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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 86 127 65
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -62
Contract jobs citing BDD 38 19 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.44% 0.61% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 0.84% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 39
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£400 £407 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -9.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £288 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.58%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1973 2274 1589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.76% 72.93% 70.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1109 1283 873
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 139 131
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Cambridgeshire +26 23 £475 +75.92% 5
Essex +14 8 £400 -25.58% 2
Bedfordshire -2 3 - - 3
Norfolk +5 2 - -
Hertfordshire -1 2 £375 -9.09% 5
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 78 (87.64%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (64.04%) C#
3 47 (52.81%) .NET
4 46 (51.69%) E-Commerce
5 43 (48.31%) QA
6 40 (44.94%) TDD
7 36 (40.45%) SpecFlow
8 35 (39.33%) Selenium
9 27 (30.34%) Scrum
10 26 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (26.97%) .NET Framework
12 23 (25.84%) Ruby
13 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
14 21 (23.60%) WebDriver
15 20 (22.47%) Java
16 15 (16.85%) MVC
16 15 (16.85%) Finance
16 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
17 14 (15.73%) CSS
17 14 (15.73%) JIRA
17 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
18 12 (13.48%) REST
18 12 (13.48%) HTML
19 11 (12.36%) Pair Programming
19 11 (12.36%) Cucumber
19 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
20 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
20 9 (10.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 9 (10.11%) ISTQB
20 9 (10.11%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (3.37%) Confluence
1 3 (3.37%) IIS
2 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Office
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.37%) Couchbase
2 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
3 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (40.45%) SpecFlow
2 35 (39.33%) Selenium
3 21 (23.60%) WebDriver
4 14 (15.73%) JIRA
5 11 (12.36%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
6 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.62%) Appium
7 5 (5.62%) JMeter
7 5 (5.62%) JUnit
8 4 (4.49%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.49%) Subversion
8 4 (4.49%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.37%) Moq
9 3 (3.37%) JBehave
9 3 (3.37%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.25%) Ant
10 2 (2.25%) ReSharper
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Retail
3 4 (4.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (43.82%) Developer
2 36 (40.45%) Analyst
3 24 (26.97%) Test Analyst
4 20 (22.47%) .NET Developer
5 16 (17.98%) C# Developer
6 13 (14.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (13.48%) Senior Developer
8 9 (10.11%) QA Analyst
9 8 (8.99%) Senior C# Developer
9 8 (8.99%) Java Developer
10 7 (7.87%) Agile C# Developer
10 7 (7.87%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (7.87%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (7.87%) Test Consultant
10 7 (7.87%) Consultant
11 6 (6.74%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (6.74%) Agile .NET Developer
12 5 (5.62%) Quality Analyst
12 5 (5.62%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (5.62%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (52.81%) .NET
2 24 (26.97%) .NET Framework
3 14 (15.73%) CSS
4 12 (13.48%) REST
4 12 (13.48%) HTML
5 9 (10.11%) ASP.NET
6 8 (8.99%) XML
6 8 (8.99%) XSLT
6 8 (8.99%) Spring
7 7 (7.87%) Gherkin
7 7 (7.87%) Web Services
8 6 (6.74%) WCF
8 6 (6.74%) CSS3
8 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (6.74%) HTML5
8 6 (6.74%) jQuery
9 5 (5.62%) LINQ
9 5 (5.62%) SOAP
9 5 (5.62%) XSL
10 3 (3.37%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.37%) Open Source
3 2 (2.25%) EMV
3 2 (2.25%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (2.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Solaris
2 2 (2.25%) Linux
2 2 (2.25%) UNIX
2 2 (2.25%) Android
2 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (87.64%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (51.69%) E-Commerce
3 40 (44.94%) TDD
4 27 (30.34%) Scrum
5 26 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (16.85%) MVC
7 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
8 11 (12.36%) Pair Programming
9 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
9 9 (10.11%) OO
10 8 (8.99%) Performance Testing
11 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.87%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.74%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (6.74%) Kanban
13 5 (5.62%) DevOps
13 5 (5.62%) Information Management
13 5 (5.62%) OOP
13 5 (5.62%) Code Coverage
14 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (64.04%) C#
2 23 (25.84%) Ruby
3 20 (22.47%) Java
4 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.62%) VBScript
6 4 (4.49%) Python
6 4 (4.49%) Scala
7 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.25%) Groovy
8 1 (1.12%) Perl
8 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 9 (10.11%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.99%) ISEB
3 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) MCP
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (48.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.25%) IBM
2 2 (2.25%) Adobe
2 2 (2.25%) HP