The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 15 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +9
Contract jobs citing BDD 47 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.86% 1.71% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.15% 2.36% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 5 5
Median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £405 £412
10% offered a daily rate of more than £696 £540 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £384
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
463 423 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.42% 72.31% 75.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 224 254
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 24
Median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.88% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.00 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 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
Rickmansworth +8 9 £321 -41.59%
Watford -2 5 £425 -5.55% 6
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £531 -
Hertford - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £360 - 4
St Albans - 1 £400 - 3
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 86 (98.85%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (88.51%) TDD
3 63 (72.41%) Java
4 47 (54.02%) Scrum
5 43 (49.43%) JIRA
6 35 (40.23%) ATDD
7 33 (37.93%) Git (software)
8 28 (32.18%) Jenkins
8 28 (32.18%) Maven
8 28 (32.18%) QA
9 27 (31.03%) Cucumber
10 26 (29.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 26 (29.89%) Selenium
10 26 (29.89%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (26.44%) Kanban
11 23 (26.44%) Gherkin
12 22 (25.29%) WebDriver
12 22 (25.29%) OO
13 21 (24.14%) Software Testing
13 21 (24.14%) Spring
14 20 (22.99%) RESTful
15 19 (21.84%) JBehave
15 19 (21.84%) Finance
16 18 (20.69%) E-Commerce
17 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
17 17 (19.54%) DevOps
18 16 (18.39%) Automation Testing
18 16 (18.39%) Non-Functional Testing
18 16 (18.39%) SoapUI
18 16 (18.39%) Confluence

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 16 (18.39%) Confluence
2 14 (16.09%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.90%) Apache Spark
4 5 (5.75%) IIS
5 2 (2.30%) Apache
6 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) MongoDB
1 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.45%) MySQL
4 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.15%) DB2
6 1 (1.15%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 43 (49.43%) JIRA
2 33 (37.93%) Git (software)
3 28 (32.18%) Jenkins
3 28 (32.18%) Maven
4 27 (31.03%) Cucumber
5 26 (29.89%) Selenium
6 22 (25.29%) WebDriver
7 19 (21.84%) JBehave
8 16 (18.39%) SoapUI
9 14 (16.09%) Ant
9 14 (16.09%) Gradle
9 14 (16.09%) JUnit
10 12 (13.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (10.34%) Moq
11 9 (10.34%) TeamCity
12 8 (9.20%) JMeter
13 7 (8.05%) FitNesse
13 7 (8.05%) NUnit
14 6 (6.90%) Robot Framework
15 5 (5.75%) Mockito
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 16 (18.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (58.62%) Developer
2 36 (41.38%) Java Developer
3 21 (24.14%) Agile Developer
4 20 (22.99%) Agile Java Developer
5 19 (21.84%) Senior Developer
5 19 (21.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 16 (18.39%) Senior Agile Developer
6 16 (18.39%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 11 (12.64%) Automation Tester
7 11 (12.64%) Tester
8 7 (8.05%) .NET Developer
8 7 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (8.05%) C# Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Analyst
9 6 (6.90%) AWS Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Java Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Lead Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Scrum Master
9 6 (6.90%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.44%) Gherkin
2 21 (24.14%) Spring
3 20 (22.99%) RESTful
4 11 (12.64%) HTML
5 10 (11.49%) CSS
5 10 (11.49%) Hibernate
6 8 (9.20%) REST
7 7 (8.05%) .NET
7 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET
8 6 (6.90%) SOAP
8 6 (6.90%) XML
9 5 (5.75%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.75%) Dapper ORM
9 5 (5.75%) LINQ
9 5 (5.75%) NHibernate
9 5 (5.75%) Velocity
9 5 (5.75%) WCF
9 5 (5.75%) XSL
9 5 (5.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Data Structures
2 13 (14.94%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.60%) Contactless
3 4 (4.60%) EMV
4 2 (2.30%) FMCG
4 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.15%) Tandem
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.45%) Unix
2 2 (2.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (98.85%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (88.51%) TDD
3 47 (54.02%) Scrum
4 35 (40.23%) ATDD
5 26 (29.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 26 (29.89%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (26.44%) Kanban
7 22 (25.29%) OO
8 21 (24.14%) Software Testing
9 18 (20.69%) E-Commerce
10 17 (19.54%) DevOps
10 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
11 16 (18.39%) Automation Testing
11 16 (18.39%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (18.39%) Open Source
12 14 (16.09%) OOD
12 14 (16.09%) Test Automation
12 14 (16.09%) Test Strategy
13 13 (14.94%) Complexity Analysis
14 10 (11.49%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 63 (72.41%) Java
2 12 (13.79%) Clojure
2 12 (13.79%) Go
2 12 (13.79%) Rust
3 11 (12.64%) C#
4 8 (9.20%) F#
4 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.75%) VBScript
6 4 (4.60%) Scala
7 3 (3.45%) Haskell
7 3 (3.45%) Ruby
7 3 (3.45%) SQL
8 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.15%) PHP
9 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (32.18%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) SDET
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) Ansible
1 14 (16.09%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (16.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Atlassian
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle
4 5 (5.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.15%) hybris
5 1 (1.15%) Zend
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £595 - £645 per day
Posted: 4 days ago