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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / East Midlands
Rank 74 85 65
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.30% 0.99% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.27% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 11
Median daily rate £418 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £354 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
1162 1184 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.43% 77.84% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 720 603
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 43
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £43.75 £29.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -10 8 £450 -10.00% 2
Leicestershire +9 7 £300 -16.60% 1
Derbyshire - 2 £525 - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 76 (92.68%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (53.66%) Jenkins
3 41 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 40 (48.78%) PHP
5 37 (45.12%) Docker
6 34 (41.46%) Behat
7 33 (40.24%) OO
8 31 (37.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (36.59%) TDD
9 30 (36.59%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (36.59%) Cucumber
9 30 (36.59%) Doctrine
10 28 (34.15%) OO PHP
11 27 (32.93%) Scrum
11 27 (32.93%) JavaScript
12 25 (30.49%) Mentoring
13 24 (29.27%) Relational Database
13 24 (29.27%) HTTP
14 22 (26.83%) Front End Development
15 21 (25.61%) Symfony
16 20 (24.39%) WebDriver
17 18 (21.95%) Elasticsearch
17 18 (21.95%) Selenium
18 17 (20.73%) JMS
18 17 (20.73%) Java
19 16 (19.51%) HTML
19 16 (19.51%) Configuration Management
19 16 (19.51%) PHPUnit
20 15 (18.29%) AngularJS

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 18 (21.95%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.10%) Confluence
3 2 (2.44%) CMS
4 1 (1.22%) IIS
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Photoshop
1 5 (6.10%) Pixelmator
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.22%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (29.27%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (36.59%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (29.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 44 (53.66%) Jenkins
2 41 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 30 (36.59%) Cucumber
4 20 (24.39%) WebDriver
5 18 (21.95%) Selenium
6 16 (19.51%) PHPUnit
7 12 (14.63%) JIRA
8 11 (13.41%) Grunt
8 11 (13.41%) gulp
9 8 (9.76%) SonarQube
10 7 (8.54%) JUnit
11 6 (7.32%) Protractor
12 5 (6.10%) Gradle
12 5 (6.10%) JProfiler
12 5 (6.10%) Maven
13 4 (4.88%) Eclipse
13 4 (4.88%) IntelliJ
14 3 (3.66%) Appium
14 3 (3.66%) Subversion
15 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (18.29%) Retail
2 13 (15.85%) Banking
3 12 (14.63%) Finance
4 2 (2.44%) Electronics
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (58.54%) Developer
2 24 (29.27%) Senior Developer
3 20 (24.39%) PHP Developer
4 13 (15.85%) Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) Senior PHP Developer
6 10 (12.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (9.76%) Test Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Scrum Master
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 6 (7.32%) Symfony Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Agile Scrum Master
10 5 (6.10%) Test Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) QA Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (41.46%) Behat
2 30 (36.59%) Doctrine
3 21 (25.61%) Symfony
4 17 (20.73%) JMS
5 16 (19.51%) HTML
6 15 (18.29%) AngularJS
6 15 (18.29%) CSS
7 11 (13.41%) CSS3
8 9 (10.98%) Zend Framework
9 8 (9.76%) Backbone.js
9 8 (9.76%) Gherkin
9 8 (9.76%) JSON
10 7 (8.54%) RESTful
10 7 (8.54%) Spring
11 6 (7.32%) HTML5
11 6 (7.32%) LESS
11 6 (7.32%) Velocity
12 5 (6.10%) Ajax
12 5 (6.10%) JPA
12 5 (6.10%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Visualisation
2 5 (6.10%) User Experience
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) EPoS
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Linux
2 9 (10.98%) Unix
3 8 (9.76%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.66%) Windows
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (92.68%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (40.24%) OO
4 31 (37.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (36.59%) TDD
6 28 (34.15%) OO PHP
7 27 (32.93%) Scrum
8 25 (30.49%) Mentoring
9 22 (26.83%) Front End Development
10 16 (19.51%) Configuration Management
11 10 (12.20%) E-Commerce
12 9 (10.98%) MVC
12 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (9.76%) Unit Testing
14 7 (8.54%) Case Management
14 7 (8.54%) Continuous Deployment
14 7 (8.54%) Data Protection
14 7 (8.54%) Kanban
14 7 (8.54%) Open Source
15 6 (7.32%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.78%) PHP
2 27 (32.93%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.73%) Java
4 9 (10.98%) C#
5 8 (9.76%) SQL
6 3 (3.66%) C++
6 3 (3.66%) Ruby
7 1 (1.22%) VBScript
7 1 (1.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) DBS Check
3 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) ISEB
4 3 (3.66%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.44%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 5 (6.10%) WAI
3 4 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.44%) SDET
System Software
1 37 (45.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Zend
2 5 (6.10%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (6.10%) Perforce
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 2 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) Apigee
5 1 (1.22%) Cadence
5 1 (1.22%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com