The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northamptonshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.97% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £306
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
276 193 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 77.53% 71.48% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 116 184
Average daily rate £425 £441 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% +3.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £314 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £534 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
BDD
East Midlands

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Northamptonshire region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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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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
Northampton - 7 £225 - 1
Towcester - - - - 1
BDD
East Midlands

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
1 11 (84.62%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Retail
3 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 8 (61.54%) Selenium
3 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
4 7 (53.85%) Open Source
4 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) Test Management
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (30.77%) Ruby
6 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
7 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
7 3 (23.08%) QA
8 2 (15.38%) DevOps
8 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (15.38%) CSS3
8 2 (15.38%) ATDD
8 2 (15.38%) User Stories
8 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
8 2 (15.38%) HTML5
8 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (15.38%) Kanban
8 2 (15.38%) Android
8 2 (15.38%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (15.38%) CSS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
1 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
3 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 9 (69.23%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Programmer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (15.38%) CSS3
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Open Source
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
1 2 (15.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
1 11 (84.62%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) Test Management
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) ATDD
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) SAP