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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 81 116 115
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 50 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.96% 0.85% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 1.10% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 27
Median daily rate £483 £370 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.40% -3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
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
2026 2461 2456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.42% 77.88% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1482 1453
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 171 152
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £49.25 £42.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +15 17 £525 +5.00% 4
Bedfordshire - 14 £485 - 7
Cambridgeshire +25 12 £400 +6.66% 6
Essex +10 5 £500 +4.16% 3
Norfolk -8 2 £449 +34.75% 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 85 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (73.68%) TDD
3 51 (53.68%) Java
4 43 (45.26%) C#
5 37 (38.95%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (36.84%) Selenium
7 33 (34.74%) Scrum
7 33 (34.74%) Jenkins
8 31 (32.63%) JavaScript
8 31 (32.63%) Cucumber
9 30 (31.58%) QA
9 30 (31.58%) HTML
10 26 (27.37%) Git (software)
11 25 (26.32%) JUnit
12 24 (25.26%) SpecFlow
13 21 (22.11%) Maven
13 21 (22.11%) Test Automation
14 19 (20.00%) WebDriver
14 19 (20.00%) MVC
14 19 (20.00%) OO
15 18 (18.95%) .NET
15 18 (18.95%) JIRA
16 17 (17.89%) Ruby
17 16 (16.84%) Spring
17 16 (16.84%) HTML5
17 16 (16.84%) ATDD
18 15 (15.79%) SQL
18 15 (15.79%) CSS
19 14 (14.74%) Software Engineering
19 14 (14.74%) SoapUI

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 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.21%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.11%) Apache
3 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.05%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) Confluence
4 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (3.16%) Magento
3 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) HTTP
1 5 (5.26%) LDAP
1 5 (5.26%) SSL
1 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.11%) AMQP
3 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.37%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.21%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.21%) Redis
4 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.16%) DB2
5 3 (3.16%) MySQL
5 3 (3.16%) Riak
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.05%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.05%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 35 (36.84%) Selenium
2 33 (34.74%) Jenkins
3 31 (32.63%) Cucumber
4 26 (27.37%) Git (software)
5 25 (26.32%) JUnit
6 24 (25.26%) SpecFlow
7 21 (22.11%) Maven
8 19 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 18 (18.95%) JIRA
10 14 (14.74%) SoapUI
10 14 (14.74%) TeamCity
11 12 (12.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (11.58%) Ant
13 10 (10.53%) JBehave
13 10 (10.53%) NUnit
14 8 (8.42%) JMeter
14 8 (8.42%) TestNG
15 7 (7.37%) Appium
15 7 (7.37%) Mercurial
16 5 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
1 8 (8.42%) Retail
2 3 (3.16%) Games
2 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.11%) Automotive
3 2 (2.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Electronics
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (50.53%) Developer
2 26 (27.37%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 14 (14.74%) .NET Developer
5 13 (13.68%) Tester
6 12 (12.63%) Analyst
6 12 (12.63%) Senior Developer
7 11 (11.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (9.47%) Automation Tester
9 8 (8.42%) Agile Developer
9 8 (8.42%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (7.37%) C# Software Developer
10 7 (7.37%) Developer in Test
10 7 (7.37%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (7.37%) Software Developer
10 7 (7.37%) Test Engineer
11 6 (6.32%) Agile Java Developer
11 6 (6.32%) Business Analyst
11 6 (6.32%) Lead Developer
11 6 (6.32%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.58%) HTML
2 18 (18.95%) .NET
3 16 (16.84%) HTML5
3 16 (16.84%) Spring
4 15 (15.79%) CSS
5 13 (13.68%) Gherkin
5 13 (13.68%) jQuery
6 11 (11.58%) AngularJS
7 10 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 10 (10.53%) REST
8 9 (9.47%) RESTful
9 8 (8.42%) Web Services
9 8 (8.42%) XML
10 7 (7.37%) .NET Framework
10 7 (7.37%) SOAP
11 6 (6.32%) Ajax
11 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (6.32%) CSS3
11 6 (6.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.21%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.21%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.16%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.05%) Fintech
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.16%) Linux
1 3 (3.16%) Unix
2 1 (1.05%) Android
2 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (73.68%) TDD
3 37 (38.95%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (34.74%) Scrum
5 21 (22.11%) Test Automation
6 19 (20.00%) MVC
6 19 (20.00%) OO
7 16 (16.84%) ATDD
8 14 (14.74%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (14.74%) DevOps
8 14 (14.74%) Software Engineering
9 12 (12.63%) E-Commerce
10 11 (11.58%) Automated Testing
11 10 (10.53%) SOLID
11 10 (10.53%) User Stories
12 9 (9.47%) Pair Programming
12 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing
12 9 (9.47%) Test Scripting
13 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (8.42%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (53.68%) Java
2 43 (45.26%) C#
3 31 (32.63%) JavaScript
4 17 (17.89%) Ruby
5 15 (15.79%) SQL
6 12 (12.63%) Python
7 8 (8.42%) Perl
8 5 (5.26%) Scala
9 4 (4.21%) C++
9 4 (4.21%) Groovy
9 4 (4.21%) PHP
10 3 (3.16%) Clojure
10 3 (3.16%) CoffeeScript
10 3 (3.16%) Go
10 3 (3.16%) Rust
11 2 (2.11%) ECMAScript
11 2 (2.11%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.11%) ISEB
4 1 (1.05%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.05%) MCP
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (31.58%) QA
2 10 (10.53%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.21%) Ansible
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
3 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) IBM
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.16%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) Infor
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.05%) CA
6 1 (1.05%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.05%) Zend
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