The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 44 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.02% 1.55% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.94% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
393 258 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 79.88% 80.12% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 164 86
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.57 £11.90 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £16.17 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 27 March 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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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 -9 5 £425 -8.10% 4
Corby - - - - 1
BDD
East Midlands

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Spring
3 3 (30.00%) Spring MVC
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) Java EE
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (10.00%) RSpec
5 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (10.00%) hybris
5 1 (10.00%) iPad
5 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) C#

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) RSpec
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Spring
1 3 (30.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) Java EE
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) B2C
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) hybris