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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 88 83 106
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs citing BDD 39 46 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.64% 1.80% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.36% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 18
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £357 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
1875 1948 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.68% 76.12% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1189 980
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 140 150
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Norfolk - 12 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 10 £450 -2.70% 6
Cambridgeshire -9 8 £406 - 2
Bedfordshire +11 5 £288 -11.53% 7
Essex +2 2 £565 +45.80% 1
East Anglia - 2 £470 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 41 (57.75%) TDD
3 37 (52.11%) Java
4 34 (47.89%) JavaScript
5 33 (46.48%) HTML
6 29 (40.85%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (40.85%) RESTful
6 29 (40.85%) Git (software)
7 28 (39.44%) Jenkins
8 27 (38.03%) Spring
9 24 (33.80%) Cucumber
10 23 (32.39%) Maven
10 23 (32.39%) Scrum
10 23 (32.39%) OO
11 22 (30.99%) Selenium
12 20 (28.17%) JUnit
13 19 (26.76%) User Stories
14 18 (25.35%) jQuery
14 18 (25.35%) SQL
14 18 (25.35%) SOLID
15 16 (22.54%) CSS
16 15 (21.13%) XML
16 15 (21.13%) Red Hat
16 15 (21.13%) QA
16 15 (21.13%) HTML5
16 15 (21.13%) Apache Camel
16 15 (21.13%) DevOps
17 14 (19.72%) Apache ServiceMix
17 14 (19.72%) Test Automation
17 14 (19.72%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (19.72%) Apache ServiceMix
2 4 (5.63%) Confluence
3 3 (4.23%) JBoss
3 3 (4.23%) Node.js
3 3 (4.23%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.82%) CMS
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.41%) nginx
5 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Magento
2 4 (5.63%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (4.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.41%) BigMachines
4 1 (1.41%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.23%) DNS
2 3 (4.23%) Firewall
3 2 (2.82%) HTTP
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
4 1 (1.41%) LDAP
4 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.27%) DB2
3 7 (9.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (7.04%) MySQL
6 3 (4.23%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (1.41%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (40.85%) Git (software)
2 28 (39.44%) Jenkins
3 24 (33.80%) Cucumber
4 23 (32.39%) Maven
5 22 (30.99%) Selenium
6 20 (28.17%) JUnit
7 14 (19.72%) Subversion
8 12 (16.90%) Appium
9 10 (14.08%) Mercurial
9 10 (14.08%) PHPUnit
9 10 (14.08%) WebDriver
10 7 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (8.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (8.45%) JBehave
11 6 (8.45%) JMeter
12 5 (7.04%) JIRA
12 5 (7.04%) NUnit
13 4 (5.63%) IntelliJ
13 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
13 4 (5.63%) WebStorm
General
1 11 (15.49%) Retail
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Marketing
3 3 (4.23%) Electronics
3 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (46.48%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) Java Developer
3 10 (14.08%) Automation Tester
3 10 (14.08%) Tester
4 9 (12.68%) Designer
5 8 (11.27%) Selenium Tester
5 8 (11.27%) Senior Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Web Tester
7 6 (8.45%) Agile Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (7.04%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) .NET Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) DevOps Specialist
10 3 (4.23%) Programmer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Programmer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (46.48%) HTML
2 29 (40.85%) RESTful
3 27 (38.03%) Spring
4 18 (25.35%) jQuery
5 16 (22.54%) CSS
6 15 (21.13%) Apache Camel
6 15 (21.13%) HTML5
6 15 (21.13%) XML
7 13 (18.31%) .NET
8 11 (15.49%) REST
9 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
9 9 (12.68%) CSS3
10 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (9.86%) Behat
10 7 (9.86%) Hibernate
11 6 (8.45%) JSON
11 6 (8.45%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (7.04%) AngularJS
12 5 (7.04%) SOAP
12 5 (7.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.41%) Life Science
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Unix
2 7 (9.86%) Linux
3 3 (4.23%) Windows
4 2 (2.82%) AIX
4 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.82%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) CentOS
5 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (85.92%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (57.75%) TDD
3 29 (40.85%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (32.39%) OO
4 23 (32.39%) Scrum
5 19 (26.76%) User Stories
6 18 (25.35%) SOLID
7 15 (21.13%) DevOps
8 14 (19.72%) Test Automation
9 13 (18.31%) API Development
10 12 (16.90%) MVC
11 11 (15.49%) API Design
12 10 (14.08%) Kanban
13 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
13 8 (11.27%) Coaching
13 8 (11.27%) Test Scripting
14 7 (9.86%) Document Management
15 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
15 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
15 6 (8.45%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (52.11%) Java
2 34 (47.89%) JavaScript
3 18 (25.35%) SQL
4 13 (18.31%) C#
5 11 (15.49%) PHP
6 7 (9.86%) Ruby
7 6 (8.45%) Scala
8 4 (5.63%) Groovy
8 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.23%) Python
10 2 (2.82%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.41%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.41%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) ISEB
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Nagios
2 3 (4.23%) Graphite
2 3 (4.23%) logstash
2 3 (4.23%) Puppet
2 3 (4.23%) Riemann
3 2 (2.82%) Capistrano
3 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) Dynatrace
3 3 (4.23%) Google
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
4 2 (2.82%) Coverity
5 1 (1.41%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.41%) IBM
5 1 (1.41%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.41%) New Relic
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle
5 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.41%) Siebel
5 1 (1.41%) Xamarin