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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 91 121 85
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -36
Contract jobs citing BDD 36 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.35% 0.61% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 0.83% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 32
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£481 £407 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.38% -9.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £283 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £475 £646
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +3.33%
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
1985 2164 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.46% 73.76% 68.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 1236 894
Average daily rate £413 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 132 112
Average hourly rate £32.05 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.30 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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
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 31 March 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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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 +28 29 £481 +42.59% 1
Hertfordshire +1 3 £500 +21.21% 4
Bedfordshire -9 2 - - 2
Essex +4 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £400 - 1
Norfolk - - - - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 83 (88.30%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (67.02%) C#
3 55 (58.51%) .NET
4 50 (53.19%) E-Commerce
5 49 (52.13%) TDD
6 44 (46.81%) QA
7 37 (39.36%) SpecFlow
8 34 (36.17%) Selenium
9 28 (29.79%) Scrum
10 26 (27.66%) .NET Framework
11 24 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
13 22 (23.40%) Ruby
14 21 (22.34%) WebDriver
15 18 (19.15%) MVC
15 18 (19.15%) Finance
15 18 (19.15%) Java
15 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
15 18 (19.15%) CSS
16 17 (18.09%) REST
17 15 (15.96%) HTML
17 15 (15.96%) Manual Testing
18 14 (14.89%) OO
19 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
20 12 (12.77%) Pair Programming
21 11 (11.70%) ASP.NET
22 10 (10.64%) XML
22 10 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
23 9 (9.57%) HTML5
23 9 (9.57%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (5.32%) Apache
2 4 (4.26%) IIS
3 3 (3.19%) Confluence
3 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.13%) Node.js
4 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.13%) lighttpd
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Office
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.19%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.26%) MySQL
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.19%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (39.36%) SpecFlow
2 34 (36.17%) Selenium
3 21 (22.34%) WebDriver
4 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
5 8 (8.51%) JIRA
6 7 (7.45%) Subversion
6 7 (7.45%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.45%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.32%) Appium
7 5 (5.32%) Ant
7 5 (5.32%) JUnit
7 5 (5.32%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.19%) JMeter
8 3 (3.19%) Mercurial
8 3 (3.19%) JBehave
8 3 (3.19%) Moq
9 2 (2.13%) Mockito
9 2 (2.13%) Robotium
9 2 (2.13%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.13%) Calabash
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Retail
3 3 (3.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (53.19%) Developer
2 32 (34.04%) Analyst
3 25 (26.60%) .NET Developer
4 23 (24.47%) Test Analyst
5 20 (21.28%) C# Developer
6 17 (18.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (17.02%) Senior Developer
8 11 (11.70%) Java Developer
9 10 (10.64%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (9.57%) QA Analyst
10 9 (9.57%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (9.57%) Consultant
11 8 (8.51%) Test Consultant
12 7 (7.45%) Agile C# Developer
13 6 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
13 6 (6.38%) Agile .NET Developer
13 6 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
14 5 (5.32%) Senior Test Analyst
14 5 (5.32%) Analyst Developer
14 5 (5.32%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (58.51%) .NET
2 26 (27.66%) .NET Framework
3 18 (19.15%) CSS
4 17 (18.09%) REST
5 15 (15.96%) HTML
6 11 (11.70%) ASP.NET
7 10 (10.64%) XML
8 9 (9.57%) XSLT
8 9 (9.57%) CSS3
8 9 (9.57%) HTML5
8 9 (9.57%) Spring
9 8 (8.51%) Gherkin
10 7 (7.45%) WCF
11 6 (6.38%) LINQ
11 6 (6.38%) jQuery
11 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (6.38%) XSL
11 6 (6.38%) Web Services
12 5 (5.32%) SOAP
12 5 (5.32%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Open Source
2 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.13%) EMV
3 2 (2.13%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) UNIX
3 2 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (88.30%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (53.19%) E-Commerce
3 49 (52.13%) TDD
4 28 (29.79%) Scrum
5 24 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (19.15%) MVC
7 15 (15.96%) Manual Testing
8 14 (14.89%) OO
9 12 (12.77%) Pair Programming
10 10 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (9.57%) SOA
12 8 (8.51%) OOP
12 8 (8.51%) Software Testing
12 8 (8.51%) Performance Testing
13 7 (7.45%) DevOps
13 7 (7.45%) Regression Testing
14 6 (6.38%) Code Coverage
15 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
15 5 (5.32%) Kanban
15 5 (5.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (67.02%) C#
2 22 (23.40%) Ruby
3 18 (19.15%) Java
3 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.38%) VBScript
5 3 (3.19%) Python
5 3 (3.19%) Scala
5 3 (3.19%) SQL
6 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) ISEB
2 8 (8.51%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.06%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (46.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
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