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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / East Midlands
Rank 60 90 69
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -21
Contract jobs citing BDD 32 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.23% 0.69% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 0.88% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 11
Median daily rate £415 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £306 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
1140 1256 1164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.55% 78.65% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 760 651
Median daily rate £375 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 44
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +5 13 £433 +38.40% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 8 £425 -5.55% 8
Leicestershire +8 6 £293 -15.82% 1
Derbyshire - 2 £525 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 61 (89.71%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.06%) Git (software)
3 28 (41.18%) TDD
4 26 (38.24%) Scrum
5 25 (36.76%) Cucumber
5 25 (36.76%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (35.29%) PHP
7 22 (32.35%) Mentoring
8 20 (29.41%) Jenkins
8 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
9 19 (27.94%) HTML
9 19 (27.94%) Java
9 19 (27.94%) Behat
9 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (26.47%) Selenium
10 18 (26.47%) OO
10 18 (26.47%) CSS
11 15 (22.06%) Retail
11 15 (22.06%) Relational Database
11 15 (22.06%) Docker
11 15 (22.06%) OO PHP
12 14 (20.59%) Doctrine
12 14 (20.59%) gulp
12 14 (20.59%) Symfony
12 14 (20.59%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (20.59%) HTTP
12 14 (20.59%) JMS
13 13 (19.12%) CSS3
14 12 (17.65%) Grunt
14 12 (17.65%) WebDriver

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.47%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) JBoss
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Retail-J
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) Relational Database
2 14 (20.59%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.47%) DB2
4 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (47.06%) Git (software)
2 25 (36.76%) Cucumber
3 20 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 18 (26.47%) Selenium
5 14 (20.59%) gulp
6 12 (17.65%) Grunt
6 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
7 11 (16.18%) PHPUnit
8 9 (13.24%) Jasmine
8 9 (13.24%) Mocha
9 6 (8.82%) SonarQube
10 5 (7.35%) JIRA
10 5 (7.35%) JUnit
11 4 (5.88%) Gradle
11 4 (5.88%) Maven
12 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
12 3 (4.41%) IntelliJ
12 3 (4.41%) JProfiler
12 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
12 3 (4.41%) Subversion
General
1 15 (22.06%) Retail
2 10 (14.71%) Finance
3 9 (13.24%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 16 (23.53%) Analyst
4 11 (16.18%) Test Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) Technical Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) Technical Test Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) PHP Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) UI Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Digital Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Scrum Master
9 4 (5.88%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) Behat
1 19 (27.94%) HTML
2 18 (26.47%) CSS
3 14 (20.59%) Doctrine
3 14 (20.59%) JMS
3 14 (20.59%) Symfony
4 13 (19.12%) CSS3
5 9 (13.24%) Sass
6 8 (11.76%) AngularJS
6 8 (11.76%) JSON
7 7 (10.29%) HTML5
7 7 (10.29%) Node.js
7 7 (10.29%) Twig
8 6 (8.82%) Ajax
8 6 (8.82%) Backbone.js
8 6 (8.82%) Unreal Engine
8 6 (8.82%) Web Services
9 5 (7.35%) RESTful
9 5 (7.35%) Spring
9 5 (7.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) EPoS
3 1 (1.47%) PMI
3 1 (1.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Linux
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (89.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.18%) TDD
3 26 (38.24%) Scrum
4 25 (36.76%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (32.35%) Mentoring
6 19 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (26.47%) OO
8 15 (22.06%) OO PHP
9 12 (17.65%) Configuration Management
9 12 (17.65%) E-Commerce
10 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (13.24%) Front End Development
12 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing
13 7 (10.29%) Functional Testing
13 7 (10.29%) Progressive Enhancement
14 6 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
14 6 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
14 6 (8.82%) Web Development
15 5 (7.35%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) PHP
2 20 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 19 (27.94%) Java
4 11 (16.18%) C#
5 7 (10.29%) SQL
6 6 (8.82%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) Ruby
8 1 (1.47%) Groovy
8 1 (1.47%) Python
8 1 (1.47%) VBScript
8 1 (1.47%) XAML
8 1 (1.47%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.41%) ISEB
3 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) WAI
2 6 (8.82%) QA
3 5 (7.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (4.41%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (22.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle
1 5 (7.35%) Perforce
2 2 (2.94%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.47%) Apigee
3 1 (1.47%) Chordiant
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.47%) SAP
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