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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 59 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing BDD 49 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.52% 2.74% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 3.57% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 0
Median daily rate £400 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
1193 617 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.64% 76.93% 73.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 366 273
Median daily rate £330 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.46 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.08% +6.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -24 47 £413 +10.00% 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 54 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (78.33%) TDD
3 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 26 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (38.33%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (36.67%) Unit Testing
6 22 (36.67%) Java
6 22 (36.67%) Data Management
7 21 (35.00%) Software Engineering
8 20 (33.33%) Node.js
8 20 (33.33%) HTML
9 17 (28.33%) Regression Testing
10 16 (26.67%) CSS
11 15 (25.00%) Quality Management
12 13 (21.67%) Microservices
13 12 (20.00%) Scrum
13 12 (20.00%) Internet
14 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
14 11 (18.33%) Coaching
15 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
16 9 (15.00%) AngularJS
16 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
16 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (13.33%) Product Management
17 8 (13.33%) Web Development
18 7 (11.67%) Software Delivery
18 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
18 7 (11.67%) Express
18 7 (11.67%) C#
18 7 (11.67%) Spring

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 20 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.67%) Big Data
5 1 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.00%) GitLab
2 6 (10.00%) gulp
2 6 (10.00%) Selenium
3 5 (8.33%) Protractor
4 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.33%) CA Gen
6 2 (3.33%) Grunt
6 2 (3.33%) JIRA
6 2 (3.33%) Subversion
7 1 (1.67%) Burp Suite
7 1 (1.67%) JMeter
7 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (55.00%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) Software Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Node.js Developer
4 11 (18.33%) Java Developer
4 11 (18.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (15.00%) Business Analyst
6 8 (13.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Software Developer
7 7 (11.67%) Tester
8 6 (10.00%) Agile Developer
8 6 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (10.00%) Web Developer
9 5 (8.33%) JavaScript Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
10 4 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (6.67%) Angular Developer
10 4 (6.67%) HTML CSS Developer
10 4 (6.67%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.33%) HTML
2 16 (26.67%) CSS
3 9 (15.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (11.67%) Express
4 7 (11.67%) Spring
5 6 (10.00%) .NET
5 6 (10.00%) EJS
5 6 (10.00%) Web Services
6 5 (8.33%) XHTML
7 4 (6.67%) XML
8 3 (5.00%) Ajax
8 3 (5.00%) HTML5
8 3 (5.00%) REST
9 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.33%) CSS3
9 2 (3.33%) JSON
9 2 (3.33%) RESTful
9 2 (3.33%) Sass
9 2 (3.33%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) CESG
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (1.67%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (78.33%) TDD
3 26 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (36.67%) Data Management
4 22 (36.67%) Unit Testing
5 21 (35.00%) Software Engineering
6 17 (28.33%) Regression Testing
7 15 (25.00%) Quality Management
8 13 (21.67%) Microservices
9 12 (20.00%) Scrum
10 11 (18.33%) Coaching
11 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
13 8 (13.33%) Product Management
13 8 (13.33%) Web Development
14 7 (11.67%) Software Delivery
15 6 (10.00%) Agile Testing
15 6 (10.00%) Open Source
15 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 22 (36.67%) Java
3 7 (11.67%) C#
4 4 (6.67%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) Ruby
4 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.00%) C
5 3 (5.00%) Perl
5 3 (5.00%) Scala
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
2 5 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (5.00%) WAI
3 3 (5.00%) WCAG
4 1 (1.67%) GPG13
Vendors
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle
1 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
1 1 (1.67%) Xamarin