Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 24 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)
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 39 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +54
Contract jobs citing BDD 128 133 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.67% 5.08% 5.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.58% 5.80% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 92 162
Leeds median daily rate £425 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +34.33% -6.94%
10th Percentile £362 £325 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £460
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £335
% change year-on-year -5.56% +34.33% -8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1944 2293 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.17% 87.65% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1547 2002
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £265
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 67
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.58 £10.20 £8.61
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.13 £39.70
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Leeds

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Leeds

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Leeds over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leeds region with a requirement for BDD.

1 117 (91.41%) TDD
2 99 (77.34%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (72.66%) Java
4 65 (50.78%) JavaScript
5 51 (39.84%) Node.js
6 49 (38.28%) Git (software)
6 49 (38.28%) Test Automation
7 46 (35.94%) Microservices
8 45 (35.16%) Jenkins
8 45 (35.16%) Cucumber
8 45 (35.16%) SQL
9 42 (32.81%) Software Engineering
10 40 (31.25%) Scrum
11 36 (28.13%) NoSQL
12 35 (27.34%) MongoDB
13 33 (25.78%) JIRA
14 32 (25.00%) Spring
14 32 (25.00%) REST
15 31 (24.22%) Open Source
16 30 (23.44%) PostgreSQL
17 29 (22.66%) MySQL
17 29 (22.66%) Confluence
18 28 (21.88%) Kanban
18 28 (21.88%) Pair Programming
18 28 (21.88%) SDLC
19 26 (20.31%) Apache Cassandra
20 25 (19.53%) AngularJS
20 25 (19.53%) React
21 23 (17.97%) JUnit
22 22 (17.19%) Slack

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (22.66%) Confluence
2 7 (5.47%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.47%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.69%) Apache
3 6 (4.69%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.91%) Apache Solr
4 5 (3.91%) JBoss
4 5 (3.91%) Jetty
4 5 (3.91%) Tornado
5 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.19%) Slack
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.34%) GitHub
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) CloudBees
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) AMQP
1 5 (3.91%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (28.13%) NoSQL
2 35 (27.34%) MongoDB
3 30 (23.44%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (22.66%) MySQL
5 26 (20.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (8.59%) Hadoop
7 9 (7.03%) Big Data
8 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
9 7 (5.47%) Couchbase
10 6 (4.69%) HBase
10 6 (4.69%) Riak
11 5 (3.91%) Redis
12 2 (1.56%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.78%) Impala
13 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 49 (38.28%) Git (software)
2 45 (35.16%) Cucumber
2 45 (35.16%) Jenkins
3 33 (25.78%) JIRA
4 23 (17.97%) JUnit
5 19 (14.84%) Selenium
6 16 (12.50%) Jasmine
6 16 (12.50%) Maven
7 13 (10.16%) WebDriver
8 6 (4.69%) AppVeyor
8 6 (4.69%) CircleCI
8 6 (4.69%) FitNesse
8 6 (4.69%) JBehave
8 6 (4.69%) Vagrant
9 5 (3.91%) Hudson
10 4 (3.13%) Gradle
11 3 (2.34%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.34%) Mockito
11 3 (2.34%) Subversion
12 2 (1.56%) Firebug
General
1 14 (10.94%) Finance
2 5 (3.91%) Electronics
2 5 (3.91%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.91%) Marketing
2 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (66.41%) Developer
2 40 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 19 (14.84%) JavaScript Developer
3 19 (14.84%) Software Engineer
4 15 (11.72%) Java Engineer
4 15 (11.72%) Java Software Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Tester
6 12 (9.38%) Automation Tester
7 11 (8.59%) .NET Developer
8 9 (7.03%) Agile Developer
9 8 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
9 8 (6.25%) Android Developer
9 8 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 8 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
9 8 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 8 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
9 8 (6.25%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (5.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (39.84%) Node.js
2 32 (25.00%) REST
2 32 (25.00%) Spring
3 25 (19.53%) AngularJS
3 25 (19.53%) React
4 21 (16.41%) HTML
4 21 (16.41%) Spring Boot
5 19 (14.84%) Hibernate
6 15 (11.72%) .NET
6 15 (11.72%) XML
7 13 (10.16%) Apache Camel
7 13 (10.16%) Kafka
8 11 (8.59%) Ember.js
9 9 (7.03%) CSS
10 8 (6.25%) Redux
11 7 (5.47%) .NET Framework
11 7 (5.47%) Android SDK
11 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET
11 7 (5.47%) Entity Framework
11 7 (5.47%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.81%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 8 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.13%) Media Streaming
5 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Chromecast
7 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.78%) IPTV
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.06%) Linux
1 18 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (9.38%) Android
3 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (91.41%) TDD
2 99 (77.34%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (38.28%) Test Automation
4 46 (35.94%) Microservices
5 42 (32.81%) Software Engineering
6 40 (31.25%) Scrum
7 31 (24.22%) Open Source
8 28 (21.88%) Kanban
8 28 (21.88%) Pair Programming
8 28 (21.88%) SDLC
9 21 (16.41%) SFIA
10 17 (13.28%) Integration Testing
10 17 (13.28%) Test Scripting
11 15 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (11.72%) Mentoring
12 13 (10.16%) Coaching
12 13 (10.16%) DevOps
13 12 (9.38%) Android Development
13 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (8.59%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (72.66%) Java
2 65 (50.78%) JavaScript
3 45 (35.16%) SQL
4 15 (11.72%) Python
5 12 (9.38%) PHP
6 9 (7.03%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.03%) C#
7 8 (6.25%) Ruby
7 8 (6.25%) Scala
8 4 (3.13%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.56%) Go
10 1 (0.78%) ES6
10 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.56%) Degree
3 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) QA
1 2 (1.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (14.06%) Docker
2 5 (3.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (3.91%) HDFS
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (10.16%) Ansible
2 8 (6.25%) Puppet
3 7 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.69%) Terraform
5 5 (3.91%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.78%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.78%) Grafana
6 1 (0.78%) Graylog
6 1 (0.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (13.28%) Oracle
2 14 (10.94%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.47%) Xamarin
5 5 (3.91%) SAP
6 2 (1.56%) Telerik
7 1 (0.78%) Informatica
7 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.78%) Talend