Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 May 2020 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)
England > South East
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 73 85
Rank change year-on-year -67 +12 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 98 452 483
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.36% 3.08% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 3.52% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 297 372
Median daily rate £463 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +15.15%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £331
90th Percentile £550 £569 £556
England median daily rate £525 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £55.56 - £47.50
10th Percentile £52.21 - £40.00
90th Percentile £57.67 - £52.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -26.32% -5.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,069 12,856 14,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.95% 87.53% 85.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,530 7,739 8,540
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £277
90th Percentile £610 £608 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 469 472
Median hourly rate £26.61 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.72
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.40% +13.23% -13.73%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the South East

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BDD in the South East.

Daily rate trend for BDD in the South East

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BDD in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BDD in the South East

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BDD in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for BDD in the South East

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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
Thames Valley -43 41 £456 -1.35% 9
Hampshire -17 31 £475 - 9
Berkshire -1 26 £463 +2.78% 6
Surrey +1 14 £463 +15.63% 10
Buckinghamshire -13 10 £438 -2.78% 3
West Sussex +11 7 £463 -8.42% 2
Oxfordshire -1 5 £450 -12.20%
Kent +20 3 £550 +4.76% 4
East Sussex +15 2 £475 +18.75% 3
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 75 (76.53%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (56.12%) TDD
3 49 (50.00%) C#
4 44 (44.90%) Test Automation
5 39 (39.80%) JavaScript
6 37 (37.76%) SQL
7 36 (36.73%) .NET
8 35 (35.71%) Azure
8 35 (35.71%) DevOps
9 30 (30.61%) Selenium
10 27 (27.55%) AngularJS
11 26 (26.53%) Java
12 25 (25.51%) Cucumber
13 22 (22.45%) Git (software)
14 21 (21.43%) Python
14 21 (21.43%) Scrum
15 20 (20.41%) Software Engineering
16 19 (19.39%) CSS
16 19 (19.39%) HTML
16 19 (19.39%) React
17 18 (18.37%) ASP.NET
18 17 (17.35%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (16.33%) QA
19 16 (16.33%) .NET Framework
19 16 (16.33%) Functional Testing
19 16 (16.33%) REST
20 15 (15.31%) Node.js
20 15 (15.31%) Non-Functional Testing
20 15 (15.31%) JIRA
20 15 (15.31%) SQL Server

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (8.16%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (7.14%) Confluence
3 4 (4.08%) CMS
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.04%) SAS
6 1 (1.02%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.02%) Drupal
6 1 (1.02%) IIS
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.02%) SugarCRM
6 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (35.71%) Azure
2 12 (12.24%) AWS
3 9 (9.18%) Serverless
4 4 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.08%) Azure Functions
4 4 (4.08%) Logic Apps
4 4 (4.08%) Power Platform
5 3 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.02%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (1.02%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.02%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.02%) IaaS
7 1 (1.02%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) DNS
2 5 (5.10%) IPv6
3 1 (1.02%) 802.15
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) FTP
3 1 (1.02%) HTTP
3 1 (1.02%) LAN
3 1 (1.02%) PPP
3 1 (1.02%) SSL
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.12%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.08%) Power BI
4 3 (3.06%) Big Data
5 2 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.04%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.02%) GIS
6 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.02%) HBase
6 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 30 (30.61%) Selenium
2 25 (25.51%) Cucumber
3 22 (22.45%) Git (software)
4 15 (15.31%) JIRA
5 14 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 14 (14.29%) JMeter
6 13 (13.27%) SpecFlow
7 6 (6.12%) Maven
7 6 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.12%) Visual Studio
8 5 (5.10%) NUnit
8 5 (5.10%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (4.08%) Mocha
10 3 (3.06%) Cypress.io
10 3 (3.06%) Gradle
10 3 (3.06%) JBehave
10 3 (3.06%) JUnit
10 3 (3.06%) Protractor
10 3 (3.06%) Subversion
General
1 7 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.08%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.04%) Automotive
4 2 (2.04%) Law
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) German Language
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (38.78%) Developer
2 12 (12.24%) Tester
3 11 (11.22%) .NET Developer
3 11 (11.22%) Analyst
4 9 (9.18%) Automation Tester
4 9 (9.18%) React Developer
4 9 (9.18%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) QA Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Azure Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.10%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Performance Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.08%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (36.73%) .NET
2 27 (27.55%) AngularJS
3 19 (19.39%) CSS
3 19 (19.39%) HTML
3 19 (19.39%) React
4 18 (18.37%) ASP.NET
5 16 (16.33%) .NET Framework
5 16 (16.33%) REST
6 15 (15.31%) Node.js
7 12 (12.24%) Web Services
8 10 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (9.18%) RESTful
10 8 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (8.16%) JSON
10 8 (8.16%) Spring
11 7 (7.14%) SOAP
11 7 (7.14%) Spring Boot
11 7 (7.14%) Vue.js
12 6 (6.12%) Entity Framework
12 6 (6.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.06%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.02%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.02%) iPhone
7 1 (1.02%) Replication
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Linux
2 3 (3.06%) Android
2 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.06%) Windows
3 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (76.53%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (56.12%) TDD
3 44 (44.90%) Test Automation
4 35 (35.71%) DevOps
5 21 (21.43%) Scrum
6 20 (20.41%) Software Engineering
7 16 (16.33%) Functional Testing
8 15 (15.31%) MVC
8 15 (15.31%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (14.29%) User Stories
10 13 (13.27%) Kanban
11 11 (11.22%) Coaching
11 11 (11.22%) Mentoring
11 11 (11.22%) Microservices
11 11 (11.22%) Waterfall
12 10 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (10.20%) Scenario Testing
12 10 (10.20%) Test Scripting
12 10 (10.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (50.00%) C#
2 39 (39.80%) JavaScript
3 37 (37.76%) SQL
4 26 (26.53%) Java
5 21 (21.43%) Python
6 10 (10.20%) T-SQL
7 9 (9.18%) Scala
8 8 (8.16%) TypeScript
9 7 (7.14%) C
9 7 (7.14%) Java 8
10 3 (3.06%) C++
10 3 (3.06%) PHP
10 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.06%) R
10 3 (3.06%) Ruby
11 2 (2.04%) Go
11 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.02%) ES6
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.20%) ISTQB
2 10 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.08%) Degree
4 3 (3.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Docker
2 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.06%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) HP ALM
1 6 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.04%) Ansible
2 2 (2.04%) Kibana
2 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) HP
3 5 (5.10%) Databricks
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.04%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.04%) CA
4 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.04%) SAP
4 2 (2.04%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.04%) Talend
5 1 (1.02%) Ariba
5 1 (1.02%) Delphix
5 1 (1.02%) hybris
5 1 (1.02%) IBM
5 1 (1.02%) Informatica
5 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.02%) Siebel