Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 13 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)
England > North East
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 51 61
Rank change year-on-year +20 +10 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 83 48 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.33% 3.94% 4.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 4.62% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 42 101
North East median daily rate £408 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% -2.97% +4.29%
10th Percentile £313 £394 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £536
England median daily rate £500 £480 £460
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £45.87
% change year-on-year -21.21% -28.06% +22.32%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,160 1,040 2,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.48% 85.46% 86.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 693 1,527
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -13.41%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £230
90th Percentile £568 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 103
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 £26.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.63% -18.16% +54.06%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.05 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.13 £49.78 £35.60
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the North East

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the North East

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the North East over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the North East

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North East region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +20 76 £408 -4.12% 12
Durham - 6 £413 - 2
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 North East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 64 (77.11%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (66.27%) TDD
3 35 (42.17%) Scrum
4 33 (39.76%) Java
5 32 (38.55%) Jenkins
6 30 (36.14%) Linux
7 27 (32.53%) SQL
7 27 (32.53%) Test Automation
8 25 (30.12%) CSS
9 24 (28.92%) DevOps
10 22 (26.51%) Git (software)
11 21 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (25.30%) Microservices
12 19 (22.89%) JUnit
13 18 (21.69%) Selenium
13 18 (21.69%) Cucumber
14 17 (20.48%) JIRA
14 17 (20.48%) HTML
15 16 (19.28%) Kanban
15 16 (19.28%) High Availability
16 15 (18.07%) Open Source
17 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
17 14 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (16.87%) Docker
18 13 (15.66%) Confluence
18 13 (15.66%) Web Services
18 13 (15.66%) JMeter
18 13 (15.66%) Maven
19 12 (14.46%) Regression Testing
19 12 (14.46%) XML

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (15.66%) Confluence
2 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.02%) nginx
4 4 (4.82%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.61%) SAS
6 2 (2.41%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.20%) CMS
7 1 (1.20%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.02%) GitHub
3 5 (6.02%) Slack
4 4 (4.82%) Datadog
5 3 (3.61%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) Internet
2 5 (6.02%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.43%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.02%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.82%) Big Data
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.82%) Sqoop
6 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.61%) DB2
6 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.61%) ZAP BI
7 2 (2.41%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.20%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 32 (38.55%) Jenkins
2 22 (26.51%) Git (software)
3 19 (22.89%) JUnit
4 18 (21.69%) Cucumber
4 18 (21.69%) Selenium
5 17 (20.48%) JIRA
6 13 (15.66%) JMeter
6 13 (15.66%) Maven
7 11 (13.25%) Jasmine
7 11 (13.25%) TeamCity
8 6 (7.23%) GitLab
8 6 (7.23%) Subversion
9 5 (6.02%) gulp
9 5 (6.02%) SoapUI
9 5 (6.02%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.82%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.82%) LoadRunner
11 3 (3.61%) Bitbucket
11 3 (3.61%) Gradle
11 3 (3.61%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (3.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (46.99%) Developer
2 19 (22.89%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.07%) Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 8 (9.64%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (9.64%) Senior Delivery Manager
5 8 (9.64%) Senior Manager
5 8 (9.64%) Senior Service Manager
5 8 (9.64%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Business Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Tester
8 5 (6.02%) Agile Developer
8 5 (6.02%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Automation Tester
9 4 (4.82%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.12%) CSS
2 17 (20.48%) HTML
3 13 (15.66%) Web Services
4 12 (14.46%) XML
5 11 (13.25%) REST
6 10 (12.05%) J2EE
6 10 (12.05%) JSON
6 10 (12.05%) Node.js
7 9 (10.84%) .NET
7 9 (10.84%) AngularJS
7 9 (10.84%) SOAP
8 8 (9.64%) HTML5
8 8 (9.64%) Spring
9 7 (8.43%) Hibernate
10 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET
10 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (7.23%) CSS3
11 5 (6.02%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (6.02%) LESS
11 5 (6.02%) lodash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) User Experience
3 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) RIA
4 2 (2.41%) Wiki
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.14%) Linux
2 9 (10.84%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Unix
4 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (77.11%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (66.27%) TDD
3 35 (42.17%) Scrum
4 27 (32.53%) Test Automation
5 24 (28.92%) DevOps
6 21 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (25.30%) Microservices
7 16 (19.28%) High Availability
7 16 (19.28%) Kanban
8 15 (18.07%) Open Source
9 12 (14.46%) Regression Testing
10 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
10 11 (13.25%) Integration Testing
10 11 (13.25%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (12.05%) Line Management
11 10 (12.05%) MVC
11 10 (12.05%) Test Strategy
12 8 (9.64%) CRM
12 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) Java
2 27 (32.53%) SQL
3 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.64%) C#
4 8 (9.64%) Python
5 7 (8.43%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
7 5 (6.02%) ActionScript
7 5 (6.02%) ActionScript 3.0
7 5 (6.02%) Ruby
7 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.02%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.41%) C
9 2 (2.41%) C++
9 2 (2.41%) Java 8
9 2 (2.41%) Perl
9 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.20%) Scala
10 1 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.20%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.46%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) Docker
2 5 (6.02%) VirtualBox
3 4 (4.82%) Apache Flume
3 4 (4.82%) HDFS
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) Ansible
1 10 (12.05%) Packer
1 10 (12.05%) Puppet
1 10 (12.05%) Terraform
2 5 (6.02%) HAProxy
2 5 (6.02%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.02%) Nagios
3 4 (4.82%) Matomo
4 2 (2.41%) Nessus
4 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Oracle
2 5 (6.02%) New Relic
2 5 (6.02%) Splunk
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.20%) CA
4 1 (1.20%) Informatica
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.20%) Solace
4 1 (1.20%) VMware