The table below looks at the statistics for Behat skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Behat over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behat
Rank 561 559 520
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -39
Contract jobs citing Behat 22 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.046% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 0.37% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+21.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6528 6241 5033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.92% 12.41% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4225 4064 3255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 120 134
Average hourly rate £37.04 £39.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

Behat
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Behat across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Behat Jobs Demand Trend in England

Behat
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Behat across the England region.

Behat Daily Rate Trend in England

Behat
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Behat across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Behat Daily Rate Histogram in England

Behat
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Behat within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
London +10 20 £375 +7.14% 6
South East -12 2 £365 +21.66% 1
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Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Behat 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 Behat.

1 35 (87.50%) PHP
2 25 (62.50%) BDD
3 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (47.50%) Scrum
5 16 (40.00%) Selenium
5 16 (40.00%) Gherkin
6 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 15 (37.50%) HTML
7 14 (35.00%) CSS
8 13 (32.50%) JMeter
9 12 (30.00%) Symfony
9 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
9 12 (30.00%) HTML5
10 11 (27.50%) Vagrant
10 11 (27.50%) MySQL
11 10 (25.00%) CSS3
12 9 (22.50%) Redis
12 9 (22.50%) Puppet
12 9 (22.50%) Varnish
12 9 (22.50%) PHPUnit
12 9 (22.50%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (22.50%) LAMP
12 9 (22.50%) TDD
13 8 (20.00%) Drupal
13 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 8 (20.00%) DevOps
13 8 (20.00%) Drush
14 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
14 6 (15.00%) WebDriver

Behat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Behat 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 Behat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (7.50%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) MySQL
2 9 (22.50%) Redis
3 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Selenium
2 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 13 (32.50%) JMeter
4 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
5 9 (22.50%) PHPUnit
6 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
8 4 (10.00%) JUnit
9 3 (7.50%) JIRA
9 3 (7.50%) Subversion
10 2 (5.00%) Hudson
10 2 (5.00%) RSpec
10 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
11 1 (2.50%) Maven
11 1 (2.50%) TestNG
11 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 16 (40.00%) Tester
3 10 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 9 (22.50%) Automation Tester
5 8 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
6 5 (12.50%) PHP Developer
7 4 (10.00%) QA Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 15 (37.50%) HTML
3 14 (35.00%) CSS
4 12 (30.00%) Symfony
4 12 (30.00%) HTML5
5 10 (25.00%) CSS3
6 9 (22.50%) LAMP
7 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 8 (20.00%) Drush
8 3 (7.50%) Web Services
8 3 (7.50%) Sass
9 2 (5.00%) Semantic HTML
9 2 (5.00%) Doctrine
9 2 (5.00%) RESTful
9 2 (5.00%) XML
10 1 (2.50%) Ajax
10 1 (2.50%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (2.50%) jQuery
10 1 (2.50%) REST
10 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) NHS
3 2 (5.00%) Open Source
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) CentOS
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) BDD
2 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (47.50%) Scrum
4 9 (22.50%) TDD
5 8 (20.00%) DevOps
6 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.00%) MVC
6 6 (15.00%) OO
7 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.00%) User Stories
8 4 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.50%) SOA
9 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.00%) Graceful Degradation
10 2 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Microservices
10 2 (5.00%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 35 (87.50%) PHP
2 6 (15.00%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Varnish
2 2 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Vagrant
2 9 (22.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Capistrano
3 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle
1 1 (2.50%) Zend