Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 46 45
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 +64
Contract jobs citing BDD 155 150 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.13% 4.21% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.05% 4.88% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 103 168
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +34.33% -8.84%
10th Percentile £369 £315 £263
90th Percentile £526 £538 £460
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% +6.87%
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 2560 3075 3770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.80% 86.28% 85.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1764 2021 2595
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 62 109
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.63 £40.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -

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 20 November 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 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
Leeds +5 130 £425 -5.56% 22
Bradford +21 9 £413 +6.45% 2
Bingley - 1 £450 -
BDD
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 134 (86.45%) TDD
2 122 (78.71%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (69.68%) Java
4 71 (45.81%) JavaScript
5 55 (35.48%) Test Automation
6 54 (34.84%) Cucumber
6 54 (34.84%) Microservices
7 50 (32.26%) Node.js
8 47 (30.32%) Git (software)
8 47 (30.32%) Scrum
9 46 (29.68%) SQL
10 45 (29.03%) Jenkins
11 41 (26.45%) REST
12 40 (25.81%) Spring
12 40 (25.81%) Software Engineering
13 38 (24.52%) JIRA
14 36 (23.23%) PostgreSQL
14 36 (23.23%) NoSQL
15 35 (22.58%) MongoDB
15 35 (22.58%) Pair Programming
16 32 (20.65%) Open Source
17 31 (20.00%) Kanban
17 31 (20.00%) AngularJS
18 29 (18.71%) SDLC
19 28 (18.06%) HTML
20 27 (17.42%) MySQL
20 27 (17.42%) Hibernate
20 27 (17.42%) Confluence
20 27 (17.42%) React
21 26 (16.77%) Docker

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 27 (17.42%) Confluence
2 7 (4.52%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.52%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.87%) Apache
3 6 (3.87%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.23%) Apache Solr
4 5 (3.23%) JBoss
4 5 (3.23%) Jetty
4 5 (3.23%) Tornado
5 2 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.90%) Slack
2 8 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.94%) GitHub
3 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.94%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.65%) CloudBees
4 1 (0.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.23%) AMQP
1 5 (3.23%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.23%) NoSQL
1 36 (23.23%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (22.58%) MongoDB
3 27 (17.42%) MySQL
4 25 (16.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (7.10%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.81%) Big Data
6 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
7 7 (4.52%) Couchbase
8 6 (3.87%) HBase
8 6 (3.87%) Riak
9 5 (3.23%) Redis
9 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.29%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.65%) DB2
11 1 (0.65%) Impala
11 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.65%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 54 (34.84%) Cucumber
2 47 (30.32%) Git (software)
3 45 (29.03%) Jenkins
4 38 (24.52%) JIRA
5 22 (14.19%) JUnit
5 22 (14.19%) Selenium
6 16 (10.32%) Maven
7 15 (9.68%) WebDriver
8 14 (9.03%) Jasmine
9 7 (4.52%) Hudson
10 6 (3.87%) AppVeyor
10 6 (3.87%) CircleCI
10 6 (3.87%) FitNesse
10 6 (3.87%) JBehave
10 6 (3.87%) Vagrant
11 5 (3.23%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.58%) Gradle
13 3 (1.94%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.94%) Mockito
13 3 (1.94%) Subversion
General
1 15 (9.68%) Finance
2 7 (4.52%) Retail
3 6 (3.87%) Marketing
4 5 (3.23%) Electronics
4 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.58%) Banking
6 3 (1.94%) Games
6 3 (1.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (68.39%) Developer
2 52 (33.55%) Java Developer
3 20 (12.90%) JavaScript Developer
4 18 (11.61%) Software Engineer
5 16 (10.32%) Tester
6 15 (9.68%) Java Engineer
6 15 (9.68%) Java Software Engineer
7 14 (9.03%) Automation Tester
8 12 (7.74%) .NET Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 9 (5.81%) Selenium Tester
10 8 (5.16%) Agile Developer
10 8 (5.16%) Android Developer
10 8 (5.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.16%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Agile Java Developer
11 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (32.26%) Node.js
2 41 (26.45%) REST
3 40 (25.81%) Spring
4 31 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 28 (18.06%) HTML
6 27 (17.42%) Hibernate
6 27 (17.42%) React
7 21 (13.55%) Spring Boot
8 17 (10.97%) XML
9 16 (10.32%) .NET
10 14 (9.03%) CSS
11 13 (8.39%) Apache Camel
11 13 (8.39%) Kafka
12 12 (7.74%) Ember.js
13 11 (7.10%) J2EE
14 10 (6.45%) XSD
15 9 (5.81%) CSS3
15 9 (5.81%) Dropwizard
15 9 (5.81%) HTML5
16 8 (5.16%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.74%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.16%) Algorithms
3 8 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.52%) Minimum Viable Product
4 7 (4.52%) User Experience
5 4 (2.58%) Media Streaming
6 3 (1.94%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.29%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) Chromecast
8 1 (0.65%) IPTV
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.32%) Linux
1 16 (10.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (8.39%) Android
3 6 (3.87%) Unix
4 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (86.45%) TDD
2 122 (78.71%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (35.48%) Test Automation
4 54 (34.84%) Microservices
5 47 (30.32%) Scrum
6 40 (25.81%) Software Engineering
7 35 (22.58%) Pair Programming
8 32 (20.65%) Open Source
9 31 (20.00%) Kanban
10 29 (18.71%) SDLC
11 21 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (12.26%) SFIA
12 19 (12.26%) Test Scripting
12 19 (12.26%) User Stories
13 18 (11.61%) Mentoring
14 16 (10.32%) DevOps
14 16 (10.32%) Integration Testing
15 15 (9.68%) OO
16 14 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (8.39%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 108 (69.68%) Java
2 71 (45.81%) JavaScript
3 46 (29.68%) SQL
4 17 (10.97%) Python
5 14 (9.03%) PHP
6 13 (8.39%) Scala
7 11 (7.10%) Bash Shell
8 10 (6.45%) C#
9 8 (5.16%) Ruby
10 4 (2.58%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.29%) Go
12 1 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.65%) COBOL
12 1 (0.65%) ES6
12 1 (0.65%) JCL
12 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (5.81%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.29%) Degree
2 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.29%) PMP
2 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (16.77%) Docker
2 5 (3.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (3.23%) HDFS
3 1 (0.65%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (8.39%) Ansible
2 8 (5.16%) Puppet
3 7 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.87%) Terraform
5 5 (3.23%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.65%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.65%) Grafana
6 1 (0.65%) Graylog
6 1 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (10.97%) Oracle
2 12 (7.74%) Red Hat
3 8 (5.16%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.52%) Xamarin
5 5 (3.23%) SAP
6 3 (1.94%) hybris
7 2 (1.29%) Telerik
8 1 (0.65%) Informatica
8 1 (0.65%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.65%) Talend