The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 25 April 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 18 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 -  
Contract jobs citing BDD 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.71% 2.83% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +5.82% -  

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 Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 116 81 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 82.27% 76.42% 83.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 62
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Watford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) QA
3 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (66.67%) Gherkin
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
4 5 (55.56%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (33.33%) JBehave
5 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 3 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (33.33%) ATDD
5 3 (33.33%) Apache Spark
5 3 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (22.22%) Appium
6 2 (22.22%) Coaching
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (22.22%) hybris
6 2 (22.22%) System Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Magento
6 2 (22.22%) Git (software)

BDD
Co-occurring 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 3 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
3 3 (33.33%) JBehave
4 2 (22.22%) Appium
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer in Test
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Agile Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Web Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) ATDD
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 2 (22.22%) Document Management
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Haskell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) hybris
1 2 (22.22%) IBM