Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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)
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 53 44
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 43 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 6.88% 3.06% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.19% 3.76% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 7
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% +55.56%
10th Percentile £357 £295 £313
90th Percentile £538 £488 £450
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +3.03% +17.86% +55.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Sheffield with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 525 691 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 84.00% 81.29% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 498 330
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £259 £298 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
South Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £420 £338
% change year-on-year -2.38% +24.44% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 13
Sheffield median hourly rate £12.75 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.25% +60.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £10.67 £11.93 £9.11
90th Percentile £25.81 £47.50 £37.00
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 £13.88
% change year-on-year -35.63% +56.76% -7.50%

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 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for BDD.

1 36 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (83.72%) TDD
2 35 (81.40%) Java
3 31 (72.09%) Test Automation
4 27 (62.79%) JavaScript
5 26 (60.47%) User Experience
6 25 (58.14%) CSS
7 24 (55.81%) Git (software)
8 23 (53.49%) Web Services
8 23 (53.49%) Linux
9 22 (51.16%) Unix
10 21 (48.84%) Front End Development
11 19 (44.19%) Mac OS X
12 18 (41.86%) Configuration Management
12 18 (41.86%) REST
13 17 (39.53%) Prototyping
13 17 (39.53%) Relational Database
14 16 (37.21%) Line Management
14 16 (37.21%) Mentoring
15 14 (32.56%) Web Development
16 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
16 13 (30.23%) React
17 12 (27.91%) DevOps
17 12 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
18 10 (23.26%) Continuous Delivery
19 9 (20.93%) Selenium
20 8 (18.60%) Finance
21 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
21 6 (13.95%) CTC Cleared

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 1 (2.33%) Apache
1 1 (2.33%) CMS
1 1 (2.33%) Confluence
1 1 (2.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) Intranet
1 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (55.81%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.93%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.98%) Jasmine
5 3 (6.98%) JBehave
5 3 (6.98%) JIRA
6 2 (4.65%) JUnit
6 2 (4.65%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.33%) JMeter
7 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.33%) Maven
7 1 (2.33%) Mockito
7 1 (2.33%) NUnit
7 1 (2.33%) Sahi
7 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.33%) Spock
7 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.33%) WATIR
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Electronics
2 5 (11.63%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.63%) Marketing
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Developer
2 24 (55.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (39.53%) Java Developer
4 13 (30.23%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 9 (20.93%) Tester
6 8 (18.60%) Automation Tester
7 6 (13.95%) Java Automation Tester
8 5 (11.63%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (9.30%) Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) HTML Developer
11 2 (4.65%) HTML CSS Developer
11 2 (4.65%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 2 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
11 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 2 (4.65%) Web Automation Tester
11 2 (4.65%) Web Tester
12 1 (2.33%) Integration Developer
12 1 (2.33%) Node.js Developer
12 1 (2.33%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) CSS
2 23 (53.49%) Web Services
3 18 (41.86%) REST
4 13 (30.23%) React
5 6 (13.95%) HTML
6 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
6 4 (9.30%) Gherkin
7 3 (6.98%) CSS3
7 3 (6.98%) HTML5
7 3 (6.98%) Node.js
7 3 (6.98%) RESTful
7 3 (6.98%) Spring
8 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.65%) jQuery
8 2 (4.65%) Sass
8 2 (4.65%) SOAP
9 1 (2.33%) Ember.js
9 1 (2.33%) LESS
9 1 (2.33%) OAuth2
9 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (60.47%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Linux
2 22 (51.16%) Unix
3 19 (44.19%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (83.72%) TDD
2 31 (72.09%) Test Automation
3 21 (48.84%) Front End Development
4 18 (41.86%) Configuration Management
5 17 (39.53%) Prototyping
6 16 (37.21%) Line Management
6 16 (37.21%) Mentoring
7 14 (32.56%) Web Development
8 12 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (27.91%) DevOps
9 10 (23.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (11.63%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (11.63%) Integration Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Programme Management
10 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
11 4 (9.30%) User Stories
12 3 (6.98%) SDLC
12 3 (6.98%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (81.40%) Java
2 27 (62.79%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) Python
4 3 (6.98%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.98%) SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Scala
6 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.33%) ECMAScript
6 1 (2.33%) ES6
6 1 (2.33%) Korn
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) BC Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) SAP
2 1 (2.33%) Google
2 1 (2.33%) HP
2 1 (2.33%) Solace
2 1 (2.33%) Zend