The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 32 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.08% 2.84% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 3.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £525 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
145 103 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 78.38% 73.05% 82.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 69
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £34.32 £60.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016, 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 Watford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Magento
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (60.00%) PHPUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Behat
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Re-Platforming
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) Document Management
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Appium
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 2 (40.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Appium
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) PHPUnit
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Agile Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Behat
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
1 3 (60.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 3 (60.00%) Document Management
2 3 (60.00%) Re-Platforming
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Haskell
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA