The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 38 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.72% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £319 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -
BDD
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
200 232 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 71.94% 67.25% 75.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 133 119
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.75% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £16.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Leicester +1 2 £319 +6.25%
BDD
East Midlands

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) PaaS
3 2 (33.33%) OOD
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Perl

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
3 1 (16.67%) MSTest
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
3 1 (16.67%) React
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft