Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 35 47
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 95 131 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.03% 5.95% 4.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.56% 6.93% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 136 74
Leeds median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +19.21%
10th Percentile £315 £363 £325
90th Percentile £550 £538 £496
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +11.11%
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 2,082 1,891 2,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.26% 85.92% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,436 1,328 1,376
Leeds median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £270 £267
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 35 39
Leeds median hourly rate £20.24 £25.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.06% +85.19% -10.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £28.25 £40.00 £30.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -4.98%

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 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 67 (70.53%) TDD
2 60 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (62.11%) Git (software)
4 58 (61.05%) Test Automation
5 56 (58.95%) Java
6 43 (45.26%) Cucumber
6 43 (45.26%) Microservices
7 39 (41.05%) REST
8 38 (40.00%) Linux
8 38 (40.00%) JIRA
9 33 (34.74%) JavaScript
10 32 (33.68%) Software Engineering
10 32 (33.68%) MongoDB
10 32 (33.68%) Confluence
11 29 (30.53%) SQL
12 28 (29.47%) Slack
13 27 (28.42%) SDLC
14 26 (27.37%) Mentoring
15 25 (26.32%) NoSQL
15 25 (26.32%) Node.js
15 25 (26.32%) MySQL
16 24 (25.26%) Coaching
17 22 (23.16%) Selenium
18 21 (22.11%) PostgreSQL
19 20 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 18 (18.95%) C#
21 17 (17.89%) HTML
22 15 (15.79%) Spring
22 15 (15.79%) Jenkins
23 14 (14.74%) Continuous Integration

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 32 (33.68%) Confluence
2 2 (2.11%) Apache
2 2 (2.11%) WordPress
3 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 28 (29.47%) Slack
2 9 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.21%) GitHub
5 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.11%) Serverless
6 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (33.68%) MongoDB
2 25 (26.32%) MySQL
2 25 (26.32%) NoSQL
3 21 (22.11%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
5 8 (8.42%) Neo4j
6 3 (3.16%) Big Data
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.11%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (62.11%) Git (software)
2 43 (45.26%) Cucumber
3 38 (40.00%) JIRA
4 22 (23.16%) Selenium
5 15 (15.79%) Jenkins
6 12 (12.63%) JMeter
6 12 (12.63%) Maven
7 11 (11.58%) Subversion
8 9 (9.47%) WebDriver
9 6 (6.32%) Burp Suite
9 6 (6.32%) HP UFT
9 6 (6.32%) LoadRunner
9 6 (6.32%) Mockito
10 4 (4.21%) JUnit
10 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
10 4 (4.21%) Vagrant
11 3 (3.16%) Gatling
11 3 (3.16%) NeoLoad
12 2 (2.11%) PyCharm
12 2 (2.11%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Back Office
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 43 (45.26%) Developer
2 23 (24.21%) Java Developer
3 16 (16.84%) Software Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Software Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (7.37%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Architect
7 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (6.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Tester
9 4 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (41.05%) REST
2 25 (26.32%) Node.js
3 17 (17.89%) HTML
4 15 (15.79%) Spring
5 13 (13.68%) .NET
6 12 (12.63%) JAX-RS
7 9 (9.47%) Dropwizard
7 9 (9.47%) Spring Boot
8 8 (8.42%) .NET Framework
8 8 (8.42%) Entity Framework
8 8 (8.42%) jQuery
8 8 (8.42%) RESTful
9 7 (7.37%) React
10 6 (6.32%) .NET Core
10 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET
10 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (6.32%) CSS
10 6 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (5.26%) J2EE
11 5 (5.26%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.32%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.26%) IVR
4 4 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.16%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.00%) Linux
2 20 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.42%) Mac OS X
3 8 (8.42%) Unix
4 3 (3.16%) Android
5 2 (2.11%) VMS
6 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (70.53%) TDD
2 60 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (61.05%) Test Automation
4 43 (45.26%) Microservices
5 32 (33.68%) Software Engineering
6 27 (28.42%) SDLC
7 26 (27.37%) Mentoring
8 24 (25.26%) Coaching
9 14 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (13.68%) Pair Programming
11 12 (12.63%) E-Commerce
11 12 (12.63%) Scrum
12 10 (10.53%) DevOps
12 10 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (9.47%) Continuous Deployment
14 8 (8.42%) Web Design
15 7 (7.37%) API Testing
15 7 (7.37%) Mobile Application Development
15 7 (7.37%) Test Scripting
15 7 (7.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 56 (58.95%) Java
2 33 (34.74%) JavaScript
3 29 (30.53%) SQL
4 18 (18.95%) C#
5 7 (7.37%) Java 8
5 7 (7.37%) Python
6 4 (4.21%) PHP
7 3 (3.16%) C
7 3 (3.16%) ES7
8 2 (2.11%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.05%) ES6
9 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.05%) Ruby
9 1 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.16%) Degree
3 2 (2.11%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.05%) ISEB
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) WCAG
2 5 (5.26%) QA
3 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Nessus
2 4 (4.21%) Grafana
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
3 2 (2.11%) Graphite
3 2 (2.11%) Graylog
3 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.11%) Terraform
4 1 (1.05%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle
2 5 (5.26%) Perfecto Mobile
3 2 (2.11%) Zend
4 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.05%) Red Hat