Period
to 18 December 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 18 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)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 71 20
Rank change year-on-year +34 -51 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.64% 0.75% 7.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 0.83% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 22
County Antrim 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
Northern Ireland median daily rate £340 £345 £385
% change year-on-year -1.45% -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 296 481 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 86.80% 90.24% 80.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 369 154
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £420 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +21.74% +6.15%
10th Percentile £308 £302 £163
90th Percentile £511 £528 £435
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 24
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% +15.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.20 £35.88 £35.15
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +76.67% +15.38% -14.75%

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 18 December 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 +33 9 £340 -1.45% 5
BDD
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 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 County Antrim 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 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:

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