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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behat
Rank 591 576 572
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing Behat 36 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.043% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 10
Average daily rate £400 £380 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +12.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.60% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Behat
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14313 13778 13485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.93% 27.18% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10116 9053 8962
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 182 188
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 21 £425 +12.58% 5
South West - 8 £363 -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
East of England - 3 - -
South East -21 1 - -
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UK

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 65 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (80.00%) BDD
3 59 (78.67%) PHP
4 48 (64.00%) Git (software)
5 43 (57.33%) HTML
6 41 (54.67%) JavaScript
7 34 (45.33%) Cucumber
8 31 (41.33%) WebDriver
9 30 (40.00%) TDD
10 29 (38.67%) Selenium
10 29 (38.67%) SQL
11 26 (34.67%) MVC
11 26 (34.67%) Test Automation
12 24 (32.00%) CSS
13 21 (28.00%) RESTful
13 21 (28.00%) PHPUnit
14 20 (26.67%) Laravel
15 19 (25.33%) QA
15 19 (25.33%) MySQL
16 18 (24.00%) JIRA
16 18 (24.00%) Sass
17 17 (22.67%) Symfony
17 17 (22.67%) OO
18 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (20.00%) XML
19 15 (20.00%) Scrum
20 14 (18.67%) Subversion
20 14 (18.67%) CSS3
21 13 (17.33%) Front End Development
21 13 (17.33%) Unix

Behat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (10.67%) Confluence
2 3 (4.00%) Node.js
3 2 (2.67%) Drupal
3 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) GitHub
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) MySQL
2 9 (12.00%) DB2
3 4 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.00%) MariaDB
4 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (64.00%) Git (software)
2 34 (45.33%) Cucumber
3 31 (41.33%) WebDriver
4 29 (38.67%) Selenium
5 21 (28.00%) PHPUnit
6 18 (24.00%) JIRA
7 14 (18.67%) Subversion
8 10 (13.33%) Appium
8 10 (13.33%) Jasmine
8 10 (13.33%) SpecFlow
8 10 (13.33%) Vagrant
9 9 (12.00%) Grunt
9 9 (12.00%) Jenkins
10 8 (10.67%) Capybara
10 8 (10.67%) gulp
10 8 (10.67%) Mocha
11 5 (6.67%) WATIR
12 4 (5.33%) Eclipse
12 4 (5.33%) JBehave
13 3 (4.00%) Yeoman
General
1 10 (13.33%) Retail
2 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Games
4 2 (2.67%) Finance
4 2 (2.67%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 40 (53.33%) Developer
2 24 (32.00%) PHP Developer
3 14 (18.67%) Tester
4 13 (17.33%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 13 (17.33%) Senior Developer
5 12 (16.00%) Automation Tester
6 8 (10.67%) Consultant
6 8 (10.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (10.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (10.67%) Selenium Tester
6 8 (10.67%) Senior PHP Developer
7 7 (9.33%) Test Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) QA Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (5.33%) Test Consultant
10 4 (5.33%) Web Automation Tester
10 4 (5.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (57.33%) HTML
2 24 (32.00%) CSS
3 21 (28.00%) RESTful
4 20 (26.67%) Laravel
5 18 (24.00%) Sass
6 17 (22.67%) Symfony
7 15 (20.00%) XML
8 14 (18.67%) CSS3
9 10 (13.33%) HTML5
9 10 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (10.67%) Twig
11 7 (9.33%) AngularJS
11 7 (9.33%) Web Services
12 6 (8.00%) jQuery
12 6 (8.00%) LESS
12 6 (8.00%) REST
12 6 (8.00%) Zend Framework
13 5 (6.67%) Ajax
14 4 (5.33%) JSON
14 4 (5.33%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.00%) Fintech
4 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) Unix
2 5 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) Windows
4 3 (4.00%) CentOS
4 3 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.33%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (80.00%) BDD
3 30 (40.00%) TDD
4 26 (34.67%) MVC
4 26 (34.67%) Test Automation
5 17 (22.67%) OO
6 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (20.00%) Scrum
8 13 (17.33%) Front End Development
9 12 (16.00%) Test Scripting
9 12 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (16.00%) User Stories
10 11 (14.67%) Web Development
11 10 (13.33%) Automated Testing
12 9 (12.00%) Coaching
12 9 (12.00%) Re-Platforming
13 8 (10.67%) Document Management
13 8 (10.67%) Open Source
13 8 (10.67%) Progressive Enhancement
14 7 (9.33%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (78.67%) PHP
2 41 (54.67%) JavaScript
3 29 (38.67%) SQL
4 12 (16.00%) Java
4 12 (16.00%) Ruby
5 10 (13.33%) C#
6 4 (5.33%) Apex Code
6 4 (5.33%) Python
6 4 (5.33%) SOQL
6 4 (5.33%) SOSL
7 3 (4.00%) PHP 5
8 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) ISEB
1 7 (9.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.33%) QA
2 8 (10.67%) WAI
3 2 (2.67%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Zend
2 8 (10.67%) Rally
3 4 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.67%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.33%) comScore