Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 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)
England > North East
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 34 43
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 +28
Contract jobs citing BDD 64 78 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.63% 6.26% 5.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.42% 7.08% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 82 71
North East median daily rate £450 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £310
90th Percentile £560 £600 £563
England median daily rate £505 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +6.32% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £45.94
% change year-on-year -26.32% +3.41% -3.29%

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 1,181 1,101 1,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.52% 88.29% 89.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 767 972
North East median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +0.33%
10th Percentile £281 £255 £263
90th Percentile £564 £575 £536
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 53
North East median hourly rate £17.37 £19.50 £26.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.92% -26.62% +36.28%
10th Percentile £11.78 £10.63 £12.23
90th Percentile £45.98 £47.50 £42.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.38%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 49 £450 - 2
Durham -7 7 £450 - 2
Teesside - 6 £338 -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 51 (79.69%) TDD
2 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (40.63%) Selenium
4 25 (39.06%) Test Automation
5 22 (34.38%) Cucumber
5 22 (34.38%) JIRA
5 22 (34.38%) SQL
6 19 (29.69%) Java
7 18 (28.13%) Git (software)
7 18 (28.13%) Microservices
8 17 (26.56%) C#
8 17 (26.56%) .NET
9 15 (23.44%) Scrum
10 14 (21.88%) AngularJS
10 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (21.88%) Confluence
11 13 (20.31%) Kanban
12 12 (18.75%) User Stories
12 12 (18.75%) DevOps
13 11 (17.19%) Oracle
13 11 (17.19%) JMeter
13 11 (17.19%) Unit Testing
13 11 (17.19%) SoapUI
13 11 (17.19%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
14 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET
15 9 (14.06%) OOP
15 9 (14.06%) Sqoop
15 9 (14.06%) Apache Flume

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 14 (21.88%) Confluence
2 5 (7.81%) SAS
3 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.69%) Documentum
4 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.13%) nginx
6 1 (1.56%) CMS
6 1 (1.56%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.25%) GitHub
4 2 (3.13%) IaaS
4 2 (3.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Internet
2 2 (3.13%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) Big Data
1 9 (14.06%) NoSQL
1 9 (14.06%) Sqoop
2 5 (7.81%) Data Lake
2 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) Base SAS
3 3 (4.69%) DB2
3 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 26 (40.63%) Selenium
2 22 (34.38%) Cucumber
2 22 (34.38%) JIRA
3 18 (28.13%) Git (software)
4 11 (17.19%) JMeter
4 11 (17.19%) SoapUI
5 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
6 9 (14.06%) WebDriver
7 8 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (10.94%) Jasmine
9 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
10 4 (6.25%) GitLab
10 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
10 4 (6.25%) MSTest
10 4 (6.25%) Subversion
10 4 (6.25%) TeamCity
11 3 (4.69%) Gatling
11 3 (4.69%) HP UFT
11 3 (4.69%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (4.69%) Maven
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Developer
2 12 (18.75%) Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Tester
4 9 (14.06%) .NET Developer
4 9 (14.06%) Automation Tester
4 9 (14.06%) Lead Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Lead .NET Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Data Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Data Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Delivery Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) .NET
2 14 (21.88%) AngularJS
3 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET
4 9 (14.06%) REST
4 9 (14.06%) RESTful
5 8 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 8 (12.50%) CSS
5 8 (12.50%) HTML
5 8 (12.50%) SOAP
5 8 (12.50%) Web Services
6 7 (10.94%) .NET Core
6 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (10.94%) React
7 6 (9.38%) JSON
7 6 (9.38%) Spring
7 6 (9.38%) XML
8 4 (6.25%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.69%) Java EE
9 3 (4.69%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) RIA
4 3 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.69%) User Experience
4 3 (4.69%) Wiki
5 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) CentOS
2 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (79.69%) TDD
2 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (39.06%) Test Automation
4 18 (28.13%) Microservices
5 15 (23.44%) Scrum
6 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (20.31%) Kanban
8 12 (18.75%) DevOps
8 12 (18.75%) User Stories
9 11 (17.19%) Unit Testing
10 9 (14.06%) Coaching
10 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
10 9 (14.06%) OOP
10 9 (14.06%) Open Source
10 9 (14.06%) Test Management
10 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
11 8 (12.50%) MVC
12 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
12 7 (10.94%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) SQL
2 19 (29.69%) Java
3 17 (26.56%) C#
4 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.94%) Python
5 7 (10.94%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.13%) ActionScript
7 2 (3.13%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby
7 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.56%) C
8 1 (1.56%) Java 8
8 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.69%) DBS Check
2 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.13%) SAS Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Apache Flume
1 9 (14.06%) HDFS
2 3 (4.69%) Docker
3 2 (3.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) Ansible
2 2 (3.13%) HAProxy
2 2 (3.13%) Nessus
3 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Pega
4 2 (3.13%) EnterpriseDB
4 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.56%) CA
5 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.56%) Informatica