Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 18 23
Rank change year-on-year -59 +5 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 4 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 0.74% 8.01% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 10.22% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 0
County Antrim median daily rate £345 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.39% - -
Northern Ireland median daily rate £345 £385 -
% change year-on-year -10.39% - -
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 489 225 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 89.89% 78.40% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 138 49
County Antrim median daily rate £418 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.16% +7.81% +1.99%
10th Percentile £303 £156 £99
90th Percentile £525 £427 £500
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +17.86% +7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 2
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -14.75% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £26.25 £42.50 £16.38
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £13.63 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.75% -10.66% +17.31%

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 10 December 2017. 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 -58 4 £345 -10.39%
BDD
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for BDD.

1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Front Office
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) OOD
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Hudson
3 2 (50.00%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Derivative
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Hudson
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (25.00%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) OOD
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA