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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 33 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.40% 2.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 3.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
261 250 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 73.11% 80.13% 72.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 121 160
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 - 2 £425 - 2
Towcester - - - - 1
BDD
East Midlands

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
3 9 (56.25%) Selenium
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) Retail
5 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
6 6 (37.50%) Open Source
6 6 (37.50%) Test Management
6 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
7 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (31.25%) Ruby
7 5 (31.25%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) JIRA
8 3 (18.75%) Java
8 3 (18.75%) Banking
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 2 (12.50%) Maven
9 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 2 (12.50%) HTML
9 2 (12.50%) CSS
9 2 (12.50%) ISEB
9 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Kanban
9 2 (12.50%) HTML5

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Maven
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (31.25%) Developer
5 4 (25.00%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Programmer
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
5 6 (37.50%) Test Management
5 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Kanban
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.25%) DevOps
8 1 (6.25%) ATDD
8 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) SAP