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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 38 40 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +27
Contract jobs citing BDD 34 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.00% 1.64% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.25% 2.27% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 13
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£400 £381 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £338 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
BDD
East of 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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
648 353 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.24% 72.19% 72.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 161 351
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +46.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
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 1 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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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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
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 3
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 36 (97.30%) TDD
2 35 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (62.16%) Scrum
4 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
4 22 (59.46%) CSS
5 20 (54.05%) HTML
6 18 (48.65%) Marketing
7 17 (45.95%) Subversion
7 17 (45.95%) Linux
8 16 (43.24%) Apache
8 16 (43.24%) Ant
8 16 (43.24%) Git (software)
8 16 (43.24%) REST
9 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
9 14 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (35.14%) Selenium
10 13 (35.14%) SQL
10 13 (35.14%) XML
10 13 (35.14%) Ajax
10 13 (35.14%) MVC
11 12 (32.43%) Web Services
12 11 (29.73%) UNIX
12 11 (29.73%) JSP
12 11 (29.73%) Tomcat
12 11 (29.73%) Eclipse
12 11 (29.73%) .NET
12 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
13 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
13 10 (27.03%) MySQL
13 10 (27.03%) Java

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 16 (43.24%) Apache
2 11 (29.73%) Tomcat
3 7 (18.92%) CMS
4 5 (13.51%) Node.js
4 5 (13.51%) lighttpd
5 3 (8.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) MySQL
2 9 (24.32%) RDBMS
2 9 (24.32%) NoSQL
2 9 (24.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.81%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Subversion
2 16 (43.24%) Ant
2 16 (43.24%) Git (software)
3 13 (35.14%) Selenium
4 11 (29.73%) Eclipse
4 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
5 9 (24.32%) Maven
5 9 (24.32%) IntelliJ
5 9 (24.32%) JUnit
5 9 (24.32%) Mockito
6 6 (16.22%) Capybara
6 6 (16.22%) TeamCity
6 6 (16.22%) WATIR
6 6 (16.22%) Hudson
6 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
6 6 (16.22%) RSpec
7 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (13.51%) SpecFlow
7 5 (13.51%) Grunt
8 3 (8.11%) FxCop
General
1 18 (48.65%) Marketing
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (91.89%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Java Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Lead Developer
4 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Silverlight Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Portal Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (59.46%) CSS
2 20 (54.05%) HTML
3 16 (43.24%) REST
4 13 (35.14%) XML
4 13 (35.14%) Ajax
5 12 (32.43%) Web Services
6 11 (29.73%) JSP
6 11 (29.73%) .NET
7 10 (27.03%) SOAP
7 10 (27.03%) JSON
7 10 (27.03%) Spring
8 9 (24.32%) JDBC
8 9 (24.32%) HTML5
9 8 (21.62%) CSS3
9 8 (21.62%) WCF
10 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
11 3 (8.11%) LINQ
11 3 (8.11%) POCO
11 3 (8.11%) XSL
11 3 (8.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) User Experience
2 5 (13.51%) Open Source
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) TDD
2 35 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (62.16%) Scrum
4 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
4 14 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (35.14%) MVC
6 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
6 10 (27.03%) OO
7 8 (21.62%) Performance Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (16.22%) Web Development
10 5 (13.51%) Web Design
10 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
11 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Code Coverage
12 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
13 1 (2.70%) MVVM
13 1 (2.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 10 (27.03%) Java
4 9 (24.32%) C#
5 7 (18.92%) Ruby
6 3 (8.11%) VBScript
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe
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