Period
to 23 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 23 January 2022 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 89 52 64
Rank change year-on-year -37 +12 +12
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 17 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.01% 2.15% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.66% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 16
10th Percentile - £345 -
25th Percentile £500 £365 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £643 £424 £394
Median % change year-on-year +51.74% +7.62% -4.78%
75th Percentile £650 £476 £438
90th Percentile £685 £485 -
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -0.99%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,226 640 1,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.56% 81.12% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 392 771
10th Percentile £210 £213 £238
25th Percentile £345 £319 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -2.32%
75th Percentile £513 £488 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 26 85
10th Percentile £8.94 £9.26 £11.07
25th Percentile £9.75 £11.10 £11.61
Median hourly rate £15.38 £16.22 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -5.18% +0.12% +11.21%
75th Percentile £20.00 £40.40 £21.50
90th Percentile £36.60 £47.50 £46.46
England median hourly rate £25.50 £26.79 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.82% +30.68% -5.79%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the East Midlands

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BDD in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for BDD in the East Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BDD in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for BDD in the East Midlands

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire -17 11 £647 +52.12% 4
Leicestershire -15 1 - - 7
Northamptonshire -18 1 - - 5
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (40.00%) CI/CD
4 5 (33.33%) React
4 5 (33.33%) Public Cloud
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) ES6
5 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
5 4 (26.67%) DevOps
5 4 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
5 4 (26.67%) TypeScript
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (26.67%) Social Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (20.00%) REST Assured
6 3 (20.00%) Postman
6 3 (20.00%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Redux
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (20.00%) CSS

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) Headless CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) AWS
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
1 1 (6.67%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Data Lake
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.67%) HBase
2 1 (6.67%) Impala
2 1 (6.67%) Metadata
2 1 (6.67%) Metadata Repository
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Postman
2 3 (20.00%) REST Assured
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) Appium
3 2 (13.33%) Newman
4 1 (6.67%) Gradle
4 1 (6.67%) TestNG
4 1 (6.67%) webpack
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Social Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Military
3 1 (6.67%) Police
3 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (26.67%) React Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Finance Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Financial Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) React
2 3 (20.00%) Apache Flex
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) Redux
3 2 (13.33%) CSS3
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) Jest
3 2 (13.33%) Node.js
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) Angular 2
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) JSON
4 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
4 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) Sass
4 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
4 1 (6.67%) Vue.js
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) CI/CD
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 4 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (26.67%) DevOps
5 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
6 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) Requirements Management
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) UML
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) ES6
3 4 (26.67%) TypeScript
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Scala
5 1 (6.67%) Go
5 1 (6.67%) Java 8
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Accessibility
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
1 1 (6.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
2 1 (6.67%) Cloudera
2 1 (6.67%) Teradata