Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 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
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 71 66
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 +30
Contract jobs citing BDD 45 106 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.70% 3.97% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 4.71% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 94 83
North East median daily rate £425 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +5.48% +66.00%
10th Percentile £378 £300 £263
90th Percentile £588 £536 £563
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.47% +21.33% -

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 1025 2252 1700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.22% 84.31% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 1563 1080
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.83% +7.07%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £255
90th Percentile £550 £525 £591
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 92 74
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +62.32% -8.73%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.01 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 +15 45 £425 -2.91% 11
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 40 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (68.89%) TDD
3 24 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (51.11%) Java
5 22 (48.89%) Test Automation
5 22 (48.89%) Jenkins
6 21 (46.67%) Scrum
7 20 (44.44%) JIRA
8 18 (40.00%) Git (software)
8 18 (40.00%) Cucumber
9 17 (37.78%) Confluence
9 17 (37.78%) Microservices
10 16 (35.56%) Mentoring
10 16 (35.56%) SFIA
11 14 (31.11%) WebDriver
11 14 (31.11%) Selenium
11 14 (31.11%) User Stories
12 12 (26.67%) WCAG
12 12 (26.67%) SDLC
13 11 (24.44%) Coaching
13 11 (24.44%) QA
13 11 (24.44%) Kanban
13 11 (24.44%) Open Source
13 11 (24.44%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (22.22%) SQL
14 10 (22.22%) JUnit
14 10 (22.22%) DevOps
14 10 (22.22%) REST
14 10 (22.22%) Slack
15 9 (20.00%) Web Operations

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 17 (37.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.89%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Jenkins
2 20 (44.44%) JIRA
3 18 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 18 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 14 (31.11%) Selenium
4 14 (31.11%) WebDriver
5 10 (22.22%) JUnit
6 6 (13.33%) Burp Suite
6 6 (13.33%) HP UFT
6 6 (13.33%) JMeter
6 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
6 6 (13.33%) RSpec
7 5 (11.11%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (8.89%) Firebug
8 4 (8.89%) Gradle
8 4 (8.89%) Hamcrest
9 3 (6.67%) Subversion
10 2 (4.44%) Hudson
10 2 (4.44%) Jasmine
10 2 (4.44%) Protractor
General
1 7 (15.56%) Games
2 6 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Java Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Test Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Agile Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Agile Java Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Agile Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) JIRA Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) REST
2 8 (17.78%) CSS
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
2 8 (17.78%) RESTful
2 8 (17.78%) XML
3 5 (11.11%) jQuery
4 4 (8.89%) JSP
4 4 (8.89%) Node.js
4 4 (8.89%) Spring
4 4 (8.89%) Spring Boot
4 4 (8.89%) Spring MVC
4 4 (8.89%) XSD
5 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.67%) HTML5
5 3 (6.67%) Java EE
5 3 (6.67%) Java SE
5 3 (6.67%) Web Services
6 2 (4.44%) JSON
7 1 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) User Experience
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
1 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (68.89%) TDD
3 24 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (48.89%) Test Automation
5 21 (46.67%) Scrum
6 17 (37.78%) Microservices
7 16 (35.56%) Mentoring
7 16 (35.56%) SFIA
8 14 (31.11%) User Stories
9 12 (26.67%) SDLC
10 11 (24.44%) Coaching
10 11 (24.44%) Kanban
10 11 (24.44%) Open Source
11 10 (22.22%) DevOps
12 9 (20.00%) ITIL
12 9 (20.00%) Service Management
12 9 (20.00%) Test Management
12 9 (20.00%) Web Operations
13 8 (17.78%) Front End Development
13 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) Java
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.00%) Scala
4 7 (15.56%) Ruby
5 3 (6.67%) Groovy
6 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) WCAG
2 11 (24.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) Sitecore