Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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 of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 60 145
Rank change year-on-year -23 +85 -26
Contract jobs citing BDD 139 143 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.72% 2.98% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 3.66% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 106 42
East of England median daily rate £450 £488 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +27.04% -4.06%
10th Percentile £309 £314 £313
90th Percentile £545 £588 £519
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 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 4224 3904 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.44% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2265 2738
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 309 391
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 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
Essex +8 39 £500 - 5
Hertfordshire -32 37 £450 -14.29% 21
Cambridgeshire -8 36 £380 -0.33% 3
Norfolk +12 17 £250 -38.46% 6
Bedfordshire -19 14 £450 -5.76%
Suffolk +18 3 £285 -4.20% 2
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 133 (95.68%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (76.98%) TDD
3 82 (58.99%) Scrum
4 65 (46.76%) Java
4 65 (46.76%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (39.57%) JIRA
6 53 (38.13%) Kanban
7 45 (32.37%) Confluence
8 43 (30.94%) Git (software)
9 41 (29.50%) Selenium
10 39 (28.06%) User Stories
11 38 (27.34%) Test Automation
12 37 (26.62%) C#
12 37 (26.62%) Jenkins
13 34 (24.46%) Cucumber
14 31 (22.30%) Spring
15 30 (21.58%) RESTful
15 30 (21.58%) JavaScript
16 29 (20.86%) Acceptance Criteria
17 28 (20.14%) DevOps
17 28 (20.14%) Microservices
18 27 (19.42%) Web Services
19 26 (18.71%) QA
20 24 (17.27%) E-Commerce
20 24 (17.27%) SOA
20 24 (17.27%) JIRA Agile
21 23 (16.55%) Virtual Team
21 23 (16.55%) Software Delivery
21 23 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
22 22 (15.83%) Software Engineering

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 45 (32.37%) Confluence
2 12 (8.63%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.76%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.60%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.16%) IIS
5 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.44%) Apache
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.72%) CMS
7 1 (0.72%) JBoss
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Magento
1 2 (1.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.47%) Google Analytics
2 9 (6.47%) PaaS
3 5 (3.60%) BrowserStack
4 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) HTTP
1 1 (0.72%) SSL
1 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.83%) NoSQL
2 17 (12.23%) MongoDB
3 11 (7.91%) Big Data
4 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (5.04%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.32%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.32%) Redis
8 5 (3.60%) Apache Hive
8 5 (3.60%) HBase
8 5 (3.60%) Impala
8 5 (3.60%) MySQL
8 5 (3.60%) Sqoop
9 4 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.88%) DB2
9 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.44%) DbVisualizer
11 1 (0.72%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 55 (39.57%) JIRA
2 43 (30.94%) Git (software)
3 41 (29.50%) Selenium
4 37 (26.62%) Jenkins
5 34 (24.46%) Cucumber
6 24 (17.27%) JIRA Agile
7 22 (15.83%) SoapUI
8 20 (14.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (13.67%) TeamCity
10 18 (12.95%) JUnit
10 18 (12.95%) WebDriver
11 16 (11.51%) Maven
12 13 (9.35%) JMeter
13 12 (8.63%) JBehave
14 10 (7.19%) Bitbucket
14 10 (7.19%) Subversion
15 8 (5.76%) IntelliJ
15 8 (5.76%) SpecFlow
16 7 (5.04%) Ant
16 7 (5.04%) Gradle
General
1 22 (15.83%) Finance
2 20 (14.39%) Retail
3 9 (6.47%) Advertising
3 9 (6.47%) Marketing
4 3 (2.16%) Banking
4 3 (2.16%) Law
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Front Office
5 1 (0.72%) Games
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (43.88%) Developer
2 27 (19.42%) Scrum Master
3 23 (16.55%) Java Developer
4 15 (10.79%) Tester
5 12 (8.63%) Agile Coach
6 11 (7.91%) Analyst
6 11 (7.91%) Automation Tester
7 10 (7.19%) Agile Scrum Master
7 10 (7.19%) Architect
8 9 (6.47%) Agile Developer
8 9 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.47%) Test Analyst
9 8 (5.76%) Agile Java Developer
9 8 (5.76%) E-Commerce Architect
9 8 (5.76%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
10 7 (5.04%) C# Developer
10 7 (5.04%) Test Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) Xamarin Developer
11 6 (4.32%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.32%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.30%) Spring
2 30 (21.58%) RESTful
3 27 (19.42%) Web Services
4 21 (15.11%) HTML
5 20 (14.39%) CSS
6 19 (13.67%) .NET
7 16 (11.51%) REST
8 14 (10.07%) AngularJS
8 14 (10.07%) Hibernate
8 14 (10.07%) HTML5
9 13 (9.35%) React
9 13 (9.35%) SOAP
10 12 (8.63%) Gherkin
11 10 (7.19%) .NET Core
11 10 (7.19%) Kafka
11 10 (7.19%) Node.js
12 9 (6.47%) Spring Boot
13 8 (5.76%) XML
14 7 (5.04%) JSON
14 7 (5.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.55%) Virtual Team
2 21 (15.11%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.32%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.32%) RIA
6 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.16%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.32%) Android
1 6 (4.32%) Unix
2 5 (3.60%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.44%) Solaris
4 2 (1.44%) Windows
5 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (95.68%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (76.98%) TDD
3 82 (58.99%) Scrum
4 65 (46.76%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (38.13%) Kanban
6 39 (28.06%) User Stories
7 38 (27.34%) Test Automation
8 29 (20.86%) Acceptance Criteria
9 28 (20.14%) DevOps
9 28 (20.14%) Microservices
10 24 (17.27%) E-Commerce
10 24 (17.27%) SOA
11 23 (16.55%) Software Delivery
12 22 (15.83%) OO
12 22 (15.83%) Software Engineering
13 20 (14.39%) ATDD
14 19 (13.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (12.23%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (12.23%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (46.76%) Java
2 37 (26.62%) C#
3 30 (21.58%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.23%) Ruby
5 15 (10.79%) SQL
6 12 (8.63%) Groovy
6 12 (8.63%) Python
7 7 (5.04%) Perl
8 5 (3.60%) HiveQL
8 5 (3.60%) Scala
9 3 (2.16%) C
9 3 (2.16%) C++
9 3 (2.16%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.16%) VBScript
10 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.44%) VB
11 1 (0.72%) Clojure
11 1 (0.72%) PHP
11 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.04%) ISEB
2 5 (3.60%) Degree
3 4 (2.88%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.71%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (10.07%) Docker
2 5 (3.60%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) Ansible
2 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) Atlassian
2 10 (7.19%) Oracle
3 9 (6.47%) Google
4 7 (5.04%) Xamarin
5 6 (4.32%) New Relic
6 5 (3.60%) Cloudera
6 5 (3.60%) HP
6 5 (3.60%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.16%) hybris
7 3 (2.16%) WSO2
8 2 (1.44%) IBM
9 1 (0.72%) Adobe
9 1 (0.72%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.72%) Coverity
9 1 (0.72%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.72%) Teradata