Period
to 17 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 72 67
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 40 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.00% 4.26% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 4.67% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 11
Essex median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +18.75%
10th Percentile £344 £312 £250
90th Percentile £600 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £500 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +20.00%
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 895 793 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.59% 91.25% 84.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 535 386
Essex median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% -9.97%
10th Percentile £298 £275 £220
90th Percentile £600 £599 £516
East of England median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.65% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 60 161
Essex median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +71.05% -42.42%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.22 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.09 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +11.11%

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 August 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 August 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 -7 20 £513 +2.50% 1
Basildon - 4 £525 - 1
Brentwood - 2 £488 - 1
Harlow - 1 - - 1
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (85.00%) TDD
3 24 (60.00%) Scrum
4 22 (55.00%) JIRA
5 21 (52.50%) Kanban
5 21 (52.50%) Confluence
6 20 (50.00%) Selenium
7 19 (47.50%) User Stories
8 18 (45.00%) Test Automation
8 18 (45.00%) SQL
9 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (42.50%) SoapUI
10 16 (40.00%) Java
10 16 (40.00%) Oracle
11 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
12 14 (35.00%) Coaching
13 13 (32.50%) Mentoring
13 13 (32.50%) QA
13 13 (32.50%) JMeter
14 12 (30.00%) Integration Testing
14 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
14 12 (30.00%) Linux
14 12 (30.00%) ISEB
15 11 (27.50%) ISTQB
15 11 (27.50%) Performance Testing
15 11 (27.50%) DevOps
15 11 (27.50%) Acceptance Criteria
15 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
15 11 (27.50%) Git (software)

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 21 (52.50%) Confluence
2 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.50%) Apache
3 3 (7.50%) JBoss
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Internet
2 4 (10.00%) HTTP
3 3 (7.50%) SSL
3 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Pentaho
2 5 (12.50%) Impala
2 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (55.00%) JIRA
2 20 (50.00%) Selenium
3 17 (42.50%) SoapUI
4 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 13 (32.50%) JMeter
6 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
7 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 8 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 8 (20.00%) Subversion
9 7 (17.50%) JIRA Agile
9 7 (17.50%) Zephyr
10 5 (12.50%) Eclipse
10 5 (12.50%) Maven
11 4 (10.00%) JUnit
11 4 (10.00%) Mocha
12 3 (7.50%) AccuRev
12 3 (7.50%) Ant
12 3 (7.50%) Bitbucket
12 3 (7.50%) Gradle
12 3 (7.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Automotive
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Scrum Master
3 6 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Tester
5 4 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
7 2 (5.00%) Android Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Integration Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) XML
2 8 (20.00%) Spring
2 8 (20.00%) Web Services
3 7 (17.50%) SOAP
4 5 (12.50%) CSS
4 5 (12.50%) HTML
4 5 (12.50%) J2EE
4 5 (12.50%) Spring Boot
5 3 (7.50%) Dagger
5 3 (7.50%) Java SE
5 3 (7.50%) Middleware
5 3 (7.50%) RESTful
5 3 (7.50%) Retrofit
5 3 (7.50%) RxJava
5 3 (7.50%) XML Messaging
6 2 (5.00%) Ajax
6 2 (5.00%) JAX-WS
6 2 (5.00%) jQuery
6 2 (5.00%) JSR 170
6 2 (5.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Clustering
4 2 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Unix
3 5 (12.50%) Windows
4 3 (7.50%) Android
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (85.00%) TDD
3 24 (60.00%) Scrum
4 21 (52.50%) Kanban
5 19 (47.50%) User Stories
6 18 (45.00%) Test Automation
7 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (35.00%) Coaching
9 13 (32.50%) Mentoring
10 12 (30.00%) Integration Testing
10 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
11 11 (27.50%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (27.50%) DevOps
11 11 (27.50%) Performance Testing
11 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
12 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (25.00%) Functional Testing
13 9 (22.50%) Regression Testing
14 8 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 16 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) Java 8
4 5 (12.50%) Perl
5 4 (10.00%) Python
6 3 (7.50%) C
7 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.00%) Ruby
7 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.50%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) ISEB
2 11 (27.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) QA
2 6 (15.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Ansible
1 7 (17.50%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (7.50%) HP ALM
3 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Informatica
3 3 (7.50%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) WSO2
4 2 (5.00%) Adobe
4 2 (5.00%) BEA
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) Pega
4 2 (5.00%) webMethods
5 1 (2.50%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft