Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 38 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +18
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.98% 4.14% 4.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.79% 5.15% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 75
South Yorkshire median daily rate £394 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.38% +23.08%
10th Percentile £354 £377 £263
90th Percentile £645 £488 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 689 971 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 83.01% 80.45% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 658 574
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.94% +17.54%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £227
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 49
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £22.50 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +62.16% -11.13%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.49 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.98 £48.50 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Sheffield +1 30 £394 -10.00% 8
BDD
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (72.73%) Java
3 22 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 20 (60.61%) TDD
5 17 (51.52%) Selenium
6 14 (42.42%) Cucumber
7 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 10 (30.30%) OO
9 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
9 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
10 7 (21.21%) Open Source
10 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
10 7 (21.21%) User Stories
10 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
11 6 (18.18%) Web Services
11 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 6 (18.18%) Spring
12 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
12 5 (15.15%) REST
12 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
12 5 (15.15%) Oracle
13 4 (12.12%) Finance
13 4 (12.12%) Scrum
13 4 (12.12%) C#
13 4 (12.12%) MySQL
13 4 (12.12%) SQL
13 4 (12.12%) JUnit
13 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
13 4 (12.12%) RESTful
13 4 (12.12%) MongoDB

BDD
Co-occurring 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 4 (12.12%) Apache ServiceMix
2 3 (9.09%) Confluence
3 2 (6.06%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Slack
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Selenium
2 14 (42.42%) Cucumber
3 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.12%) JIRA
5 4 (12.12%) JUnit
5 4 (12.12%) Maven
6 3 (9.09%) Bitbucket
6 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
7 2 (6.06%) Zephyr
8 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
8 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
8 1 (3.03%) Protractor
8 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Tester
2 13 (39.39%) Automation Tester
3 8 (24.24%) Java Automation Tester
4 7 (21.21%) Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (15.15%) Analyst
6 5 (15.15%) Java Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Software Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Web Automation Tester
8 3 (9.09%) Web Tester
9 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Lead Software Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
10 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Spring
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) REST
3 4 (12.12%) Apache Camel
3 4 (12.12%) RESTful
4 3 (9.09%) .NET
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Core
5 2 (6.06%) Angular 2
5 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.06%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.06%) Node.js
5 2 (6.06%) SOAP
6 1 (3.03%) CSS
6 1 (3.03%) React
6 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (12.12%) User Experience
1 4 (12.12%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 20 (60.61%) TDD
4 10 (30.30%) OO
5 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
6 7 (21.21%) Open Source
6 7 (21.21%) User Stories
7 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.12%) API Development
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.12%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.12%) Scrum
9 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 4 (12.12%) SFIA
9 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) GCP
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Grafana
1 2 (6.06%) Prometheus
1 2 (6.06%) Terraform
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Splunk
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow