Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 21 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.02% 3.21% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 3.58% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 8
Essex median daily rate £500 £495 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +42.45% -13.13%
10th Percentile £336 £300 £250
90th Percentile £625 £540 £584
East of England median daily rate £475 £473 £425
% change year-on-year +0.53% +11.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Essex median hourly rate - £41.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.89% -
East of England median hourly rate - £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +13.89% -

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 613 727 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.07% 89.64% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 492 405
Essex median daily rate £500 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £260 £227
90th Percentile £635 £575 £575
East of England median daily rate £438 £422 £413
% change year-on-year +3.67% +2.30% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 47 127
Essex median hourly rate £34.02 £36.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +89.47% -47.22%
10th Percentile £15.53 £19.96 £15.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £47.52 £45.40
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -46.97% +22.22% +8.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +12 12 £563 +13.64%
Brentwood - 2 £488 - 1
Basildon +5 1 £525 - 3
Harlow - 1 - - 1
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) TDD
3 12 (57.14%) Selenium
3 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 11 (52.38%) SoapUI
4 11 (52.38%) Java
5 10 (47.62%) Git (software)
5 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
5 10 (47.62%) Zephyr
6 9 (42.86%) Scrum
7 8 (38.10%) JMeter
7 8 (38.10%) HP
7 8 (38.10%) SOAP
7 8 (38.10%) Kanban
7 8 (38.10%) HP ALM
8 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 7 (33.33%) User Stories
8 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
8 7 (33.33%) Test Management
8 7 (33.33%) ISEB
9 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
9 6 (28.57%) Web Services
9 6 (28.57%) XML
9 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
9 6 (28.57%) Puppet
9 6 (28.57%) Software Testing

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 (14.29%) Apache
1 3 (14.29%) Confluence
1 3 (14.29%) JBoss
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTP
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) SSL
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
1 12 (57.14%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) SoapUI
3 10 (47.62%) Git (software)
3 10 (47.62%) Zephyr
4 8 (38.10%) JMeter
5 5 (23.81%) Subversion
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
7 2 (9.52%) Artifactory
7 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
7 2 (9.52%) Gradle
7 2 (9.52%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (4.76%) Calabash
8 1 (4.76%) Capybara
8 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
8 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
8 1 (4.76%) QF-Test
8 1 (4.76%) Robot Framework
8 1 (4.76%) The Grinder
General
1 1 (4.76%) Automotive
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Test Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
3 3 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (9.52%) Android Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum Master
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Scala Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Android Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) SOAP
2 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 6 (28.57%) XML
3 4 (19.05%) J2EE
4 3 (14.29%) Dagger
4 3 (14.29%) Middleware
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) Retrofit
4 3 (14.29%) RxJava
4 3 (14.29%) Spring
5 2 (9.52%) Android SDK
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) REST
5 2 (9.52%) XML Messaging
6 1 (4.76%) .NET
6 1 (4.76%) OSGi
6 1 (4.76%) SAML
6 1 (4.76%) Struts
6 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Android
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) TDD
3 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
5 9 (42.86%) Scrum
6 8 (38.10%) Kanban
7 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 7 (33.33%) Test Management
7 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (33.33%) User Stories
8 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
8 6 (28.57%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
9 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
10 4 (19.05%) Functional Programming
10 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (19.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) C
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) Java 8
5 1 (4.76%) Kotlin
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) HP ALM
2 6 (28.57%) Ansible
2 6 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) WSO2
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.76%) PeopleSoft