Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 44 35
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 182 107 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 7.19% 5.08% 4.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.11% 5.77% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 79 103
Leeds median daily rate £425 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -6.67% +28.57%
10th Percentile £350 £323 £301
90th Percentile £538 £483 £549
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +1.19% -6.67% +28.57%
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 2,245 1,853 2,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.74% 88.03% 87.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,551 1,240 1,802
Leeds median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £288
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 16 35
Leeds median hourly rate £32.25 £13.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.55% +5.77% -25.71%
10th Percentile £12.65 £10.92 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.05 £34.75 £19.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +29.63% -11.50% -12.83%

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 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 Leeds region with a requirement for BDD.

1 154 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (78.02%) TDD
3 125 (68.68%) Java
4 94 (51.65%) Test Automation
5 89 (48.90%) Git (software)
6 79 (43.41%) JavaScript
7 75 (41.21%) Scrum
8 74 (40.66%) Jenkins
9 71 (39.01%) Microservices
10 68 (37.36%) Software Engineering
11 67 (36.81%) Cucumber
12 64 (35.16%) Kanban
13 54 (29.67%) JIRA
13 54 (29.67%) REST
14 52 (28.57%) Linux
15 51 (28.02%) Node.js
16 50 (27.47%) SQL
16 50 (27.47%) Spring
17 48 (26.37%) Open Source
17 48 (26.37%) Confluence
18 46 (25.27%) NoSQL
18 46 (25.27%) Mentoring
19 42 (23.08%) Coaching
19 42 (23.08%) Spring Boot
20 40 (21.98%) SFIA
21 39 (21.43%) JUnit
22 37 (20.33%) MySQL
23 36 (19.78%) Slack
24 35 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
24 35 (19.23%) MongoDB

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 48 (26.37%) Confluence
2 15 (8.24%) Apache
3 6 (3.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.10%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 36 (19.78%) Slack
2 6 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.65%) GitHub
4 2 (1.10%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.10%) CloudBees
4 2 (1.10%) IaaS
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.10%) npm
4 2 (1.10%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.10%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) AMQP
1 2 (1.10%) BIG-IP
1 2 (1.10%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (1.10%) SAN
2 1 (0.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.27%) NoSQL
2 37 (20.33%) MySQL
3 35 (19.23%) MongoDB
3 35 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (9.34%) Apache Hive
6 16 (8.79%) Big Data
7 4 (2.20%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.65%) HBase
9 2 (1.10%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.10%) Redis
10 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (48.90%) Git (software)
2 74 (40.66%) Jenkins
3 67 (36.81%) Cucumber
4 54 (29.67%) JIRA
5 39 (21.43%) JUnit
6 34 (18.68%) Selenium
7 28 (15.38%) Jasmine
8 18 (9.89%) Maven
9 17 (9.34%) WebDriver
10 14 (7.69%) SpecFlow
11 13 (7.14%) Artifactory
12 10 (5.49%) Mockito
12 10 (5.49%) SonarQube
13 9 (4.95%) Visual Studio
14 7 (3.85%) SoapUI
15 5 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
16 3 (1.65%) Appium
16 3 (1.65%) AppVeyor
16 3 (1.65%) CircleCI
16 3 (1.65%) Gradle
General
1 25 (13.74%) Finance
2 7 (3.85%) Banking
2 7 (3.85%) Retail
3 4 (2.20%) Games
3 4 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.10%) Advertising
4 2 (1.10%) Law
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
4 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (52.20%) Developer
2 58 (31.87%) Java Developer
3 27 (14.84%) Software Engineer
4 25 (13.74%) Tester
5 23 (12.64%) Automation Tester
6 19 (10.44%) Test Engineer
7 18 (9.89%) Java Engineer
8 16 (8.79%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
10 12 (6.59%) C# Developer
10 12 (6.59%) Java Software Developer
11 11 (6.04%) Analyst
11 11 (6.04%) Software Developer
11 11 (6.04%) Test Automation Engineer
12 10 (5.49%) Java Software Engineer
13 7 (3.85%) Agile Developer
13 7 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
14 6 (3.30%) Developer in Test
14 6 (3.30%) Node.js Developer
14 6 (3.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (29.67%) REST
2 51 (28.02%) Node.js
3 50 (27.47%) Spring
4 42 (23.08%) Spring Boot
5 24 (13.19%) Kafka
6 23 (12.64%) Dropwizard
6 23 (12.64%) Hibernate
7 16 (8.79%) HTML
7 16 (8.79%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (8.24%) ActiveMQ
9 14 (7.69%) CSS
10 13 (7.14%) .NET
11 12 (6.59%) SOAP
12 11 (6.04%) Spring Batch
12 11 (6.04%) Spring Security
13 10 (5.49%) ASP.NET
14 9 (4.95%) AngularJS
14 9 (4.95%) Entity Framework
14 9 (4.95%) Web Services
14 9 (4.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.40%) User Experience
3 6 (3.30%) NHS
4 4 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.10%) Equities
6 2 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.55%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.57%) Linux
2 31 (17.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (5.49%) Android
4 9 (4.95%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.85%) Windows
6 2 (1.10%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (78.02%) TDD
3 94 (51.65%) Test Automation
4 75 (41.21%) Scrum
5 71 (39.01%) Microservices
6 68 (37.36%) Software Engineering
7 64 (35.16%) Kanban
8 48 (26.37%) Open Source
9 46 (25.27%) Mentoring
10 42 (23.08%) Coaching
11 40 (21.98%) SFIA
12 27 (14.84%) Test Scripting
13 26 (14.29%) Pair Programming
14 23 (12.64%) API Testing
14 23 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (12.64%) Integration Testing
15 22 (12.09%) SDLC
15 22 (12.09%) User Stories
16 19 (10.44%) SDET
17 17 (9.34%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 125 (68.68%) Java
2 79 (43.41%) JavaScript
3 50 (27.47%) SQL
4 34 (18.68%) C#
5 26 (14.29%) Java 8
6 11 (6.04%) Scala
7 6 (3.30%) Python
8 5 (2.75%) ES6
9 4 (2.20%) PHP
9 4 (2.20%) Ruby
10 3 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.65%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.55%) C++
12 1 (0.55%) Groovy
12 1 (0.55%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4 (2.20%) ISEB
1 4 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.55%) Degree
3 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) PMO
2 1 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (8.24%) Docker
2 2 (1.10%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (9.34%) Puppet
2 13 (7.14%) Grafana
2 13 (7.14%) Graylog
2 13 (7.14%) Terraform
3 1 (0.55%) Ansible
3 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 31 (17.03%) Red Hat
2 10 (5.49%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.30%) Adobe
3 6 (3.30%) Atlassian
3 6 (3.30%) Coverity
4 5 (2.75%) Splunk
5 4 (2.20%) Oracle
6 2 (1.10%) F5
6 2 (1.10%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.55%) Google
7 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.55%) Xamarin