Period
to 20 August 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 20 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 47 79
Rank change year-on-year +31 +32 -22
Contract jobs citing BDD 105 44 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.55% 5.25% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.19% 5.84% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 17 57
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £389 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% -1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £274 £310 £300
90th Percentile £588 £477 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £389 £370 £378
% change year-on-year +5.07% -1.99% -5.63%
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 796 754 1,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.57% 89.98% 89.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 528 1,290
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £393 £375 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +16.50% -19.53%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £220
90th Percentile £600 £550 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £391 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.33% +15.38% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 96
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.54% +16.07% +95.05%
10th Percentile £10.56 £13.45 £15.00
90th Percentile £44.13 £47.70 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% +104.23%

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 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 20 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for BDD.

1 85 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (60.95%) TDD
3 55 (52.38%) Linux
4 50 (47.62%) Java
5 48 (45.71%) Test Automation
6 45 (42.86%) DevOps
7 43 (40.95%) Amazon AWS
7 43 (40.95%) Jenkins
8 41 (39.05%) Scrum
9 40 (38.10%) Windows
10 36 (34.29%) High Availability
11 35 (33.33%) SQL
11 35 (33.33%) Configuration Management
12 34 (32.38%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (31.43%) Open Source
13 33 (31.43%) Puppet
13 33 (31.43%) Ansible
14 32 (30.48%) Packer
14 32 (30.48%) Terraform
14 32 (30.48%) TeamCity
15 29 (27.62%) Docker
15 29 (27.62%) Data Centre
16 28 (26.67%) Kubernetes
17 26 (24.76%) New Relic
17 26 (24.76%) Amazon Redshift
17 26 (24.76%) Splunk
17 26 (24.76%) Nagios
18 25 (23.81%) MVC
18 25 (23.81%) Ruby
18 25 (23.81%) Datadog

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 7 (6.67%) Confluence
2 3 (2.86%) CICS
2 3 (2.86%) Jetty
2 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.86%) WildFly
3 1 (0.95%) Documentum
3 1 (0.95%) nginx
3 1 (0.95%) SAS
3 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (40.95%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (32.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (23.81%) Datadog
4 5 (4.76%) Slack
5 2 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.76%) Amazon Redshift
2 19 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.86%) MySQL
6 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.95%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 43 (40.95%) Jenkins
2 32 (30.48%) TeamCity
3 19 (18.10%) SpecFlow
4 18 (17.14%) Git (software)
5 14 (13.33%) JIRA
6 13 (12.38%) Cucumber
6 13 (12.38%) Selenium
7 8 (7.62%) JUnit
8 5 (4.76%) gulp
8 5 (4.76%) Jasmine
8 5 (4.76%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.81%) JMeter
9 4 (3.81%) Maven
9 4 (3.81%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.86%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.86%) Burp Suite
10 3 (2.86%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.86%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.90%) Gradle
11 2 (1.90%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (9.52%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (40.00%) Developer
2 29 (27.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (17.14%) C# Developer
4 15 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Delivery Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Service Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Test Leader
7 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Project Leader
8 5 (4.76%) Test Project Leader
9 4 (3.81%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.90%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (18.10%) .NET
2 19 (18.10%) ASP.NET
2 19 (18.10%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (13.33%) RESTful
4 13 (12.38%) J2EE
5 9 (8.57%) Node.js
6 8 (7.62%) CSS
6 8 (7.62%) Web Services
7 7 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 7 (6.67%) HTML
7 7 (6.67%) JDBC
8 6 (5.71%) Ajax
8 6 (5.71%) LESS
9 4 (3.81%) JSP
9 4 (3.81%) Swing
9 4 (3.81%) XML
10 3 (2.86%) REST
11 2 (1.90%) jBPM
11 2 (1.90%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 29 (27.62%) Data Centre
2 18 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.43%) User Experience
4 6 (5.71%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (52.38%) Linux
2 40 (38.10%) Windows
3 3 (2.86%) AIX
3 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.86%) Unix
4 2 (1.90%) Android
4 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (60.95%) TDD
3 48 (45.71%) Test Automation
4 45 (42.86%) DevOps
5 41 (39.05%) Scrum
6 36 (34.29%) High Availability
7 35 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 33 (31.43%) Open Source
9 25 (23.81%) MVC
10 18 (17.14%) Microservices
11 17 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (12.38%) Front End Development
14 12 (11.43%) Continuous Deployment
14 12 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
15 11 (10.48%) Kanban
16 9 (8.57%) Coaching
16 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (7.62%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (47.62%) Java
2 35 (33.33%) SQL
3 25 (23.81%) Ruby
4 24 (22.86%) Python
5 23 (21.90%) Bash Shell
5 23 (21.90%) C
5 23 (21.90%) C++
5 23 (21.90%) Perl
5 23 (21.90%) PowerShell
6 20 (19.05%) C#
7 19 (18.10%) T-SQL
8 11 (10.48%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.90%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.29%) Degree
3 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (27.62%) Docker
2 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (31.43%) Ansible
1 33 (31.43%) Puppet
2 32 (30.48%) Packer
2 32 (30.48%) Terraform
3 28 (26.67%) Kubernetes
4 26 (24.76%) Nagios
5 9 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.81%) Matomo
7 3 (2.86%) Nessus
8 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 26 (24.76%) New Relic
1 26 (24.76%) Splunk
2 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.86%) IBM
3 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle
4 2 (1.90%) VMware
5 1 (0.95%) Capita
5 1 (0.95%) Informatica
5 1 (0.95%) Pega