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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 31 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.26% 0.93% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 1.09% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £433 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.40% -26.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
315 274 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 78.95% 85.36% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 213 233
Median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £9.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £13.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -8 2 £395 -15.73% 1
BDD
East Midlands

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (80.00%) Scrum
3 13 (52.00%) TDD
3 13 (52.00%) Retail
3 13 (52.00%) Java
3 13 (52.00%) Selenium
3 13 (52.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (48.00%) Mentoring
4 12 (48.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (44.00%) Banking
5 11 (44.00%) E-Commerce
6 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (28.00%) Finance
7 7 (28.00%) HTML
7 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (28.00%) AngularJS
7 7 (28.00%) Front End Development
8 6 (24.00%) SonarQube
8 6 (24.00%) gulp
8 6 (24.00%) Backbone.js
8 6 (24.00%) Velocity
8 6 (24.00%) Node.js
8 6 (24.00%) HTML5
8 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Ajax
8 6 (24.00%) CSS
9 5 (20.00%) JUnit
9 5 (20.00%) Perforce
9 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (20.00%) JSON

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 (4.00%) JBoss
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Cucumber
1 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (24.00%) gulp
3 6 (24.00%) SonarQube
4 5 (20.00%) Grunt
4 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (20.00%) JUnit
5 4 (16.00%) Gradle
6 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (12.00%) IntelliJ
6 3 (12.00%) JIRA
6 3 (12.00%) JProfiler
6 3 (12.00%) Maven
6 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (8.00%) TestNG
8 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
8 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.00%) Mocha
General
1 13 (52.00%) Retail
2 11 (44.00%) Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Technical Test Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (16.00%) UI Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum Master
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (8.00%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Banking Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) AngularJS
1 7 (28.00%) HTML
2 6 (24.00%) Ajax
2 6 (24.00%) Backbone.js
2 6 (24.00%) CSS
2 6 (24.00%) HTML5
2 6 (24.00%) Node.js
2 6 (24.00%) Velocity
3 5 (20.00%) CSS3
3 5 (20.00%) JSON
4 4 (16.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (12.00%) Java EE
5 3 (12.00%) JPA
5 3 (12.00%) jQuery
5 3 (12.00%) REST
5 3 (12.00%) Spring
5 3 (12.00%) Spring Boot
5 3 (12.00%) Web Services
6 2 (8.00%) React
6 2 (8.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (80.00%) Scrum
3 13 (52.00%) TDD
4 12 (48.00%) Mentoring
4 12 (48.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (44.00%) E-Commerce
6 7 (28.00%) Front End Development
7 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (16.00%) Kanban
10 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
10 3 (12.00%) OO
10 3 (12.00%) RAD
10 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
11 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Groovy
4 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Perforce
2 3 (12.00%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Cadence
3 1 (4.00%) Chordiant