The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 82 97
Rank change year-on-year +35 +15  
Contract jobs citing BDD 79 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.72% 1.66% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 2.06% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 26 4
Median daily rate £500 £381 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.14% -20.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1755 1991 2082
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.48% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 1173 1208
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 134 162
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.35 £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 the East of England

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

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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
Hertfordshire +27 30 £538 +7.50% 13
Essex +16 23 £495 +42.44% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 9 £350 -8.19% 5
Bedfordshire +3 9 £463 +60.86% 3
Norfolk -2 9 £458 +47.74% 8
BDD
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 175 (96.69%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (84.53%) TDD
3 101 (55.80%) Scrum
4 96 (53.04%) Java
5 68 (37.57%) JIRA
6 55 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (29.83%) Kanban
8 52 (28.73%) Cucumber
9 51 (28.18%) QA
10 48 (26.52%) Selenium
10 48 (26.52%) Git (software)
11 45 (24.86%) Jenkins
12 42 (23.20%) E-Commerce
13 38 (20.99%) Test Automation
13 38 (20.99%) Spring
14 36 (19.89%) RESTful
14 36 (19.89%) ATDD
15 35 (19.34%) DevOps
16 33 (18.23%) Confluence
16 33 (18.23%) C#
16 33 (18.23%) OO
17 30 (16.57%) Maven
18 29 (16.02%) JavaScript
18 29 (16.02%) Continuous Delivery
18 29 (16.02%) User Stories
19 28 (15.47%) HTML
19 28 (15.47%) Hibernate
20 27 (14.92%) Software Testing
21 25 (13.81%) WebDriver
22 24 (13.26%) JUnit

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 33 (18.23%) Confluence
2 7 (3.87%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.31%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.31%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.76%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.76%) IIS
5 4 (2.21%) CMS
6 3 (1.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.66%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.10%) Magnolia
7 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.55%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.21%) MS Office
3 3 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.21%) Intranet
3 1 (0.55%) HTTP
3 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.55%) LDAP
3 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.73%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.08%) MongoDB
3 11 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.66%) MySQL
7 2 (1.10%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.10%) DB2
7 2 (1.10%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.55%) Big Data
8 1 (0.55%) HBase
8 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (37.57%) JIRA
2 52 (28.73%) Cucumber
3 48 (26.52%) Git (software)
3 48 (26.52%) Selenium
4 45 (24.86%) Jenkins
5 30 (16.57%) Maven
6 25 (13.81%) WebDriver
7 24 (13.26%) JUnit
8 22 (12.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 21 (11.60%) SoapUI
10 18 (9.94%) JBehave
11 17 (9.39%) JIRA Agile
12 15 (8.29%) Ant
13 14 (7.73%) Gradle
13 14 (7.73%) TeamCity
14 13 (7.18%) SpecFlow
15 11 (6.08%) Appium
16 9 (4.97%) Subversion
17 8 (4.42%) Mockito
18 7 (3.87%) Moq
General
1 23 (12.71%) Finance
2 13 (7.18%) Retail
3 5 (2.76%) Legal
3 5 (2.76%) Marketing
4 4 (2.21%) Banking
5 3 (1.66%) Back Office
6 2 (1.10%) Automotive
6 2 (1.10%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 97 (53.59%) Developer
2 64 (35.36%) Java Developer
3 26 (14.36%) Agile Developer
4 25 (13.81%) Agile Java Developer
5 24 (13.26%) Senior Developer
6 21 (11.60%) Senior Java Developer
7 20 (11.05%) Scrum Master
8 19 (10.50%) Analyst
9 18 (9.94%) Senior Agile Developer
9 18 (9.94%) Senior Agile Java Developer
10 17 (9.39%) Test Engineer
11 16 (8.84%) Test Automation Engineer
12 14 (7.73%) Test Analyst
12 14 (7.73%) Tester
13 13 (7.18%) AWS Developer
14 12 (6.63%) E-Commerce Developer
14 12 (6.63%) Java E-Commerce Developer
15 10 (5.52%) Automation Tester
16 9 (4.97%) C# Developer
17 8 (4.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.99%) Spring
2 36 (19.89%) RESTful
3 28 (15.47%) Hibernate
3 28 (15.47%) HTML
4 24 (13.26%) Gherkin
5 23 (12.71%) Web Services
6 21 (11.60%) REST
7 18 (9.94%) XML
8 16 (8.84%) .NET
8 16 (8.84%) jQuery
9 15 (8.29%) CSS
9 15 (8.29%) HTML5
10 13 (7.18%) AngularJS
11 12 (6.63%) Node.js
12 10 (5.52%) JSON
13 9 (4.97%) SOAP
14 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (4.42%) JPA
15 7 (3.87%) .NET Framework
15 7 (3.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.39%) Virtual Team
2 13 (7.18%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.18%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.63%) Data Structures
4 11 (6.08%) Algorithms
4 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.31%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.76%) User Experience
7 4 (2.21%) Contactless
7 4 (2.21%) EMV
8 2 (1.10%) Clustering
8 2 (1.10%) FMCG
8 2 (1.10%) PMI
8 2 (1.10%) Replication
8 2 (1.10%) W3C
9 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.31%) Unix
2 4 (2.21%) Linux
3 3 (1.66%) Android
3 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.66%) Windows
4 2 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (96.69%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (84.53%) TDD
3 101 (55.80%) Scrum
4 55 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (29.83%) Kanban
6 42 (23.20%) E-Commerce
7 38 (20.99%) Test Automation
8 36 (19.89%) ATDD
9 35 (19.34%) DevOps
10 33 (18.23%) OO
11 29 (16.02%) Continuous Delivery
11 29 (16.02%) User Stories
12 27 (14.92%) Software Testing
13 23 (12.71%) Software Engineering
14 19 (10.50%) Automation Testing
15 16 (8.84%) MVC
15 16 (8.84%) Open Source
15 16 (8.84%) Test Strategy
16 15 (8.29%) Software Delivery
16 15 (8.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (53.04%) Java
2 33 (18.23%) C#
3 29 (16.02%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.60%) Scala
5 17 (9.39%) Ruby
6 13 (7.18%) SQL
7 12 (6.63%) Python
8 10 (5.52%) Clojure
8 10 (5.52%) Go
8 10 (5.52%) Rust
9 9 (4.97%) Groovy
10 8 (4.42%) F#
11 7 (3.87%) PHP
12 5 (2.76%) C
12 5 (2.76%) Perl
12 5 (2.76%) VBScript
13 2 (1.10%) Haskell
13 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.55%) C++
14 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.31%) ISEB
1 6 (3.31%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.10%) PMP
3 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.55%) Degree
3 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.18%) QA
2 18 (9.94%) SDET
3 4 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.10%) WAI
6 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) Ansible
1 12 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (6.63%) Puppet
2 2 (1.10%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (9.94%) Oracle
2 16 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.52%) IBM
4 9 (4.97%) Atlassian
4 9 (4.97%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.66%) Adobe
5 3 (1.66%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (1.66%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.10%) hybris
6 2 (1.10%) Sitecore
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