The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 44 76 79
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +3
Contract jobs citing BDD 121 70 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 4.27% 2.48% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.13% 3.02% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 53 37
Median daily rate £445 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £346
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
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2359 2316 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 83.27% 82.10% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1590 1291
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 55
Median hourly rate £15.13 £14.00 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.03% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £35.00 £45.00
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 Yorkshire

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Yorkshire +39 107 £450 +20.00% 17
South Yorkshire -4 10 £413 +17.85% 3
North Yorkshire -3 1 - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 176 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (82.32%) TDD
3 124 (62.63%) Java
4 97 (48.99%) Scrum
5 62 (31.31%) HTML
6 61 (30.81%) JavaScript
7 56 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (22.73%) Spring
9 43 (21.72%) Selenium
10 42 (21.21%) CSS
11 39 (19.70%) Linux
12 38 (19.19%) Hibernate
12 38 (19.19%) Kanban
13 36 (18.18%) Unit Testing
13 36 (18.18%) Cucumber
14 35 (17.68%) MongoDB
15 32 (16.16%) Software Engineering
16 31 (15.66%) REST
17 30 (15.15%) Regression Testing
18 29 (14.65%) Ruby
19 28 (14.14%) Git (software)
19 28 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (13.13%) WebDriver
21 24 (12.12%) Unix
21 24 (12.12%) SQL
22 23 (11.62%) Pair Programming
22 23 (11.62%) Scala
22 23 (11.62%) Relational Database
23 22 (11.11%) CSS3
23 22 (11.11%) HTML5

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in 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 11 (5.56%) Node.js
1 11 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.02%) Apache
2 4 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.52%) CMS
3 3 (1.52%) JBoss
3 3 (1.52%) Jetty
3 3 (1.52%) nginx
4 2 (1.01%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.01%) Confluence
4 2 (1.01%) Moodle
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.51%) Liferay
5 1 (0.51%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.51%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.51%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.03%) GitHub
3 3 (1.52%) Heroku
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.07%) HTTP
2 2 (1.01%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.68%) MongoDB
2 23 (11.62%) Relational Database
3 19 (9.60%) NoSQL
4 18 (9.09%) MySQL
5 10 (5.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (4.55%) Neo4j
7 8 (4.04%) SQL Server
8 7 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.54%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.52%) Big Data
9 3 (1.52%) Redis
10 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.01%) Jackrabbit
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 43 (21.72%) Selenium
2 36 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 28 (14.14%) Git (software)
4 26 (13.13%) WebDriver
5 21 (10.61%) Maven
6 18 (9.09%) JIRA
7 15 (7.58%) JUnit
8 14 (7.07%) Mockito
9 13 (6.57%) Jenkins
9 13 (6.57%) Subversion
10 7 (3.54%) Gradle
10 7 (3.54%) SoapUI
10 7 (3.54%) Xcode
11 5 (2.53%) SpecFlow
12 4 (2.02%) Ant
12 4 (2.02%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.52%) jMock
13 3 (1.52%) VersionOne
13 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (5.56%) Finance
2 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.52%) Online Betting
4 2 (1.01%) Games
4 2 (1.01%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 129 (65.15%) Developer
2 77 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 30 (15.15%) Senior Developer
4 28 (14.14%) Agile Developer
5 23 (11.62%) Agile Java Developer
6 20 (10.10%) Analyst
7 19 (9.60%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (9.60%) Tester
8 15 (7.58%) Digital Developer
8 15 (7.58%) Java Engineer
9 14 (7.07%) Test Analyst
10 11 (5.56%) Automation Tester
10 11 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
11 9 (4.55%) Test Engineer
12 8 (4.04%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) Ruby Developer
12 8 (4.04%) Scala Developer
12 8 (4.04%) Software Engineer
13 7 (3.54%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (31.31%) HTML
2 45 (22.73%) Spring
3 42 (21.21%) CSS
4 38 (19.19%) Hibernate
5 31 (15.66%) REST
6 22 (11.11%) CSS3
6 22 (11.11%) HTML5
7 20 (10.10%) RESTful
8 19 (9.60%) Web Services
9 17 (8.59%) JSON
10 16 (8.08%) AngularJS
11 15 (7.58%) J2EE
12 14 (7.07%) React
13 12 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
13 12 (6.06%) SOAP
13 12 (6.06%) XML
14 11 (5.56%) Dropwizard
15 10 (5.05%) .NET
15 10 (5.05%) JAX-RS
16 8 (4.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.04%) User Experience
3 7 (3.54%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.03%) iPad
5 5 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.53%) iPhone
5 5 (2.53%) Wiki
6 3 (1.52%) NHS
7 2 (1.01%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.01%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.51%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.70%) Linux
2 24 (12.12%) Unix
3 21 (10.61%) Mac OS X
4 10 (5.05%) Windows
5 7 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.02%) Android
6 4 (2.02%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (82.32%) TDD
3 97 (48.99%) Scrum
4 56 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (19.19%) Kanban
6 36 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 32 (16.16%) Software Engineering
8 30 (15.15%) Regression Testing
9 23 (11.62%) Pair Programming
10 20 (10.10%) Data Management
11 19 (9.60%) OO
12 18 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 18 (9.09%) Web Development
13 16 (8.08%) Open Source
14 15 (7.58%) MVC
14 15 (7.58%) Test Scripting
15 14 (7.07%) Coaching
15 14 (7.07%) Test Automation
16 13 (6.57%) Automation Testing
16 13 (6.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 124 (62.63%) Java
2 61 (30.81%) JavaScript
3 29 (14.65%) Ruby
4 24 (12.12%) SQL
5 23 (11.62%) Scala
6 15 (7.58%) C#
7 11 (5.56%) PHP
8 7 (3.54%) Groovy
8 7 (3.54%) Objective-C
8 7 (3.54%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.54%) Python
9 5 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.02%) Clojure
11 3 (1.52%) Perl
12 2 (1.01%) Jython
12 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.51%) C
13 1 (0.51%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (3.54%) ISEB
4 5 (2.53%) Degree
4 5 (2.53%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.58%) QA
2 10 (5.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.53%) Docker
2 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) Puppet
2 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (5.05%) Oracle
2 4 (2.02%) VMware
3 2 (1.01%) Cisco
3 2 (1.01%) EMC
3 2 (1.01%) F5
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.01%) NetApp
4 1 (0.51%) Apple
4 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.51%) Siebel
4 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
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