Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 February 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)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 27 29
Rank change year-on-year -31 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 0.43% 6.20% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 7.82% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 0
County Antrim median daily rate £315 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% - -
Northern Ireland median daily rate £315 £385 -
% change year-on-year -18.18% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland 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 County Antrim with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 421 294 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 89.57% 79.25% 79.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 212 64
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.67% +15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £288 £238 £226
90th Percentile £538 £485 £475
Northern Ireland median daily rate £422 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +12.46% +15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 3
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.31% -14.75% +7.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.50 £35.28
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.75 £12.97 £15.25
% change year-on-year +29.19% -14.98% -12.86%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in County Antrim

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in County Antrim

BDD
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -28 2 £315 -18.18% 3
BDD
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for BDD.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Hudson
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Hudson
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA