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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 47 48 74
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +26
Contract jobs citing BDD 74 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.24% 3.26% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.19% 4.02% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 28 4
Median daily rate £475 £331 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.39% +20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
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
1195 797 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.69% 81.16% 80.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 506 475
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 25
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.30 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.22% -28.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £45.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +1 71 £475 +40.74% 9
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 95 (87.16%) TDD
2 87 (79.82%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (58.72%) Java
4 59 (54.13%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (42.20%) Scrum
6 44 (40.37%) JavaScript
7 42 (38.53%) .NET
7 42 (38.53%) Software Engineering
8 40 (36.70%) Node.js
9 39 (35.78%) XML
10 36 (33.03%) CSS
11 35 (32.11%) AngularJS
12 34 (31.19%) Web Services
13 33 (30.28%) Selenium
14 31 (28.44%) MVC
14 31 (28.44%) Git (software)
14 31 (28.44%) Microservices
15 30 (27.52%) QA
16 29 (26.61%) Data Management
16 29 (26.61%) Finance
16 29 (26.61%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (26.61%) Test Automation
17 28 (25.69%) Unit Testing
17 28 (25.69%) Cucumber
18 26 (23.85%) C#
19 23 (21.10%) HTML
20 22 (20.18%) SQL
20 22 (20.18%) Open Source
21 21 (19.27%) Test Scripting
21 21 (19.27%) Protractor

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 (11.01%) Tomcat
2 10 (9.17%) Confluence
2 10 (9.17%) nginx
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.83%) OpenROAD
3 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.92%) SAS
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.92%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.92%) IaaS
2 1 (0.92%) PaaS
2 1 (0.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.43%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
4 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.92%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 33 (30.28%) Selenium
2 31 (28.44%) Git (software)
3 28 (25.69%) Cucumber
4 21 (19.27%) Protractor
5 18 (16.51%) HP UFT
6 17 (15.60%) Sahi
6 17 (15.60%) WATIR
7 16 (14.68%) GitLab
7 16 (14.68%) Jenkins
8 15 (13.76%) webpack
9 13 (11.93%) Eclipse
10 12 (11.01%) JIRA
11 10 (9.17%) NetBeans
12 9 (8.26%) IntelliJ
13 7 (6.42%) WebDriver
14 6 (5.50%) JMeter
15 5 (4.59%) Burp Suite
15 5 (4.59%) Hudson
15 5 (4.59%) Jasmine
15 5 (4.59%) Subversion
General
1 29 (26.61%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Manufacturing
2 11 (10.09%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Law
4 1 (0.92%) Advertising
4 1 (0.92%) Games
4 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 65 (59.63%) Developer
2 21 (19.27%) Java Developer
3 20 (18.35%) JavaScript Developer
4 17 (15.60%) .NET Developer
5 15 (13.76%) Sitecore Developer
5 15 (13.76%) Software Engineer
6 14 (12.84%) Agile Developer
7 13 (11.93%) Agile Java Developer
7 13 (11.93%) Tester
8 10 (9.17%) Java Scala Developer
8 10 (9.17%) Scala Developer
9 9 (8.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (8.26%) C# Developer
9 9 (8.26%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (7.34%) Agile .NET Developer
11 7 (6.42%) Agile C# Developer
11 7 (6.42%) QA Engineer
12 6 (5.50%) Analyst
12 6 (5.50%) Automation Tester
12 6 (5.50%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (38.53%) .NET
2 40 (36.70%) Node.js
3 39 (35.78%) XML
4 36 (33.03%) CSS
5 35 (32.11%) AngularJS
6 34 (31.19%) Web Services
7 23 (21.10%) HTML
8 17 (15.60%) ASP.NET
9 16 (14.68%) EJS
9 16 (14.68%) Express
10 14 (12.84%) jQuery
11 11 (10.09%) RESTful
11 11 (10.09%) Spring
12 10 (9.17%) JSON
13 9 (8.26%) D3.js
14 4 (3.67%) SOAP
15 3 (2.75%) Gherkin
15 3 (2.75%) HTML5
15 3 (2.75%) J2EE
15 3 (2.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.61%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.93%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.75%) NHS
3 3 (2.75%) User Experience
4 1 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.75%) Windows
2 1 (0.92%) Linux
2 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (87.16%) TDD
2 87 (79.82%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (54.13%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (42.20%) Scrum
5 42 (38.53%) Software Engineering
6 31 (28.44%) Microservices
6 31 (28.44%) MVC
7 29 (26.61%) Data Management
7 29 (26.61%) Test Automation
8 28 (25.69%) Unit Testing
9 22 (20.18%) Open Source
10 21 (19.27%) Test Scripting
11 19 (17.43%) DevOps
12 17 (15.60%) Functional Programming
13 15 (13.76%) Asynchronous Programming
14 14 (12.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (12.84%) SFIA
15 12 (11.01%) Pair Programming
16 11 (10.09%) Kanban
16 11 (10.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 64 (58.72%) Java
2 44 (40.37%) JavaScript
3 26 (23.85%) C#
4 22 (20.18%) SQL
5 21 (19.27%) Ruby
6 4 (3.67%) Python
7 3 (2.75%) Groovy
7 3 (2.75%) Scala
8 2 (1.83%) Go
8 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.92%) C++
9 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.42%) BPSS Clearance
1 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) MCAD
3 1 (0.92%) MCSD
3 1 (0.92%) MCTS
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (27.52%) QA
2 14 (12.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.67%) WAI
3 4 (3.67%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Ansible
1 2 (1.83%) Kibana
1 2 (1.83%) logstash
1 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.83%) Puppet
1 2 (1.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.76%) Sitecore
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle
4 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.92%) HP
5 1 (0.92%) IBM
5 1 (0.92%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.92%) Siebel
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