Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 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)
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 61 53
Rank change year-on-year +22 -8 +29
Contract jobs citing BDD 63 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.58% 3.95% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.69% 4.52% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 26
Essex median daily rate £498 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -5.00% -9.91%
10th Percentile £361 £325 £306
90th Percentile £550 £625 £540
East of England median daily rate £498 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +10.56% -10.00% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 725 597 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.24% 87.28% 88.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 385 489
Essex median daily rate £483 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +29.03% -3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £250
90th Percentile £588 £638 £540
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 80
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £35.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +1.54% +84.21%
10th Percentile £12.31 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.00 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £25.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year -25.24% -23.13% +21.82%

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 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Essex

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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 19 March 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
Southend-on-Sea +3 32 £503 -8.64% 2
Basildon +11 3 £488 +8.33%
Chelmsford - 2 £350 -
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for BDD.

1 60 (95.24%) TDD
2 51 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (68.25%) Oracle
4 40 (63.49%) JIRA
5 38 (60.32%) Scrum
5 38 (60.32%) Jenkins
6 37 (58.73%) Java
7 35 (55.56%) Microservices
8 33 (52.38%) SoapUI
9 32 (50.79%) User Stories
9 32 (50.79%) Spring Boot
9 32 (50.79%) Spring
9 32 (50.79%) Linux
10 30 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
11 29 (46.03%) Confluence
11 29 (46.03%) Kanban
11 29 (46.03%) Git (software)
11 29 (46.03%) Unix
12 27 (42.86%) SQL
12 27 (42.86%) MySQL
13 24 (38.10%) Oracle Database
13 24 (38.10%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 21 (33.33%) JUnit
15 20 (31.75%) SOAP
15 20 (31.75%) Selenium
15 20 (31.75%) Sprint Planning
16 19 (30.16%) Sprint Retrospective
16 19 (30.16%) Test Strategy
17 18 (28.57%) Coaching
17 18 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria

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 29 (46.03%) Confluence
2 5 (7.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (7.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (7.94%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.94%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 30 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.81%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (42.86%) MySQL
2 24 (38.10%) Oracle Database
3 15 (23.81%) Pentaho
4 11 (17.46%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (15.87%) Impala
6 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
6 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (63.49%) JIRA
2 38 (60.32%) Jenkins
3 33 (52.38%) SoapUI
4 29 (46.03%) Git (software)
5 21 (33.33%) JUnit
6 20 (31.75%) Selenium
7 15 (23.81%) JMeter
7 15 (23.81%) LoadRunner
8 14 (22.22%) Maven
9 9 (14.29%) Bitbucket
10 7 (11.11%) Checkstyle
11 6 (9.52%) JIRA Agile
12 5 (7.94%) AccuRev
12 5 (7.94%) Ant
12 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
12 5 (7.94%) Eclipse
12 5 (7.94%) Gradle
12 5 (7.94%) Subversion
13 4 (6.35%) CA Gen
14 2 (3.17%) Mocha
General
1 5 (7.94%) Marketing
2 2 (3.17%) Legal
2 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (53.97%) Developer
2 33 (52.38%) Java Developer
3 17 (26.98%) Lead Developer
3 17 (26.98%) Lead Java Developer
4 10 (15.87%) Java Team Leader
4 10 (15.87%) Team Leader
5 9 (14.29%) Analyst
5 9 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 9 (14.29%) Tester
6 7 (11.11%) QA Tester
7 6 (9.52%) Scrum Master
7 6 (9.52%) Senior Developer
7 6 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Agile Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Integration Developer
8 2 (3.17%) QA Leader
9 1 (1.59%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.79%) Spring
1 32 (50.79%) Spring Boot
2 20 (31.75%) SOAP
3 17 (26.98%) J2EE
4 13 (20.63%) REST
5 7 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 6 (9.52%) Web Services
7 5 (7.94%) Ajax
7 5 (7.94%) CSS
7 5 (7.94%) HTML
7 5 (7.94%) JAX-RS
7 5 (7.94%) JAX-WS
7 5 (7.94%) JPA
7 5 (7.94%) JSR 170
7 5 (7.94%) SAML
7 5 (7.94%) Spring MVC
7 5 (7.94%) Struts
7 5 (7.94%) XHTML
7 5 (7.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Client/Server
2 7 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.76%) Clustering
5 3 (4.76%) Replication
5 3 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (50.79%) Linux
2 29 (46.03%) Unix
3 16 (25.40%) CentOS
4 5 (7.94%) Solaris
4 5 (7.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (95.24%) TDD
2 51 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (60.32%) Scrum
4 35 (55.56%) Microservices
5 32 (50.79%) User Stories
6 29 (46.03%) Kanban
7 24 (38.10%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 20 (31.75%) Sprint Planning
9 19 (30.16%) Sprint Retrospective
9 19 (30.16%) Test Strategy
10 18 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
10 18 (28.57%) Coaching
10 18 (28.57%) ETL
10 18 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (26.98%) Pair Programming
12 16 (25.40%) Test Automation
12 16 (25.40%) Test Scripting
13 15 (23.81%) Data Integration
13 15 (23.81%) SDLC
13 15 (23.81%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (58.73%) Java
2 27 (42.86%) SQL
3 17 (26.98%) Java 8
4 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.35%) Perl
5 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.35%) Python
5 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.17%) C#
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) Go
7 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) ISEB
1 15 (23.81%) ISTQB
2 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) OCPJP
3 7 (11.11%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.98%) QA
2 15 (23.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (26.98%) Docker
2 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Ansible
2 2 (3.17%) Puppet
3 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (68.25%) Oracle
2 16 (25.40%) Red Hat
3 7 (11.11%) Sun
4 5 (7.94%) Adobe
4 5 (7.94%) IBM
5 4 (6.35%) BEA
5 4 (6.35%) Informatica
5 4 (6.35%) Pega
5 4 (6.35%) webMethods
6 1 (1.59%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft