Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 27 36
Rank change year-on-year -21 +9 +29
Contract jobs citing BDD 38 74 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.25% 7.54% 6.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.99% 8.43% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 81 66
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +23.38%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £310
90th Percentile £576 £600 £563
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +23.38%
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 761 878 1,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 85.12% 89.41% 91.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 637 829
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.11%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.31% +3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 46
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £35.00 £16.30 £28.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.72% -41.94% +33.69%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.06 £14.63
90th Percentile £48.20 £47.13 £43.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £19.50 £17.10 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.04% -37.82% +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 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for BDD.

1 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) TDD
3 18 (47.37%) JIRA
3 18 (47.37%) Java
4 17 (44.74%) Selenium
4 17 (44.74%) Test Automation
5 15 (39.47%) Cucumber
6 14 (36.84%) Confluence
7 13 (34.21%) DevOps
8 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
8 12 (31.58%) SQL
8 12 (31.58%) Scrum
9 11 (28.95%) Kanban
10 10 (26.32%) User Stories
10 10 (26.32%) Microservices
11 9 (23.68%) Mentoring
11 9 (23.68%) Coaching
11 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (23.68%) Sqoop
11 9 (23.68%) HDFS
11 9 (23.68%) Open Source
11 9 (23.68%) NoSQL
11 9 (23.68%) REST
11 9 (23.68%) Big Data
11 9 (23.68%) Apache Flume
11 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
11 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (23.68%) Oracle
12 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
12 8 (21.05%) JMeter

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 14 (36.84%) Confluence
2 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.16%) SAS
4 3 (7.89%) Documentum
4 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.63%) CMS
5 1 (2.63%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) GitHub
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) Slack
3 1 (2.63%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Big Data
1 9 (23.68%) NoSQL
1 9 (23.68%) Sqoop
2 5 (13.16%) Data Lake
2 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.89%) Base SAS
3 3 (7.89%) DB2
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.63%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) JIRA
2 17 (44.74%) Selenium
3 15 (39.47%) Cucumber
4 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
5 8 (21.05%) JMeter
5 8 (21.05%) SoapUI
6 7 (18.42%) WebDriver
7 4 (10.53%) GitLab
7 4 (10.53%) Maven
7 4 (10.53%) Subversion
7 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
8 3 (7.89%) Gatling
8 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
8 3 (7.89%) JUnit
9 2 (5.26%) Burp Suite
9 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
10 1 (2.63%) ERwin
10 1 (2.63%) Gradle
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Data Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Data Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Big Data Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Java Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Delivery Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Web Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Web Tester
6 3 (7.89%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) REST
2 7 (18.42%) CSS
3 6 (15.79%) HTML
3 6 (15.79%) Spring
3 6 (15.79%) Web Services
4 5 (13.16%) SOAP
5 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
5 4 (10.53%) JSON
5 4 (10.53%) XML
6 3 (7.89%) J2EE
6 3 (7.89%) Java EE
6 3 (7.89%) JSP
6 3 (7.89%) Middleware
6 3 (7.89%) ODBC
7 2 (5.26%) RESTful
8 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.63%) JPA
8 1 (2.63%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.89%) User Experience
4 2 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) CentOS
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
1 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) TDD
3 17 (44.74%) Test Automation
4 13 (34.21%) DevOps
5 12 (31.58%) Scrum
6 11 (28.95%) Kanban
7 10 (26.32%) Microservices
7 10 (26.32%) User Stories
8 9 (23.68%) Coaching
8 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (23.68%) Mentoring
8 9 (23.68%) Open Source
8 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
11 6 (15.79%) Analytics
11 6 (15.79%) SDLC
11 6 (15.79%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (15.79%) Test Management
11 6 (15.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) Java
2 12 (31.58%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) Java 8
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) DBS Check
2 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.26%) SAS Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Apache Flume
1 9 (23.68%) HDFS
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Pega
3 2 (5.26%) EnterpriseDB
3 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) CA
4 1 (2.63%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.63%) Informatica