Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 73 58
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 45 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.35% 3.70% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.85% 4.07% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 15
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £345 £314 £270
90th Percentile £595 £550 £535
East of England median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +21.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -

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 928 761 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.75% 90.92% 86.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 496 430
Essex median daily rate £500 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +39.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 72 156
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £33.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +32.00% -23.43%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.44 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £63.75 £42.92
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.02 £27.00
% change year-on-year -43.58% +14.87% +5.88%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -5 19 £513 -
Basildon - 6 £500 - 1
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 39 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (82.22%) TDD
3 29 (64.44%) Scrum
4 26 (57.78%) JIRA
4 26 (57.78%) Kanban
5 25 (55.56%) SQL
6 24 (53.33%) Confluence
6 24 (53.33%) Jenkins
7 23 (51.11%) User Stories
7 23 (51.11%) Java
7 23 (51.11%) Selenium
8 20 (44.44%) SoapUI
9 19 (42.22%) Spring
9 19 (42.22%) Oracle
10 17 (37.78%) Microservices
11 16 (35.56%) Spring Boot
11 16 (35.56%) Unix
12 15 (33.33%) Linux
12 15 (33.33%) Maven
12 15 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (33.33%) Test Automation
13 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (28.89%) QA
14 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
14 13 (28.89%) Coaching
15 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
15 12 (26.67%) Cucumber
15 12 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
15 12 (26.67%) JMeter
15 12 (26.67%) OO

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 24 (53.33%) Confluence
2 8 (17.78%) WebLogic
3 6 (13.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (13.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.44%) Apache
4 2 (4.44%) JBoss
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Internet
2 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 2 (4.44%) SSL
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) MySQL
2 8 (17.78%) Pentaho
2 8 (17.78%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (11.11%) Impala
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (57.78%) JIRA
2 24 (53.33%) Jenkins
3 23 (51.11%) Selenium
4 20 (44.44%) SoapUI
5 15 (33.33%) Maven
6 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
7 12 (26.67%) Cucumber
7 12 (26.67%) JMeter
8 11 (24.44%) Subversion
9 9 (20.00%) JUnit
10 8 (17.78%) Eclipse
10 8 (17.78%) LoadRunner
11 7 (15.56%) AccuRev
11 7 (15.56%) Ant
12 6 (13.33%) CA Gen
12 6 (13.33%) Checkstyle
12 6 (13.33%) Gradle
12 6 (13.33%) JIRA Agile
13 5 (11.11%) Zephyr
14 4 (8.89%) Mocha
General
1 6 (13.33%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Legal
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum Master
6 4 (8.89%) QA Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Agile Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.44%) Integration Developer
8 2 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Lead Java Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) Spring
2 16 (35.56%) Spring Boot
3 12 (26.67%) XML
4 11 (24.44%) CSS
4 11 (24.44%) HTML
4 11 (24.44%) SOAP
5 10 (22.22%) J2EE
5 10 (22.22%) Web Services
6 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
7 6 (13.33%) EclipseLink
7 6 (13.33%) JAX-RS
7 6 (13.33%) JPA
7 6 (13.33%) JSR 170
7 6 (13.33%) OSGi
7 6 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (13.33%) REST
7 6 (13.33%) SAML
7 6 (13.33%) Struts
7 6 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (13.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Client/Server
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (8.89%) Clustering
4 4 (8.89%) Replication
5 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (6.67%) Virtual Team
6 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Unix
2 15 (33.33%) Linux
3 8 (17.78%) Windows
4 7 (15.56%) Solaris
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (82.22%) TDD
3 29 (64.44%) Scrum
4 26 (57.78%) Kanban
5 23 (51.11%) User Stories
6 17 (37.78%) Microservices
7 15 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (28.89%) Coaching
10 12 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
10 12 (26.67%) OO
10 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
11 11 (24.44%) Mentoring
11 11 (24.44%) Performance Testing
11 11 (24.44%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
12 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (22.22%) DevOps
12 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) SQL
2 23 (51.11%) Java
3 11 (24.44%) Java 8
4 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (17.78%) Perl
6 6 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 6 (13.33%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.89%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) C
8 1 (2.22%) Groovy
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
8 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) ISEB
1 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) OCPJP
5 1 (2.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
2 6 (13.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Docker
2 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Ansible
1 6 (13.33%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.44%) HP ALM
3 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) Informatica
3 6 (13.33%) Adobe
3 6 (13.33%) BEA
3 6 (13.33%) IBM
3 6 (13.33%) Pega
3 6 (13.33%) webMethods
4 2 (4.44%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) WSO2
5 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.22%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) Sun