Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 74 74
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 +8
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 40 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.75% 2.20% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.67% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 50
Median daily rate £468 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.78% -2.71%
10th Percentile £399 £340 £345
90th Percentile £485 £454 £526
England median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +34.62% -21.21%

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 613 1,497 2,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.50% 82.21% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 820 1,416
Median daily rate £388 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +1.88% +2.56%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £275
90th Percentile £538 £580 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 99 105
Median hourly rate £16.22 £15.86 £14.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +8.37% -4.97%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.96 £9.52
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.40 £32.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.94 £22.00
% change year-on-year +46.20% +8.82% -4.93%

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
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 3 December 2020. 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
Leicestershire +19 7 £468 +10.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 3 £425 +3.03% 7
Northamptonshire +12 3 - - 3
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Java
3 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
4 9 (69.23%) SQL
5 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
5 8 (61.54%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (53.85%) AWS
6 7 (53.85%) DevOps
6 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
7 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
7 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
7 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
7 6 (46.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 5 (38.46%) REST
8 5 (38.46%) Python
9 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (30.77%) Public Sector
9 4 (30.77%) REST Assured
10 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (23.08%) User Stories
10 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
10 3 (23.08%) Finance
10 3 (23.08%) Scrum
11 2 (15.38%) Ab Initio
11 2 (15.38%) Teradata
11 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling

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 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon Cognito
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.69%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 2 (15.38%) Data Lake
2 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) HBase
2 2 (15.38%) Impala
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Spark SQL
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
3 4 (30.77%) REST Assured
4 2 (15.38%) QF-Test
4 2 (15.38%) Ranorex
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 1 (7.69%) eggPlant
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) Gradle
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.69%) TestRail
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Public Sector
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Automation Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) UI Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) Django
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Swagger
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
3 8 (61.54%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (53.85%) DevOps
4 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
5 6 (46.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (23.08%) User Stories
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (15.38%) Data Governance
8 2 (15.38%) Data Reconciliation
8 2 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
8 2 (15.38%) ETL Development
8 2 (15.38%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (15.38%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (15.38%) QA Automation
8 2 (15.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) Scala
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) Groovy
5 1 (7.69%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
1 2 (15.38%) QA
1 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (15.38%) HDFS
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Ab Initio
1 2 (15.38%) Cloudera
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) Teradata
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP