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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 104 116 83
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -33
Contract jobs citing BDD 35 22 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.18% 0.76% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.03% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 31
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2275 2144 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.86% 74.32% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1225 864
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 148 142
Average hourly rate £33.00 £28.83 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.48% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £41.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
Essex +3 13 £400 -5.88% 1
Norfolk -3 8 £333 -4.85%
Cambridgeshire -4 7 £375 -11.76% 6
Hertfordshire -1 5 £413 -8.33% 7
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 61 (85.92%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (46.48%) TDD
3 31 (43.66%) Selenium
3 31 (43.66%) C#
4 27 (38.03%) QA
5 24 (33.80%) E-Commerce
6 22 (30.99%) .NET
6 22 (30.99%) Scrum
7 21 (29.58%) Java
7 21 (29.58%) SpecFlow
8 19 (26.76%) JIRA
9 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (25.35%) JavaScript
9 18 (25.35%) WebDriver
10 17 (23.94%) HTML
11 14 (19.72%) User Stories
12 13 (18.31%) Git (software)
13 12 (16.90%) Ruby
13 12 (16.90%) HTML5
14 11 (15.49%) Jenkins
14 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework
15 10 (14.08%) CSS
15 10 (14.08%) Kanban
16 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
16 9 (12.68%) Maven
16 9 (12.68%) Requirements Analysis
16 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
16 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
16 9 (12.68%) REST
17 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
1 4 (5.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (4.23%) Node.js
3 2 (2.82%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Office
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
1 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 31 (43.66%) Selenium
2 21 (29.58%) SpecFlow
3 19 (26.76%) JIRA
4 18 (25.35%) WebDriver
5 13 (18.31%) Git (software)
6 11 (15.49%) Jenkins
7 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
7 9 (12.68%) Maven
8 5 (7.04%) JMeter
8 5 (7.04%) Appium
9 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.63%) Subversion
9 4 (5.63%) Eclipse
10 3 (4.23%) JUnit
10 3 (4.23%) Mercurial
10 3 (4.23%) JBehave
11 2 (2.82%) Hudson
11 2 (2.82%) AccuRev
11 2 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.82%) TestNG
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Legal
2 6 (8.45%) Retail
3 4 (5.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Developer
2 29 (40.85%) Analyst
3 13 (18.31%) Test Analyst
4 11 (15.49%) Business Analyst
5 9 (12.68%) Java Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) .NET Developer
7 7 (9.86%) C# Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) Tester
8 6 (8.45%) QA Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Quality Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Agile C# Developer
11 3 (4.23%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (4.23%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) .NET
2 17 (23.94%) HTML
3 12 (16.90%) HTML5
4 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework
5 10 (14.08%) CSS
6 9 (12.68%) REST
7 7 (9.86%) Web Services
8 6 (8.45%) XML
8 6 (8.45%) CSS3
9 5 (7.04%) jQuery
9 5 (7.04%) SOAP
10 4 (5.63%) J2EE
10 4 (5.63%) Spring
10 4 (5.63%) Backbone.js
10 4 (5.63%) RESTful
11 3 (4.23%) XSLT
12 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
12 2 (2.82%) OAuth
12 2 (2.82%) Java SE
12 2 (2.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.82%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Android
1 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.82%) UNIX
2 2 (2.82%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Solaris
2 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (85.92%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (46.48%) TDD
3 24 (33.80%) E-Commerce
4 22 (30.99%) Scrum
5 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (19.72%) User Stories
7 10 (14.08%) Kanban
8 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (11.27%) Information Management
9 8 (11.27%) B2C
9 8 (11.27%) OO
9 8 (11.27%) MVC
10 7 (9.86%) Change Management
10 7 (9.86%) Performance Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.45%) Use Case
11 6 (8.45%) Business Analysis
11 6 (8.45%) Pair Programming
12 5 (7.04%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) C#
2 21 (29.58%) Java
3 18 (25.35%) JavaScript
4 12 (16.90%) Ruby
5 4 (5.63%) SQL
6 3 (4.23%) Python
6 3 (4.23%) Scala
7 2 (2.82%) Groovy
7 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
1 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.82%) ISEB
2 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (38.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Adobe
2 4 (5.63%) IBM
3 2 (2.82%) HP
3 2 (2.82%) Coverity
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter
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