The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 24 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -10
Contract jobs citing BDD 101 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.62% 3.16% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.64% 3.70% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 34 31
Median daily rate £475 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
BDD
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1322 1162 1018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.63% 85.50% 83.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 836 717
Median daily rate £425 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 18
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.06 £13.60 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Leeds region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for BDD.

1 131 (87.33%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (82.67%) TDD
3 95 (63.33%) Java
4 64 (42.67%) Scrum
5 49 (32.67%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (32.00%) HTML
7 45 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 34 (22.67%) Spring
8 34 (22.67%) Selenium
9 32 (21.33%) Unit Testing
10 31 (20.67%) Hibernate
10 31 (20.67%) CSS
11 30 (20.00%) Cucumber
12 29 (19.33%) Software Engineering
13 28 (18.67%) Regression Testing
14 27 (18.00%) Linux
15 26 (17.33%) REST
15 26 (17.33%) Kanban
15 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (16.67%) MongoDB
17 21 (14.00%) WebDriver
18 20 (13.33%) SQL
19 19 (12.67%) Git (software)
19 19 (12.67%) Relational Database
20 18 (12.00%) Unix
20 18 (12.00%) Data Management
21 17 (11.33%) Pair Programming
22 16 (10.67%) HTML5
22 16 (10.67%) CSS3
22 16 (10.67%) Ruby

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 8 (5.33%) Node.js
2 7 (4.67%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.00%) nginx
4 2 (1.33%) Apache
4 2 (1.33%) CMS
4 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.33%) Jetty
4 2 (1.33%) Moodle
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.67%) Confluence
5 1 (0.67%) JBoss
5 1 (0.67%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.67%) GitHub
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (1.33%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 19 (12.67%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.00%) MySQL
3 12 (8.00%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.33%) Neo4j
5 7 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (4.67%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.00%) Big Data
7 3 (2.00%) Redis
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (22.67%) Selenium
2 30 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 21 (14.00%) WebDriver
4 19 (12.67%) Git (software)
5 15 (10.00%) Maven
6 14 (9.33%) JIRA
7 12 (8.00%) JUnit
8 10 (6.67%) Jenkins
9 9 (6.00%) Subversion
10 7 (4.67%) Mockito
10 7 (4.67%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.67%) Xcode
11 5 (3.33%) Gradle
12 4 (2.67%) Jasmine
12 4 (2.67%) SpecFlow
13 3 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (2.00%) git-flow
13 3 (2.00%) VersionOne
13 3 (2.00%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.33%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (4.67%) Finance
2 3 (2.00%) Online Betting
3 2 (1.33%) Games
3 2 (1.33%) Retail
3 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (62.67%) Developer
2 55 (36.67%) Java Developer
3 22 (14.67%) Senior Developer
4 21 (14.00%) Agile Developer
5 17 (11.33%) Agile Java Developer
6 16 (10.67%) Tester
7 15 (10.00%) Analyst
7 15 (10.00%) Java Engineer
8 13 (8.67%) Digital Developer
8 13 (8.67%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (8.00%) Test Analyst
10 10 (6.67%) Automation Tester
11 8 (5.33%) Software Engineer
12 7 (4.67%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (4.67%) Java Software Engineer
12 7 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (4.67%) Senior Java Engineer
12 7 (4.67%) Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.67%) Test Engineer
13 6 (4.00%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (32.00%) HTML
2 34 (22.67%) Spring
3 31 (20.67%) CSS
3 31 (20.67%) Hibernate
4 26 (17.33%) REST
5 16 (10.67%) CSS3
5 16 (10.67%) HTML5
6 14 (9.33%) RESTful
7 12 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 12 (8.00%) React
7 12 (8.00%) Web Services
7 12 (8.00%) XML
8 11 (7.33%) JSON
9 10 (6.67%) J2EE
10 9 (6.00%) Dropwizard
10 9 (6.00%) JAX-RS
11 7 (4.67%) JSP
11 7 (4.67%) SOAP
12 6 (4.00%) .NET
13 5 (3.33%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.67%) User Experience
3 6 (4.00%) iPad
4 5 (3.33%) iPhone
4 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.67%) Wiki
6 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.33%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.00%) Linux
2 18 (12.00%) Unix
3 13 (8.67%) Mac OS X
4 10 (6.67%) Windows
5 7 (4.67%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.67%) Android
7 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (87.33%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (82.67%) TDD
3 64 (42.67%) Scrum
4 49 (32.67%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (21.33%) Unit Testing
6 29 (19.33%) Software Engineering
7 28 (18.67%) Regression Testing
8 26 (17.33%) Kanban
9 18 (12.00%) Data Management
10 17 (11.33%) Pair Programming
11 16 (10.67%) Mentoring
12 15 (10.00%) OO
13 13 (8.67%) SDLC
13 13 (8.67%) Test Automation
14 12 (8.00%) Automated Testing
14 12 (8.00%) Coaching
14 12 (8.00%) Open Source
15 11 (7.33%) Automation Testing
16 10 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 95 (63.33%) Java
2 45 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 20 (13.33%) SQL
4 16 (10.67%) Ruby
5 13 (8.67%) Scala
6 9 (6.00%) C#
7 7 (4.67%) Objective-C
7 7 (4.67%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.33%) PHP
8 5 (3.33%) Python
8 5 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.67%) Groovy
10 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.67%) C
11 1 (0.67%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.67%) Perl
11 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (5.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 8 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.33%) ISEB
3 4 (2.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.67%) QA
2 9 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.00%) Docker
1 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.67%) Puppet
2 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.67%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 9 (6.00%) Oracle
2 3 (2.00%) VMware
3 2 (1.33%) Cisco
3 2 (1.33%) EMC
3 2 (1.33%) F5
3 2 (1.33%) NetApp
4 1 (0.67%) Apple
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
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