Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 July 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 32 40
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.84% 1.53% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.13% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Watford median daily rate £438 - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £506 £375
% change year-on-year -6.17% +35.00% -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 276 188 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 84.66% 72.03% 82.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 98 103
Watford median daily rate £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% -6.45%
10th Percentile £204 £205 £225
90th Percentile £585 £558 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £410 £381
% change year-on-year +0.61% +7.75% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 11
Watford median hourly rate £40.00 - £13.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -34.55% +31.36% -0.31%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Watford

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Watford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) System Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Kanban
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) J2EE
5 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 2 (33.33%) Retail
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (33.33%) Appium

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) DbVisualizer
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Appium
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Gatling
3 1 (16.67%) GCC
3 1 (16.67%) Grunt
3 1 (16.67%) gulp
3 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Java Automation Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) C Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Dropwizard
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) Hystrix
3 1 (16.67%) Play Framework
3 1 (16.67%) POSIX
3 1 (16.67%) React
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 1 (16.67%) Microservices
5 1 (16.67%) SOLID
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) Clojure
4 1 (16.67%) Go
4 1 (16.67%) Groovy
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) hybris
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) New Relic
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Teradata