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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / North East
Rank 35 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 61 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.41% 2.14% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.40% 2.59% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 3
Median daily rate £483 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £409 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +9.00%
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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
824 733 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 86.55% 82.64% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 470 288
Median daily rate £375 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £25.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -16.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £30.45
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 the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Tyne and Wear +18 54 £483 +20.62% 7
Durham +2 1 - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 110 (88.00%) TDD
2 101 (80.80%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (46.40%) Java
4 57 (45.60%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (43.20%) .NET
6 52 (41.60%) Scrum
7 45 (36.00%) Selenium
8 44 (35.20%) QA
9 42 (33.60%) Software Engineering
10 41 (32.80%) Test Automation
11 40 (32.00%) JavaScript
12 38 (30.40%) MVC
13 37 (29.60%) XML
14 34 (27.20%) CSS
14 34 (27.20%) Web Services
14 34 (27.20%) Node.js
15 31 (24.80%) Finance
16 29 (23.20%) C#
16 29 (23.20%) AngularJS
16 29 (23.20%) Unit Testing
17 28 (22.40%) Cucumber
17 28 (22.40%) Data Management
18 27 (21.60%) HP UFT
18 27 (21.60%) Sitecore
18 27 (21.60%) Git (software)
19 26 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (20.00%) Microservices
21 24 (19.20%) Jenkins
22 23 (18.40%) DevOps
22 23 (18.40%) ASP.NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 12 (9.60%) Confluence
2 10 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.20%) nginx
4 2 (1.60%) OpenROAD
4 2 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.80%) CMS
5 1 (0.80%) JBoss
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.80%) SAS
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.80%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) IaaS
1 1 (0.80%) PaaS
1 1 (0.80%) SaaS
1 1 (0.80%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.20%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.80%) MySQL
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 45 (36.00%) Selenium
2 28 (22.40%) Cucumber
3 27 (21.60%) Git (software)
3 27 (21.60%) HP UFT
4 24 (19.20%) Jenkins
5 20 (16.00%) Protractor
6 19 (15.20%) Sahi
6 19 (15.20%) WATIR
7 15 (12.00%) GitLab
7 15 (12.00%) webpack
8 14 (11.20%) JIRA
9 10 (8.00%) WebDriver
10 9 (7.20%) Eclipse
10 9 (7.20%) LoadRunner
10 9 (7.20%) NetBeans
11 8 (6.40%) IntelliJ
12 5 (4.00%) Hudson
12 5 (4.00%) Jasmine
12 5 (4.00%) JMeter
13 4 (3.20%) Burp Suite
General
1 31 (24.80%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Retail
3 7 (5.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.80%) Automotive
4 1 (0.80%) Games
4 1 (0.80%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (55.20%) Developer
2 24 (19.20%) Sitecore Developer
3 21 (16.80%) .NET Developer
4 19 (15.20%) JavaScript Developer
4 19 (15.20%) Tester
5 14 (11.20%) Java Developer
6 13 (10.40%) Software Engineer
7 12 (9.60%) Agile Developer
8 10 (8.00%) Automation Tester
9 9 (7.20%) Agile Java Developer
10 8 (6.40%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (6.40%) QA Engineer
10 8 (6.40%) QA Tester
11 7 (5.60%) Analyst
12 6 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (4.80%) C# Developer
12 6 (4.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (4.80%) Java Scala Developer
12 6 (4.80%) Scala Developer
12 6 (4.80%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (43.20%) .NET
2 37 (29.60%) XML
3 34 (27.20%) CSS
3 34 (27.20%) Node.js
3 34 (27.20%) Web Services
4 29 (23.20%) AngularJS
5 23 (18.40%) ASP.NET
6 20 (16.00%) HTML
7 15 (12.00%) EJS
7 15 (12.00%) Express
8 14 (11.20%) jQuery
9 12 (9.60%) RESTful
10 11 (8.80%) Spring
11 8 (6.40%) D3.js
11 8 (6.40%) Gherkin
12 6 (4.80%) JSON
13 2 (1.60%) Razor View Engine
14 1 (0.80%) LINQ
14 1 (0.80%) WCF
14 1 (0.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.80%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.00%) NHS
4 1 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.40%) Windows
2 1 (0.80%) Linux
2 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (88.00%) TDD
2 101 (80.80%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (45.60%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (41.60%) Scrum
5 42 (33.60%) Software Engineering
6 41 (32.80%) Test Automation
7 38 (30.40%) MVC
8 29 (23.20%) Unit Testing
9 28 (22.40%) Data Management
10 25 (20.00%) Microservices
11 23 (18.40%) DevOps
12 22 (17.60%) Open Source
12 22 (17.60%) Test Scripting
13 15 (12.00%) Asynchronous Programming
13 15 (12.00%) Functional Programming
14 14 (11.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (11.20%) Kanban
14 14 (11.20%) SDLC
15 13 (10.40%) Automation Testing
15 13 (10.40%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 58 (46.40%) Java
2 40 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 29 (23.20%) C#
4 22 (17.60%) SQL
5 21 (16.80%) Ruby
6 7 (5.60%) Groovy
6 7 (5.60%) Scala
7 1 (0.80%) Python
7 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (35.20%) QA
2 15 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.20%) WAI
3 4 (3.20%) WCAG
Vendors
1 27 (21.60%) Sitecore
2 22 (17.60%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.20%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle
4 1 (0.80%) HP
4 1 (0.80%) IBM
4 1 (0.80%) Infragistics
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