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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / North East
Rank 51 60 53
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs citing BDD 29 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.07% 1.61% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 1.89% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 7
Median daily rate £479 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -2.92% -  

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 626 739 456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.92% 85.14% 73.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 503 255
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.33% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £30.00 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +1 26 £486 +8.05% 12
Durham - 1 £275 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 65 (79.27%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (76.83%) TDD
3 48 (58.54%) Scrum
4 45 (54.88%) .NET
5 38 (46.34%) Selenium
6 36 (43.90%) QA
7 35 (42.68%) Test Automation
8 33 (40.24%) Java
9 31 (37.80%) Sitecore
10 28 (34.15%) C#
11 25 (30.49%) ASP.NET
11 25 (30.49%) MVC
12 24 (29.27%) Finance
12 24 (29.27%) Jenkins
13 22 (26.83%) DevOps
13 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
14 20 (24.39%) Web Services
14 20 (24.39%) Kanban
15 19 (23.17%) HP UFT
16 18 (21.95%) Software Engineering
16 18 (21.95%) Automation Testing
17 17 (20.73%) Cucumber
18 16 (19.51%) Gherkin
18 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
18 16 (19.51%) RESTful
19 15 (18.29%) Scala
19 15 (18.29%) Groovy
19 15 (18.29%) XML
19 15 (18.29%) SQL
19 15 (18.29%) Continuous Improvement

BDD
Top Related 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 9 (10.98%) Confluence
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) JBoss
3 1 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (46.34%) Selenium
2 24 (29.27%) Jenkins
3 19 (23.17%) HP UFT
4 17 (20.73%) Cucumber
5 12 (14.63%) Sahi
5 12 (14.63%) WATIR
5 12 (14.63%) WebDriver
6 9 (10.98%) JIRA
7 7 (8.54%) LoadRunner
7 7 (8.54%) SoapUI
8 6 (7.32%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.44%) JUnit
9 2 (2.44%) RSpec
9 2 (2.44%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.22%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.22%) Hudson
10 1 (1.22%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.22%) Protractor
General
1 24 (29.27%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Automotive
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (50.00%) Developer
2 28 (34.15%) Sitecore Developer
3 21 (25.61%) Tester
4 18 (21.95%) .NET Developer
5 17 (20.73%) Automation Tester
6 7 (8.54%) Java Automation Tester
6 7 (8.54%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 7 (8.54%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (7.32%) Agile Developer
8 5 (6.10%) QA Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.88%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.88%) Ruby Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.66%) QA Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Test Manager
11 2 (2.44%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (54.88%) .NET
2 25 (30.49%) ASP.NET
3 20 (24.39%) Web Services
4 16 (19.51%) Gherkin
4 16 (19.51%) RESTful
5 15 (18.29%) XML
6 6 (7.32%) CSS
6 6 (7.32%) HTML
7 3 (3.66%) jQuery
7 3 (3.66%) Node.js
8 2 (2.44%) Ajax
8 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.44%) LINQ
8 2 (2.44%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (2.44%) WPF
9 1 (1.22%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.22%) JSON
9 1 (1.22%) Spring
9 1 (1.22%) Velocity
9 1 (1.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) NHS
2 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) Linux
1 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (79.27%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (76.83%) TDD
3 48 (58.54%) Scrum
4 35 (42.68%) Test Automation
5 25 (30.49%) MVC
6 22 (26.83%) DevOps
7 20 (24.39%) Kanban
8 18 (21.95%) Automation Testing
8 18 (21.95%) Software Engineering
9 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (18.29%) API Testing
10 15 (18.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (18.29%) User Stories
11 13 (15.85%) OO
11 13 (15.85%) Open Source
12 10 (12.20%) SOLID
13 7 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (8.54%) Defect Management
13 7 (8.54%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (8.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.24%) Java
2 28 (34.15%) C#
3 15 (18.29%) Groovy
3 15 (18.29%) Scala
3 15 (18.29%) SQL
4 14 (17.07%) Ruby
5 9 (10.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (6.10%) ISEB
2 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (43.90%) QA
2 6 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 31 (37.80%) Sitecore
2 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.76%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle
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