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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 81 52
Rank change year-on-year +50 -29  
Contract jobs citing BDD 27 50 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.75% 3.07% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.54% 3.56% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 19
Median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 487 1405 655
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.59% 86.20% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 898 418
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 78 39
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £22.80 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +53 27 £370 -7.50% 4
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 52 (88.14%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (66.10%) TDD
3 32 (54.24%) Scrum
4 28 (47.46%) Selenium
5 27 (45.76%) Test Automation
6 24 (40.68%) Sitecore
6 24 (40.68%) Kanban
6 24 (40.68%) Jenkins
7 23 (38.98%) .NET
8 21 (35.59%) Java
8 21 (35.59%) QA
9 19 (32.20%) Scala
9 19 (32.20%) Software Engineering
10 18 (30.51%) WebDriver
11 17 (28.81%) C#
12 15 (25.42%) API Testing
13 14 (23.73%) User Stories
13 14 (23.73%) RESTful
13 14 (23.73%) Gherkin
14 13 (22.03%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
14 13 (22.03%) Groovy
14 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
15 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
15 12 (20.34%) Exploratory Testing
16 11 (18.64%) Ruby
17 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (16.95%) RSpec
18 9 (15.25%) JIRA
18 9 (15.25%) MVC

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 7 (11.86%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) BrowserStack
1 5 (8.47%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (47.46%) Selenium
2 24 (40.68%) Jenkins
3 18 (30.51%) WebDriver
4 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
5 10 (16.95%) RSpec
6 9 (15.25%) JIRA
7 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
7 7 (11.86%) SoapUI
8 5 (8.47%) JUnit
9 3 (5.08%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.69%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (1.69%) Mocha
11 1 (1.69%) Sinon.JS
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Automotive
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Developer
2 16 (27.12%) Sitecore Developer
2 16 (27.12%) Tester
3 14 (23.73%) Automation Tester
4 11 (18.64%) .NET Developer
5 10 (16.95%) Test Engineer
6 9 (15.25%) Agile Developer
7 7 (11.86%) Agile .NET Developer
7 7 (11.86%) Java Automation Tester
7 7 (11.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 7 (11.86%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (11.86%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) QA Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Ruby Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) HTML Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (5.08%) QA Test Engineer
10 3 (5.08%) Quality Engineer
11 2 (3.39%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.98%) .NET
2 14 (23.73%) Gherkin
2 14 (23.73%) RESTful
3 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
4 8 (13.56%) Web Services
5 5 (8.47%) CSS
5 5 (8.47%) HTML
6 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.39%) HTML5
6 2 (3.39%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (3.39%) Spring
7 1 (1.69%) Ajax
7 1 (1.69%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.69%) Behat
7 1 (1.69%) Chai
7 1 (1.69%) D3.js
7 1 (1.69%) LESS
7 1 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.69%) Sass
7 1 (1.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Linux
1 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (88.14%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (66.10%) TDD
3 32 (54.24%) Scrum
4 27 (45.76%) Test Automation
5 24 (40.68%) Kanban
6 19 (32.20%) Software Engineering
7 15 (25.42%) API Testing
8 14 (23.73%) User Stories
9 13 (22.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (20.34%) Exploratory Testing
10 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
11 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (15.25%) MVC
13 7 (11.86%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (11.86%) Defect Management
13 7 (11.86%) OO
13 7 (11.86%) Security Testing
13 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
13 7 (11.86%) Usability Testing
14 6 (10.17%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) Java
2 19 (32.20%) Scala
3 17 (28.81%) C#
4 13 (22.03%) Groovy
5 11 (18.64%) Ruby
6 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (1.69%) SQL
7 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) ISEB
1 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (35.59%) QA
2 5 (8.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Sitecore
2 6 (10.17%) Atlassian
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle
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