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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 10 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 58 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.98% 1.54% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.06% 2.13% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 4 15
Median daily rate £513 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £372 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £500
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 £42.50 - -

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
444 423 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.42% 72.18% 76.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 210 285
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 21
Median hourly rate £42.20 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.53% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Rickmansworth - 9 £330 -
Welwyn Garden City - 9 £555 - 1
Watford +3 8 £475 +5.55% 5
St Albans - 4 £525 - 1
Hertford - 2 - -
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 85 (98.84%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (88.37%) TDD
3 62 (72.09%) Java
4 46 (53.49%) Scrum
5 44 (51.16%) JIRA
6 35 (40.70%) ATDD
7 34 (39.53%) Git (software)
8 30 (34.88%) QA
9 29 (33.72%) Jenkins
10 28 (32.56%) Maven
11 27 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (29.07%) Cucumber
12 25 (29.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 24 (27.91%) Kanban
13 24 (27.91%) Selenium
13 24 (27.91%) OO
14 21 (24.42%) Software Engineering
14 21 (24.42%) Gherkin
15 20 (23.26%) DevOps
15 20 (23.26%) WebDriver
15 20 (23.26%) Spring
16 19 (22.09%) Retail
16 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
17 18 (20.93%) RESTful
17 18 (20.93%) Finance
18 17 (19.77%) JBehave
18 17 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
19 16 (18.60%) Puppet
19 16 (18.60%) Data Structures
19 16 (18.60%) 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 15 (17.44%) Confluence
2 13 (15.12%) Tomcat
3 7 (8.14%) Apache Spark
4 5 (5.81%) IIS
5 2 (2.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.49%) MySQL
7 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.16%) DB2
7 1 (1.16%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (51.16%) JIRA
2 34 (39.53%) Git (software)
3 29 (33.72%) Jenkins
4 28 (32.56%) Maven
5 25 (29.07%) Cucumber
6 24 (27.91%) Selenium
7 20 (23.26%) WebDriver
8 17 (19.77%) JBehave
9 15 (17.44%) Ant
9 15 (17.44%) Gradle
9 15 (17.44%) SoapUI
10 13 (15.12%) JUnit
11 11 (12.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (10.47%) TeamCity
13 8 (9.30%) JMeter
13 8 (9.30%) Moq
13 8 (9.30%) NUnit
14 6 (6.98%) FitNesse
15 5 (5.81%) Robot Framework
16 4 (4.65%) Mockito
General
1 19 (22.09%) Retail
2 18 (20.93%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (59.30%) Developer
2 36 (41.86%) Java Developer
3 21 (24.42%) Agile Developer
4 20 (23.26%) Agile Java Developer
5 18 (20.93%) Senior Developer
5 18 (20.93%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (17.44%) Senior Agile Developer
6 15 (17.44%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 11 (12.79%) Automation Tester
7 11 (12.79%) Tester
8 8 (9.30%) Software Engineer
9 7 (8.14%) Lead Developer
10 6 (6.98%) .NET Developer
10 6 (6.98%) Analyst
10 6 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (6.98%) C# Developer
10 6 (6.98%) Java Engineer
10 6 (6.98%) Scrum Master
11 5 (5.81%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 5 (5.81%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) Gherkin
2 20 (23.26%) Spring
3 18 (20.93%) RESTful
4 11 (12.79%) HTML
5 10 (11.63%) CSS
5 10 (11.63%) Hibernate
6 7 (8.14%) .NET
6 7 (8.14%) REST
7 6 (6.98%) .NET Framework
7 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (6.98%) SOAP
7 6 (6.98%) XML
8 5 (5.81%) ADO.NET
8 5 (5.81%) LINQ
8 5 (5.81%) NHibernate
8 5 (5.81%) Velocity
8 5 (5.81%) WCF
8 5 (5.81%) Web Services
8 5 (5.81%) XSL
8 5 (5.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Data Structures
2 15 (17.44%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.65%) Contactless
3 4 (4.65%) EMV
4 2 (2.33%) FMCG
4 2 (2.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.49%) Unix
2 2 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (98.84%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (88.37%) TDD
3 46 (53.49%) Scrum
4 35 (40.70%) ATDD
5 27 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (29.07%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (27.91%) Kanban
7 24 (27.91%) OO
8 21 (24.42%) Software Engineering
9 20 (23.26%) DevOps
10 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
11 16 (18.60%) OOD
12 15 (17.44%) Complexity Analysis
12 15 (17.44%) E-Commerce
12 15 (17.44%) Open Source
13 14 (16.28%) Automation Testing
13 14 (16.28%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (15.12%) Pair Programming
15 12 (13.95%) Test Automation
15 12 (13.95%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 62 (72.09%) Java
2 13 (15.12%) C#
2 13 (15.12%) Clojure
2 13 (15.12%) Go
2 13 (15.12%) Rust
3 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.14%) F#
5 5 (5.81%) Scala
5 5 (5.81%) VBScript
6 4 (4.65%) Haskell
6 4 (4.65%) SQL
7 3 (3.49%) Ruby
8 2 (2.33%) PHP
8 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (34.88%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (18.60%) Puppet
2 15 (17.44%) Ansible
2 15 (17.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Atlassian
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.81%) IBM
5 2 (2.33%) Zend
6 1 (1.16%) CA
6 1 (1.16%) hybris
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