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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 50 48 62
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 65 39 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.78% 3.57% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.65% 4.30% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 6
Median daily rate £438 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +70.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
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
1151 908 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.69% 83.07% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 599 345
Median daily rate £400 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 37
Median hourly rate £28.75 £13.85 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.58% -36.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -4 63 £438 +3.00% 7
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 99 (86.09%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (85.22%) TDD
3 69 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (49.57%) JavaScript
4 57 (49.57%) Software Engineering
5 56 (48.70%) Node.js
6 55 (47.83%) Java
7 50 (43.48%) Data Management
8 49 (42.61%) Unit Testing
9 47 (40.87%) CSS
10 44 (38.26%) Analytical Skills
11 43 (37.39%) Microservices
12 42 (36.52%) AngularJS
13 37 (32.17%) Git (software)
14 36 (31.30%) HTML
15 31 (26.96%) XML
15 31 (26.96%) Scrum
16 27 (23.48%) Test Scripting
17 26 (22.61%) Test Automation
18 25 (21.74%) Protractor
18 25 (21.74%) Regression Testing
18 25 (21.74%) Web Services
19 24 (20.87%) Quality Management
20 23 (20.00%) Selenium
21 22 (19.13%) QA
21 22 (19.13%) EJS
21 22 (19.13%) GitLab
21 22 (19.13%) Express
21 22 (19.13%) Cucumber
22 21 (18.26%) Internet

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 (10.43%) Tomcat
2 10 (8.70%) nginx
3 7 (6.09%) Confluence
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.74%) OpenROAD
4 2 (1.74%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.87%) CMS
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.87%) SAS
5 1 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.87%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.87%) IaaS
3 1 (0.87%) PaaS
3 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.87%) PBX
2 1 (0.87%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.74%) Big Data
3 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (32.17%) Git (software)
2 25 (21.74%) Protractor
3 23 (20.00%) Selenium
4 22 (19.13%) Cucumber
4 22 (19.13%) GitLab
5 15 (13.04%) Jenkins
5 15 (13.04%) webpack
6 13 (11.30%) Eclipse
7 11 (9.57%) JIRA
8 10 (8.70%) NetBeans
9 9 (7.83%) IntelliJ
10 8 (6.96%) HP UFT
11 7 (6.09%) gulp
11 7 (6.09%) Sahi
11 7 (6.09%) WATIR
12 6 (5.22%) JMeter
12 6 (5.22%) Subversion
13 5 (4.35%) Burp Suite
13 5 (4.35%) WebDriver
14 4 (3.48%) Jasmine
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Manufacturing
2 11 (9.57%) Retail
3 5 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (0.87%) Games
4 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 72 (62.61%) Developer
2 30 (26.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 28 (24.35%) Software Engineer
4 24 (20.87%) Java Developer
5 17 (14.78%) Node.js Developer
6 12 (10.43%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 11 (9.57%) Agile Developer
7 11 (9.57%) Agile Java Developer
7 11 (9.57%) Scala Developer
8 10 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (8.70%) Java Scala Developer
8 10 (8.70%) Software Developer
8 10 (8.70%) Tester
9 8 (6.96%) .NET Developer
9 8 (6.96%) Analyst
9 8 (6.96%) Angular Developer
9 8 (6.96%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (6.96%) C# Developer
10 7 (6.09%) Agile .NET Developer
10 7 (6.09%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (48.70%) Node.js
2 47 (40.87%) CSS
3 42 (36.52%) AngularJS
4 36 (31.30%) HTML
5 31 (26.96%) XML
6 25 (21.74%) Web Services
7 22 (19.13%) EJS
7 22 (19.13%) Express
8 20 (17.39%) .NET
9 13 (11.30%) jQuery
10 12 (10.43%) Spring
11 10 (8.70%) JSON
11 10 (8.70%) RESTful
12 9 (7.83%) D3.js
13 6 (5.22%) HTML5
14 5 (4.35%) SOAP
14 5 (4.35%) XHTML
15 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
16 3 (2.61%) Ajax
16 3 (2.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (38.26%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.61%) Windows
2 1 (0.87%) Android
2 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.87%) Linux
2 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (86.09%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (85.22%) TDD
3 69 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (49.57%) Software Engineering
5 50 (43.48%) Data Management
6 49 (42.61%) Unit Testing
7 43 (37.39%) Microservices
8 31 (26.96%) Scrum
9 27 (23.48%) Test Scripting
10 26 (22.61%) Test Automation
11 25 (21.74%) Regression Testing
12 24 (20.87%) Quality Management
13 20 (17.39%) Asynchronous Programming
13 20 (17.39%) MVC
14 17 (14.78%) Coaching
14 17 (14.78%) Functional Programming
15 14 (12.17%) SFIA
16 13 (11.30%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (11.30%) SDLC
17 12 (10.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 57 (49.57%) JavaScript
2 55 (47.83%) Java
3 14 (12.17%) C#
4 12 (10.43%) Ruby
5 10 (8.70%) SQL
6 6 (5.22%) Python
7 2 (1.74%) C++
7 2 (1.74%) Go
7 2 (1.74%) PHP
7 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) Degree
4 1 (0.87%) MCAD
4 1 (0.87%) MCSD
4 1 (0.87%) MCTS
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.13%) QA
2 12 (10.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.48%) WAI
3 4 (3.48%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) Ansible
1 2 (1.74%) Kibana
1 2 (1.74%) logstash
1 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.74%) Puppet
1 2 (1.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (7.83%) Oracle
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.87%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.87%) HP
3 1 (0.87%) IBM
3 1 (0.87%) Infragistics
3 1 (0.87%) Siebel
3 1 (0.87%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.87%) Xamarin