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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 42 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 25 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.21% 0.34% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
578 426 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.20% 73.32% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 269 82
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 8 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.75 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 25 £375 - 5
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 27 (96.43%) TDD
2 23 (82.14%) Open Source
3 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (75.00%) Java
5 20 (71.43%) Web Services
6 19 (67.86%) QA
7 18 (64.29%) NoSQL
7 18 (64.29%) Test Automation
8 17 (60.71%) RESTful
8 17 (60.71%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (60.71%) XML
9 16 (57.14%) SQL
9 16 (57.14%) MongoDB
10 12 (42.86%) Project Management
11 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
11 11 (39.29%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (28.57%) Selenium
13 5 (17.86%) Finance
13 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
13 5 (17.86%) Ruby
13 5 (17.86%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (17.86%) WATIR
13 5 (17.86%) Sahi
14 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
14 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
14 4 (14.29%) .NET
15 3 (10.71%) CSS
15 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
15 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 3 (10.71%) HTML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Node.js
1 2 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) NoSQL
2 16 (57.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Redis
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (17.86%) WATIR
2 5 (17.86%) Sahi
3 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) Maven
5 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.57%) JBehave
5 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 2 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Technical Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) Web Services
2 17 (60.71%) RESTful
2 17 (60.71%) XML
3 4 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) HTML5
5 2 (7.14%) CSS3
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.14%) J2EE
6 1 (3.57%) XHTML
6 1 (3.57%) J2SE
6 1 (3.57%) JMS
6 1 (3.57%) JSP
6 1 (3.57%) Servlets
6 1 (3.57%) Struts
6 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware
6 1 (3.57%) XSL
6 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (82.14%) Open Source
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) TDD
2 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (64.29%) Test Automation
4 17 (60.71%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (42.86%) Project Management
6 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
6 11 (39.29%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.71%) MVC
9 3 (10.71%) Scrum
9 3 (10.71%) Analytics
9 3 (10.71%) Product Management
10 2 (7.14%) Kanban
10 2 (7.14%) OO
11 1 (3.57%) SOA
11 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
11 1 (3.57%) Extreme Programming
11 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) Scala
6 1 (3.57%) XPath
6 1 (3.57%) Clojure
6 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (67.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Salt
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) IBM
1 1 (3.57%) SaltStack
1 1 (3.57%) Nuxeo
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