The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 53 46 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.19% 2.14% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.84% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £375 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
498 457 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.78% 75.29% 69.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 230 304
Average daily rate £388 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 42
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
BDD
East of England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 2
St Albans - - - - 2
Watford - - - - 1
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (87.50%) TDD
2 11 (68.75%) Scrum
3 9 (56.25%) Marketing
3 9 (56.25%) REST
4 8 (50.00%) Selenium
4 8 (50.00%) HTML
5 7 (43.75%) Java
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) Ant
5 7 (43.75%) CSS
5 7 (43.75%) Linux
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
5 7 (43.75%) Apache
5 7 (43.75%) Subversion
5 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
6 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
6 6 (37.50%) Spring
6 6 (37.50%) Ajax
6 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 6 (37.50%) CMS
6 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
6 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
6 6 (37.50%) UNIX
6 6 (37.50%) JSP
6 6 (37.50%) SOAP
6 6 (37.50%) MySQL
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) JUnit

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (43.75%) Apache
2 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 6 (37.50%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) lighttpd
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) MySQL
1 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) Subversion
2 7 (43.75%) Ant
3 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
3 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (31.25%) Mockito
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (31.25%) IntelliJ
4 5 (31.25%) JUnit
4 5 (31.25%) Maven
5 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
5 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (12.50%) RSpec
6 2 (12.50%) Hudson
6 2 (12.50%) Capybara
6 2 (12.50%) WATIR
6 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
7 1 (6.25%) Calabash
General
1 9 (56.25%) Marketing
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Lead Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Portal Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Silverlight Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) REST
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) CSS
4 6 (37.50%) Spring
4 6 (37.50%) Ajax
4 6 (37.50%) JSP
4 6 (37.50%) SOAP
5 5 (31.25%) JSON
5 5 (31.25%) JDBC
5 5 (31.25%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) WCF
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 2 (12.50%) Spring MVC
8 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
8 2 (12.50%) HTML5
9 1 (6.25%) CSS3
9 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) TDD
2 11 (68.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
3 7 (43.75%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (6.25%) Web Design
9 1 (6.25%) Budget Control
9 1 (6.25%) MVVM
9 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
9 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
9 1 (6.25%) Web Development
9 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
9 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle