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 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 48 67 82
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +15
Contract jobs citing BDD 75 77 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.47% 2.73% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 3.36% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 58 39
Median daily rate £413 £394 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
1784 2289 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.63% 81.14% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1522 1413
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 53
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.10 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 February 2017.

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 February 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
West Yorkshire +14 54 £410 -8.88% 22
South Yorkshire +4 23 £425 +30.76% 7
Humberside - 1 £350 -
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 140 (82.84%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (79.29%) TDD
3 127 (75.15%) Java
4 70 (41.42%) Scrum
5 49 (28.99%) Selenium
6 47 (27.81%) JavaScript
7 46 (27.22%) Scala
8 44 (26.04%) RESTful
9 43 (25.44%) Spring
10 42 (24.85%) Web Services
10 42 (24.85%) Jenkins
10 42 (24.85%) Microservices
11 38 (22.49%) Cucumber
12 36 (21.30%) HTML
12 36 (21.30%) Git (software)
13 33 (19.53%) Kanban
13 33 (19.53%) REST
14 30 (17.75%) Test Automation
15 29 (17.16%) CSS
16 27 (15.98%) Automated Testing
17 26 (15.38%) Linux
17 26 (15.38%) Docker
18 25 (14.79%) DevOps
18 25 (14.79%) MongoDB
18 25 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (14.20%) JIRA
20 23 (13.61%) NoSQL
20 23 (13.61%) Relational Database
21 22 (13.02%) Mentoring
21 22 (13.02%) Open Source

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 14 (8.28%) Confluence
2 10 (5.92%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.73%) Apache
4 5 (2.96%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.96%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.78%) Mule
6 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.59%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.59%) CICS
6 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.59%) JBoss
6 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.59%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.59%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.59%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.33%) GitHub
3 8 (4.73%) IaaS
4 5 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.96%) Loggly
4 5 (2.96%) Sumo Logic
5 4 (2.37%) CloudBees
6 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.78%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.78%) PaaS
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.59%) Force.com
7 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.33%) Internet
2 5 (2.96%) DNS
2 5 (2.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.79%) MongoDB
2 23 (13.61%) NoSQL
2 23 (13.61%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.10%) MySQL
4 10 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (4.14%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.55%) Redis
7 5 (2.96%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.96%) HBase
8 4 (2.37%) Riak
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.18%) Big Data
10 1 (0.59%) DB2
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (28.99%) Selenium
2 42 (24.85%) Jenkins
3 38 (22.49%) Cucumber
4 36 (21.30%) Git (software)
5 24 (14.20%) JIRA
6 20 (11.83%) WebDriver
7 15 (8.88%) Maven
8 13 (7.69%) Mockito
9 11 (6.51%) Spock
10 10 (5.92%) jMock
10 10 (5.92%) SoapUI
11 9 (5.33%) JUnit
12 8 (4.73%) EasyMock
13 7 (4.14%) Hudson
13 7 (4.14%) SpecFlow
13 7 (4.14%) Vagrant
14 6 (3.55%) Gradle
15 5 (2.96%) Grunt
15 5 (2.96%) SonarQube
16 4 (2.37%) JBehave
General
1 8 (4.73%) Finance
2 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.18%) Retail
4 1 (0.59%) Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Marketing
4 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 102 (60.36%) Developer
2 59 (34.91%) Java Developer
3 28 (16.57%) Tester
4 23 (13.61%) Automation Tester
5 20 (11.83%) Agile Developer
6 19 (11.24%) Agile Java Developer
7 15 (8.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 15 (8.88%) Selenium Tester
8 13 (7.69%) Java Automation Tester
9 12 (7.10%) Android Developer
10 11 (6.51%) Senior Developer
11 10 (5.92%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (5.33%) Architect
12 9 (5.33%) Scala Developer
13 8 (4.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (4.73%) Java Scala Developer
14 7 (4.14%) Technical Leader
15 5 (2.96%) Analyst
15 5 (2.96%) C# Developer
15 5 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.04%) RESTful
2 43 (25.44%) Spring
3 42 (24.85%) Web Services
4 36 (21.30%) HTML
5 33 (19.53%) REST
6 29 (17.16%) CSS
7 22 (13.02%) HTML5
8 21 (12.43%) Gherkin
9 19 (11.24%) Spring Boot
10 17 (10.06%) AngularJS
10 17 (10.06%) JSON
11 15 (8.88%) .NET
12 12 (7.10%) Node.js
12 12 (7.10%) SOAP
13 11 (6.51%) jQuery
13 11 (6.51%) XML
14 10 (5.92%) Android SDK
14 10 (5.92%) CSS3
14 10 (5.92%) Play Framework
15 9 (5.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.24%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.69%) User Experience
3 8 (4.73%) Social Media
3 8 (4.73%) Tandem
4 5 (2.96%) Replication
5 4 (2.37%) NHS
6 3 (1.78%) Fintech
6 3 (1.78%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) Animation
8 1 (0.59%) DataPower
8 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.38%) Linux
2 15 (8.88%) Android
3 14 (8.28%) Unix
4 7 (4.14%) Mac OS X
5 6 (3.55%) CoreOS
6 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.18%) zOS
8 1 (0.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (82.84%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (79.29%) TDD
3 70 (41.42%) Scrum
4 42 (24.85%) Microservices
5 33 (19.53%) Kanban
6 30 (17.75%) Test Automation
7 27 (15.98%) Automated Testing
8 25 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (14.79%) DevOps
9 22 (13.02%) Mentoring
9 22 (13.02%) Open Source
10 21 (12.43%) Software Engineering
11 17 (10.06%) Automation Testing
11 17 (10.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (9.47%) Unit Testing
12 16 (9.47%) User Stories
13 15 (8.88%) Front End Development
13 15 (8.88%) MVC
14 14 (8.28%) Android Development
15 13 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 127 (75.15%) Java
2 47 (27.81%) JavaScript
3 46 (27.22%) Scala
4 21 (12.43%) Python
5 20 (11.83%) Ruby
6 15 (8.88%) C#
6 15 (8.88%) Groovy
6 15 (8.88%) SQL
7 12 (7.10%) PHP
8 11 (6.51%) Clojure
9 4 (2.37%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.78%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.78%) Go
10 3 (1.78%) Korn
11 2 (1.18%) C++
11 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.59%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.59%) Jython
12 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.33%) ISEB
2 9 (5.33%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.73%) Degree
4 6 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.65%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) FATCA
3 2 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.18%) SDET
System Software
1 26 (15.38%) Docker
2 6 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.96%) HDFS
3 5 (2.96%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (8.28%) Puppet
2 9 (5.33%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.55%) Ansible
4 5 (2.96%) Nagios
4 5 (2.96%) Salt
4 5 (2.96%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.18%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.59%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.59%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 12 (7.10%) Oracle
2 6 (3.55%) MuleSoft
2 6 (3.55%) Splunk
2 6 (3.55%) VMware
3 5 (2.96%) Google
3 5 (2.96%) New Relic
3 5 (2.96%) Rackspace
3 5 (2.96%) SaltStack
4 4 (2.37%) IBM
5 3 (1.78%) Solace
6 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.18%) HP
6 2 (1.18%) Kony
6 2 (1.18%) Temenos
7 1 (0.59%) CA
7 1 (0.59%) Calypso
7 1 (0.59%) hybris
7 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.59%) Syncsort
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