Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 11 December 2018 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)
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 59 63
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 +22
Contract jobs citing BDD 62 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.78% 4.68% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.48% 5.32% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 15
Essex median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - -11.50%
10th Percentile £349 £315 £425
90th Percentile £585 £550 £535
East of England median daily rate £538 £439 £485
% change year-on-year +22.51% -9.54% +19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £35.00 -
East of England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 957 677 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.19% 87.92% 87.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 456 454
Essex median daily rate £500 £495 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +41.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 66 138
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £30.77 £32.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.37% -4.86% +2.65%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.82 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.97 £33.33 £31.50
% change year-on-year -46.08% +5.81% +29.55%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Essex

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Essex

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Essex over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Essex

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BDD in Essex

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Essex region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea -18 28 £505 -3.81% 5
Basildon +11 5 £500 +11.11%
Chelmsford - 1 £350 -
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for BDD.

1 53 (85.48%) TDD
2 52 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (67.74%) Scrum
4 39 (62.90%) JIRA
5 36 (58.06%) Kanban
5 36 (58.06%) Confluence
6 35 (56.45%) User Stories
7 34 (54.84%) SQL
8 29 (46.77%) Oracle
8 29 (46.77%) Selenium
9 28 (45.16%) Jenkins
9 28 (45.16%) SoapUI
10 26 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (40.32%) Java
12 24 (38.71%) Coaching
13 23 (37.10%) Acceptance Criteria
14 22 (35.48%) Linux
15 21 (33.87%) ISEB
15 21 (33.87%) QA
15 21 (33.87%) Test Strategy
15 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
16 20 (32.26%) Microservices
16 20 (32.26%) Spring Boot
16 20 (32.26%) ISTQB
16 20 (32.26%) Spring
17 19 (30.65%) Software Testing
17 19 (30.65%) Unix
17 19 (30.65%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (29.03%) Integration Testing
18 18 (29.03%) ETL

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 36 (58.06%) Confluence
2 8 (12.90%) WebLogic
3 7 (11.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (11.29%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (11.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) JBoss
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) SSL
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) Pentaho
2 13 (20.97%) MySQL
3 12 (19.35%) Impala
4 8 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
5 7 (11.29%) NoSQL
6 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (62.90%) JIRA
2 29 (46.77%) Selenium
3 28 (45.16%) Jenkins
3 28 (45.16%) SoapUI
4 18 (29.03%) JMeter
5 17 (27.42%) LoadRunner
6 15 (24.19%) Maven
7 14 (22.58%) Git (software)
8 10 (16.13%) Bitbucket
8 10 (16.13%) JIRA Agile
9 9 (14.52%) Cucumber
9 9 (14.52%) JUnit
9 9 (14.52%) Subversion
10 7 (11.29%) AccuRev
10 7 (11.29%) Ant
10 7 (11.29%) Eclipse
10 7 (11.29%) Gradle
11 6 (9.68%) CA Gen
11 6 (9.68%) Checkstyle
11 6 (9.68%) Mocha
General
1 7 (11.29%) Marketing
2 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Developer
2 20 (32.26%) Java Developer
3 12 (19.35%) Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Scrum Master
5 9 (14.52%) Senior Developer
5 9 (14.52%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (14.52%) Test Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) Tester
7 5 (8.06%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.45%) Agile Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Lead Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (6.45%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Integration Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Agile Scrum Master
10 2 (3.23%) DevOps Specialist
10 2 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) Spring
1 20 (32.26%) Spring Boot
2 11 (17.74%) J2EE
3 10 (16.13%) AngularJS
3 10 (16.13%) SOAP
4 9 (14.52%) CSS
4 9 (14.52%) HTML
4 9 (14.52%) REST
4 9 (14.52%) Web Services
4 9 (14.52%) XML
5 7 (11.29%) Ajax
5 7 (11.29%) JAX-RS
5 7 (11.29%) JAX-WS
5 7 (11.29%) JPA
5 7 (11.29%) JSR 170
5 7 (11.29%) SAML
5 7 (11.29%) Spring MVC
5 7 (11.29%) Struts
5 7 (11.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (11.29%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Client/Server
2 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (8.06%) Clustering
4 5 (8.06%) Replication
4 5 (8.06%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Linux
2 19 (30.65%) Unix
3 8 (12.90%) Windows
4 7 (11.29%) Solaris
5 2 (3.23%) CentOS
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (85.48%) TDD
2 52 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (67.74%) Scrum
4 36 (58.06%) Kanban
5 35 (56.45%) User Stories
6 26 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (38.71%) Coaching
8 23 (37.10%) Acceptance Criteria
9 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
9 21 (33.87%) Test Strategy
10 20 (32.26%) Microservices
11 19 (30.65%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (30.65%) Software Testing
12 18 (29.03%) ETL
12 18 (29.03%) Integration Testing
12 18 (29.03%) Performance Testing
12 18 (29.03%) Regression Testing
13 17 (27.42%) Data Integration
13 17 (27.42%) DevOps
13 17 (27.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (54.84%) SQL
2 25 (40.32%) Java
3 10 (16.13%) Java 8
4 8 (12.90%) Python
5 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.29%) Perl
6 6 (9.68%) PL/SQL
6 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.23%) C
8 1 (1.61%) C#
8 1 (1.61%) Go
8 1 (1.61%) Groovy
8 1 (1.61%) Ruby
8 1 (1.61%) Scala
8 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) ISEB
2 20 (32.26%) ISTQB
3 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
4 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.23%) OCPJP
6 2 (3.23%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.61%) Degree
7 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.87%) QA
2 15 (24.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) Docker
2 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) Ansible
2 7 (11.29%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (46.77%) Oracle
2 8 (12.90%) Informatica
3 7 (11.29%) Adobe
3 7 (11.29%) IBM
4 6 (9.68%) BEA
4 6 (9.68%) Pega
4 6 (9.68%) webMethods
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.23%) Sun
6 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.61%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.61%) WSO2