Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 63 81
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.68% 3.21% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 3.68% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 2
Essex median daily rate £450 £520 £565
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.46% -7.96% +45.81%
10th Percentile £325 £400 £531
90th Percentile £625 £540 £587
East of England median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £41.00 -
East of England median hourly rate - £41.00 -

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 546 707 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 83.61% 87.28% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 470 461
Essex median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £311 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £540 £588
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 92 129
Essex median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +34.62% -10.73%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £45.72
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.83% +33.33%

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 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 February 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 -10 14 £538 +3.37%
Brentwood - 2 £425 - 1
Basildon +8 1 £450 - 2
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) TDD
3 14 (58.33%) Selenium
3 14 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (58.33%) Cucumber
3 14 (58.33%) SoapUI
4 13 (54.17%) Jenkins
4 13 (54.17%) Zephyr
5 12 (50.00%) Kanban
5 12 (50.00%) Java
5 12 (50.00%) Scrum
6 11 (45.83%) SOAP
6 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
7 10 (41.67%) Test Management
7 10 (41.67%) HP
7 10 (41.67%) ISEB
8 8 (33.33%) JMeter
8 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 8 (33.33%) User Stories
9 7 (29.17%) QA
9 7 (29.17%) J2EE
10 6 (25.00%) SQL
10 6 (25.00%) OOP
10 6 (25.00%) OO
10 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
10 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 6 (25.00%) Puppet
10 6 (25.00%) NoSQL

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 3 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) JBoss
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (8.33%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (12.50%) SSL
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Cucumber
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
1 14 (58.33%) SoapUI
2 13 (54.17%) Jenkins
2 13 (54.17%) Zephyr
3 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
4 8 (33.33%) JMeter
5 5 (20.83%) Subversion
6 4 (16.67%) Artifactory
7 2 (8.33%) JIRA
7 2 (8.33%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (8.33%) Robot Framework
7 2 (8.33%) The Grinder
8 1 (4.17%) AccuRev
8 1 (4.17%) Ant
8 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (4.17%) Gradle
8 1 (4.17%) JUnit
8 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
1 1 (4.17%) Automotive
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
1 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Developer
2 6 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Java Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Scrum Master
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum Master
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) SOAP
2 7 (29.17%) J2EE
3 5 (20.83%) REST
3 5 (20.83%) Spring
3 5 (20.83%) Web Services
4 4 (16.67%) XML
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
5 3 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (8.33%) Dagger
6 2 (8.33%) RESTful
6 2 (8.33%) Retrofit
6 2 (8.33%) RxJava
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
7 1 (4.17%) Android SDK
7 1 (4.17%) EclipseLink
7 1 (4.17%) JAX-RS
7 1 (4.17%) Kafka
7 1 (4.17%) OSGi
7 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
4 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) TDD
3 14 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (50.00%) Kanban
4 12 (50.00%) Scrum
5 10 (41.67%) Test Management
6 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 8 (33.33%) User Stories
7 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (25.00%) DevOps
7 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (25.00%) OO
7 6 (25.00%) OOP
7 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
8 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) C
4 3 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Ansible
1 6 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) WSO2
3 2 (8.33%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.17%) Google