The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 34 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.90% 1.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 1.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£538 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
312 165 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 82.32% 77.46% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 109 107
Average daily rate £425 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £171 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.39 £44.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -65.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.98 £33.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Sheffield region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 17 (85.00%) TDD
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Web Services
3 10 (50.00%) Open Source
4 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (40.00%) Project Management
5 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (40.00%) Business Analysis
5 8 (40.00%) Analytics
5 8 (40.00%) Product Management
5 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (30.00%) Selenium
7 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (25.00%) Scrum
7 5 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (15.00%) PHP
10 2 (10.00%) HTML
10 2 (10.00%) UNIX
10 2 (10.00%) MySQL
10 2 (10.00%) Python
10 2 (10.00%) Linux
10 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 2 (10.00%) Spring
10 2 (10.00%) Maven

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) Jetty
2 1 (5.00%) Alfresco
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) DMZ
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) CouchDB
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Couchbase
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.00%) Hudson
4 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (10.00%) Subversion
4 2 (10.00%) Maven
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.00%) Ant
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) PVCS
5 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Business Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Development Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Software Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Development Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) Spring
3 2 (10.00%) LAMP
3 2 (10.00%) jQuery
3 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) Kafka
4 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Symfony
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Tandem
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.00%) CentOS
2 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) TDD
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Open Source
4 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (40.00%) Analytics
5 8 (40.00%) Product Management
5 8 (40.00%) Business Analysis
5 8 (40.00%) Project Management
5 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (25.00%) Scrum
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Kanban
9 2 (10.00%) DevOps
10 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
10 1 (5.00%) OO PHP
10 1 (5.00%) ATDD
10 1 (5.00%) Extreme Programming
10 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) PHP
4 2 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Scala
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.00%) Go
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Sun
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) Zend
2 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.00%) Percona