Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 May 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 of England
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 66 74
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 -18
Contract jobs citing BDD 56 131 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.31% 3.20% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 3.75% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 70 89
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £342 £310 £349
90th Percentile £600 £543 £588
England median daily rate £525 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -26.32% -5.00%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,009 3,489 3,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.78% 85.18% 86.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,167 2,027 2,143
Median daily rate £445 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £240
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 186 224
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -46.97%
10th Percentile £11.89 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.40% +13.23% -13.73%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BDD in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BDD in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 26 May 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
Essex -10 29 £480 -4.00% 2
Hertfordshire +16 15 £500 +17.65% 1
Suffolk +9 7 £400 -13.51% 3
Cambridgeshire +16 5 £410 +28.13% 4
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 47 (83.93%) TDD
2 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (60.71%) Java
4 27 (48.21%) Microservices
5 26 (46.43%) Test Automation
6 25 (44.64%) Spring
7 22 (39.29%) Spring Boot
8 21 (37.50%) JIRA
9 20 (35.71%) Scrum
10 18 (32.14%) Kanban
10 18 (32.14%) Confluence
11 17 (30.36%) AWS
11 17 (30.36%) Selenium
11 17 (30.36%) Oracle
12 15 (26.79%) SQL
12 15 (26.79%) QA
12 15 (26.79%) SoapUI
12 15 (26.79%) Java 8
13 14 (25.00%) Docker
13 14 (25.00%) Integration Testing
14 13 (23.21%) MySQL
15 12 (21.43%) J2SE
15 12 (21.43%) Performance Testing
16 11 (19.64%) Pair Programming
16 11 (19.64%) Checkstyle
16 11 (19.64%) Azure
17 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
17 10 (17.86%) DevOps
17 10 (17.86%) J2EE
18 9 (16.07%) Jenkins

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 18 (32.14%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.36%) nginx
4 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (3.57%) JBoss
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) CMS
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.36%) AWS
2 11 (19.64%) Azure
3 3 (5.36%) Loggly
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) GCP
4 1 (1.79%) GitHub
4 1 (1.79%) Runscope
4 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) HTTP
2 3 (5.36%) SSL
2 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) FTP
3 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) MySQL
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) BigQuery
3 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.79%) Impala
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.79%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) JIRA
2 17 (30.36%) Selenium
3 15 (26.79%) SoapUI
4 11 (19.64%) Checkstyle
5 9 (16.07%) Cucumber
5 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
5 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
6 8 (14.29%) REST Assured
7 4 (7.14%) Maven
7 4 (7.14%) Subversion
8 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
8 3 (5.36%) GitLab
8 3 (5.36%) Jasmine
8 3 (5.36%) JMeter
8 3 (5.36%) Mocha
8 3 (5.36%) Travis CI
8 3 (5.36%) Vagrant
8 3 (5.36%) webpack
9 2 (3.57%) Gatling
9 2 (3.57%) Protractor
General
1 7 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
4 2 (3.57%) Publishing
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Java Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Tester
3 7 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 7 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Automation Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Senior QA Tester
5 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Architect
7 2 (3.57%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.57%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (44.64%) Spring
2 22 (39.29%) Spring Boot
3 12 (21.43%) J2SE
4 10 (17.86%) J2EE
5 8 (14.29%) REST
5 8 (14.29%) SOAP
6 7 (12.50%) HTML
7 6 (10.71%) .NET
7 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
7 6 (10.71%) Web Services
7 6 (10.71%) XML
8 5 (8.93%) Sass
9 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
9 4 (7.14%) Java EE
9 4 (7.14%) Node.js
10 3 (5.36%) CSS
10 3 (5.36%) Express
10 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
10 3 (5.36%) GraphQL
11 2 (3.57%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.57%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) FMCG
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) Vector Graphics
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
1 8 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) CentOS
3 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (83.93%) TDD
2 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (48.21%) Microservices
4 26 (46.43%) Test Automation
5 20 (35.71%) Scrum
6 18 (32.14%) Kanban
7 14 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 12 (21.43%) Performance Testing
9 11 (19.64%) Pair Programming
10 10 (17.86%) DevOps
10 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
11 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (16.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 9 (16.07%) User Stories
12 7 (12.50%) Sprint Planning
13 6 (10.71%) Open Source
13 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (10.71%) SDLC
13 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
14 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (60.71%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) Java 8
2 15 (26.79%) SQL
3 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.71%) C#
5 5 (8.93%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.36%) PHP
6 3 (5.36%) VB
7 2 (3.57%) C
7 2 (3.57%) Perl
7 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.57%) Python
7 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.57%) VB6
8 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Groovy
8 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) ISEB
1 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.36%) OCP
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (3.57%) IIBA
5 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.79%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Terraform
2 5 (8.93%) Ansible
3 4 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.57%) Puppet
5 1 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.79%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Oracle
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) New Relic
4 2 (3.57%) Progress
4 2 (3.57%) WSO2
5 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.79%) Splunk