Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 20 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)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 38 58
Rank change year-on-year -36 +20 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.82% 4.06% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 4.64% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 45 28
West Sussex median daily rate £403 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.26% -9.52% +50.00%
10th Percentile £305 £413 £268
90th Percentile £491 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 927 1099 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 88.62% 87.50% 87.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 625 700
West Sussex median daily rate £418 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £270
90th Percentile £569 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 30
West Sussex median hourly rate £46.25 £35.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +17.65% +85.94%
10th Percentile £24.02 £19.58 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in West Sussex

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in West Sussex

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in West Sussex over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in West Sussex

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BDD in West Sussex

BDD
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 6 months to 20 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
Worthing -22 11 £374 -25.25% 2
Crawley -3 6 - - 2
East Grinstead - 1 £380 -
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for BDD.

1 17 (89.47%) Selenium
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) Java
3 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
4 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
5 9 (47.37%) Web Services
5 9 (47.37%) Git (software)
5 9 (47.37%) Spring
6 8 (42.11%) TDD
6 8 (42.11%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (36.84%) Hibernate
7 7 (36.84%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (31.58%) Maven
8 6 (31.58%) Java EE
8 6 (31.58%) JIRA
8 6 (31.58%) Refactoring
8 6 (31.58%) Scrum
8 6 (31.58%) SOAP
8 6 (31.58%) C#
8 6 (31.58%) JUnit
8 6 (31.58%) REST
8 6 (31.58%) Microservices
8 6 (31.58%) SDLC
8 6 (31.58%) API Integration
8 6 (31.58%) API Testing
9 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
9 5 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 5 (26.32%) QA

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Redis
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (89.47%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
3 9 (47.37%) Git (software)
4 6 (31.58%) JIRA
4 6 (31.58%) JUnit
4 6 (31.58%) Maven
5 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
5 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.79%) Gatling
6 3 (15.79%) Protractor
6 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
7 2 (10.53%) Burp Suite
7 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
7 2 (10.53%) JMeter
8 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Java Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Senior Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Tester
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (15.79%) Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
6 3 (15.79%) Developer in Test
6 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
7 2 (10.53%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Spring
1 9 (47.37%) Web Services
2 7 (36.84%) Hibernate
3 6 (31.58%) Java EE
3 6 (31.58%) REST
3 6 (31.58%) SOAP
4 2 (10.53%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) Akka
5 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
4 8 (42.11%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (42.11%) TDD
5 7 (36.84%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (31.58%) API Integration
6 6 (31.58%) API Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Microservices
6 6 (31.58%) Refactoring
6 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 6 (31.58%) SDLC
7 5 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
8 3 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) Groovy
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) WAI
2 2 (10.53%) WCAG