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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 43 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.81% 1.66% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.96% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
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 £42.50 - -

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
419 255 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 84.31% 84.44% 76.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 175 204
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £11.50 £18.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Scrum
3 15 (65.22%) TDD
4 13 (56.52%) Banking
5 10 (43.48%) Retail
5 10 (43.48%) Selenium
5 10 (43.48%) Java
5 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
6 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
6 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
7 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
7 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
7 8 (34.78%) Front End Development
8 7 (30.43%) SonarQube
8 7 (30.43%) Backbone.js
8 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
8 7 (30.43%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (30.43%) Finance
8 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
9 6 (26.09%) Kanban
9 6 (26.09%) Velocity
9 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
9 6 (26.09%) HTML
9 6 (26.09%) JUnit
9 6 (26.09%) HTML5
10 5 (21.74%) Node.js
10 5 (21.74%) CSS3
10 5 (21.74%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (21.74%) gulp

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Selenium
2 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
3 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
4 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
4 7 (30.43%) SonarQube
5 6 (26.09%) JUnit
6 5 (21.74%) Grunt
6 5 (21.74%) gulp
6 5 (21.74%) JIRA
7 4 (17.39%) Gradle
7 4 (17.39%) JProfiler
7 4 (17.39%) Maven
8 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
8 3 (13.04%) IntelliJ
9 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
9 2 (8.70%) TestNG
9 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
10 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 13 (56.52%) Banking
2 10 (43.48%) Retail
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Senior Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Technical Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Technical Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum Master
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Scrum Master
4 4 (17.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
5 3 (13.04%) UI Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
1 7 (30.43%) Backbone.js
2 6 (26.09%) HTML
2 6 (26.09%) HTML5
2 6 (26.09%) Velocity
3 5 (21.74%) Ajax
3 5 (21.74%) CSS
3 5 (21.74%) CSS3
3 5 (21.74%) JSON
3 5 (21.74%) Node.js
4 4 (17.39%) Hibernate
4 4 (17.39%) Java EE
4 4 (17.39%) JPA
4 4 (17.39%) Spring
5 3 (13.04%) Spring Boot
6 2 (8.70%) React
6 2 (8.70%) REST
6 2 (8.70%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) SOAP
6 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Scrum
3 15 (65.22%) TDD
4 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
5 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
6 8 (34.78%) Front End Development
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (26.09%) Kanban
8 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (21.74%) Data Protection
9 5 (21.74%) Performance Optimisation
9 5 (21.74%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
10 4 (17.39%) OO
11 3 (13.04%) Coaching
11 3 (13.04%) RAD
11 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
12 2 (8.70%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) CA Agile Central
1 5 (21.74%) Perforce
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Cadence