The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 38 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.39% 1.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 1.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate £335 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
BDD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
210 196 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.67% 71.79% 61.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 113 79
Average daily rate £343 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 10
Average hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% +146.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £9.12 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £185.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Kent region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Kent

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 20 (90.91%) C#
2 19 (86.36%) .NET
3 18 (81.82%) TDD
4 17 (77.27%) MVC
4 17 (77.27%) ASP.NET
4 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
4 17 (77.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (77.27%) AngularJS
5 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 11 (50.00%) HTML
6 11 (50.00%) CSS
7 10 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (45.45%) SOLID
7 10 (45.45%) SDLC
8 9 (40.91%) CSS3
8 9 (40.91%) KnockoutJS
8 9 (40.91%) HTML5
8 9 (40.91%) jQuery
9 8 (36.36%) OO
10 7 (31.82%) Finance
11 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
12 5 (22.73%) Entity Framework
13 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
13 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (18.18%) RESTful
13 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 4 (18.18%) SignalR
13 4 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (9.09%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Appium
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Developer
2 13 (59.09%) .NET Developer
3 12 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 11 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (50.00%) C# Developer
5 9 (40.91%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (36.36%) Senior .NET Developer
6 8 (36.36%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 8 (36.36%) Senior C# Developer
6 8 (36.36%) Senior Developer
7 6 (27.27%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 5 (22.73%) Angular Developer
9 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Manager
10 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
10 2 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
10 2 (9.09%) HTML Developer
10 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
10 2 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 17 (77.27%) AngularJS
2 17 (77.27%) ASP.NET
2 17 (77.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (50.00%) CSS
3 11 (50.00%) HTML
4 10 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (40.91%) CSS3
5 9 (40.91%) HTML5
5 9 (40.91%) jQuery
5 9 (40.91%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
6 5 (22.73%) Entity Framework
7 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
7 4 (18.18%) RESTful
7 4 (18.18%) SignalR
8 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (13.64%) Web Services
9 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) TDD
2 17 (77.27%) MVC
3 10 (45.45%) SDLC
3 10 (45.45%) SOLID
4 8 (36.36%) OO
5 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
8 1 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) SOA
8 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C#
2 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) SDET
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft