Period
to 19 August 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 19 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 157 113 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.36% 5.27% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.05% 5.94% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 89 129
Leeds median daily rate £413 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £325 £357 £306
90th Percentile £538 £495 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +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 2,226 1,902 2,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 90.16% 88.75% 90.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,558 1,332 1,889
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £300
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 18 40
Leeds median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +26.92% -5.78%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.92 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.35 £41.45 £30.83
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £13.93 £13.50
% change year-on-year +24.98% +3.19% -11.48%

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 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 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 Leeds region with a requirement for BDD.

1 121 (77.07%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (68.15%) TDD
3 99 (63.06%) Java
4 88 (56.05%) Test Automation
5 69 (43.95%) Git (software)
6 68 (43.31%) JavaScript
7 59 (37.58%) Cucumber
8 56 (35.67%) Scrum
9 47 (29.94%) Microservices
10 46 (29.30%) Software Engineering
10 46 (29.30%) Selenium
11 43 (27.39%) C#
11 43 (27.39%) Linux
12 41 (26.11%) Jenkins
13 38 (24.20%) Open Source
13 38 (24.20%) Kanban
14 37 (23.57%) API Testing
15 34 (21.66%) Pair Programming
15 34 (21.66%) SQL
16 33 (21.02%) JIRA
17 31 (19.75%) Mentoring
18 30 (19.11%) REST
19 29 (18.47%) Coaching
19 29 (18.47%) Confluence
20 28 (17.83%) Node.js
20 28 (17.83%) SDET
21 25 (15.92%) Spring
21 25 (15.92%) NoSQL
21 25 (15.92%) WebDriver
21 25 (15.92%) Unit Testing

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 (18.47%) Confluence
2 10 (6.37%) Apache
3 8 (5.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.01%) Slack
2 12 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.46%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.27%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.27%) npm
4 2 (1.27%) Serverless
5 1 (0.64%) GitHub
5 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.92%) NoSQL
2 22 (14.01%) MySQL
3 17 (10.83%) MongoDB
3 17 (10.83%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (8.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (8.28%) Big Data
5 12 (7.64%) Apache Hive
6 5 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.55%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.64%) HBase
9 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 69 (43.95%) Git (software)
2 59 (37.58%) Cucumber
3 46 (29.30%) Selenium
4 41 (26.11%) Jenkins
5 33 (21.02%) JIRA
6 25 (15.92%) WebDriver
7 17 (10.83%) JUnit
7 17 (10.83%) Maven
8 14 (8.92%) Jasmine
8 14 (8.92%) SpecFlow
9 12 (7.64%) Mockito
9 12 (7.64%) SonarQube
10 8 (5.10%) Artifactory
11 7 (4.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (4.46%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.82%) JMeter
12 6 (3.82%) SoapUI
13 5 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (3.18%) PHPUnit
13 5 (3.18%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (12.10%) Finance
2 8 (5.10%) Retail
3 5 (3.18%) Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Games
6 1 (0.64%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (52.87%) Developer
2 38 (24.20%) Java Developer
3 27 (17.20%) Tester
4 25 (15.92%) Automation Tester
5 20 (12.74%) Test Engineer
6 17 (10.83%) Test Automation Engineer
7 15 (9.55%) C# Developer
7 15 (9.55%) Java Engineer
8 12 (7.64%) Software Engineer
9 11 (7.01%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (5.10%) Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) Java Software Developer
10 8 (5.10%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Developer in Test
11 7 (4.46%) Scala Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.82%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.82%) JavaScript Engineer
12 6 (3.82%) SQL Developer
13 5 (3.18%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.11%) REST
2 28 (17.83%) Node.js
3 25 (15.92%) Spring
4 23 (14.65%) Spring Boot
5 19 (12.10%) Kafka
6 17 (10.83%) .NET
7 16 (10.19%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (8.28%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (7.64%) .NET Framework
9 12 (7.64%) ASP.NET
9 12 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (7.64%) Entity Framework
9 12 (7.64%) HTML
10 11 (7.01%) CSS
11 10 (6.37%) Dropwizard
11 10 (6.37%) Hibernate
11 10 (6.37%) PowerMock
12 9 (5.73%) Web Services
13 8 (5.10%) JSR 170
13 8 (5.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.55%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.46%) NHS
3 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.27%) Equities
3 2 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (27.39%) Linux
2 16 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (3.82%) Android
3 6 (3.82%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.82%) Windows
4 5 (3.18%) VMS
5 2 (1.27%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (77.07%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (68.15%) TDD
3 88 (56.05%) Test Automation
4 56 (35.67%) Scrum
5 47 (29.94%) Microservices
6 46 (29.30%) Software Engineering
7 38 (24.20%) Kanban
7 38 (24.20%) Open Source
8 37 (23.57%) API Testing
9 34 (21.66%) Pair Programming
10 31 (19.75%) Mentoring
11 29 (18.47%) Coaching
12 28 (17.83%) SDET
13 25 (15.92%) Unit Testing
14 24 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (15.29%) Test Scripting
15 19 (12.10%) SFIA
16 18 (11.46%) E-Commerce
17 16 (10.19%) SDLC
17 16 (10.19%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (63.06%) Java
2 68 (43.31%) JavaScript
3 43 (27.39%) C#
4 34 (21.66%) SQL
5 13 (8.28%) Scala
6 6 (3.82%) PHP
6 6 (3.82%) Python
7 5 (3.18%) Java 8
7 5 (3.18%) PHP 7
8 4 (2.55%) ES6
8 4 (2.55%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.27%) Go
10 2 (1.27%) Ruby
10 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.64%) C
11 1 (0.64%) C++
11 1 (0.64%) ES7
11 1 (0.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (2.55%) ISEB
1 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
1 4 (2.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.91%) BC Cleared
2 3 (1.91%) Degree
2 3 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.37%) QA
2 3 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.27%) PMO
4 1 (0.64%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (14.65%) Docker
2 2 (1.27%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.37%) Grafana
1 10 (6.37%) Graylog
1 10 (6.37%) Puppet
1 10 (6.37%) Terraform
2 2 (1.27%) Kibana
2 2 (1.27%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.64%) Ansible
3 1 (0.64%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (8.28%) Microsoft
1 13 (8.28%) Red Hat
2 8 (5.10%) Adobe
2 8 (5.10%) Coverity
3 5 (3.18%) Zend
4 3 (1.91%) Oracle
4 3 (1.91%) Splunk
5 2 (1.27%) Google
5 2 (1.27%) VMware