Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 21 November 2017 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 49 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 4 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.69% 0.80% 4.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 0.97% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 21
Kent median daily rate £475 £388 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +15.67% -10.67%
10th Percentile £369 £354 £313
90th Percentile £550 £461 £388
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 421 411 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.28% 82.36% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 285 284
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £203
90th Percentile £625 £560 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 21
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Kent

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Kent

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Kent over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for BDD.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Cucumber
3 7 (77.78%) C#
4 6 (66.67%) .NET
4 6 (66.67%) Advertising
4 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
5 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
6 4 (44.44%) Xamarin
6 4 (44.44%) RESTful
6 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (44.44%) JSON
6 4 (44.44%) JMeter
6 4 (44.44%) TDD
7 3 (33.33%) Scrum
7 3 (33.33%) HTML
7 3 (33.33%) Java
7 3 (33.33%) CSS
7 3 (33.33%) XML
7 3 (33.33%) Windows
7 3 (33.33%) Linux
7 3 (33.33%) OO
7 3 (33.33%) HP
7 3 (33.33%) ISEB
7 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
7 3 (33.33%) JIRA
7 3 (33.33%) Ruby
7 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Cucumber
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
3 4 (44.44%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (11.11%) MSTest
6 1 (11.11%) NUnit
6 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (66.67%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Tester
3 3 (33.33%) Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Test Consultant
4 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
5 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) JSON
2 4 (44.44%) RESTful
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Core
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
4 2 (22.22%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Component Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (11.11%) API Design
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Microservices
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
6 1 (11.11%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Xamarin
2 3 (33.33%) HP