The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 26 39 36
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3  
Contract jobs citing BDD 29 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 6.21% 3.17% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 4.05% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 4
Median daily rate £425 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £301 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 370 420 322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 79.23% 78.21% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 284 219
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £660 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.75 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.98% -5.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in South Yorkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in South Yorkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +20 29 £425 +30.76% 3
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 43 (91.49%) TDD
2 42 (89.36%) Java
3 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (61.70%) Web Services
5 27 (57.45%) JavaScript
6 25 (53.19%) CSS
7 23 (48.94%) REST
8 22 (46.81%) Git (software)
8 22 (46.81%) Linux
9 21 (44.68%) Front End Development
10 20 (42.55%) Automated Testing
11 19 (40.43%) Unix
11 19 (40.43%) User Experience
12 18 (38.30%) Configuration Management
13 17 (36.17%) Mac OS X
14 16 (34.04%) Relational Database
15 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
16 13 (27.66%) Prototyping
17 12 (25.53%) Line Management
17 12 (25.53%) DevOps
17 12 (25.53%) Selenium
17 12 (25.53%) Spring
18 11 (23.40%) Web Development
18 11 (23.40%) Scala
19 10 (21.28%) Scrum
19 10 (21.28%) HTML
20 9 (19.15%) RESTful
20 9 (19.15%) Microservices
21 8 (17.02%) Docker

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 7 (14.89%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) GitHub
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.26%) Big Data
5 1 (2.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) Git (software)
2 12 (25.53%) Selenium
3 8 (17.02%) Mockito
4 7 (14.89%) jMock
5 6 (12.77%) Cucumber
5 6 (12.77%) Spock
6 5 (10.64%) EasyMock
6 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.64%) JUnit
6 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
7 4 (8.51%) Maven
8 3 (6.38%) Gradle
9 2 (4.26%) DbUnit
9 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
9 2 (4.26%) NUnit
9 2 (4.26%) SonarQube
10 1 (2.13%) Ant
10 1 (2.13%) JIRA
10 1 (2.13%) Subversion
10 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.13%) Banking
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
1 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (82.98%) Developer
2 26 (55.32%) Java Developer
3 19 (40.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (17.02%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 6 (12.77%) Agile Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Automation Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (6.38%) HTML Developer
8 3 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.26%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
10 1 (2.13%) Agile Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Scala Developer
10 1 (2.13%) Test Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) Web Services
2 25 (53.19%) CSS
3 23 (48.94%) REST
4 12 (25.53%) Spring
5 10 (21.28%) HTML
6 9 (19.15%) RESTful
7 8 (17.02%) Spring Boot
8 6 (12.77%) SOAP
9 5 (10.64%) Gherkin
9 5 (10.64%) HTML5
10 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
10 4 (8.51%) CSS3
10 4 (8.51%) Node.js
10 4 (8.51%) XML
11 3 (6.38%) JSON
12 2 (4.26%) Apache Camel
12 2 (4.26%) Apache CXF
12 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
12 2 (4.26%) React
12 2 (4.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) User Experience
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Linux
2 19 (40.43%) Unix
3 17 (36.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.13%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (91.49%) TDD
2 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (44.68%) Front End Development
4 20 (42.55%) Automated Testing
5 18 (38.30%) Configuration Management
6 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
7 13 (27.66%) Prototyping
8 12 (25.53%) DevOps
8 12 (25.53%) Line Management
9 11 (23.40%) Web Development
10 10 (21.28%) Scrum
11 9 (19.15%) Microservices
12 8 (17.02%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
14 5 (10.64%) SDLC
15 4 (8.51%) System Integration Testing
15 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
16 3 (6.38%) OO
16 3 (6.38%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (89.36%) Java
2 27 (57.45%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.40%) Scala
4 5 (10.64%) Clojure
5 3 (6.38%) Ruby
6 2 (4.26%) Go
6 2 (4.26%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) C#
7 1 (2.13%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.13%) ES6
7 1 (2.13%) Groovy
7 1 (2.13%) Jython
7 1 (2.13%) Korn
7 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.13%) SQL
7 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.26%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.38%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) FATCA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) Solace
1 1 (2.13%) VMware