The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 69 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.55% 0.87% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.16% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
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£450 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
715 431 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 79.18% 74.57% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 271 132
Average daily rate £405 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the North East

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North East region over the 3 months to 4 August 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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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
Tyne and Wear -17 5 £450 -10.00% 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 26 (92.86%) TDD
2 24 (85.71%) Open Source
3 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (75.00%) Java
5 20 (71.43%) Web Services
6 19 (67.86%) QA
6 19 (67.86%) NoSQL
7 18 (64.29%) Test Automation
7 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (64.29%) RESTful
8 17 (60.71%) XML
8 17 (60.71%) MongoDB
9 16 (57.14%) SQL
10 12 (42.86%) Project Management
11 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
11 11 (39.29%) Agile Project Management
12 9 (32.14%) Selenium
13 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
13 5 (17.86%) Ruby
13 5 (17.86%) Sahi
13 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
13 5 (17.86%) Finance
13 5 (17.86%) WATIR
14 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
14 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
14 4 (14.29%) Scrum
14 4 (14.29%) .NET
14 4 (14.29%) JIRA
15 3 (10.71%) Scala
15 3 (10.71%) Kanban

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) NoSQL
2 17 (60.71%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Redis
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) Sahi
2 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
2 5 (17.86%) WATIR
3 4 (14.29%) JIRA
3 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.57%) JBehave
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Architect
7 3 (10.71%) Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Senior Architect
8 2 (7.14%) Tester
8 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
8 2 (7.14%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (7.14%) QA Tester
8 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Polyglot Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) Web Services
2 18 (64.29%) RESTful
3 17 (60.71%) XML
4 4 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.14%) JSON
6 1 (3.57%) JSTL
6 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.57%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) JSP
6 1 (3.57%) Servlets
6 1 (3.57%) Struts
6 1 (3.57%) XSL
6 1 (3.57%) XSLT
6 1 (3.57%) XHTML
6 1 (3.57%) J2SE
6 1 (3.57%) JMS
6 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) TDD
2 24 (85.71%) Open Source
3 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (64.29%) Test Automation
5 12 (42.86%) Project Management
6 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
6 11 (39.29%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) Scrum
8 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
9 3 (10.71%) Analytics
9 3 (10.71%) Product Management
9 3 (10.71%) Kanban
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.14%) MVC
11 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
11 1 (3.57%) OO
11 1 (3.57%) SOA
11 1 (3.57%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) Scala
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) Clojure
6 1 (3.57%) XPath
6 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (67.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) IBM
1 1 (3.57%) SaltStack