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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 89 119 103
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -16
Contract jobs citing BDD 41 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.61% 0.65% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 0.88% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 20
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£463 £400 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £308 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £475 £614
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
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
1906 1923 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.86% 73.15% 68.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 1079 842
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 143 126
Average hourly rate £24.50 £26.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.90 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 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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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 +24 29 - - 2
Hertfordshire +13 8 £500 +24.84% 5
Bedfordshire -11 2 - - 5
Suffolk - 2 £400 - 2
Norfolk - - - - 2
Essex - - - - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 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 92 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (63.46%) TDD
3 62 (59.62%) C#
4 60 (57.69%) .NET
5 43 (41.35%) E-Commerce
6 41 (39.42%) Scrum
7 39 (37.50%) QA
8 33 (31.73%) SpecFlow
9 32 (30.77%) Selenium
10 30 (28.85%) CSS
10 30 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
11 29 (27.88%) .NET Framework
12 26 (25.00%) Finance
13 25 (24.04%) MVC
13 25 (24.04%) HTML
14 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
15 23 (22.12%) Ruby
15 23 (22.12%) REST
16 22 (21.15%) Java
17 21 (20.19%) OO
18 19 (18.27%) XML
18 19 (18.27%) Git (software)
19 18 (17.31%) Subversion
20 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET
20 17 (16.35%) WebDriver
21 15 (14.42%) Linux
21 15 (14.42%) Spring
21 15 (14.42%) Ajax
22 14 (13.46%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 14 (13.46%) Apache
2 10 (9.62%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.73%) IIS
4 4 (3.85%) Node.js
4 4 (3.85%) CMS
4 4 (3.85%) lighttpd
5 3 (2.88%) Confluence
6 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) MS Office
1 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.96%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.62%) MySQL
2 9 (8.65%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.73%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.85%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (31.73%) SpecFlow
2 32 (30.77%) Selenium
3 19 (18.27%) Git (software)
4 18 (17.31%) Subversion
5 17 (16.35%) WebDriver
6 14 (13.46%) Ant
7 12 (11.54%) Eclipse
7 12 (11.54%) Jenkins
8 11 (10.58%) JUnit
8 11 (10.58%) JIRA
9 7 (6.73%) Maven
9 7 (6.73%) IntelliJ
9 7 (6.73%) Mockito
9 7 (6.73%) Cucumber
10 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.85%) Grunt
11 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.85%) FxCop
11 4 (3.85%) StyleCop
12 3 (2.88%) ReSharper
General
1 26 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (8.65%) Marketing
3 7 (6.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (60.58%) Developer
2 30 (28.85%) .NET Developer
3 27 (25.96%) Analyst
4 20 (19.23%) C# Developer
5 19 (18.27%) Test Analyst
6 18 (17.31%) Senior Developer
6 18 (17.31%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (16.35%) Java Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Consultant
9 8 (7.69%) Test Consultant
9 8 (7.69%) QA Analyst
9 8 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (5.77%) Agile .NET Developer
10 6 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (4.81%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (4.81%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.81%) Quality Analyst
11 5 (4.81%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (57.69%) .NET
2 30 (28.85%) CSS
3 29 (27.88%) .NET Framework
4 25 (24.04%) HTML
5 23 (22.12%) REST
6 19 (18.27%) XML
7 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET
8 15 (14.42%) Spring
8 15 (14.42%) Ajax
9 14 (13.46%) Web Services
10 11 (10.58%) SOAP
10 11 (10.58%) XSLT
10 11 (10.58%) WCF
10 11 (10.58%) CSS3
10 11 (10.58%) HTML5
11 10 (9.62%) JSP
12 9 (8.65%) XSL
12 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (8.65%) LINQ
12 9 (8.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Open Source
2 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.85%) User Experience
4 2 (1.92%) EMV
4 2 (1.92%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Linux
2 11 (10.58%) UNIX
3 3 (2.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (63.46%) TDD
3 43 (41.35%) E-Commerce
4 41 (39.42%) Scrum
5 30 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (24.04%) MVC
7 21 (20.19%) OO
8 14 (13.46%) Unit Testing
9 12 (11.54%) Manual Testing
9 12 (11.54%) Pair Programming
10 9 (8.65%) SOA
10 9 (8.65%) Code Coverage
10 9 (8.65%) Waterfall
11 8 (7.69%) Software Testing
11 8 (7.69%) OOP
12 7 (6.73%) Regression Testing
12 7 (6.73%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (6.73%) DevOps
12 7 (6.73%) Performance Testing
13 5 (4.81%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (59.62%) C#
2 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
3 23 (22.12%) Ruby
4 22 (21.15%) Java
5 11 (10.58%) SQL
6 9 (8.65%) VBScript
7 3 (2.88%) Python
7 3 (2.88%) Scala
8 1 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) ISEB
2 9 (8.65%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.92%) MCP
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle
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