The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Behat skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Behat over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behat
UK
Rank 575 611 599
Rank change year-on-year +36 -12  
Contract jobs citing Behat 21 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.058% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 10
Median daily rate £363 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +3.22% +6.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Behat is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14206 14834 13989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.99% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9854 10283 9074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Behat
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Behat as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Behat in the UK

Behat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Behat in the UK

Behat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Behat over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Behat in the UK

Behat
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Behat within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +24 21 £363 -9.37% 15
East Midlands - 7 £420 -
Nottingham - 6 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £425 -
South East +30 5 £350 -6.66% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £350 - 1
London +17 4 £356 -10.93% 6
Yorkshire +10 2 £425 - 2
City of London +5 2 £350 -17.64% 1
Sheffield +4 2 £425 - 1
South Yorkshire -2 2 £425 - 1
Durham - 2 £288 -
North East - 2 £288 -
East of England -5 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £440 -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 £440 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Behat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Behat.

1 37 (88.10%) PHP
2 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (50.00%) BDD
4 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
5 19 (45.24%) Drupal
6 17 (40.48%) Sass
6 17 (40.48%) HTML
6 17 (40.48%) CSS
7 15 (35.71%) QA
8 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
10 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (28.57%) Web Development
11 10 (23.81%) Selenium
11 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
11 10 (23.81%) CSS3
12 9 (21.43%) PHPUnit
12 9 (21.43%) MySQL
13 8 (19.05%) OO
13 8 (19.05%) WAI
13 8 (19.05%) Mocha
13 8 (19.05%) jQuery
13 8 (19.05%) Progressive Enhancement
13 8 (19.05%) Jasmine
13 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
13 8 (19.05%) Grunt
13 8 (19.05%) gulp
13 8 (19.05%) Twig
14 7 (16.67%) LAMP
15 6 (14.29%) TDD

Behat
Top Related IT Skills 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 19 (45.24%) Drupal
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) MySQL
2 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
3 10 (23.81%) Selenium
3 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
4 9 (21.43%) PHPUnit
5 8 (19.05%) Grunt
5 8 (19.05%) gulp
5 8 (19.05%) Jasmine
5 8 (19.05%) Mocha
6 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.38%) JIRA
8 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.52%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) Drupal Developer
3 12 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 9 (21.43%) Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Digital Developer
7 4 (9.52%) QA Tester
8 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Drupal Developer
10 1 (2.38%) PHP Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) CSS
1 17 (40.48%) HTML
1 17 (40.48%) Sass
2 10 (23.81%) CSS3
3 8 (19.05%) jQuery
3 8 (19.05%) Twig
4 7 (16.67%) LAMP
5 6 (14.29%) Symfony
6 4 (9.52%) Doctrine
6 4 (9.52%) JMS
7 2 (4.76%) HTML5
7 2 (4.76%) Laravel
7 2 (4.76%) RESTful
7 2 (4.76%) Web Services
8 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) BDD
3 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Web Development
4 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
4 8 (19.05%) OO
4 8 (19.05%) Progressive Enhancement
5 6 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 6 (14.29%) TDD
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.52%) API Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.52%) OO PHP
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
8 3 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (4.76%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (88.10%) PHP
2 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) QA
2 8 (19.05%) WAI
3 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.38%) SDET
4 1 (2.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.76%) Piwik
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) New Relic
2 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.38%) Pardot
2 1 (2.38%) PayPal
2 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.38%) SAP
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