The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 47 58 80
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Contract jobs citing BDD 46 54 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.24% 2.73% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 3.28% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 25
Median daily rate £410 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £500 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1181 1646 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.29% 83.13% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 1106 1013
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £13.36 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
Leeds +5 44 £410 +17.14% 21
Bradford +15 1 £400 -15.78%
Halifax - 1 £325 - 3
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 101 (87.07%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (80.17%) TDD
3 81 (69.83%) Java
4 57 (49.14%) Scrum
5 40 (34.48%) Jenkins
6 38 (32.76%) HTML
7 36 (31.03%) JavaScript
7 36 (31.03%) Selenium
8 35 (30.17%) Cucumber
9 34 (29.31%) Kanban
10 32 (27.59%) RESTful
11 31 (26.72%) Scala
11 31 (26.72%) Spring
12 28 (24.14%) Microservices
13 24 (20.69%) Python
13 24 (20.69%) Ruby
14 22 (18.97%) Test Automation
15 21 (18.10%) JIRA
15 21 (18.10%) HTML5
15 21 (18.10%) MongoDB
15 21 (18.10%) CSS
16 19 (16.38%) Linux
16 19 (16.38%) Open Source
16 19 (16.38%) Git (software)
17 18 (15.52%) NoSQL
17 18 (15.52%) Web Services
17 18 (15.52%) Software Engineering
18 17 (14.66%) Automated Testing
18 17 (14.66%) Puppet
18 17 (14.66%) Relational Database

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 15 (12.93%) Confluence
2 7 (6.03%) Apache
3 5 (4.31%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.31%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.59%) Mule
5 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.86%) CICS
6 1 (0.86%) CMS
6 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.86%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.86%) JBoss
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.86%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.86%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.90%) IaaS
3 6 (5.17%) GitHub
4 5 (4.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.31%) Sumo Logic
5 4 (3.45%) CloudBees
5 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.59%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.59%) PaaS
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.90%) Internet
2 5 (4.31%) DNS
2 5 (4.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.10%) MongoDB
2 18 (15.52%) NoSQL
3 17 (14.66%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (6.90%) MySQL
5 7 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.31%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.31%) HBase
6 5 (4.31%) Redis
7 4 (3.45%) Riak
7 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.72%) Big Data
8 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.86%) DB2
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (34.48%) Jenkins
2 36 (31.03%) Selenium
3 35 (30.17%) Cucumber
4 21 (18.10%) JIRA
5 19 (16.38%) Git (software)
6 14 (12.07%) Maven
6 14 (12.07%) WebDriver
7 10 (8.62%) Hudson
8 9 (7.76%) JUnit
8 9 (7.76%) SoapUI
9 7 (6.03%) Vagrant
10 6 (5.17%) SpecFlow
11 5 (4.31%) Grunt
11 5 (4.31%) Mockito
11 5 (4.31%) SonarQube
12 4 (3.45%) JBehave
12 4 (3.45%) JMeter
12 4 (3.45%) LoadRunner
13 3 (2.59%) HP UFT
13 3 (2.59%) NUnit
General
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
2 1 (0.86%) Games
2 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (49.14%) Developer
2 33 (28.45%) Java Developer
3 23 (19.83%) Tester
4 19 (16.38%) Automation Tester
5 11 (9.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 11 (9.48%) Selenium Tester
6 9 (7.76%) Java Automation Tester
6 9 (7.76%) Scala Developer
6 9 (7.76%) Technical Leader
7 8 (6.90%) Agile Developer
7 8 (6.90%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (6.90%) Java Scala Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Architect
8 7 (6.03%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.31%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.45%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (32.76%) HTML
2 32 (27.59%) RESTful
3 31 (26.72%) Spring
4 21 (18.10%) CSS
4 21 (18.10%) HTML5
5 18 (15.52%) Web Services
6 16 (13.79%) REST
7 15 (12.93%) AngularJS
7 15 (12.93%) JSON
8 13 (11.21%) Node.js
9 12 (10.34%) .NET
9 12 (10.34%) Gherkin
9 12 (10.34%) Play Framework
9 12 (10.34%) XML
10 11 (9.48%) jQuery
10 11 (9.48%) SOAP
11 10 (8.62%) CSS3
11 10 (8.62%) Django
12 8 (6.90%) Hibernate
13 6 (5.17%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.62%) Social Media
2 10 (8.62%) Tandem
3 8 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.17%) User Experience
5 5 (4.31%) NHS
5 5 (4.31%) Replication
6 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.86%) Animation
8 1 (0.86%) DataPower
8 1 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.86%) iPad
8 1 (0.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.38%) Linux
2 6 (5.17%) Unix
3 5 (4.31%) CoreOS
4 4 (3.45%) Android
4 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.59%) Windows
6 2 (1.72%) zOS
7 1 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (87.07%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (80.17%) TDD
3 57 (49.14%) Scrum
4 34 (29.31%) Kanban
5 28 (24.14%) Microservices
6 22 (18.97%) Test Automation
7 19 (16.38%) Open Source
8 18 (15.52%) Software Engineering
9 17 (14.66%) Automated Testing
9 17 (14.66%) DevOps
10 16 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (12.93%) Unit Testing
12 14 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (12.07%) Mentoring
12 14 (12.07%) User Stories
13 12 (10.34%) Automation Testing
13 12 (10.34%) Business Analysis
13 12 (10.34%) Test Scripting
14 11 (9.48%) Software Testing
14 11 (9.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 81 (69.83%) Java
2 36 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 31 (26.72%) Scala
4 24 (20.69%) Python
4 24 (20.69%) Ruby
5 15 (12.93%) SQL
6 11 (9.48%) C#
6 11 (9.48%) Groovy
7 9 (7.76%) PHP
8 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.59%) Go
9 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.72%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.72%) C++
10 2 (1.72%) Korn
10 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.86%) Clojure
11 1 (0.86%) F#
11 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.76%) ISEB
1 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.17%) Degree
4 5 (4.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.21%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.72%) FATCA
4 1 (0.86%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (9.48%) Docker
2 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.31%) HDFS
3 5 (4.31%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) Puppet
2 16 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.31%) Ansible
3 5 (4.31%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.31%) Nagios
3 5 (4.31%) Salt
3 5 (4.31%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.72%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.86%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.86%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 12 (10.34%) Oracle
2 7 (6.03%) Splunk
2 7 (6.03%) VMware
3 6 (5.17%) MuleSoft
4 5 (4.31%) Google
4 5 (4.31%) New Relic
4 5 (4.31%) Rackspace
4 5 (4.31%) SaltStack
5 4 (3.45%) IBM
6 2 (1.72%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.72%) HP
6 2 (1.72%) Kony
6 2 (1.72%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.72%) Solace
6 2 (1.72%) Temenos
7 1 (0.86%) Calypso
7 1 (0.86%) F5
7 1 (0.86%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.86%) Syncsort
7 1 (0.86%) Twitter
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