Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 24 September 2018 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 38 38
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 170 132 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.89% 4.65% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.52% 5.34% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 105 132
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +34.33%
10th Percentile £324 £360 £310
90th Percentile £538 £488 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £420 £450
% change year-on-year -1.79% -6.67% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,080 2,473 3,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.63% 87.14% 88.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,108 1,690 2,315
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £281
90th Percentile £550 £545 £549
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 62 54
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% +6.66%
10th Percentile £11.04 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.90 £27.38 £31.28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.35 £14.66
% change year-on-year +21.32% -2.10% +5.64%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in West Yorkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in West Yorkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in West Yorkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Leeds -4 146 £413 -2.94% 33
Bradford -12 8 £435 +2.35% 3
Huddersfield - 5 £390 -
Halifax - 1 - - 3
BDD
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 121 (71.18%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (67.06%) TDD
3 110 (64.71%) Java
4 91 (53.53%) Test Automation
5 68 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 61 (35.88%) Cucumber
7 55 (32.35%) JavaScript
7 55 (32.35%) Microservices
8 53 (31.18%) Software Engineering
9 51 (30.00%) C#
10 50 (29.41%) Selenium
11 49 (28.82%) Scrum
12 40 (23.53%) Linux
13 38 (22.35%) JIRA
14 35 (20.59%) SQL
15 34 (20.00%) Pair Programming
15 34 (20.00%) API Testing
16 33 (19.41%) Mentoring
16 33 (19.41%) Kanban
17 31 (18.24%) Confluence
18 29 (17.06%) Open Source
18 29 (17.06%) REST
18 29 (17.06%) Jenkins
18 29 (17.06%) Docker
18 29 (17.06%) SDET
19 28 (16.47%) WebDriver
19 28 (16.47%) Unit Testing
20 27 (15.88%) Test Scripting
21 25 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (14.71%) Coaching

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 31 (18.24%) Confluence
2 8 (4.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (3.53%) Apache
4 4 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.59%) CMS
5 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.94%) Slack
2 19 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.18%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.18%) GitHub
5 2 (1.18%) npm
5 2 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.18%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (1.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.53%) NoSQL
2 21 (12.35%) MySQL
3 17 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 17 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (5.29%) Big Data
5 8 (4.71%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (2.94%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.18%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.59%) HBase
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 61 (35.88%) Cucumber
3 50 (29.41%) Selenium
4 38 (22.35%) JIRA
5 29 (17.06%) Jenkins
6 28 (16.47%) WebDriver
7 16 (9.41%) Maven
8 14 (8.24%) SpecFlow
9 12 (7.06%) SonarQube
10 11 (6.47%) Mockito
11 8 (4.71%) JMeter
12 7 (4.12%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (3.53%) Visual Studio
14 5 (2.94%) Artifactory
14 5 (2.94%) Jasmine
14 5 (2.94%) JUnit
14 5 (2.94%) PHPUnit
14 5 (2.94%) Vagrant
15 4 (2.35%) Appium
General
1 22 (12.94%) Finance
2 12 (7.06%) Retail
3 4 (2.35%) Banking
3 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.76%) Publishing
5 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (47.06%) Developer
2 35 (20.59%) Java Developer
3 25 (14.71%) Test Engineer
4 24 (14.12%) Tester
5 22 (12.94%) Automation Tester
6 21 (12.35%) Test Automation Engineer
7 18 (10.59%) Java Engineer
8 17 (10.00%) C# Developer
9 16 (9.41%) Software Engineer
10 11 (6.47%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (5.29%) .NET Developer
11 9 (5.29%) Analyst
12 8 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 8 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (4.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (4.12%) Developer in Test
13 7 (4.12%) Test Analyst
14 6 (3.53%) Software Developer
14 6 (3.53%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.06%) REST
2 23 (13.53%) .NET
2 23 (13.53%) Node.js
3 20 (11.76%) Spring
4 18 (10.59%) Kafka
5 17 (10.00%) Spring Boot
6 14 (8.24%) .NET Framework
6 14 (8.24%) ActiveMQ
6 14 (8.24%) ASP.NET
6 14 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (8.24%) Entity Framework
7 13 (7.65%) RESTful
8 12 (7.06%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (6.47%) Dropwizard
9 11 (6.47%) Web Services
10 10 (5.88%) Hibernate
10 10 (5.88%) HTML
10 10 (5.88%) PowerMock
11 9 (5.29%) SOAP
12 8 (4.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.53%) NHS
4 3 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.18%) Equities
5 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.53%) Linux
2 14 (8.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (3.53%) Android
3 6 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.94%) Unix
4 5 (2.94%) VMS
5 4 (2.35%) Windows
6 2 (1.18%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (71.18%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (67.06%) TDD
3 91 (53.53%) Test Automation
4 55 (32.35%) Microservices
5 53 (31.18%) Software Engineering
6 49 (28.82%) Scrum
7 34 (20.00%) API Testing
7 34 (20.00%) Pair Programming
8 33 (19.41%) Kanban
8 33 (19.41%) Mentoring
9 29 (17.06%) Open Source
9 29 (17.06%) SDET
10 28 (16.47%) Unit Testing
11 27 (15.88%) Test Scripting
12 25 (14.71%) Coaching
12 25 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (12.35%) SDLC
14 20 (11.76%) DevOps
14 20 (11.76%) E-Commerce
15 19 (11.18%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (64.71%) Java
2 55 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 51 (30.00%) C#
4 35 (20.59%) SQL
5 12 (7.06%) Scala
6 11 (6.47%) Python
7 8 (4.71%) PHP
8 6 (3.53%) Groovy
8 6 (3.53%) Java 8
8 6 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.94%) PHP 7
9 5 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.76%) ES7
11 2 (1.18%) Go
11 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.59%) C
12 1 (0.59%) C++
12 1 (0.59%) Ruby
12 1 (0.59%) VB
12 1 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (2.35%) Degree
2 4 (2.35%) ISEB
3 3 (1.76%) BC Cleared
3 3 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.06%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.59%) PMO
3 1 (0.59%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (17.06%) Docker
2 3 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.18%) vSphere
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (4.12%) Grafana
1 7 (4.12%) Graylog
1 7 (4.12%) Puppet
1 7 (4.12%) Terraform
2 6 (3.53%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.18%) Kibana
3 2 (1.18%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.59%) Ansible
4 1 (0.59%) Nessus
4 1 (0.59%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.71%) Adobe
2 8 (4.71%) Coverity
3 5 (2.94%) Zend
4 4 (2.35%) Oracle
5 2 (1.18%) Google
5 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.18%) Splunk
5 2 (1.18%) VMware
6 1 (0.59%) MuleSoft