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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 61 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.63% 0.83% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
Average daily rate £425 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
779 412 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.86% 68.21% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 246 201
Average daily rate £410 £399 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +39.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 30
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £28.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North East region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 13 £425 +3.03% 5
Durham - 1 £275 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 50 (89.29%) TDD
2 42 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.86%) Java
4 19 (33.93%) HTML
5 18 (32.14%) Web Services
6 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 16 (28.57%) CSS
7 16 (28.57%) Open Source
8 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (25.00%) Product Management
9 14 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 13 (23.21%) Business Analysis
10 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (21.43%) Analytics
11 12 (21.43%) Scrum
11 12 (21.43%) Project Management
12 11 (19.64%) Data Analytics
13 10 (17.86%) Linux
13 10 (17.86%) MongoDB
14 9 (16.07%) RESTful
14 9 (16.07%) Ruby
14 9 (16.07%) XHTML
14 9 (16.07%) C#
15 8 (14.29%) .NET
15 8 (14.29%) Oracle
15 8 (14.29%) Pair Programming
15 8 (14.29%) Kanban
15 8 (14.29%) Scala
16 7 (12.50%) Node.js

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (3.57%) JBoss
2 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.50%) MySQL
2 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.57%) Redis
6 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) CA Gen
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
1 2 (3.57%) Maven
1 2 (3.57%) Selenium
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Developer
2 22 (39.29%) Analyst
3 20 (35.71%) Business Analyst
4 16 (28.57%) Java Developer
5 11 (19.64%) Digital Analyst
5 11 (19.64%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Agile Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Scala Developer
8 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Java Software Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) HTML
2 18 (32.14%) Web Services
3 16 (28.57%) CSS
4 9 (16.07%) RESTful
4 9 (16.07%) XHTML
5 8 (14.29%) .NET
6 7 (12.50%) Java EE
6 7 (12.50%) JSP
6 7 (12.50%) Spring
7 5 (8.93%) Servlets
8 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 4 (7.14%) REST
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (5.36%) Ember.js
9 3 (5.36%) jQuery
9 3 (5.36%) Play Framework
9 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (5.36%) SOAP
9 3 (5.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Mac OS X
3 3 (5.36%) Windows
4 2 (3.57%) Unix
5 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) TDD
2 42 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (28.57%) Open Source
5 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (25.00%) Product Management
6 14 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 13 (23.21%) Business Analysis
8 12 (21.43%) Analytics
8 12 (21.43%) Project Management
8 12 (21.43%) Scrum
9 11 (19.64%) Data Analytics
10 8 (14.29%) Kanban
10 8 (14.29%) Pair Programming
11 5 (8.93%) API Design
12 4 (7.14%) DevOps
12 4 (7.14%) MVC
12 4 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (7.14%) Software Delivery
12 4 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) Java
2 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.07%) C#
3 9 (16.07%) Ruby
4 8 (14.29%) Scala
5 7 (12.50%) SQL
6 4 (7.14%) C++
6 4 (7.14%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft