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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 52 47 69
Rank change year-on-year -5 +22  
Contract jobs citing BDD 52 64 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.88% 3.36% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.60% 4.07% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 38
Median daily rate £413 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £524 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -2.92% -  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1131 1571 1522
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.34% 82.51% 85.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1093 983
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Leeds -10 40 £405 +8.00% 20
Bradford +14 11 £538 +95.45%
BDD
Yorkshire

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 88 (85.44%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (76.70%) TDD
3 71 (68.93%) Java
4 48 (46.60%) Scrum
5 39 (37.86%) Jenkins
6 29 (28.16%) RESTful
6 29 (28.16%) Cucumber
7 28 (27.18%) Kanban
8 26 (25.24%) JavaScript
8 26 (25.24%) JIRA
8 26 (25.24%) Selenium
8 26 (25.24%) Microservices
9 23 (22.33%) HTML
9 23 (22.33%) Open Source
10 21 (20.39%) Git (software)
11 20 (19.42%) Spring
11 20 (19.42%) Test Automation
11 20 (19.42%) Scala
12 17 (16.50%) User Stories
12 17 (16.50%) REST
12 17 (16.50%) Docker
13 16 (15.53%) Web Services
13 16 (15.53%) Python
13 16 (15.53%) NoSQL
14 15 (14.56%) Mobile App
14 15 (14.56%) MongoDB
14 15 (14.56%) Android
14 15 (14.56%) JSON
14 15 (14.56%) CSS
14 15 (14.56%) Software Engineering

BDD
Top Related 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 12 (11.65%) Confluence
2 7 (6.80%) Apache
3 5 (4.85%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.85%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.91%) Mule
5 2 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.97%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.77%) IaaS
3 6 (5.83%) GitHub
4 5 (4.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.85%) Loggly
4 5 (4.85%) Sumo Logic
5 4 (3.88%) CloudBees
6 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.91%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.91%) PaaS
7 2 (1.94%) Slack
8 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) DNS
1 5 (4.85%) HTTP
1 5 (4.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.53%) NoSQL
2 15 (14.56%) MongoDB
3 12 (11.65%) MySQL
4 10 (9.71%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (9.71%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
7 5 (4.85%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.85%) HBase
7 5 (4.85%) Redis
8 4 (3.88%) Riak
9 2 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.94%) Big Data
10 1 (0.97%) DB2
Development Applications
1 39 (37.86%) Jenkins
2 29 (28.16%) Cucumber
3 26 (25.24%) JIRA
3 26 (25.24%) Selenium
4 21 (20.39%) Git (software)
5 12 (11.65%) Maven
5 12 (11.65%) WebDriver
6 9 (8.74%) JUnit
7 7 (6.80%) Vagrant
8 6 (5.83%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.85%) Grunt
9 5 (4.85%) SonarQube
9 5 (4.85%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.88%) Hudson
10 4 (3.88%) JBehave
10 4 (3.88%) Mockito
11 3 (2.91%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.94%) Calabash
12 2 (1.94%) DbUnit
12 2 (1.94%) Gradle
General
1 9 (8.74%) Retail
2 4 (3.88%) Finance
3 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (44.66%) Developer
2 21 (20.39%) Java Developer
3 17 (16.50%) Tester
4 13 (12.62%) Architect
4 13 (12.62%) Automation Tester
5 10 (9.71%) Android Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (7.77%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (6.80%) Agile Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Java Architect
7 7 (6.80%) Java Automation Tester
8 5 (4.85%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Java Technical Architect
9 4 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Lead Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Scala Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.16%) RESTful
2 23 (22.33%) HTML
3 20 (19.42%) Spring
4 17 (16.50%) REST
5 16 (15.53%) Web Services
6 15 (14.56%) CSS
6 15 (14.56%) JSON
7 14 (13.59%) AngularJS
7 14 (13.59%) HTML5
8 13 (12.62%) .NET
8 13 (12.62%) Gherkin
9 10 (9.71%) Android SDK
9 10 (9.71%) jQuery
10 9 (8.74%) SOAP
11 8 (7.77%) Node.js
12 7 (6.80%) CSS3
12 7 (6.80%) XML
13 6 (5.83%) LAMP
13 6 (5.83%) Play Framework
14 5 (4.85%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.77%) User Experience
3 5 (4.85%) Replication
3 5 (4.85%) Social Media
3 5 (4.85%) Tandem
4 4 (3.88%) NHS
5 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.56%) Android
2 14 (13.59%) Linux
3 6 (5.83%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.85%) CoreOS
5 3 (2.91%) Unix
6 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (85.44%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (76.70%) TDD
3 48 (46.60%) Scrum
4 28 (27.18%) Kanban
5 26 (25.24%) Microservices
6 23 (22.33%) Open Source
7 20 (19.42%) Test Automation
8 17 (16.50%) User Stories
9 15 (14.56%) Software Engineering
10 14 (13.59%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (13.59%) DevOps
11 13 (12.62%) Automated Testing
12 12 (11.65%) Android Development
12 12 (11.65%) Mentoring
13 11 (10.68%) Automation Testing
13 11 (10.68%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (10.68%) Exploratory Testing
13 11 (10.68%) Unit Testing
14 10 (9.71%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (68.93%) Java
2 26 (25.24%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.42%) Scala
4 16 (15.53%) Python
5 13 (12.62%) SQL
6 11 (10.68%) C#
6 11 (10.68%) Ruby
7 10 (9.71%) PHP
8 6 (5.83%) Groovy
9 3 (2.91%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.91%) Go
10 2 (1.94%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.94%) C++
10 2 (1.94%) Korn
10 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.97%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.80%) ISEB
1 7 (6.80%) ISTQB
2 6 (5.83%) Degree
2 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.94%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.62%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) FATCA
2 2 (1.94%) SDET
3 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (16.50%) Docker
2 6 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.85%) HDFS
3 5 (4.85%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (9.71%) Puppet
2 5 (4.85%) Ansible
2 5 (4.85%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.85%) Nagios
2 5 (4.85%) Salt
2 5 (4.85%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.94%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.97%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.97%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (9.71%) Oracle
2 8 (7.77%) Google
3 6 (5.83%) Splunk
3 6 (5.83%) VMware
4 5 (4.85%) MuleSoft
4 5 (4.85%) New Relic
4 5 (4.85%) Rackspace
4 5 (4.85%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.94%) IBM
5 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.94%) Solace
6 1 (0.97%) Adobe
6 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.97%) CA
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.97%) Syncsort
6 1 (0.97%) Temenos
6 1 (0.97%) Twitter
6 1 (0.97%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.97%) Zend
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago