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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 79 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 49 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.01% 2.35% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 2.99% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 1
Median daily rate £400 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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
1393 668 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.46% 78.40% 73.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 426 246
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 43 14
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £12.06 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -34 46 £400 +6.66% 8
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 58 (89.23%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (80.00%) TDD
3 32 (49.23%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 28 (43.08%) Java
6 24 (36.92%) Node.js
7 23 (35.38%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (35.38%) Software Engineering
8 22 (33.85%) Data Management
8 22 (33.85%) Unit Testing
8 22 (33.85%) HTML
9 18 (27.69%) Regression Testing
9 18 (27.69%) Microservices
10 16 (24.62%) CSS
10 16 (24.62%) Scrum
11 15 (23.08%) Quality Management
12 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
13 13 (20.00%) AngularJS
14 12 (18.46%) Internet
15 11 (16.92%) C#
15 11 (16.92%) Coaching
16 10 (15.38%) Web Services
16 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
16 10 (15.38%) Web Development
17 9 (13.85%) Test Scripting
18 8 (12.31%) Selenium
18 8 (12.31%) Python
18 8 (12.31%) .NET
18 8 (12.31%) Express
18 8 (12.31%) 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 2 (3.08%) Apache Solr
1 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.62%) Big Data
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
2 8 (12.31%) Selenium
3 7 (10.77%) GitLab
3 7 (10.77%) gulp
4 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.23%) Protractor
5 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.62%) Grunt
5 3 (4.62%) Maven
5 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.08%) Burp Suite
6 2 (3.08%) JIRA
6 2 (3.08%) JMeter
6 2 (3.08%) Subversion
7 1 (1.54%) CA Gen
7 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Law
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (60.00%) Developer
2 16 (24.62%) Software Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Node.js Developer
4 13 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Tester
7 6 (9.23%) Agile Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Agile Java Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Angular Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Web Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (7.69%) HTML Developer
8 5 (7.69%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.92%) Node.js
2 22 (33.85%) HTML
3 16 (24.62%) CSS
4 13 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 10 (15.38%) Web Services
6 8 (12.31%) .NET
6 8 (12.31%) Express
7 7 (10.77%) EJS
7 7 (10.77%) XML
8 6 (9.23%) JSON
8 6 (9.23%) RESTful
9 5 (7.69%) HTML5
9 5 (7.69%) SOAP
9 5 (7.69%) XHTML
10 4 (6.15%) REST
10 4 (6.15%) Spring
11 3 (4.62%) Ajax
11 3 (4.62%) React
11 3 (4.62%) Sass
12 2 (3.08%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) CESG
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) Android
2 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (89.23%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (80.00%) TDD
3 32 (49.23%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (35.38%) Software Engineering
5 22 (33.85%) Data Management
5 22 (33.85%) Unit Testing
6 18 (27.69%) Microservices
6 18 (27.69%) Regression Testing
7 16 (24.62%) Scrum
8 15 (23.08%) Quality Management
9 11 (16.92%) Coaching
10 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 10 (15.38%) Web Development
11 9 (13.85%) Test Scripting
12 8 (12.31%) Open Source
13 6 (9.23%) Agile Testing
13 6 (9.23%) Data Protection
13 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
14 5 (7.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 28 (43.08%) Java
3 11 (16.92%) C#
4 8 (12.31%) Python
5 7 (10.77%) Ruby
6 3 (4.62%) C
6 3 (4.62%) Perl
6 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.08%) C++
7 2 (3.08%) Go
7 2 (3.08%) PHP
7 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.08%) Scala
7 2 (3.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) MCAD
4 1 (1.54%) MCSD
4 1 (1.54%) MCTS
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (4.62%) WAI
3 3 (4.62%) WCAG
4 1 (1.54%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Ansible
1 2 (3.08%) Kibana
1 2 (3.08%) logstash
1 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.08%) Puppet
1 2 (3.08%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.54%) Siebel
2 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.54%) Xamarin
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