Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 11 December 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 45 57
Rank change year-on-year +23 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing BDD 72 48 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.30% 5.51% 5.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.23% 6.28% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 98
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £404 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.97% +3.06%
10th Percentile £313 £394 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £536
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £408 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -4.12% -2.97% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear 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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 780 764 1,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 89.97% 87.72% 88.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 552 1,337
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% +12.50% -15.66%
10th Percentile £288 £250 £230
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £413 £389 £350
% change year-on-year +6.11% +11.07% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 78
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.75 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.00% -10.71% +30.23%
10th Percentile £9.26 £10.60 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.89 £18.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -19.51% -32.73% +41.03%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for BDD.

1 55 (76.39%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (63.89%) TDD
3 32 (44.44%) Java
4 31 (43.06%) Jenkins
5 29 (40.28%) Scrum
6 24 (33.33%) SQL
6 24 (33.33%) Linux
7 23 (31.94%) Test Automation
8 22 (30.56%) DevOps
9 20 (27.78%) Microservices
10 19 (26.39%) CSS
11 18 (25.00%) JUnit
12 17 (23.61%) Git (software)
13 16 (22.22%) Kanban
13 16 (22.22%) High Availability
14 15 (20.83%) Open Source
14 15 (20.83%) Cucumber
14 15 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (20.83%) Selenium
15 14 (19.44%) JIRA
16 13 (18.06%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (18.06%) Confluence
17 12 (16.67%) Maven
17 12 (16.67%) HTML
18 11 (15.28%) Configuration Management
18 11 (15.28%) SharePoint
18 11 (15.28%) Web Services
18 11 (15.28%) TeamCity
19 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 10 (13.89%) Puppet

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 13 (18.06%) Confluence
2 11 (15.28%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.17%) SAS
5 2 (2.78%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.39%) CMS
6 1 (1.39%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.94%) GitHub
3 5 (6.94%) Slack
4 4 (5.56%) Datadog
5 3 (4.17%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.94%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (6.94%) MySQL
3 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.56%) Big Data
4 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.56%) Sqoop
5 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.17%) DB2
5 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.17%) ZAP BI
6 2 (2.78%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.39%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 31 (43.06%) Jenkins
2 18 (25.00%) JUnit
3 17 (23.61%) Git (software)
4 15 (20.83%) Cucumber
4 15 (20.83%) Selenium
5 14 (19.44%) JIRA
6 12 (16.67%) Maven
7 11 (15.28%) TeamCity
8 10 (13.89%) JMeter
9 6 (8.33%) GitLab
9 6 (8.33%) Jasmine
9 6 (8.33%) Subversion
10 5 (6.94%) gulp
11 4 (5.56%) HP UFT
11 4 (5.56%) SpecFlow
12 3 (4.17%) Artifactory
12 3 (4.17%) Bitbucket
12 3 (4.17%) Gradle
13 2 (2.78%) Mockito
13 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Developer
2 19 (26.39%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.67%) Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 8 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (11.11%) Senior Delivery Manager
5 8 (11.11%) Senior Manager
5 8 (11.11%) Senior Service Manager
6 7 (9.72%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Tester
8 5 (6.94%) Agile Developer
8 5 (6.94%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.56%) QA Tester
10 3 (4.17%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) CSS
2 12 (16.67%) HTML
3 11 (15.28%) Web Services
4 10 (13.89%) J2EE
4 10 (13.89%) Node.js
4 10 (13.89%) REST
5 8 (11.11%) .NET
5 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 8 (11.11%) Spring
6 7 (9.72%) Hibernate
6 7 (9.72%) XML
7 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
7 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.94%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (6.94%) JSON
7 5 (6.94%) LESS
7 5 (6.94%) SOAP
8 4 (5.56%) Gherkin
8 4 (5.56%) JDBC
8 4 (5.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) User Experience
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (76.39%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (63.89%) TDD
3 29 (40.28%) Scrum
4 23 (31.94%) Test Automation
5 22 (30.56%) DevOps
6 20 (27.78%) Microservices
7 16 (22.22%) High Availability
7 16 (22.22%) Kanban
8 15 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (20.83%) Open Source
9 11 (15.28%) Configuration Management
10 9 (12.50%) MVC
10 9 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 8 (11.11%) CRM
11 8 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Line Management
11 8 (11.11%) Problem Management
11 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 8 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 32 (44.44%) Java
2 24 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.33%) C#
4 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.17%) Python
7 3 (4.17%) Ruby
8 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.78%) C
8 2 (2.78%) C++
8 2 (2.78%) Java 8
8 2 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.39%) Groovy
9 1 (1.39%) Korn
9 1 (1.39%) Scala
9 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.39%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Docker
2 4 (5.56%) Apache Flume
2 4 (5.56%) HDFS
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) Ansible
1 10 (13.89%) Packer
1 10 (13.89%) Puppet
1 10 (13.89%) Terraform
2 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.94%) Nagios
3 4 (5.56%) Matomo
4 2 (2.78%) Nessus
4 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Oracle
2 5 (6.94%) New Relic
2 5 (6.94%) Splunk
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.39%) CA
4 1 (1.39%) Informatica
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.39%) Solace
4 1 (1.39%) VMware