Period
to 16 October 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 16 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 43 71
Rank change year-on-year +23 +28 -29
Contract jobs citing BDD 84 44 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.26% 5.33% 4.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.57% 6.14% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 28 79
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £301 £360 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £425 £436
% change year-on-year -5.88% -2.58% +9.06%
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 726 717 2,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.64% 86.91% 88.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 520 1,538
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29% -17.58%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £225
90th Percentile £600 £543 £513
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £407 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +8.53% +10.29% -16.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 95
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £11.50 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.06% +14.29% +82.56%
10th Percentile £8.89 £13.11 £15.00
90th Percentile £33.00 £47.60 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £11.50 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -61.67% +7.14% +78.63%

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 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 16 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for BDD.

1 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (55.95%) TDD
3 45 (53.57%) Java
4 42 (50.00%) Linux
5 40 (47.62%) Jenkins
6 35 (41.67%) Test Automation
7 33 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
8 31 (36.90%) High Availability
9 30 (35.71%) DevOps
10 29 (34.52%) Scrum
11 27 (32.14%) Configuration Management
11 27 (32.14%) Open Source
12 26 (30.95%) TeamCity
13 25 (29.76%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (29.76%) Puppet
13 25 (29.76%) Ansible
13 25 (29.76%) Packer
13 25 (29.76%) Terraform
14 23 (27.38%) Data Centre
14 23 (27.38%) Docker
14 23 (27.38%) Windows
14 23 (27.38%) SQL
15 22 (26.19%) Git (software)
16 20 (23.81%) Microservices
16 20 (23.81%) Kubernetes
17 19 (22.62%) New Relic
17 19 (22.62%) Amazon Redshift
17 19 (22.62%) Splunk
17 19 (22.62%) Nagios
18 18 (21.43%) Ruby

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 9 (10.71%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) CICS
2 3 (3.57%) Jetty
2 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.57%) WildFly
3 2 (2.38%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (29.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (21.43%) Datadog
4 5 (5.95%) Slack
5 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.95%) MySQL
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.19%) Big Data
6 1 (1.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 40 (47.62%) Jenkins
2 26 (30.95%) TeamCity
3 22 (26.19%) Git (software)
4 15 (17.86%) JIRA
5 14 (16.67%) JUnit
6 11 (13.10%) Cucumber
7 9 (10.71%) Selenium
8 8 (9.52%) Maven
9 6 (7.14%) Jasmine
10 5 (5.95%) gulp
10 5 (5.95%) JMeter
10 5 (5.95%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.57%) Artifactory
11 3 (3.57%) Gradle
11 3 (3.57%) HP UFT
11 3 (3.57%) Mockito
12 2 (2.38%) Bitbucket
12 2 (2.38%) Burp Suite
12 2 (2.38%) DbUnit
12 2 (2.38%) GitLab
General
1 3 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) Developer
2 21 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.71%) Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 8 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (9.52%) Senior Delivery Manager
4 8 (9.52%) Senior Manager
4 8 (9.52%) Senior Service Manager
5 7 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Agile Developer
7 5 (5.95%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.43%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (15.48%) J2EE
2 13 (15.48%) Web Services
3 11 (13.10%) CSS
3 11 (13.10%) Node.js
4 10 (11.90%) RESTful
5 8 (9.52%) .NET
5 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 8 (9.52%) HTML
5 8 (9.52%) JDBC
5 8 (9.52%) REST
5 8 (9.52%) XML
6 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (5.95%) JSP
6 5 (5.95%) LESS
6 5 (5.95%) SOAP
6 5 (5.95%) Swing
7 4 (4.76%) Ajax
7 4 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.38%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.90%) User Experience
3 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.57%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.00%) Linux
2 23 (27.38%) Windows
3 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (1.19%) AIX
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (55.95%) TDD
3 35 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 31 (36.90%) High Availability
5 30 (35.71%) DevOps
6 29 (34.52%) Scrum
7 27 (32.14%) Configuration Management
7 27 (32.14%) Open Source
8 20 (23.81%) Microservices
9 16 (19.05%) Kanban
10 12 (14.29%) MVC
11 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (11.90%) Front End Development
13 9 (10.71%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (9.52%) Line Management
14 8 (9.52%) SDLC
14 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (53.57%) Java
2 23 (27.38%) SQL
3 18 (21.43%) Ruby
4 17 (20.24%) Python
5 16 (19.05%) Bash Shell
5 16 (19.05%) C
5 16 (19.05%) C++
5 16 (19.05%) Perl
5 16 (19.05%) PowerShell
6 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.90%) Shell Script
7 6 (7.14%) C#
8 5 (5.95%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.19%) Groovy
9 1 (1.19%) Korn
9 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.19%) R
9 1 (1.19%) Scala
9 1 (1.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) Degree
3 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (27.38%) Docker
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (29.76%) Ansible
1 25 (29.76%) Packer
1 25 (29.76%) Puppet
1 25 (29.76%) Terraform
2 20 (23.81%) Kubernetes
3 19 (22.62%) Nagios
4 5 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.76%) Matomo
6 2 (2.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) New Relic
1 19 (22.62%) Splunk
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.57%) IBM
4 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle
5 1 (1.19%) Solace