The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 59 59 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 8 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.31% 1.07% 6.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.52% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 34
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -13.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
466 527 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.47% 70.17% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 265 260
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 19
Average hourly rate £21.75 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.07% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) Scrum
3 14 (66.67%) TDD
4 10 (47.62%) Finance
4 10 (47.62%) QA
5 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (42.86%) C#
5 9 (42.86%) .NET
6 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 7 (33.33%) ISEB
6 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 7 (33.33%) REST
6 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (28.57%) CSS
7 6 (28.57%) WCF
8 5 (23.81%) LINQ
8 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
8 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
8 5 (23.81%) Pair Programming
8 5 (23.81%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) VBScript
8 5 (23.81%) XML
8 5 (23.81%) XSL
8 5 (23.81%) XSLT
8 5 (23.81%) OOP

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (14.29%) IIS
1 3 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (14.29%) Couchbase
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.52%) ReSharper
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.52%) Moq
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) .NET Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Consultant
3 7 (33.33%) Test Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) REST
2 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 6 (28.57%) CSS
3 6 (28.57%) WCF
4 5 (23.81%) LINQ
4 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 5 (23.81%) XML
4 5 (23.81%) XSL
4 5 (23.81%) XSLT
4 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
5 4 (19.05%) Spring
6 3 (14.29%) SOAP
6 3 (14.29%) ADO.NET
6 3 (14.29%) POCO
7 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
7 2 (9.52%) AutoMapper
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (9.52%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) EMV
1 2 (9.52%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) Scrum
3 14 (66.67%) TDD
4 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (23.81%) OOP
6 5 (23.81%) Pair Programming
6 5 (23.81%) Code Coverage
6 5 (23.81%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) OO
8 3 (14.29%) SOA
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 3 (14.29%) MVC
8 3 (14.29%) Kanban
9 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
9 2 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
9 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) VBScript
4 3 (14.29%) Python
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby
4 3 (14.29%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft