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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / North East
Rank 35 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 57 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.28% 1.59% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.19% 1.87% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 10 4
Median daily rate £475 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
793 748 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 87.43% 84.71% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 486 246
Median daily rate £388 £420 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +22 49 £475 +11.76% 7
Durham - 2 £275 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 104 (84.55%) TDD
2 103 (83.74%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (43.09%) Scrum
4 51 (41.46%) Java
5 50 (40.65%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (39.84%) .NET
7 45 (36.59%) Software Engineering
8 41 (33.33%) Selenium
8 41 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 41 (33.33%) MVC
9 40 (32.52%) QA
10 39 (31.71%) Test Automation
11 35 (28.46%) CSS
12 34 (27.64%) Node.js
13 31 (25.20%) Sitecore
14 30 (24.39%) Unit Testing
14 30 (24.39%) AngularJS
14 30 (24.39%) C#
14 30 (24.39%) Finance
15 29 (23.58%) XML
16 28 (22.76%) Data Management
17 27 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (21.95%) Git (software)
17 27 (21.95%) Web Services
17 27 (21.95%) ASP.NET
18 26 (21.14%) Microservices
18 26 (21.14%) Jenkins
19 25 (20.33%) DevOps
19 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
20 23 (18.70%) Cucumber

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 14 (11.38%) Confluence
2 10 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.32%) nginx
4 2 (1.63%) OpenROAD
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) CMS
5 1 (0.81%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
5 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.81%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) IaaS
1 1 (0.81%) PaaS
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
1 1 (0.81%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.13%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 41 (33.33%) Selenium
2 27 (21.95%) Git (software)
3 26 (21.14%) Jenkins
4 23 (18.70%) Cucumber
5 21 (17.07%) HP UFT
6 18 (14.63%) Protractor
7 16 (13.01%) JIRA
8 15 (12.20%) GitLab
8 15 (12.20%) webpack
9 13 (10.57%) Sahi
9 13 (10.57%) WATIR
10 11 (8.94%) WebDriver
11 10 (8.13%) Eclipse
12 9 (7.32%) LoadRunner
12 9 (7.32%) NetBeans
13 8 (6.50%) IntelliJ
14 5 (4.07%) JMeter
15 4 (3.25%) Burp Suite
15 4 (3.25%) SoapUI
16 3 (2.44%) Hudson
General
1 30 (24.39%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Retail
3 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 70 (56.91%) Developer
2 28 (22.76%) Sitecore Developer
3 21 (17.07%) Tester
4 19 (15.45%) .NET Developer
4 19 (15.45%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (10.57%) Software Engineer
6 12 (9.76%) Automation Tester
7 11 (8.94%) Java Developer
8 9 (7.32%) Agile Developer
8 9 (7.32%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (4.88%) QA Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) QA Tester
10 5 (4.07%) Agile Java Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Java Automation Tester
11 4 (3.25%) Java Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (39.84%) .NET
2 35 (28.46%) CSS
3 34 (27.64%) Node.js
4 30 (24.39%) AngularJS
5 29 (23.58%) XML
6 27 (21.95%) ASP.NET
6 27 (21.95%) Web Services
7 21 (17.07%) HTML
8 15 (12.20%) EJS
8 15 (12.20%) Express
8 15 (12.20%) jQuery
9 13 (10.57%) RESTful
10 12 (9.76%) Spring
11 11 (8.94%) Gherkin
12 8 (6.50%) D3.js
13 3 (2.44%) JSON
14 2 (1.63%) Ajax
14 2 (1.63%) LINQ
14 2 (1.63%) Razor View Engine
14 2 (1.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.07%) NHS
4 1 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.44%) Windows
2 2 (1.63%) Linux
3 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (84.55%) TDD
2 103 (83.74%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (43.09%) Scrum
4 50 (40.65%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (36.59%) Software Engineering
6 41 (33.33%) MVC
7 39 (31.71%) Test Automation
8 30 (24.39%) Unit Testing
9 28 (22.76%) Data Management
10 26 (21.14%) Microservices
11 25 (20.33%) DevOps
12 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
13 17 (13.82%) Kanban
14 16 (13.01%) Functional Programming
14 16 (13.01%) Open Source
15 15 (12.20%) Asynchronous Programming
15 15 (12.20%) Automation Testing
15 15 (12.20%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (11.38%) SDLC
16 14 (11.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.46%) Java
2 41 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 30 (24.39%) C#
4 17 (13.82%) SQL
5 15 (12.20%) Ruby
6 10 (8.13%) Groovy
6 10 (8.13%) Scala
7 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (4.07%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (32.52%) QA
2 13 (10.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.25%) WAI
3 4 (3.25%) WCAG
Vendors
1 31 (25.20%) Sitecore
2 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.88%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.25%) Oracle
5 1 (0.81%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) IBM
5 1 (0.81%) Infragistics
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