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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 43 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.85% 1.28% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 1.83% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 12
Average daily rate
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£395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £300 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
487 437 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.12% 69.81% 69.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 226 325
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £104.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Borehamwood - - - -
St Albans - - - - 4
Stevenage - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 59 (93.65%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (87.30%) TDD
3 43 (68.25%) Scrum
4 32 (50.79%) JavaScript
4 32 (50.79%) CSS
5 27 (42.86%) REST
6 26 (41.27%) HTML
7 24 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (36.51%) .NET
9 20 (31.75%) XML
9 20 (31.75%) Linux
9 20 (31.75%) Finance
9 20 (31.75%) Git (software)
9 20 (31.75%) Subversion
10 19 (30.16%) Marketing
10 19 (30.16%) Apache
10 19 (30.16%) C#
10 19 (30.16%) Ant
11 18 (28.57%) Java
11 18 (28.57%) OO
12 17 (26.98%) Selenium
13 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
14 15 (23.81%) MVC
14 15 (23.81%) WCF
15 14 (22.22%) QA
15 14 (22.22%) Spring
15 14 (22.22%) Ajax
16 13 (20.63%) SOAP
16 13 (20.63%) SQL
16 13 (20.63%) Jenkins

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 19 (30.16%) Apache
2 12 (19.05%) Tomcat
3 7 (11.11%) lighttpd
3 7 (11.11%) Node.js
3 7 (11.11%) IIS
4 6 (9.52%) CMS
5 3 (4.76%) Confluence
6 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) Internet
2 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) NoSQL
1 11 (17.46%) Relational Database
2 10 (15.87%) MySQL
3 9 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 7 (11.11%) Couchbase
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (31.75%) Subversion
1 20 (31.75%) Git (software)
2 19 (30.16%) Ant
3 17 (26.98%) Selenium
4 13 (20.63%) Jenkins
5 12 (19.05%) SpecFlow
5 12 (19.05%) JUnit
5 12 (19.05%) Eclipse
6 9 (14.29%) IntelliJ
6 9 (14.29%) Maven
6 9 (14.29%) Mockito
7 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
8 7 (11.11%) Grunt
8 7 (11.11%) JIRA
9 5 (7.94%) TeamCity
9 5 (7.94%) WATIR
9 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (7.94%) RSpec
9 5 (7.94%) Capybara
9 5 (7.94%) Hudson
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 19 (30.16%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (80.95%) Developer
2 16 (25.40%) Java Developer
3 14 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 11 (17.46%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Consultant
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 7 (11.11%) Test Consultant
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Lead Developer
7 5 (7.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.94%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Agile C# Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Software Programmer
10 2 (3.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.17%) .NET Programmer
10 2 (3.17%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.79%) CSS
2 27 (42.86%) REST
3 26 (41.27%) HTML
4 23 (36.51%) .NET
5 20 (31.75%) XML
6 15 (23.81%) WCF
7 14 (22.22%) Spring
7 14 (22.22%) Ajax
8 13 (20.63%) SOAP
9 12 (19.05%) Web Services
9 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET
9 12 (19.05%) JSP
9 12 (19.05%) HTML5
9 12 (19.05%) CSS3
10 11 (17.46%) JSON
11 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
12 9 (14.29%) XSL
12 9 (14.29%) XSLT
12 9 (14.29%) JDBC
12 9 (14.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Open Source
2 7 (11.11%) User Experience
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) EMV
4 1 (1.59%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Linux
2 12 (19.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (93.65%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (87.30%) TDD
3 43 (68.25%) Scrum
4 24 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (28.57%) OO
6 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
7 15 (23.81%) MVC
8 11 (17.46%) Waterfall
9 10 (15.87%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
10 9 (14.29%) Code Coverage
10 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 8 (12.70%) OOP
12 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 7 (11.11%) Web Design
12 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
12 7 (11.11%) Pair Programming
12 7 (11.11%) DevOps
12 7 (11.11%) Manual Testing
13 6 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.79%) JavaScript
2 19 (30.16%) C#
3 18 (28.57%) Java
4 13 (20.63%) SQL
5 9 (14.29%) VBScript
5 9 (14.29%) Ruby
6 3 (4.76%) Scala
6 3 (4.76%) Python
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
7 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) ISEB
1 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Adobe