Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 29 49
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 26 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.37% 5.48% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 6.44% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 8
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -15.00%
10th Percentile £340 £274 £380
90th Percentile £448 £523 £509
East Midlands median daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.76% - -1.45%
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 659 528 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 85.47% 85.02% 86.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 328 562
Northamptonshire median daily rate £405 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -4.76% +1.82%
10th Percentile £309 £231 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £580
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £398 £380
% change year-on-year +3.14% +4.61% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 21
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.00 £11.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.80% -17.57% -19.40%
10th Percentile £11.68 £10.37 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.15 £17.05 £31.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -9.69%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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
Northampton -4 19 £400 -11.11% 3
BDD
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (61.54%) Cucumber
4 15 (57.69%) Selenium
4 15 (57.69%) Java
5 10 (38.46%) Gherkin
5 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
6 9 (34.62%) JUnit
7 8 (30.77%) Spring
7 8 (30.77%) Node.js
8 7 (26.92%) Scrum
8 7 (26.92%) Spring Boot
9 6 (23.08%) Finance
9 6 (23.08%) Hibernate
9 6 (23.08%) J2EE
9 6 (23.08%) Mockito
9 6 (23.08%) REST
9 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
10 5 (19.23%) Retail
11 4 (15.38%) JBoss
11 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
11 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
11 4 (15.38%) DevOps
11 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
11 4 (15.38%) Front End Development
12 3 (11.54%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (11.54%) Terraform
12 3 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
12 3 (11.54%) LoadUI
12 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving

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 (15.38%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 15 (57.69%) Selenium
3 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 9 (34.62%) JUnit
5 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 6 (23.08%) Mockito
6 3 (11.54%) Bitbucket
6 3 (11.54%) LoadUI
6 3 (11.54%) Maven
6 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
6 3 (11.54%) Subversion
7 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 4 (15.38%) Tester
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Credit Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Angular Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (3.85%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (3.85%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Gherkin
2 8 (30.77%) Node.js
2 8 (30.77%) Spring
3 7 (26.92%) Spring Boot
4 6 (23.08%) Hibernate
4 6 (23.08%) J2EE
4 6 (23.08%) REST
5 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 3 (11.54%) Ajax
6 3 (11.54%) Java EE
7 1 (3.85%) CSS
7 1 (3.85%) EJB
7 1 (3.85%) HTML
7 1 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Scrum
4 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 4 (15.38%) DevOps
4 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 4 (15.38%) Front End Development
5 3 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Kanban
5 3 (11.54%) Pair Programming
5 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (11.54%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) User Stories
5 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.85%) Microservices
6 1 (3.85%) OO
6 1 (3.85%) OOD
6 1 (3.85%) SOA
6 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) Java 8
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (11.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) CA Agile Central
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle