Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 63 110
Rank change year-on-year -17 +47 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 66 97 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.09% 2.96% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 3.60% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 59 41
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £538 £528 £488
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.47% +21.33% -

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 2628 2693 2528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.24% 82.15% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1672 1710 1602
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 68 84
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -14.37% +5.48%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.75 £40.18
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the East Midlands

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor 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 19 November 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
Northamptonshire +11 21 £425 +6.25% 2
Nottinghamshire -30 20 £438 -2.78% 8
Leicestershire -8 3 £650 +73.33% 2
Derbyshire -12 2 £500 +33.20% 1
Lincolnshire - 2 - - 3
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 49 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (71.21%) TDD
3 37 (56.06%) Test Automation
4 31 (46.97%) Java
5 29 (43.94%) Scrum
6 27 (40.91%) Selenium
7 17 (25.76%) Kanban
7 17 (25.76%) WebDriver
8 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
9 15 (22.73%) HTML
9 15 (22.73%) Retail
10 14 (21.21%) CSS
11 13 (19.70%) C#
11 13 (19.70%) JIRA
12 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
12 12 (18.18%) Cucumber
12 12 (18.18%) ISEB
13 11 (16.67%) .NET
13 11 (16.67%) Finance
13 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 11 (16.67%) Node.js
14 10 (15.15%) DevOps
14 10 (15.15%) Unit Testing
14 10 (15.15%) JUnit
15 9 (13.64%) HTML5
15 9 (13.64%) Docker
15 9 (13.64%) React
15 9 (13.64%) ES6
15 9 (13.64%) Redux
16 8 (12.12%) gulp

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 3 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) npm
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.55%) Google Analytics
4 2 (3.03%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (3.03%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) MongoDB
1 7 (10.61%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (40.91%) Selenium
2 17 (25.76%) WebDriver
3 13 (19.70%) JIRA
4 12 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 10 (15.15%) JUnit
7 8 (12.12%) gulp
7 8 (12.12%) Jenkins
8 7 (10.61%) Protractor
9 6 (9.09%) Grunt
10 5 (7.58%) FitNesse
11 4 (6.06%) JMeter
11 4 (6.06%) SonarQube
12 3 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
12 3 (4.55%) NUnit
13 2 (3.03%) Bitbucket
13 2 (3.03%) Ranorex
13 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
13 2 (3.03%) TestNG
13 2 (3.03%) webpack
General
1 15 (22.73%) Retail
2 11 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Advertising
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Developer
2 16 (24.24%) Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 15 (22.73%) Automation Test Analyst
4 13 (19.70%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (19.70%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 13 (19.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 10 (15.15%) Scrum Master
7 6 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Test Leader
8 5 (7.58%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (7.58%) UI Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Architect
9 4 (6.06%) Lead Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Agile Coach
10 3 (4.55%) Agile Scrum Master
10 3 (4.55%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) HTML
2 14 (21.21%) CSS
3 11 (16.67%) .NET
3 11 (16.67%) Node.js
4 9 (13.64%) HTML5
4 9 (13.64%) React
4 9 (13.64%) Redux
5 8 (12.12%) AngularJS
5 8 (12.12%) CSS3
5 8 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (10.61%) Angular 2
6 7 (10.61%) Sass
7 5 (7.58%) .NET Core
7 5 (7.58%) RESTful
8 4 (6.06%) Ajax
8 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (6.06%) JSON
9 3 (4.55%) Gherkin
9 3 (4.55%) jQuery
10 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (71.21%) TDD
3 37 (56.06%) Test Automation
4 29 (43.94%) Scrum
5 17 (25.76%) Kanban
6 10 (15.15%) DevOps
6 10 (15.15%) Unit Testing
7 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (12.12%) Open Source
8 6 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (9.09%) Microservices
8 6 (9.09%) Planning Poker
9 5 (7.58%) OO
9 5 (7.58%) SOLID
9 5 (7.58%) User Stories
10 4 (6.06%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (6.06%) OOP
10 4 (6.06%) SOA
10 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.97%) Java
2 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 13 (19.70%) C#
4 9 (13.64%) ES6
5 4 (6.06%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.52%) Clojure
6 1 (1.52%) Python
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) Scala
6 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) ISEB
1 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.58%) Degree
3 4 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.03%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Perforce
2 3 (4.55%) Google
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) Capita
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe
4 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.52%) hybris
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) Sitecore