Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 58 58
Rank change year-on-year +15 0 -5
Contract jobs citing BDD 23 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.34% 1.94% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 2.22% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 4
Northamptonshire median daily rate £450 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +25.00%
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +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 577 810 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 83.87% 87.10% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 592 436
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £220 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.79 £11.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -36.56% +23.47%
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +1.25%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Northampton +5 16 £450 +12.50% 2
BDD
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 20 (86.96%) TDD
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
4 12 (52.17%) Scrum
4 12 (52.17%) Java
5 10 (43.48%) Kanban
6 9 (39.13%) CSS
6 9 (39.13%) Node.js
7 8 (34.78%) Docker
7 8 (34.78%) HTML
8 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
8 7 (30.43%) JUnit
8 7 (30.43%) Finance
8 7 (30.43%) JIRA
9 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
9 6 (26.09%) C#
9 6 (26.09%) Grunt
9 6 (26.09%) React
9 6 (26.09%) gulp
9 6 (26.09%) Microservices
9 6 (26.09%) ES6
9 6 (26.09%) CSS3
9 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
9 6 (26.09%) HTML5
9 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
9 6 (26.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (26.09%) Sass
9 6 (26.09%) Redux
9 6 (26.09%) npm
10 5 (21.74%) Responsive Web Design

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 1 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) npm
2 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (17.39%) Google Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) JIRA
1 7 (30.43%) JUnit
2 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 6 (26.09%) Grunt
2 6 (26.09%) gulp
2 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
3 5 (21.74%) SonarQube
4 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 2 (8.70%) FitNesse
5 2 (8.70%) JMeter
5 2 (8.70%) NUnit
5 2 (8.70%) Ranorex
5 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.70%) TestNG
5 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Advertising
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Scrum Master
2 6 (26.09%) UI Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce Architect
4 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) CSS
1 9 (39.13%) Node.js
2 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) CSS3
3 6 (26.09%) HTML5
3 6 (26.09%) React
3 6 (26.09%) Redux
3 6 (26.09%) Sass
3 6 (26.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (21.74%) Ajax
4 5 (21.74%) JSON
5 4 (17.39%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) .NET Core
6 3 (13.04%) Kafka
7 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.35%) OAuth
7 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) TDD
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
4 12 (52.17%) Scrum
5 10 (43.48%) Kanban
6 6 (26.09%) Microservices
6 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
7 5 (21.74%) OO
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (21.74%) Planning Poker
7 5 (21.74%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (17.39%) Analytics
9 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 3 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (13.04%) OOP
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 3 (13.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) ES6
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Perforce
2 4 (17.39%) Google
3 2 (8.70%) Capita
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe
4 1 (4.35%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (4.35%) hybris
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) SAP