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (5.71%) Microservices
11 1 (2.86%) Business Process Mapping
11 1 (2.86%) Automation Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) Objective-C
3 5 (14.29%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) VB
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) ISEB
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) WAI
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Apple
3 1 (2.86%) hybris
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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