Period
to 16 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 16 July 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 56 54
Rank change year-on-year -16 -2 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 30 43 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.07% 2.74% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 3.35% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 37 36
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £363 £368 £363
90th Percentile £524 £588 £613
East of England median daily rate £485 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -3.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £37.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +5.56%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,207 1,283 1,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 83.18% 81.72% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 715 528
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £296 £207 £211
90th Percentile £588 £566 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 94 65
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.32 £20.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% -16.55% -30.82%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.84 £11.31
90th Percentile £57.88 £46.25 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year - -44.00% +35.87%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Hertfordshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Hertfordshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Hertfordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Watford -2 27 £475 -11.63% 2
Welwyn Garden City +11 2 £445 -16.24%
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (90.00%) Java
3 24 (80.00%) E-Commerce
3 24 (80.00%) TDD
4 23 (76.67%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 20 (66.67%) Games
5 20 (66.67%) Git (software)
6 19 (63.33%) Magento
6 19 (63.33%) WebSphere
6 19 (63.33%) IBM
7 16 (53.33%) HTML
7 16 (53.33%) CSS
7 16 (53.33%) AngularJS
8 15 (50.00%) Sass
8 15 (50.00%) LESS
8 15 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 15 (50.00%) Grunt
8 15 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
8 15 (50.00%) Bower
8 15 (50.00%) User Experience
8 15 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (50.00%) Jasmine
8 15 (50.00%) XHTML
8 15 (50.00%) W3C
8 15 (50.00%) CMS
8 15 (50.00%) Dojo
8 15 (50.00%) jQuery
8 15 (50.00%) Unit Testing
8 15 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 19 (63.33%) WebSphere
2 15 (50.00%) CMS
2 15 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (6.67%) Confluence
4 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon ECS
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (10.00%) Route 53
2 3 (10.00%) Serverless
3 2 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.33%) BrowserStack
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) FTP
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) DB2
1 4 (13.33%) DbVisualizer
1 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 15 (50.00%) Bower
2 15 (50.00%) Grunt
2 15 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 15 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 9 (30.00%) JIRA
5 8 (26.67%) Selenium
5 8 (26.67%) Subversion
6 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
7 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.33%) Appium
9 1 (3.33%) Geb
9 1 (3.33%) GitLab
9 1 (3.33%) Gradle
9 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.33%) Spock
9 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (66.67%) Games
2 8 (26.67%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Publishing
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 15 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (23.33%) Magento Developer
4 6 (20.00%) React Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Tester
6 3 (10.00%) AWS Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Developer
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Scrum Master
7 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum Master
7 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Developer in Test
8 1 (3.33%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 1 (3.33%) JIRA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) AngularJS
1 16 (53.33%) CSS
1 16 (53.33%) HTML
2 15 (50.00%) Dojo
2 15 (50.00%) jQuery
2 15 (50.00%) LESS
2 15 (50.00%) Sass
2 15 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 15 (50.00%) XHTML
3 14 (46.67%) Semantic HTML
4 8 (26.67%) JSP
5 7 (23.33%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (23.33%) React
5 7 (23.33%) RESTful
6 5 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 5 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) J2EE
7 2 (6.67%) SOAP
7 2 (6.67%) Spring
7 2 (6.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) User Experience
1 15 (50.00%) Vector Graphics
1 15 (50.00%) W3C
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 24 (80.00%) TDD
3 23 (76.67%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 15 (50.00%) Sprint Planning
4 15 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 15 (50.00%) Wireframes
5 14 (46.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 14 (46.67%) Front End Development
6 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (23.33%) Scrum
8 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Kanban
9 4 (13.33%) Microservices
9 4 (13.33%) System Testing
10 3 (10.00%) DevOps
10 3 (10.00%) Secure Coding
10 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) PHP
4 5 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) ES6
6 1 (3.33%) Java 8
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GDPR
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Terraform
2 1 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (3.33%) Kibana
2 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) IBM
2 15 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 12 (40.00%) hybris
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle