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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 46 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.44% 0.98% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 1.33% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 11
Median daily rate £525 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £460 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £540 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
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
515 602 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.78% 73.59% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 309 329
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 47 27
Median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.84% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £9.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +4 4 £475 -13.63%
St Albans 0 1 £525 +16.66% 3
Watford -1 1 £525 -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (87.50%) TDD
3 12 (50.00%) Scrum
4 11 (45.83%) Java
5 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 8 (33.33%) Retail
7 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
7 7 (29.17%) JIRA
7 7 (29.17%) QA
7 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
8 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (25.00%) DevOps
8 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (25.00%) C#
8 6 (25.00%) HTML
8 6 (25.00%) OO
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 5 (20.83%) Pair Programming
9 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
9 5 (20.83%) Data Structures
10 4 (16.67%) Algorithms
10 4 (16.67%) SDLC
10 4 (16.67%) Complexity Analysis
10 4 (16.67%) ATDD
10 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Ansible
10 4 (16.67%) RESTful

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 1 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) DB2
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Couchbase
3 1 (4.17%) Hazelcast
3 1 (4.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
1 7 (29.17%) JIRA
2 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) Maven
3 4 (16.67%) Subversion
4 3 (12.50%) Ant
4 3 (12.50%) Appium
4 3 (12.50%) Gradle
4 3 (12.50%) PHPUnit
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium
4 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (4.17%) NUnit
6 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Agile Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Sitecore Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Test Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.67%) RESTful
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) Behat
3 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (8.33%) Spring
4 2 (8.33%) Velocity
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.17%) Dojo
5 1 (4.17%) HTML5
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Structures
2 4 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (87.50%) TDD
3 12 (50.00%) Scrum
4 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
7 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (25.00%) DevOps
7 6 (25.00%) OO
7 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) Pair Programming
9 4 (16.67%) ATDD
9 4 (16.67%) Complexity Analysis
9 4 (16.67%) Data Management
9 4 (16.67%) Kanban
9 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (16.67%) OOD
9 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 4 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) PHP
5 3 (12.50%) Clojure
5 3 (12.50%) Go
5 3 (12.50%) Rust
6 2 (8.33%) Ruby
7 1 (4.17%) Haskell
7 1 (4.17%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Ansible
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) Zend
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