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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 14 47 28
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -19
Contract jobs citing BDD 51 9 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.15% 1.39% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.69% 1.87% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 5 24
Median daily rate £508 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £305 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £418 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
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
477 481 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.20% 74.23% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 247 343
Median daily rate £438 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £278 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 23
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.28 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.42% +46.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £51.65 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Welwyn Garden City - 9 £575 -
Rickmansworth - 8 £340 -
Watford -1 6 £525 +16.66% 4
St Albans - 4 £525 - 3
Hertford - 1 - - 2
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 66 (98.51%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (85.07%) TDD
3 47 (70.15%) Java
4 38 (56.72%) Scrum
5 32 (47.76%) JIRA
6 27 (40.30%) Git (software)
7 25 (37.31%) ATDD
8 22 (32.84%) Maven
9 21 (31.34%) Kanban
10 20 (29.85%) Jenkins
11 19 (28.36%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (28.36%) OO
12 18 (26.87%) Retail
13 17 (25.37%) Software Engineering
13 17 (25.37%) QA
14 16 (23.88%) DevOps
14 16 (23.88%) Spring
15 15 (22.39%) Finance
15 15 (22.39%) Non-Functional Testing
16 14 (20.90%) Gherkin
16 14 (20.90%) Cucumber
16 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (20.90%) RESTful
16 14 (20.90%) Continuous Delivery
17 13 (19.40%) Data Structures
17 13 (19.40%) Algorithms
17 13 (19.40%) Complexity Analysis
17 13 (19.40%) WebDriver
17 13 (19.40%) Puppet
17 13 (19.40%) OOD

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 10 (14.93%) Tomcat
2 8 (11.94%) Confluence
3 6 (8.96%) Apache Spark
4 4 (5.97%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.97%) MySQL
4 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.49%) DB2
6 1 (1.49%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (47.76%) JIRA
2 27 (40.30%) Git (software)
3 22 (32.84%) Maven
4 20 (29.85%) Jenkins
5 14 (20.90%) Cucumber
6 13 (19.40%) Selenium
6 13 (19.40%) WebDriver
7 12 (17.91%) Ant
7 12 (17.91%) Gradle
7 12 (17.91%) SoapUI
8 10 (14.93%) JBehave
8 10 (14.93%) JUnit
9 8 (11.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (11.94%) JMeter
9 8 (11.94%) NUnit
10 7 (10.45%) TeamCity
11 6 (8.96%) FitNesse
12 5 (7.46%) Moq
12 5 (7.46%) Robot Framework
13 3 (4.48%) StyleCop
General
1 18 (26.87%) Retail
2 15 (22.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (56.72%) Developer
2 27 (40.30%) Java Developer
3 17 (25.37%) Agile Developer
4 16 (23.88%) Agile Java Developer
5 13 (19.40%) Senior Developer
5 13 (19.40%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (16.42%) Senior Agile Developer
6 11 (16.42%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 8 (11.94%) Lead Developer
8 7 (10.45%) Automation Tester
8 7 (10.45%) Tester
9 6 (8.96%) Analyst
10 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
10 5 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
10 5 (7.46%) Scrum Master
10 5 (7.46%) Test Analyst
11 4 (5.97%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (5.97%) Java Engineer
11 4 (5.97%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) Spring
2 14 (20.90%) Gherkin
2 14 (20.90%) RESTful
3 11 (16.42%) HTML
4 10 (14.93%) CSS
5 7 (10.45%) Hibernate
6 6 (8.96%) .NET
7 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (7.46%) REST
7 5 (7.46%) SOAP
7 5 (7.46%) Web Services
7 5 (7.46%) XML
8 4 (5.97%) Dapper ORM
8 4 (5.97%) Entity Framework
8 4 (5.97%) LINQ
8 4 (5.97%) NHibernate
8 4 (5.97%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (5.97%) Velocity
8 4 (5.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Algorithms
1 13 (19.40%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.48%) Contactless
2 3 (4.48%) EMV
3 2 (2.99%) FMCG
3 2 (2.99%) User Experience
3 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (98.51%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (85.07%) TDD
3 38 (56.72%) Scrum
4 25 (37.31%) ATDD
5 21 (31.34%) Kanban
6 19 (28.36%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (28.36%) OO
7 17 (25.37%) Software Engineering
8 16 (23.88%) DevOps
9 15 (22.39%) Non-Functional Testing
10 14 (20.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (19.40%) Complexity Analysis
11 13 (19.40%) OOD
11 13 (19.40%) Pair Programming
12 12 (17.91%) Open Source
12 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
12 12 (17.91%) Test Automation
13 10 (14.93%) Automation Testing
13 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
14 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (70.15%) Java
2 12 (17.91%) C#
3 10 (14.93%) Clojure
3 10 (14.93%) Go
3 10 (14.93%) Rust
4 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.46%) Scala
6 4 (5.97%) F#
6 4 (5.97%) Haskell
6 4 (5.97%) Ruby
6 4 (5.97%) SQL
6 4 (5.97%) VBScript
7 2 (2.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.37%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) Puppet
2 12 (17.91%) Ansible
2 12 (17.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Zend
4 1 (1.49%) CA
4 1 (1.49%) hybris
4 1 (1.49%) IBM
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