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 28 June 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 79 74
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5  
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.24% 1.04% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.27% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 25
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.58% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

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 1310 1261 1216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.34% 81.78% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3112 2681 2650
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 49 60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £19.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £34.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Nottinghamshire +5 9 £425 -19.04% 8
Leicestershire -10 1 £375 -9.09% 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 42 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (57.14%) TDD
3 20 (40.82%) Scrum
4 19 (38.78%) Java
4 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
5 18 (36.73%) Cucumber
6 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
7 16 (32.65%) HTML
7 16 (32.65%) CSS
8 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
9 12 (24.49%) JIRA
9 12 (24.49%) QA
10 11 (22.45%) Selenium
10 11 (22.45%) Kanban
10 11 (22.45%) CSS3
10 11 (22.45%) gulp
11 10 (20.41%) Jasmine
11 10 (20.41%) Sass
11 10 (20.41%) Confluence
11 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
12 9 (18.37%) Mocha
12 9 (18.37%) Grunt
13 8 (16.33%) AngularJS
13 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (16.33%) Retail
13 8 (16.33%) WAI
13 8 (16.33%) C#
14 7 (14.29%) PHP
14 7 (14.29%) Project Management

BDD
Co-occurring 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 10 (20.41%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (4.08%) JBoss
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.04%) Mule
4 1 (2.04%) Mule ESB
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
1 1 (2.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Big Data
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) DB2
3 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Cucumber
2 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
3 12 (24.49%) JIRA
4 11 (22.45%) gulp
4 11 (22.45%) Selenium
5 10 (20.41%) Jasmine
6 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
6 9 (18.37%) Grunt
6 9 (18.37%) Mocha
7 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.12%) JUnit
7 3 (6.12%) Maven
7 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.08%) Babel
8 2 (4.08%) Gradle
8 2 (4.08%) IntelliJ
8 2 (4.08%) TestNG
8 2 (4.08%) webpack
9 1 (2.04%) Subversion
9 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (16.33%) Retail
2 6 (12.24%) 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 20 (40.82%) Developer
2 12 (24.49%) Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Digital Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (8.16%) Junior
6 4 (8.16%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Junior Business Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Scrum Master
6 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.65%) CSS
1 16 (32.65%) HTML
2 11 (22.45%) CSS3
3 10 (20.41%) Sass
4 8 (16.33%) AngularJS
5 7 (14.29%) Behat
5 7 (14.29%) Twig
6 6 (12.24%) Web Services
7 5 (10.20%) jQuery
7 5 (10.20%) React
7 5 (10.20%) Spring
7 5 (10.20%) Unreal Engine
8 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
8 4 (8.16%) HTML5
8 4 (8.16%) REST
8 4 (8.16%) RESTful
8 4 (8.16%) SOAP
9 3 (6.12%) JPA
9 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.12%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) User Experience
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) DataPower
3 1 (2.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
1 1 (2.04%) Unix
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (57.14%) TDD
3 20 (40.82%) Scrum
4 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
5 11 (22.45%) Kanban
6 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.29%) Progressive Enhancement
8 7 (14.29%) Project Management
8 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Coaching
9 6 (12.24%) User Stories
9 6 (12.24%) Web Development
10 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.20%) Front End Development
10 5 (10.20%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.16%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) Java
2 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.33%) C#
4 7 (14.29%) PHP
5 5 (10.20%) C++
5 5 (10.20%) SQL
6 1 (2.04%) ECMAScript
6 1 (2.04%) ES6
6 1 (2.04%) Groovy
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
1 4 (8.16%) ISEB
1 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
2 8 (16.33%) WAI
3 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Adobe
3 1 (2.04%) Chordiant
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) InterSystems
3 1 (2.04%) Kony
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Sybase