The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 14 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.51% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
BDD
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
68 68 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 72.34% 64.76% 83.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 27
Average daily rate £425 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Watford

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Retail
2 11 (91.67%) PHP
2 11 (91.67%) WebDriver
2 11 (91.67%) PHPUnit
3 10 (83.33%) HTML
3 10 (83.33%) Subversion
3 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (83.33%) QA
3 10 (83.33%) Magento
4 9 (75.00%) RESTful
4 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (75.00%) TDD
4 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 9 (75.00%) DB2
4 9 (75.00%) XML
4 9 (75.00%) Unix
4 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (75.00%) Coaching
4 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (66.67%) Document Management
6 7 (58.33%) Behat
7 6 (50.00%) User Stories
7 6 (50.00%) Appium
7 6 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
7 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (33.33%) System Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 10 (83.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) DB2
2 4 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 11 (91.67%) PHPUnit
2 11 (91.67%) WebDriver
3 10 (83.33%) Subversion
4 6 (50.00%) Appium
4 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 11 (91.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Automation Tester
1 11 (91.67%) Tester
2 9 (75.00%) Selenium Tester
3 8 (66.67%) Web Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 9 (75.00%) RESTful
2 9 (75.00%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) Behat
4 4 (33.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
3 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Coaching
3 9 (75.00%) TDD
3 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (66.67%) Document Management
5 6 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
5 6 (50.00%) User Stories
6 4 (33.33%) System Testing
7 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) PHP
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) QA