The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / East of England
Rank 41 90 71
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -19
Contract jobs citing BDD 95 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.44% 1.52% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.60% 1.96% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 22 19
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £329 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £543 £500
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1696 1784 1938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.29% 77.46% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1068 1195
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 173 131
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 of England

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 17 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
Hertfordshire +39 58 £513 +13.88% 13
Cambridgeshire +9 15 £300 -33.33% 5
Bedfordshire +11 9 £450 +56.52% 1
Essex +5 7 £520 -7.96% 2
Suffolk - 4 £413 - 3
Norfolk -8 2 £459 +8.00% 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 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 of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 168 (97.67%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (81.40%) TDD
3 101 (58.72%) Java
4 81 (47.09%) Scrum
5 71 (41.28%) JIRA
6 70 (40.70%) QA
7 68 (39.53%) Cucumber
8 67 (38.95%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (36.63%) Jenkins
10 57 (33.14%) Selenium
11 54 (31.40%) Git (software)
12 52 (30.23%) ATDD
13 49 (28.49%) Test Automation
14 46 (26.74%) Continuous Delivery
15 43 (25.00%) Maven
16 40 (23.26%) C#
17 38 (22.09%) DevOps
18 37 (21.51%) WebDriver
19 36 (20.93%) Kanban
20 35 (20.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 34 (19.77%) JUnit
21 34 (19.77%) OO
21 34 (19.77%) E-Commerce
22 33 (19.19%) JBehave
22 33 (19.19%) Gherkin
23 32 (18.60%) Spring
24 31 (18.02%) SoapUI
25 29 (16.86%) Automation Testing
25 29 (16.86%) RESTful
26 28 (16.28%) Confluence

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 28 (16.28%) Confluence
2 13 (7.56%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.65%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.91%) IIS
5 4 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.16%) Apache
6 2 (1.16%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.16%) HTTP
2 2 (1.16%) LDAP
2 2 (1.16%) SSL
3 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.72%) MongoDB
2 14 (8.14%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.56%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (5.23%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.74%) MySQL
8 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.58%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.58%) DB2
9 1 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 71 (41.28%) JIRA
2 68 (39.53%) Cucumber
3 63 (36.63%) Jenkins
4 57 (33.14%) Selenium
5 54 (31.40%) Git (software)
6 43 (25.00%) Maven
7 37 (21.51%) WebDriver
8 35 (20.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 34 (19.77%) JUnit
10 33 (19.19%) JBehave
11 31 (18.02%) SoapUI
12 27 (15.70%) TeamCity
13 23 (13.37%) Ant
14 21 (12.21%) SpecFlow
15 15 (8.72%) Gradle
16 14 (8.14%) Appium
17 13 (7.56%) JIRA Agile
18 12 (6.98%) TestNG
19 11 (6.40%) JMeter
19 11 (6.40%) NUnit
General
1 25 (14.53%) Finance
2 19 (11.05%) Retail
3 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.33%) Marketing
5 3 (1.74%) Back Office
5 3 (1.74%) Banking
5 3 (1.74%) Electronics
5 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 79 (45.93%) Developer
2 53 (30.81%) Java Developer
3 26 (15.12%) Senior Developer
4 22 (12.79%) Agile Developer
4 22 (12.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 21 (12.21%) Agile Java Developer
6 19 (11.05%) Analyst
6 19 (11.05%) Test Automation Engineer
6 19 (11.05%) Test Engineer
7 17 (9.88%) Automation Tester
7 17 (9.88%) Tester
8 16 (9.30%) Senior Agile Developer
8 16 (9.30%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 14 (8.14%) Test Analyst
10 13 (7.56%) Scrum Master
11 11 (6.40%) Software Engineer
12 10 (5.81%) C# Developer
13 9 (5.23%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (5.23%) Developer in Test
13 9 (5.23%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.19%) Gherkin
2 32 (18.60%) Spring
3 29 (16.86%) RESTful
4 27 (15.70%) HTML
5 16 (9.30%) REST
6 15 (8.72%) HTML5
7 14 (8.14%) CSS
7 14 (8.14%) Hibernate
8 13 (7.56%) jQuery
9 12 (6.98%) .NET
10 11 (6.40%) Node.js
11 10 (5.81%) XML
12 9 (5.23%) SOAP
12 9 (5.23%) Web Services
13 8 (4.65%) AngularJS
14 6 (3.49%) .NET Framework
14 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (2.91%) JSON
15 5 (2.91%) Velocity
15 5 (2.91%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.30%) Data Structures
2 15 (8.72%) Algorithms
3 11 (6.40%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.81%) Virtual Team
5 7 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.33%) Contactless
7 4 (2.33%) EMV
8 2 (1.16%) FMCG
8 2 (1.16%) User Experience
9 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.58%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.74%) Unix
2 2 (1.16%) Linux
3 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (97.67%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (81.40%) TDD
3 81 (47.09%) Scrum
4 67 (38.95%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (30.23%) ATDD
6 49 (28.49%) Test Automation
7 46 (26.74%) Continuous Delivery
8 38 (22.09%) DevOps
9 36 (20.93%) Kanban
10 34 (19.77%) E-Commerce
10 34 (19.77%) OO
11 29 (16.86%) Automation Testing
12 26 (15.12%) Software Engineering
13 22 (12.79%) Software Testing
14 19 (11.05%) API Testing
14 19 (11.05%) Open Source
15 18 (10.47%) Non-Functional Testing
16 17 (9.88%) Feature Driven Development
17 16 (9.30%) Automated Testing
17 16 (9.30%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (58.72%) Java
2 40 (23.26%) C#
3 26 (15.12%) JavaScript
3 26 (15.12%) Ruby
4 21 (12.21%) Python
5 13 (7.56%) Clojure
5 13 (7.56%) Go
5 13 (7.56%) Rust
6 12 (6.98%) Perl
7 9 (5.23%) PHP
7 9 (5.23%) Scala
7 9 (5.23%) SQL
8 7 (4.07%) F#
9 6 (3.49%) Groovy
10 5 (2.91%) Haskell
10 5 (2.91%) VBScript
11 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.58%) C++
12 1 (0.58%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.16%) Degree
2 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (40.70%) QA
2 27 (15.70%) SDET
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (9.30%) Puppet
2 15 (8.72%) Ansible
2 15 (8.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (8.72%) Atlassian
2 14 (8.14%) Oracle
3 13 (7.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.65%) Xamarin
5 7 (4.07%) IBM
6 4 (2.33%) SAP
7 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.16%) Zend
9 1 (0.58%) Adobe
9 1 (0.58%) CA
9 1 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.58%) Google
9 1 (0.58%) hybris
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