Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 49 74
Rank change year-on-year -34 +25 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 13 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.11% 2.18% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 2.54% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 18
10th Percentile £387 £372 £350
25th Percentile £409 £411 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £423 £425
Median % change year-on-year +18.34% -0.59% +6.12%
75th Percentile £509 £476 £438
90th Percentile £685 £485 £469
England median daily rate £525 £500 £510
% change year-on-year +5.00% -1.96% +2.00%

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 1,194 512 1,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.74% 85.76% 82.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 320 904
10th Percentile £213 £212 £232
25th Percentile £325 £309 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £380 £413
Median % change year-on-year +11.99% -8.00% +3.13%
75th Percentile £516 £475 £500
90th Percentile £591 £528 £575
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 23 83
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.81 £10.62
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.12 £11.24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.46% -7.87%
75th Percentile £24.42 £23.40 £24.50
90th Percentile £50.95 £43.75 £46.70
England median hourly rate £24.18 £25.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.81% +14.07% +12.50%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire -20 7 £500 - 5
Northamptonshire -3 6 £413 +9.13% 5
Lincolnshire - 2 - - 1
Leicestershire -22 1 - - 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Scrum
2 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 9 (56.25%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) Data Modelling
4 7 (43.75%) DevOps
4 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (31.25%) Social Skills
5 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (31.25%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) Python
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
6 4 (25.00%) Requirements Management
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Scala
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (25.00%) REST Assured
6 4 (25.00%) Business Case
7 3 (18.75%) Metadata
7 3 (18.75%) Metadata Repository
7 3 (18.75%) Postman
7 3 (18.75%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Strategic Roadmap

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 (18.75%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Headless CMS
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Domino
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Azure
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) Apache Hive
2 3 (18.75%) Big Data
2 3 (18.75%) Data Lake
2 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
2 3 (18.75%) HBase
2 3 (18.75%) Impala
2 3 (18.75%) Metadata
2 3 (18.75%) Metadata Repository
2 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) Spark SQL
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) REST Assured
3 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (18.75%) Postman
4 2 (12.50%) Appium
4 2 (12.50%) Newman
5 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) JUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Protractor
5 1 (6.25%) TestNG
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (31.25%) Social Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Military
5 1 (6.25%) Police
5 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
5 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Ab Initio Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Developer in Test
4 2 (12.50%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer in Test
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) RESTful
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) Jest
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Next.js
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) Play Framework
2 1 (6.25%) React
2 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Public Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Native
3 1 (6.25%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Scrum
2 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Data Modelling
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (31.25%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 4 (25.00%) Business Case
5 4 (25.00%) Requirements Management
6 3 (18.75%) Data Governance
6 3 (18.75%) Data Reconciliation
6 3 (18.75%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Kanban
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Strategic Roadmap
6 3 (18.75%) Task Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Scala
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) ES6
4 1 (6.25%) Go
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) Data Quality
1 3 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (6.25%) Accessibility
3 1 (6.25%) GRC
3 1 (6.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (18.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Ab Initio
2 3 (18.75%) Cloudera
2 3 (18.75%) Teradata
3 1 (6.25%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Xerox