Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 16 January 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)
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 34 29
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 +8
Contract jobs citing BDD 43 47 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 6.34% 5.28% 6.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.47% 6.29% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 85
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £356 £391 £263
90th Percentile £645 £489 £575
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 576 747 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 84.96% 83.93% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 505 555
Sheffield median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +30.77%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 25
Sheffield median hourly rate £23.08 £27.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.09% +111.54% -16.73%
10th Percentile £17.51 £13.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.48 £48.75 £16.30
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.63 £22.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +58.36% +60.71% -10.33%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Sheffield

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Sheffield

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Sheffield over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for BDD.

1 38 (88.37%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (67.44%) Java
3 24 (55.81%) TDD
4 22 (51.16%) Cucumber
5 18 (41.86%) Jenkins
6 17 (39.53%) Test Automation
7 16 (37.21%) OO
8 14 (32.56%) Selenium
8 14 (32.56%) Spring
9 12 (27.91%) Maven
9 12 (27.91%) RESTful
9 12 (27.91%) JUnit
9 12 (27.91%) Red Hat
9 12 (27.91%) Apache Camel
9 12 (27.91%) Apache ServiceMix
9 12 (27.91%) API Development
9 12 (27.91%) Virtual Team
10 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
10 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (23.26%) Finance
11 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
11 9 (20.93%) JIRA
12 8 (18.60%) Open Source
12 8 (18.60%) Confluence
12 8 (18.60%) MySQL
12 8 (18.60%) SFIA
13 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
13 7 (16.28%) Coaching
13 7 (16.28%) C#
13 7 (16.28%) .NET

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 12 (27.91%) Apache ServiceMix
2 8 (18.60%) Confluence
3 6 (13.95%) JBoss
4 2 (4.65%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 6 (13.95%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) Slack
3 3 (6.98%) GitHub
4 2 (4.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) MySQL
2 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.30%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.65%) Big Data
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (51.16%) Cucumber
2 18 (41.86%) Jenkins
3 14 (32.56%) Selenium
4 12 (27.91%) JUnit
4 12 (27.91%) Maven
5 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
6 9 (20.93%) JIRA
7 7 (16.28%) Bitbucket
7 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
8 6 (13.95%) TeamCity
9 4 (9.30%) HP UFT
10 3 (6.98%) Burp Suite
10 3 (6.98%) JMeter
10 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
11 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
11 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
11 1 (2.33%) Protractor
11 1 (2.33%) Subversion
11 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Java Developer
3 11 (25.58%) Automation Tester
3 11 (25.58%) Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Java Automation Tester
5 6 (13.95%) .NET Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Web Automation Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Web Tester
9 2 (4.65%) JIRA Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Lead Business Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Lead Software Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Mid-Level Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) Spring
2 12 (27.91%) Apache Camel
2 12 (27.91%) RESTful
3 7 (16.28%) .NET
3 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
3 7 (16.28%) REST
4 6 (13.95%) Angular 2
4 6 (13.95%) AngularJS
4 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.95%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (13.95%) Entity Framework
5 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Core
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.65%) Node.js
6 2 (4.65%) SOAP
7 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Virtual Team
2 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (88.37%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) TDD
3 17 (39.53%) Test Automation
4 16 (37.21%) OO
5 12 (27.91%) API Development
6 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
8 8 (18.60%) Open Source
8 8 (18.60%) SFIA
9 7 (16.28%) Coaching
9 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
10 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Mobile First
10 6 (13.95%) SDLC
10 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
11 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
11 5 (11.63%) Microservices
11 5 (11.63%) Scrum
11 5 (11.63%) User Stories
12 4 (9.30%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (67.44%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) GCP
2 3 (6.98%) WCAG
3 1 (2.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Grafana
1 6 (13.95%) Prometheus
2 3 (6.98%) Nessus
3 2 (4.65%) Terraform
4 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Red Hat
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) Splunk
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow