Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 56 46
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10 -19
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 3.64% 0.24% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 0.28% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 13
Belfast median daily rate £330 - £385
10th Percentile £300 - £360
90th Percentile £336 - £420
County Antrim median daily rate £330 - £385
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 286 352 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 86.67% 84.41% 84.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 253 279
Belfast median daily rate £375 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.73% +11.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £255
90th Percentile £500 £550 £540
County Antrim median daily rate £375 £445 £400
% change year-on-year -15.73% +11.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 9
Belfast median hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.31% -52.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £19.25 £15.79
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -4.69% +23.08% -52.29%

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 24 April 2019, 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) TDD
3 7 (58.33%) JIRA
4 6 (50.00%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) SOA
5 4 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (33.33%) People Management
5 4 (33.33%) Microservices
5 4 (33.33%) API Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (25.00%) HP ALM
6 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (25.00%) DevOps
6 3 (25.00%) Velocity
6 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) TestComplete
6 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) SSH
1 3 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
1 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (8.33%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) QA Manager
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) React Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) LAMP
2 3 (25.00%) Velocity
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) Kafka
3 1 (8.33%) React
3 1 (8.33%) Redux
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
3 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) API Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Microservices
3 4 (33.33%) People Management
3 4 (33.33%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (25.00%) High Availability
4 3 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP ALM
1 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP