Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 33 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 138 124 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.74% 5.66% 6.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.44% 6.43% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 109 128
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +36.36%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £317
90th Percentile £538 £538 £553
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +36.36%
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 2,142 1,927 2,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 89.03% 88.03% 89.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,496 1,359 1,680
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £292
90th Percentile £575 £550 £553
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 22 39
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +22.22% -2.16%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.75 £10.20
90th Percentile £35.90 £28.97 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% -3.33%

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 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 96 (69.57%) TDD
2 93 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (65.22%) Java
4 83 (60.14%) Test Automation
5 62 (44.93%) Git (software)
6 52 (37.68%) JavaScript
7 48 (34.78%) Cucumber
8 47 (34.06%) Software Engineering
9 44 (31.88%) Linux
9 44 (31.88%) Microservices
10 43 (31.16%) C#
10 43 (31.16%) Selenium
11 36 (26.09%) Scrum
12 35 (25.36%) SQL
13 34 (24.64%) JIRA
14 30 (21.74%) Pair Programming
14 30 (21.74%) Mentoring
15 29 (21.01%) Confluence
16 28 (20.29%) API Testing
17 26 (18.84%) SDLC
17 26 (18.84%) MySQL
17 26 (18.84%) Coaching
17 26 (18.84%) REST
18 25 (18.12%) Node.js
18 25 (18.12%) NoSQL
18 25 (18.12%) Unit Testing
18 25 (18.12%) SDET
19 24 (17.39%) Kanban
19 24 (17.39%) WebDriver
20 23 (16.67%) Open Source

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 (21.01%) Confluence
2 8 (5.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.17%) Apache
4 2 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.45%) WordPress
5 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.72%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.67%) Slack
2 11 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.45%) GitHub
5 2 (1.45%) npm
5 2 (1.45%) Serverless
6 1 (0.72%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.84%) MySQL
2 25 (18.12%) NoSQL
3 21 (15.22%) MongoDB
4 19 (13.77%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.07%) Big Data
6 5 (3.62%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.62%) Apache Hive
6 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.45%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (44.93%) Git (software)
2 48 (34.78%) Cucumber
3 43 (31.16%) Selenium
4 34 (24.64%) JIRA
5 24 (17.39%) WebDriver
6 23 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 14 (10.14%) Maven
8 11 (7.97%) Mockito
8 11 (7.97%) SonarQube
9 10 (7.25%) SpecFlow
10 8 (5.80%) JMeter
11 7 (5.07%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (4.35%) Vagrant
13 5 (3.62%) Jasmine
13 5 (3.62%) JUnit
13 5 (3.62%) PHPUnit
14 3 (2.17%) Appium
14 3 (2.17%) Artifactory
14 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (12.32%) Finance
2 7 (5.07%) Retail
3 4 (2.90%) Banking
3 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Advertising
4 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (47.83%) Developer
2 28 (20.29%) Java Developer
3 23 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 20 (14.49%) Test Automation Engineer
5 16 (11.59%) Tester
6 15 (10.87%) Automation Tester
7 14 (10.14%) Software Engineer
8 13 (9.42%) C# Developer
8 13 (9.42%) Java Engineer
9 10 (7.25%) Software Developer
10 8 (5.80%) .NET Developer
10 8 (5.80%) Analyst
10 8 (5.80%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.80%) Test Analyst
11 7 (5.07%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.84%) REST
2 25 (18.12%) Node.js
3 19 (13.77%) .NET
4 18 (13.04%) Spring
5 14 (10.14%) Spring Boot
6 13 (9.42%) Kafka
7 12 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
8 11 (7.97%) .NET Framework
8 11 (7.97%) ASP.NET
8 11 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (7.97%) Entity Framework
9 10 (7.25%) HTML
9 10 (7.25%) PowerMock
10 9 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (5.80%) CSS
11 8 (5.80%) JSR 170
11 8 (5.80%) OSGi
12 7 (5.07%) Hibernate
12 7 (5.07%) Web Services
13 6 (4.35%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.97%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.62%) NHS
3 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.45%) Equities
3 2 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.88%) Linux
2 17 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.62%) Android
3 5 (3.62%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.62%) VMS
4 4 (2.90%) Windows
5 2 (1.45%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.45%) Unix
6 1 (0.72%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (69.57%) TDD
2 93 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (60.14%) Test Automation
4 47 (34.06%) Software Engineering
5 44 (31.88%) Microservices
6 36 (26.09%) Scrum
7 30 (21.74%) Mentoring
7 30 (21.74%) Pair Programming
8 28 (20.29%) API Testing
9 26 (18.84%) Coaching
9 26 (18.84%) SDLC
10 25 (18.12%) SDET
10 25 (18.12%) Unit Testing
11 24 (17.39%) Kanban
12 23 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (16.67%) Open Source
13 21 (15.22%) Test Scripting
14 18 (13.04%) E-Commerce
15 17 (12.32%) Software Testing
16 12 (8.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (65.22%) Java
2 52 (37.68%) JavaScript
3 43 (31.16%) C#
4 35 (25.36%) SQL
5 8 (5.80%) Python
5 8 (5.80%) Scala
6 7 (5.07%) PHP
7 5 (3.62%) PHP 7
8 4 (2.90%) Java 8
8 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.17%) ES7
9 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.45%) Go
10 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.72%) C
11 1 (0.72%) ES6
11 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (4.35%) Degree
2 4 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (2.90%) ISEB
2 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.17%) BC Cleared
3 3 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) PMO
3 1 (0.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (15.94%) Docker
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) Grafana
2 5 (3.62%) Graylog
2 5 (3.62%) Puppet
2 5 (3.62%) Terraform
3 2 (1.45%) Kibana
3 2 (1.45%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.72%) Graphite
4 1 (0.72%) Nessus
4 1 (0.72%) Oozie
4 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.80%) Adobe
2 8 (5.80%) Coverity
3 5 (3.62%) Zend
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle
5 2 (1.45%) Google
5 2 (1.45%) VMware
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.72%) Splunk