Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 September 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 57 41
Rank change year-on-year +9 -16 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 4 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.94% 0.58% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 0.69% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 18
Northamptonshire median daily rate £401 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.46% +12.90% -13.89%
10th Percentile £355 £293 £313
90th Percentile £528 £538 £541
East Midlands median daily rate £401 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.00% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 687 581 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 84.09% 84.94% 87.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 380 544
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £308 £220 £305
90th Percentile £536 £550 £579
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.62 £12.09 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.70% -29.94% -6.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.15 £9.88
90th Percentile £20.25 £35.13 £38.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -18.84%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Northamptonshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Northamptonshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Northamptonshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Northampton +1 19 £388 +10.71% 3
Kettering - 1 £410 - 1
BDD
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Test Automation
3 14 (58.33%) Cucumber
4 12 (50.00%) Selenium
4 12 (50.00%) TDD
4 12 (50.00%) Scrum
4 12 (50.00%) Java
5 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
6 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (29.17%) JUnit
7 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
8 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 6 (25.00%) OO
8 6 (25.00%) Pair Programming
9 5 (20.83%) User Stories
9 5 (20.83%) DevOps
9 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
9 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
9 5 (20.83%) Node.js
9 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (16.67%) Microservices
10 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (16.67%) Subversion
10 4 (16.67%) Spring
10 4 (16.67%) Maven
10 4 (16.67%) Java EE
10 4 (16.67%) Ajax
10 4 (16.67%) Kanban
10 4 (16.67%) JBoss
10 4 (16.67%) SOA

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 4 (16.67%) JBoss
2 3 (12.50%) NServiceBus
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.17%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 12 (50.00%) Selenium
3 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
4 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
4 7 (29.17%) JUnit
5 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
6 4 (16.67%) Maven
6 4 (16.67%) Subversion
7 3 (12.50%) Bitbucket
7 3 (12.50%) LoadUI
7 3 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (8.33%) JIRA
8 2 (8.33%) NUnit
8 2 (8.33%) SonarQube
8 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.33%) TestNG
8 2 (8.33%) TestRail
8 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (4.17%) JBehave
9 1 (4.17%) Mockito
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Credit Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (20.83%) Node.js
3 4 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (16.67%) Ajax
3 4 (16.67%) Java EE
3 4 (16.67%) Spring
4 3 (12.50%) CSS
4 3 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.33%) Angular 2
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (8.33%) MSMQ
5 2 (8.33%) NHibernate
5 2 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (4.17%) React
6 1 (4.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Test Automation
3 12 (50.00%) Scrum
3 12 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (25.00%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 5 (20.83%) DevOps
6 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (20.83%) User Stories
6 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (16.67%) Kanban
7 4 (16.67%) Microservices
7 4 (16.67%) OOP
7 4 (16.67%) SOA
8 3 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Front End Development
8 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) ES6
4 2 (8.33%) Java 8
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.50%) Terraform
2 1 (4.17%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (8.33%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.17%) Splunk