The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 49 34
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15  
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.67% 1.76% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.20% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
Median daily rate £350 £381 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.19% -20.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £323 £476
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £525 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 428 499 532
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 79.41% 79.84% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 299 271
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 34 56
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +76.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Cambridgeshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Cambridgeshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +9 7 £425 +4.61% 3
Peterborough -2 1 £310 -4.61% 1
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) TDD
3 17 (62.96%) Selenium
3 17 (62.96%) Jenkins
4 16 (59.26%) Cucumber
4 16 (59.26%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (59.26%) Java
5 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 15 (55.56%) Scrum
6 14 (51.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (48.15%) Git (software)
8 11 (40.74%) jQuery
8 11 (40.74%) HTML5
8 11 (40.74%) HTML
9 9 (33.33%) C#
9 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (29.63%) QA
11 7 (25.93%) Web Development
11 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
11 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
11 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
11 7 (25.93%) MVC
11 7 (25.93%) Oracle
11 7 (25.93%) PHP
11 7 (25.93%) SQL
11 7 (25.93%) Subversion
12 6 (22.22%) Hibernate
12 6 (22.22%) .NET
12 6 (22.22%) JUnit

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
3 5 (18.52%) MongoDB
3 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
3 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Jenkins
1 17 (62.96%) Selenium
2 16 (59.26%) Cucumber
3 14 (51.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (48.15%) Git (software)
5 7 (25.93%) Subversion
5 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
6 6 (22.22%) JUnit
6 6 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (18.52%) IntelliJ
7 5 (18.52%) Mercurial
7 5 (18.52%) Mockito
7 5 (18.52%) WebStorm
8 4 (14.81%) JBehave
9 3 (11.11%) Appium
9 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
10 2 (7.41%) Maven
10 2 (7.41%) NUnit
10 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
11 1 (3.70%) RSpec
General
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Back Office
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Java Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (18.52%) PHP Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 3 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior PHP Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior PHP Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) HTML
1 11 (40.74%) HTML5
1 11 (40.74%) jQuery
2 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
3 6 (22.22%) .NET
3 6 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 6 (22.22%) JPA
3 6 (22.22%) Node.js
3 6 (22.22%) REST
3 6 (22.22%) RESTful
4 5 (18.52%) JSON
4 5 (18.52%) Spring
4 5 (18.52%) XML
4 5 (18.52%) XML Schema
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.70%) CSS
6 1 (3.70%) WCF
6 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) TDD
3 16 (59.26%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (55.56%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) MVC
5 7 (25.93%) Web Development
6 6 (22.22%) Service Design
7 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
7 5 (18.52%) BPMN
7 5 (18.52%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (18.52%) Information Security
7 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.81%) OO
8 4 (14.81%) Open Source
8 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (25.93%) PHP
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) Groovy
5 5 (18.52%) Scala
6 3 (11.11%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Sitecore