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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 100 124 69
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -55
Contract jobs citing BDD 34 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.21% 0.63% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.87% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 36
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£400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £344 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
2133 2175 1578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.77% 72.62% 71.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1213 1238 878
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 £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 150 131
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £35.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -13.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.25 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +10 14 £463 +8.82% 5
Essex +12 13 £400 -38.46% 1
Hertfordshire -8 3 £375 -11.76% 8
Norfolk -2 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 63 (82.89%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (53.95%) C#
3 39 (51.32%) QA
4 37 (48.68%) E-Commerce
5 35 (46.05%) Selenium
6 33 (43.42%) SpecFlow
7 30 (39.47%) .NET
8 29 (38.16%) TDD
9 23 (30.26%) Ruby
10 21 (27.63%) WebDriver
11 19 (25.00%) Scrum
11 19 (25.00%) Java
12 18 (23.68%) JIRA
13 17 (22.37%) .NET Framework
13 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
14 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (15.79%) Cucumber
16 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
16 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
17 10 (13.16%) CSS
18 9 (11.84%) HTML
18 9 (11.84%) Requirements Analysis
18 9 (11.84%) REST
19 8 (10.53%) User Stories
19 8 (10.53%) Information Management
19 8 (10.53%) B2C
20 7 (9.21%) Change Management
20 7 (9.21%) OO
20 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
20 7 (9.21%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.95%) Confluence
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Node.js
3 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
1 7 (9.21%) MS Office
2 6 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.32%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
1 3 (3.95%) Couchbase
2 2 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (46.05%) Selenium
2 33 (43.42%) SpecFlow
3 21 (27.63%) WebDriver
4 18 (23.68%) JIRA
5 12 (15.79%) Cucumber
6 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
6 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.58%) JMeter
7 5 (6.58%) JUnit
7 5 (6.58%) Appium
8 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.95%) JBehave
9 3 (3.95%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.63%) Calabash
10 2 (2.63%) Robotium
10 2 (2.63%) Hudson
10 2 (2.63%) Maven
10 2 (2.63%) Subversion
10 2 (2.63%) AccuRev
General
1 6 (7.89%) Retail
1 6 (7.89%) Legal
2 4 (5.26%) Marketing
2 4 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Automotive
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (51.32%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Developer
3 23 (30.26%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) QA Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Agile Test Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Tester
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (39.47%) .NET
2 17 (22.37%) .NET Framework
3 10 (13.16%) CSS
4 9 (11.84%) HTML
4 9 (11.84%) REST
5 6 (7.89%) Spring
6 5 (6.58%) HTML5
6 5 (6.58%) CSS3
7 4 (5.26%) Gherkin
7 4 (5.26%) jQuery
7 4 (5.26%) Web Services
7 4 (5.26%) XML
7 4 (5.26%) XSLT
8 2 (2.63%) Backbone.js
8 2 (2.63%) OAuth
8 2 (2.63%) Java SE
8 2 (2.63%) SOAP
9 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.63%) Clustering
2 2 (2.63%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.63%) Android
2 2 (2.63%) Solaris
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
2 2 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (82.89%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.68%) E-Commerce
3 29 (38.16%) TDD
4 19 (25.00%) Scrum
5 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
7 9 (11.84%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (10.53%) User Stories
8 8 (10.53%) Information Management
8 8 (10.53%) B2C
9 7 (9.21%) Change Management
9 7 (9.21%) OO
9 7 (9.21%) Pair Programming
9 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
9 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.89%) Kanban
10 6 (7.89%) Use Case
10 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing
11 5 (6.58%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.95%) C#
2 23 (30.26%) Ruby
3 19 (25.00%) Java
4 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.26%) Scala
5 4 (5.26%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) Groovy
6 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) SQL
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.58%) ISEB
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (51.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) IBM
2 4 (5.26%) Adobe
3 2 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (1.32%) Twitter
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