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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / East of England
Rank 43 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 85 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.13% 1.57% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% 1.96% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 23 6
Median daily rate £475 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £363 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
1684 1884 1981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.79% 79.83% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1145 1189
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 156 148
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £56.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +26 41 £500 +11.11% 11
Essex +14 17 £520 -7.96% 5
Bedfordshire +9 12 £475 +65.21% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 10 £310 -20.00% 7
Suffolk - 3 £425 - 3
Norfolk -5 2 £459 +8.00% 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 168 (98.25%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (83.04%) TDD
3 91 (53.22%) Scrum
4 90 (52.63%) Java
5 76 (44.44%) JIRA
6 64 (37.43%) Cucumber
7 61 (35.67%) Continuous Integration
8 60 (35.09%) QA
9 55 (32.16%) Jenkins
10 52 (30.41%) Selenium
11 50 (29.24%) Git (software)
11 50 (29.24%) ATDD
12 46 (26.90%) Test Automation
13 44 (25.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 43 (25.15%) Kanban
15 39 (22.81%) DevOps
16 38 (22.22%) Confluence
17 36 (21.05%) Maven
17 36 (21.05%) C#
18 34 (19.88%) E-Commerce
18 34 (19.88%) WebDriver
18 34 (19.88%) Gherkin
19 31 (18.13%) RESTful
19 31 (18.13%) OO
20 30 (17.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 30 (17.54%) Spring
20 30 (17.54%) Automation Testing
21 29 (16.96%) JBehave
21 29 (16.96%) JUnit
22 28 (16.37%) Finance

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (22.22%) Confluence
2 14 (8.19%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.51%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.92%) IIS
5 3 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.17%) Apache
6 2 (1.17%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.34%) MS Office
3 3 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.34%) Intranet
3 1 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) LDAP
3 1 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.60%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.85%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.75%) MySQL
7 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.58%) DB2
8 1 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 76 (44.44%) JIRA
2 64 (37.43%) Cucumber
3 55 (32.16%) Jenkins
4 52 (30.41%) Selenium
5 50 (29.24%) Git (software)
6 36 (21.05%) Maven
7 34 (19.88%) WebDriver
8 30 (17.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (16.96%) JBehave
9 29 (16.96%) JUnit
10 26 (15.20%) SoapUI
11 25 (14.62%) TeamCity
12 21 (12.28%) JIRA Agile
13 16 (9.36%) Ant
13 16 (9.36%) SpecFlow
14 13 (7.60%) Appium
14 13 (7.60%) Gradle
15 10 (5.85%) NUnit
16 9 (5.26%) Calabash
16 9 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 28 (16.37%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Retail
3 5 (2.92%) Marketing
4 4 (2.34%) Banking
5 3 (1.75%) Back Office
5 3 (1.75%) Legal
5 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.17%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 74 (43.27%) Developer
2 45 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 23 (13.45%) Senior Developer
4 22 (12.87%) Agile Developer
4 22 (12.87%) Scrum Master
5 21 (12.28%) Agile Java Developer
6 19 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 19 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 19 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 17 (9.94%) Analyst
7 17 (9.94%) Senior Agile Developer
7 17 (9.94%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 15 (8.77%) Automation Tester
8 15 (8.77%) Tester
9 14 (8.19%) Test Analyst
10 10 (5.85%) Software Engineer
11 9 (5.26%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.68%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (4.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 8 (4.68%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.88%) Gherkin
2 31 (18.13%) RESTful
3 30 (17.54%) Spring
4 23 (13.45%) HTML
5 17 (9.94%) REST
6 14 (8.19%) .NET
6 14 (8.19%) Hibernate
7 13 (7.60%) HTML5
8 12 (7.02%) CSS
8 12 (7.02%) jQuery
9 11 (6.43%) Node.js
10 10 (5.85%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.26%) Web Services
11 9 (5.26%) XML
12 8 (4.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (4.68%) SOAP
13 7 (4.09%) .NET Framework
13 7 (4.09%) ASP.NET
14 6 (3.51%) Entity Framework
14 6 (3.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.94%) Virtual Team
2 13 (7.60%) Data Structures
2 13 (7.60%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.60%) Mobile App
3 12 (7.02%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.34%) Contactless
5 4 (2.34%) EMV
6 2 (1.17%) FMCG
6 2 (1.17%) PMI
6 2 (1.17%) User Experience
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.75%) Unix
2 2 (1.17%) Linux
3 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (98.25%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (83.04%) TDD
3 91 (53.22%) Scrum
4 61 (35.67%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (29.24%) ATDD
6 46 (26.90%) Test Automation
7 44 (25.73%) Continuous Delivery
8 43 (25.15%) Kanban
9 39 (22.81%) DevOps
10 34 (19.88%) E-Commerce
11 31 (18.13%) OO
12 30 (17.54%) Automation Testing
13 25 (14.62%) Software Testing
14 21 (12.28%) Open Source
14 21 (12.28%) User Stories
15 20 (11.70%) Software Engineering
16 19 (11.11%) API Testing
16 19 (11.11%) SOA
17 16 (9.36%) Feature Driven Development
17 16 (9.36%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (52.63%) Java
2 36 (21.05%) C#
3 23 (13.45%) JavaScript
3 23 (13.45%) Ruby
4 18 (10.53%) Python
5 11 (6.43%) Clojure
5 11 (6.43%) Go
5 11 (6.43%) Rust
6 9 (5.26%) SQL
7 8 (4.68%) F#
7 8 (4.68%) Perl
7 8 (4.68%) PHP
8 7 (4.09%) Scala
9 5 (2.92%) Groovy
9 5 (2.92%) VBScript
10 3 (1.75%) Haskell
11 2 (1.17%) C
11 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.58%) C++
12 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.17%) Degree
1 2 (1.17%) PMI Certification
1 2 (1.17%) PMP
1 2 (1.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.58%) ISEB
2 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (35.09%) QA
2 27 (15.79%) SDET
3 2 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (7.60%) Ansible
1 13 (7.60%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (7.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (9.36%) Atlassian
1 16 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.77%) Oracle
3 9 (5.26%) Xamarin
4 6 (3.51%) IBM
5 3 (1.75%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe
6 1 (0.58%) Google
6 1 (0.58%) hybris
6 1 (0.58%) Zend
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago