Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 43 80
Rank change year-on-year +5 +37 -54
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.58% 1.52% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.80% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Belfast median daily rate £430 £361 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.11% -3.73% -2.60%
10th Percentile £415 £274 £294
90th Percentile £445 £422 £412
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +19.11% -3.73% -2.60%
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 266 278 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 77.10% 84.76% 89.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 195 444
Belfast median daily rate £425 £422 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +2.30% +26.92%
10th Percentile £199 £275 £304
90th Percentile £588 £516 £500
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £422 £413
% change year-on-year +0.71% +2.30% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 7
Belfast median hourly rate £13.20 £27.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +96.43% -10.40%
10th Percentile £10.46 £11.17 £9.65
90th Percentile £17.08 £43.75 £27.10
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.25 £35.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -59.29% +150.00% +7.69%

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 21 October 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Equities
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Derivative
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) SonarQube

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 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) SonarQube
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Derivative
1 2 (100.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree