Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West London 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 23 February 2019 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)
London > West London
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 19 57
Rank change year-on-year -15 +38 -27
Contract jobs citing BDD 106 177 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 5.50% 8.05% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.08% 9.02% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 165 40
West London median daily rate £500 £525 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +17.98% -6.32%
10th Percentile £310 £408 £325
90th Percentile £625 £600 £564
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - £46.00

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 West London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,742 1,963 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West London 90.31% 89.31% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,136 1,389 904
West London median daily rate £450 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +10.59% -
10th Percentile £238 £263 £213
90th Percentile £600 £585 £550
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 40 59
West London median hourly rate £42.50 £30.74 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.27% +22.95% +16.28%
10th Percentile £14.55 £15.08 £13.55
90th Percentile £92.65 £47.83 £49.60
London median hourly rate £24.98 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.28% -6.00% +25.53%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in West London

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in West London

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in West London

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in West London over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in West London

BDD
Contract Job Locations in West London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West London region over the 6 months to 23 February 2019. 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
Hounslow -26 9 £538 +2.38% 4
Hammersmith - 7 £413 -
Hillingdon +6 5 £350 -17.65% 2
Richmond upon Thames -1 5 £475 +18.75% 12
BDD
London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 West London region with a requirement for BDD.

1 90 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (73.58%) TDD
3 51 (48.11%) JavaScript
4 41 (38.68%) Java
5 38 (35.85%) Test Automation
6 36 (33.96%) Scrum
7 32 (30.19%) React
8 31 (29.25%) CSS
8 31 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (28.30%) Git (software)
10 29 (27.36%) Pair Programming
11 28 (26.42%) HTML
12 27 (25.47%) AngularJS
13 26 (24.53%) Node.js
13 26 (24.53%) REST
13 26 (24.53%) Kanban
14 24 (22.64%) Cucumber
15 23 (21.70%) Spring
16 22 (20.75%) Scala
16 22 (20.75%) Acceptance Criteria
17 21 (19.81%) QA
17 21 (19.81%) Linux
17 21 (19.81%) MVC
18 20 (18.87%) DevOps
18 20 (18.87%) ES6
19 19 (17.92%) RESTful
19 19 (17.92%) Jenkins
20 18 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
20 18 (16.98%) Microservices
21 17 (16.04%) SQL

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in West London 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 11 (10.38%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.83%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.94%) Confluence
3 1 (0.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.60%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (6.60%) Serverless
4 5 (4.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (4.72%) GitHub
5 2 (1.89%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.94%) Akamai
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.94%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.94%) SaaS
6 1 (0.94%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.55%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.83%) MySQL
4 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.89%) Redis
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (28.30%) Git (software)
2 24 (22.64%) Cucumber
3 19 (17.92%) Jenkins
4 15 (14.15%) JUnit
5 14 (13.21%) Mocha
5 14 (13.21%) Selenium
6 13 (12.26%) Mockito
7 9 (8.49%) Jasmine
8 8 (7.55%) JIRA
8 8 (7.55%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (6.60%) Gradle
9 7 (6.60%) IntelliJ
9 7 (6.60%) JMeter
10 6 (5.66%) CircleCI
10 6 (5.66%) Hudson
10 6 (5.66%) WebDriver
11 5 (4.72%) GitLab
11 5 (4.72%) Maven
12 4 (3.77%) SoapUI
12 4 (3.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (5.66%) Games
2 4 (3.77%) Retail
3 3 (2.83%) Automotive
4 2 (1.89%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Finance
5 1 (0.94%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Publishing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (70.75%) Developer
2 20 (18.87%) JavaScript Developer
3 19 (17.92%) React Developer
4 18 (16.98%) Senior Developer
5 15 (14.15%) Java Developer
5 15 (14.15%) Scala Developer
6 11 (10.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 11 (10.38%) Senior Scala Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Tester
8 6 (5.66%) Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Angular Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.72%) JavaScript Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) UI Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Agile Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Java Automation Tester
10 4 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.19%) React
2 31 (29.25%) CSS
3 28 (26.42%) HTML
4 27 (25.47%) AngularJS
5 26 (24.53%) Node.js
5 26 (24.53%) REST
6 23 (21.70%) Spring
7 19 (17.92%) RESTful
8 15 (14.15%) Redux
9 14 (13.21%) Jest
9 14 (13.21%) Web Services
10 11 (10.38%) Spring Boot
11 10 (9.43%) CSS3
11 10 (9.43%) HTML5
11 10 (9.43%) Spring MVC
12 9 (8.49%) .NET
12 9 (8.49%) Kafka
13 8 (7.55%) Play Framework
14 7 (6.60%) JPA
14 7 (6.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) User Experience
2 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.60%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (5.66%) Video on Demand
4 6 (5.66%) Video\Live Streaming
5 4 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.83%) Fintech
7 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.94%) Apple TV
8 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.94%) iPad
8 1 (0.94%) iPhone
8 1 (0.94%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.81%) Linux
2 10 (9.43%) Unix
3 7 (6.60%) Android
4 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.89%) Windows
6 1 (0.94%) Android TV
6 1 (0.94%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (73.58%) TDD
3 38 (35.85%) Test Automation
4 36 (33.96%) Scrum
5 31 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (27.36%) Pair Programming
7 26 (24.53%) Kanban
8 22 (20.75%) Acceptance Criteria
9 21 (19.81%) MVC
10 20 (18.87%) DevOps
11 18 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (16.98%) Microservices
12 16 (15.09%) High Availability
13 13 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (12.26%) Front End Development
14 12 (11.32%) Software Engineering
14 12 (11.32%) Unit Testing
15 11 (10.38%) Open Source
15 11 (10.38%) User Stories
16 9 (8.49%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 51 (48.11%) JavaScript
2 41 (38.68%) Java
3 22 (20.75%) Scala
4 20 (18.87%) ES6
5 17 (16.04%) SQL
6 9 (8.49%) C#
7 7 (6.60%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.60%) Kotlin
7 7 (6.60%) TypeScript
8 6 (5.66%) Groovy
8 6 (5.66%) Java 8
8 6 (5.66%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.89%) C++
9 2 (1.89%) Python
10 1 (0.94%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) Perl
10 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.94%) Ruby
10 1 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Degree
2 3 (2.83%) ISEB
2 3 (2.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.81%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.94%) GDPR
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (14.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.66%) Grafana
2 6 (5.66%) Kibana
2 6 (5.66%) logstash
2 6 (5.66%) Terraform
3 3 (2.83%) Ansible
4 2 (1.89%) Puppet
5 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.94%) Nagios
5 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.94%) Packer
5 1 (0.94%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (6.60%) Splunk
2 6 (5.66%) AppDynamics
3 4 (3.77%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 3 (2.83%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.89%) Apple
5 2 (1.89%) Google
5 2 (1.89%) hybris
5 2 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (0.94%) Adobe
6 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.94%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.94%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.94%) HP
6 1 (0.94%) New Relic
6 1 (0.94%) Tableau