The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 50 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.58% 1.55% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.87% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -
BDD
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
448 268 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 86.65% 82.97% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 189 188
Median daily rate £415 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £9.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.58% -36.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £15.10 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 9 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
Northampton -17 1 - - 2
BDD
East Midlands

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 9 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) TDD
3 14 (73.68%) Scrum
4 11 (57.89%) Banking
5 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
6 9 (47.37%) Front End Development
6 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
7 8 (42.11%) Java
7 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
7 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
7 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
7 8 (42.11%) SonarQube
7 8 (42.11%) Backbone.js
8 7 (36.84%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (36.84%) Kanban
8 7 (36.84%) JSON
8 7 (36.84%) Velocity
8 7 (36.84%) Spring
8 7 (36.84%) JUnit
9 6 (31.58%) HTML
9 6 (31.58%) OO
9 6 (31.58%) Perforce
9 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
9 6 (31.58%) Maven
9 6 (31.58%) Ajax
9 6 (31.58%) Java EE
9 6 (31.58%) HTML5
9 6 (31.58%) Gradle
10 5 (26.32%) CSS3

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
2 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (42.11%) SonarQube
3 7 (36.84%) JUnit
4 6 (31.58%) Gradle
4 6 (31.58%) Maven
5 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (26.32%) Grunt
5 5 (26.32%) gulp
5 5 (26.32%) JIRA
5 5 (26.32%) JProfiler
6 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
6 4 (21.05%) IntelliJ
6 4 (21.05%) Selenium
7 1 (5.26%) Ant
7 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 1 (5.26%) Cobertura
7 1 (5.26%) JBehave
7 1 (5.26%) Mockito
General
1 11 (57.89%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum Master
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Scrum Master
3 4 (21.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
4 3 (15.79%) UI Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
1 8 (42.11%) Backbone.js
2 7 (36.84%) JSON
2 7 (36.84%) Spring
2 7 (36.84%) Velocity
3 6 (31.58%) Ajax
3 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) HTML5
3 6 (31.58%) Java EE
4 5 (26.32%) CSS
4 5 (26.32%) CSS3
4 5 (26.32%) JPA
4 5 (26.32%) Node.js
5 4 (21.05%) SOAP
5 4 (21.05%) Spring Boot
6 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 3 (15.79%) REST
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 2 (10.53%) React
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) TDD
3 14 (73.68%) Scrum
4 9 (47.37%) Front End Development
5 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (36.84%) Kanban
7 6 (31.58%) OO
8 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
8 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
8 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
8 5 (26.32%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (21.05%) RAD
9 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.79%) Coaching
10 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 3 (15.79%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Perforce
2 5 (26.32%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Cadence