Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 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)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 71 21
Rank change year-on-year +34 -50 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.69% 0.74% 7.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 0.83% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 23
Belfast median daily rate £340 £345 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -10.39% -
10th Percentile £312 £303 £360
90th Percentile £422 £398 £420
County Antrim median daily rate £340 £345 £385
% change year-on-year -1.45% -10.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 293 484 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 87.72% 90.13% 81.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 371 155
Belfast median daily rate £400 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +18.57% +8.53%
10th Percentile £303 £300 £163
90th Percentile £513 £525 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £416 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% +18.86% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 19
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.71% +7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £24.55 £18.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +120.00% +15.38% -14.75%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Belfast

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Belfast

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for BDD.

1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Python
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) QA
5 4 (44.44%) JIRA
5 4 (44.44%) Selenium
5 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
6 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
6 3 (33.33%) TestComplete
6 3 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (33.33%) Unix
6 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (33.33%) Apache
6 3 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (33.33%) HP
6 3 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (33.33%) HP ALM
7 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (22.22%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (22.22%) DevOps
7 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (22.22%) SSH

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SSH
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
2 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) RavenDB
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
3 1 (11.11%) JSUnit
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 2 (22.22%) LAMP
1 2 (22.22%) Velocity
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Core
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Angular 2
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) DOM
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
3 1 (11.11%) Derivative
3 1 (11.11%) Equities
3 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) High Availability
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) ATDD
6 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP ALM
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP