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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 44 28
Rank change year-on-year +18 -16  
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 5.76% 2.48% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 3.01% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 5
Median daily rate £425 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £463 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +5.82% -  

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 259 366 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 78.48% 82.62% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 269 179
Median daily rate £450 £463 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +25.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £725 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% -44.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 39 (97.50%) TDD
2 36 (90.00%) Java
3 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (62.50%) CSS
5 24 (60.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (57.50%) Web Services
7 22 (55.00%) Linux
7 22 (55.00%) Git (software)
8 21 (52.50%) REST
9 20 (50.00%) Unix
9 20 (50.00%) Automated Testing
9 20 (50.00%) Front End Development
10 19 (47.50%) User Experience
11 18 (45.00%) Configuration Management
12 17 (42.50%) Mac OS X
13 15 (37.50%) Relational Database
14 13 (32.50%) Mentoring
14 13 (32.50%) Prototyping
15 12 (30.00%) Line Management
15 12 (30.00%) DevOps
15 12 (30.00%) Selenium
15 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (27.50%) Web Development
17 10 (25.00%) HTML
18 8 (20.00%) Scrum
18 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
18 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
18 8 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
19 7 (17.50%) SOAP
20 6 (15.00%) JUnit

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 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (55.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (30.00%) Selenium
3 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (15.00%) JUnit
4 6 (15.00%) Mockito
5 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.50%) jMock
6 4 (10.00%) Maven
6 4 (10.00%) Spock
6 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (7.50%) EasyMock
7 3 (7.50%) NUnit
8 2 (5.00%) DbUnit
8 2 (5.00%) FitNesse
8 2 (5.00%) Gradle
8 2 (5.00%) JIRA
8 2 (5.00%) SonarQube
9 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (5.00%) Banking
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (75.00%) Developer
2 19 (47.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 18 (45.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 6 (15.00%) Automation Tester
5 6 (15.00%) Tester
6 5 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (7.50%) Agile Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (7.50%) HTML Developer
8 3 (7.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
9 2 (5.00%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Digital Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Node.js Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Agile Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (62.50%) CSS
2 23 (57.50%) Web Services
3 21 (52.50%) REST
4 10 (25.00%) HTML
5 7 (17.50%) SOAP
6 6 (15.00%) Gherkin
7 5 (12.50%) HTML5
7 5 (12.50%) Spring
8 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (10.00%) CSS3
8 4 (10.00%) RESTful
8 4 (10.00%) XML
9 3 (7.50%) JSON
10 2 (5.00%) Apache Camel
10 2 (5.00%) Apache CXF
10 2 (5.00%) J2EE
10 2 (5.00%) Node.js
10 2 (5.00%) PowerMock
10 2 (5.00%) React
10 2 (5.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (47.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Linux
2 20 (50.00%) Unix
3 17 (42.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.50%) CoreOS
4 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (97.50%) TDD
2 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 20 (50.00%) Front End Development
4 18 (45.00%) Configuration Management
5 13 (32.50%) Mentoring
5 13 (32.50%) Prototyping
6 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (30.00%) DevOps
6 12 (30.00%) Line Management
7 11 (27.50%) Web Development
8 8 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (20.00%) Scrum
8 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (12.50%) SDLC
10 4 (10.00%) Microservices
10 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 3 (7.50%) Kanban
11 3 (7.50%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (90.00%) Java
2 24 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.50%) Scala
4 3 (7.50%) Clojure
4 3 (7.50%) Python
4 3 (7.50%) Ruby
5 2 (5.00%) Go
5 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.50%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) ECMAScript
6 1 (2.50%) ES6
6 1 (2.50%) Groovy
6 1 (2.50%) Jython
6 1 (2.50%) Korn
6 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) BC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Ansible
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) HP
1 1 (2.50%) Solace
1 1 (2.50%) VMware
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