Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 98 93
Rank change year-on-year +31 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 136 113 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.21% 2.24% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 2.62% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 81 82
East of England median daily rate £475 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -3.74%
10th Percentile £327 £344 £317
90th Percentile £543 £588 £549
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East of England median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% -42.11% +4.40%

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 3,642 4,308 4,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 86.02% 85.54% 85.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,174 2,485 2,393
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 257 276
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.26% +4.88%
10th Percentile £10.48 £11.30 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.80 £47.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year +21.95% -11.41% -1.53%

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 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor 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 18 September 2019. 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 +38 67 £520 +4.00% 10
Hertfordshire +14 46 £425 -20.93% 24
Bedfordshire +14 10 £525 +12.00% 4
Suffolk +11 6 £300 -25.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -19 6 £425 +18.06% 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 116 (85.29%) TDD
2 115 (84.56%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (66.18%) Java
4 70 (51.47%) Git (software)
5 62 (45.59%) JIRA
6 53 (38.97%) Jenkins
6 53 (38.97%) Scrum
7 51 (37.50%) Oracle
8 50 (36.76%) Microservices
9 46 (33.82%) Unix
10 45 (33.09%) Spring
10 45 (33.09%) Test Automation
11 41 (30.15%) AWS
11 41 (30.15%) JavaScript
11 41 (30.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 38 (27.94%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (27.94%) Linux
13 35 (25.74%) MySQL
14 33 (24.26%) CSS
14 33 (24.26%) CentOS
15 32 (23.53%) SOAP
15 32 (23.53%) HTML
16 31 (22.79%) E-Commerce
16 31 (22.79%) Spring Boot
17 30 (22.06%) JUnit
17 30 (22.06%) Kanban
17 30 (22.06%) SoapUI
18 29 (21.32%) Red Hat
19 28 (20.59%) User Experience
19 28 (20.59%) Oracle Database

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 24 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 22 (16.18%) Confluence
3 20 (14.71%) CMS
3 20 (14.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (3.68%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.47%) Apache
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.74%) JBoss
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (17.65%) Magento
2 1 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (30.15%) AWS
2 5 (3.68%) Azure
2 5 (3.68%) BrowserStack
3 4 (2.94%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (2.21%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (2.21%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.21%) Route 53
4 3 (2.21%) Serverless
5 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.94%) Internet
2 3 (2.21%) HTTP
2 3 (2.21%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.47%) SSL
3 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.74%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.74%) MySQL
2 28 (20.59%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.62%) Oracle OWB
4 6 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.68%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.94%) DB2
6 4 (2.94%) DbVisualizer
7 3 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.21%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.47%) Impala
8 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.74%) Big Data
9 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (51.47%) Git (software)
2 62 (45.59%) JIRA
3 53 (38.97%) Jenkins
4 30 (22.06%) JUnit
4 30 (22.06%) SoapUI
5 25 (18.38%) Selenium
6 22 (16.18%) Cucumber
7 20 (14.71%) Bower
7 20 (14.71%) Grunt
7 20 (14.71%) Jasmine
7 20 (14.71%) Karma Test Runner
8 13 (9.56%) Subversion
8 13 (9.56%) WebDriver
9 8 (5.88%) TestRail
10 7 (5.15%) JMeter
11 6 (4.41%) Appium
11 6 (4.41%) JIRA Agile
11 6 (4.41%) Robot Framework
11 6 (4.41%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.68%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (19.85%) Games
2 9 (6.62%) Retail
3 5 (3.68%) Finance
3 5 (3.68%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.21%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (51.47%) Developer
2 35 (25.74%) Java Developer
3 22 (16.18%) Tester
4 20 (14.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 15 (11.03%) Lead Developer
6 14 (10.29%) Automation Tester
7 12 (8.82%) Analyst
7 12 (8.82%) Lead Java Developer
8 11 (8.09%) React Developer
9 10 (7.35%) Magento Developer
9 10 (7.35%) Scrum Master
10 9 (6.62%) QA Tester
11 7 (5.15%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Senior Tester
13 4 (2.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 4 (2.94%) Java Automation Tester
13 4 (2.94%) Java Team Leader
13 4 (2.94%) Senior QA Tester
13 4 (2.94%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (33.09%) Spring
2 33 (24.26%) CSS
3 32 (23.53%) HTML
3 32 (23.53%) SOAP
4 31 (22.79%) Spring Boot
5 23 (16.91%) AngularJS
6 21 (15.44%) jQuery
7 20 (14.71%) Dojo
7 20 (14.71%) LESS
7 20 (14.71%) Sass
7 20 (14.71%) Semantic HTML
7 20 (14.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 20 (14.71%) XHTML
8 11 (8.09%) React
8 11 (8.09%) Web Services
9 10 (7.35%) JSON
9 10 (7.35%) JSP
9 10 (7.35%) KnockoutJS
10 9 (6.62%) REST
10 9 (6.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.59%) User Experience
2 20 (14.71%) Vector Graphics
2 20 (14.71%) W3C
3 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.47%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.47%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.82%) Unix
2 38 (27.94%) Linux
3 33 (24.26%) CentOS
4 11 (8.09%) Windows
5 7 (5.15%) Android
5 7 (5.15%) Apple iOS
5 7 (5.15%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (85.29%) TDD
2 115 (84.56%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (38.97%) Scrum
4 50 (36.76%) Microservices
5 45 (33.09%) Test Automation
6 41 (30.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 38 (27.94%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (22.79%) E-Commerce
9 30 (22.06%) Kanban
10 25 (18.38%) Sprint Planning
11 23 (16.91%) DevOps
12 21 (15.44%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 21 (15.44%) Front End Development
12 21 (15.44%) Unit Testing
13 20 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
13 20 (14.71%) Test Strategy
13 20 (14.71%) User Stories
13 20 (14.71%) Wireframes
14 16 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (11.03%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (66.18%) Java
2 41 (30.15%) JavaScript
3 26 (19.12%) SQL
4 19 (13.97%) Java 8
5 12 (8.82%) PHP
6 7 (5.15%) C#
7 6 (4.41%) Python
8 5 (3.68%) Perl
8 5 (3.68%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.68%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.94%) Ruby
10 3 (2.21%) C++
11 2 (1.47%) C
12 1 (0.74%) ES6
12 1 (0.74%) Groovy
12 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.76%) ISEB
1 16 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 12 (8.82%) OCPJP
2 12 (8.82%) Sun Certification
3 9 (6.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.21%) Degree
7 2 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.24%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) GDPR
2 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (11.76%) Ansible
2 13 (9.56%) Terraform
3 6 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (4.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.74%) Kibana
4 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (37.50%) Oracle
2 29 (21.32%) Red Hat
3 24 (17.65%) IBM
4 20 (14.71%) Sitecore
5 14 (10.29%) hybris
6 12 (8.82%) Sun
7 5 (3.68%) Informatica
8 4 (2.94%) BEA
8 4 (2.94%) Pega
8 4 (2.94%) webMethods
9 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.74%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.74%) WSO2