The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / East Midlands
Rank 68 89 78
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11  
Contract jobs citing BDD 31 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.11% 0.50% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 0.62% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 10
Median daily rate £415 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.77% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £265 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -2.92% -  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1184 1297 1240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 80.65% 80.26% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 806 697
Median daily rate £380 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 42
Median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +118.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the East Midlands

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the East Midlands

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Northamptonshire +12 13 £444 +57.77% 6
Nottinghamshire +8 8 £425 -5.55% 5
Leicestershire - 8 £380 - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 44 (89.80%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) TDD
3 22 (44.90%) Java
4 21 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 19 (38.78%) Scrum
6 15 (30.61%) HTML
6 15 (30.61%) CSS
6 15 (30.61%) Git (software)
6 15 (30.61%) Selenium
7 14 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 12 (24.49%) PHP
8 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
9 11 (22.45%) Behat
9 11 (22.45%) C#
9 11 (22.45%) Retail
10 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (20.41%) E-Commerce
10 10 (20.41%) gulp
10 10 (20.41%) CSS3
11 9 (18.37%) Mocha
11 9 (18.37%) Jasmine
11 9 (18.37%) Sass
12 8 (16.33%) Grunt
12 8 (16.33%) Finance
13 7 (14.29%) WAI
13 7 (14.29%) OO
13 7 (14.29%) Jenkins

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (4.08%) JBoss
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) Intranet
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 15 (30.61%) Git (software)
2 15 (30.61%) Selenium
3 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
4 10 (20.41%) gulp
5 9 (18.37%) Jasmine
5 9 (18.37%) Mocha
6 8 (16.33%) Grunt
7 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.16%) PHPUnit
9 3 (6.12%) JIRA
9 3 (6.12%) JUnit
9 3 (6.12%) Maven
9 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.08%) Babel
10 2 (4.08%) git-flow
10 2 (4.08%) Gradle
10 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
10 2 (4.08%) TestNG
10 2 (4.08%) webpack
General
1 11 (22.45%) Retail
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Games
5 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) Test Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Senior Developer
4 10 (20.41%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Technical Test Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.20%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Agile Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Digital Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Software Quality Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (6.12%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) CSS
1 15 (30.61%) HTML
2 11 (22.45%) Behat
3 10 (20.41%) CSS3
4 9 (18.37%) Sass
5 7 (14.29%) Twig
6 6 (12.24%) JMS
6 6 (12.24%) Spring
6 6 (12.24%) Unreal Engine
7 5 (10.20%) AngularJS
7 5 (10.20%) jQuery
7 5 (10.20%) React
7 5 (10.20%) RESTful
7 5 (10.20%) Web Services
8 4 (8.16%) .NET
8 4 (8.16%) Doctrine
8 4 (8.16%) JSON
8 4 (8.16%) Symfony
8 4 (8.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (8.16%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) DataPower
2 1 (2.04%) PMI
2 1 (2.04%) Social Media
2 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (89.80%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) TDD
3 19 (38.78%) Scrum
4 14 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (20.41%) E-Commerce
7 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 7 (14.29%) OO
8 7 (14.29%) Progressive Enhancement
9 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.20%) Web Development
10 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
10 4 (8.16%) Load Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) Java
2 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 12 (24.49%) PHP
4 11 (22.45%) C#
5 6 (12.24%) C++
6 5 (10.20%) SQL
7 1 (2.04%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.04%) ES6
7 1 (2.04%) Groovy
7 1 (2.04%) Perl
7 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) VBScript
7 1 (2.04%) XAML
7 1 (2.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) ISEB
1 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) WAI
2 4 (8.16%) QA
3 3 (6.12%) SDET
4 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Adobe
3 1 (2.04%) Apigee
3 1 (2.04%) Chordiant
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) Kony
3 1 (2.04%) Sybase
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Franklin Bates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago