Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 41 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 +22
Contract jobs citing BDD 150 111 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.37% 4.97% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.41% 5.80% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 77 101
Leeds median daily rate £425 £420 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +24.44% -6.90%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £340
% change year-on-year +1.19% +23.53% -2.86%
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 2,025 1,915 2,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 85.95% 85.80% 87.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,407 1,250 1,783
Leeds median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £275
90th Percentile £545 £550 £579
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 50
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.30% -10.00% -2.80%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.53 £15.31
% change year-on-year +10.10% -5.06% -4.33%

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 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 140 (93.33%) TDD
2 131 (87.33%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (78.67%) Java
4 80 (53.33%) Git (software)
5 76 (50.67%) Jenkins
6 71 (47.33%) JavaScript
6 71 (47.33%) Microservices
7 70 (46.67%) Software Engineering
8 69 (46.00%) Test Automation
9 66 (44.00%) Scrum
10 62 (41.33%) SQL
11 59 (39.33%) Node.js
12 57 (38.00%) Kanban
13 53 (35.33%) Spring
14 51 (34.00%) JIRA
15 50 (33.33%) Cucumber
16 49 (32.67%) REST
16 49 (32.67%) NoSQL
17 47 (31.33%) Confluence
17 47 (31.33%) Open Source
18 46 (30.67%) MySQL
19 45 (30.00%) MongoDB
20 41 (27.33%) Spring Boot
21 39 (26.00%) SFIA
22 38 (25.33%) JUnit
22 38 (25.33%) PostgreSQL
23 35 (23.33%) Linux
23 35 (23.33%) Slack
24 33 (22.00%) Apache Cassandra
25 32 (21.33%) Mentoring

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 47 (31.33%) Confluence
2 6 (4.00%) Apache
2 6 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.67%) JBoss
3 4 (2.67%) Jetty
3 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.67%) Tornado
4 3 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.33%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.33%) Slack
2 8 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.67%) GitHub
5 3 (2.00%) CloudBees
5 3 (2.00%) IaaS
5 3 (2.00%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.00%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.00%) AMQP
2 2 (1.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (1.33%) SAN
3 1 (0.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (32.67%) NoSQL
2 46 (30.67%) MySQL
3 45 (30.00%) MongoDB
4 38 (25.33%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (22.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (5.33%) Apache Hive
6 8 (5.33%) Big Data
6 8 (5.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.00%) Couchbase
7 6 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.00%) Redis
8 4 (2.67%) Riak
9 2 (1.33%) HBase
9 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 80 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 76 (50.67%) Jenkins
3 51 (34.00%) JIRA
4 50 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 38 (25.33%) JUnit
6 26 (17.33%) Jasmine
7 22 (14.67%) Maven
8 18 (12.00%) Selenium
9 8 (5.33%) AppVeyor
9 8 (5.33%) CircleCI
10 7 (4.67%) Gradle
11 6 (4.00%) Artifactory
11 6 (4.00%) WebDriver
12 5 (3.33%) FitNesse
12 5 (3.33%) Subversion
13 4 (2.67%) Firebug
13 4 (2.67%) Hamcrest
13 4 (2.67%) JBehave
13 4 (2.67%) Mercurial
13 4 (2.67%) Mockito
General
1 13 (8.67%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Banking
3 5 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Games
5 2 (1.33%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 92 (61.33%) Developer
2 59 (39.33%) Java Developer
3 30 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 21 (14.00%) Java Engineer
5 18 (12.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 13 (8.67%) .NET Developer
7 12 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (7.33%) Agile Developer
8 11 (7.33%) JavaScript Engineer
8 11 (7.33%) Test Engineer
9 10 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
9 10 (6.67%) C# Developer
9 10 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
10 9 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (4.67%) Analyst
12 7 (4.67%) Senior Developer
12 7 (4.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (39.33%) Node.js
2 53 (35.33%) Spring
3 49 (32.67%) REST
4 41 (27.33%) Spring Boot
5 28 (18.67%) Hibernate
6 23 (15.33%) HTML
7 19 (12.67%) .NET
8 18 (12.00%) AngularJS
8 18 (12.00%) XML
9 17 (11.33%) Kafka
10 14 (9.33%) CSS
10 14 (9.33%) Dropwizard
11 13 (8.67%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (7.33%) ActiveMQ
12 11 (7.33%) React
13 10 (6.67%) ASP.NET
14 9 (6.00%) .NET Framework
14 9 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (6.00%) Entity Framework
14 9 (6.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.67%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.33%) User Experience
4 6 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.67%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.33%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) Chromecast
8 1 (0.67%) IPTV
8 1 (0.67%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.33%) Linux
2 31 (20.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (6.67%) Android
4 8 (5.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.33%) Windows
6 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (93.33%) TDD
2 131 (87.33%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (47.33%) Microservices
4 70 (46.67%) Software Engineering
5 69 (46.00%) Test Automation
6 66 (44.00%) Scrum
7 57 (38.00%) Kanban
8 47 (31.33%) Open Source
9 39 (26.00%) SFIA
10 32 (21.33%) Mentoring
11 31 (20.67%) Pair Programming
12 29 (19.33%) Coaching
12 29 (19.33%) SDLC
13 21 (14.00%) Integration Testing
14 19 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (12.00%) Test Scripting
15 18 (12.00%) User Stories
16 14 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (8.67%) DevOps
17 13 (8.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 118 (78.67%) Java
2 71 (47.33%) JavaScript
3 62 (41.33%) SQL
4 13 (8.67%) C#
5 12 (8.00%) Python
6 11 (7.33%) PHP
6 11 (7.33%) Scala
7 9 (6.00%) Ruby
8 4 (2.67%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.00%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.33%) ES6
10 2 (1.33%) Go
10 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.67%) ES7
11 1 (0.67%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 6 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (0.67%) ISEB
3 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (6.67%) Docker
2 2 (1.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (8.67%) Puppet
2 6 (4.00%) Grafana
2 6 (4.00%) Graylog
2 6 (4.00%) Terraform
3 4 (2.67%) Ansible
3 4 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 27 (18.00%) Red Hat
2 17 (11.33%) Oracle
3 10 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.33%) Xamarin
5 6 (4.00%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.00%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.00%) Splunk
7 2 (1.33%) F5
7 2 (1.33%) Telerik
8 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com