Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 35 50
Rank change year-on-year -15 +15 +23
Contract jobs citing BDD 129 164 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.78% 5.44% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 6.29% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 155 91
West Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £314 £369 £313
90th Percentile £558 £538 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
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 2,980 2,609 2,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.39% 86.51% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,036 1,803 1,951
West Yorkshire median daily rate £414 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 68 71
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £9.81 £10.20
90th Percentile £27.55 £40.00 £29.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.85% +2.21%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -4 107 £475 +11.76% 28
Halifax +5 8 £650 - 1
Huddersfield - 4 £358 - 1
Bradford -20 2 £440 +6.67% 4
BDD
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 91 (70.54%) TDD
2 85 (65.89%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (53.49%) Java
3 69 (53.49%) Test Automation
4 64 (49.61%) Git (software)
5 55 (42.64%) Microservices
6 50 (38.76%) JavaScript
6 50 (38.76%) Cucumber
7 46 (35.66%) Software Engineering
7 46 (35.66%) JIRA
8 40 (31.01%) Linux
9 38 (29.46%) Confluence
10 37 (28.68%) REST
11 33 (25.58%) SQL
11 33 (25.58%) Selenium
12 31 (24.03%) C#
13 30 (23.26%) MongoDB
13 30 (23.26%) Slack
14 29 (22.48%) Node.js
14 29 (22.48%) MySQL
15 27 (20.93%) .NET
15 27 (20.93%) SDLC
16 26 (20.16%) Mentoring
16 26 (20.16%) NoSQL
17 24 (18.60%) Coaching
17 24 (18.60%) Pair Programming
18 23 (17.83%) PostgreSQL
18 23 (17.83%) Scrum
18 23 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
19 22 (17.05%) Continuous Integration

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 38 (29.46%) Confluence
2 5 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.55%) Apache
4 2 (1.55%) WordPress
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.26%) Slack
2 23 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.65%) GitHub
5 5 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.10%) Serverless
7 2 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.26%) MongoDB
2 29 (22.48%) MySQL
3 26 (20.16%) NoSQL
4 23 (17.83%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.43%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.65%) Neo4j
8 5 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (3.88%) Big Data
9 4 (3.10%) Apache Hive
10 3 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (2.33%) Hadoop
10 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 64 (49.61%) Git (software)
2 50 (38.76%) Cucumber
3 46 (35.66%) JIRA
4 33 (25.58%) Selenium
5 19 (14.73%) Jenkins
6 15 (11.63%) WebDriver
7 13 (10.08%) JMeter
8 9 (6.98%) Maven
8 9 (6.98%) Subversion
9 7 (5.43%) Vagrant
10 5 (3.88%) Burp Suite
10 5 (3.88%) HP UFT
10 5 (3.88%) LoadRunner
10 5 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (3.88%) PHPUnit
11 4 (3.10%) JUnit
11 4 (3.10%) Mockito
11 4 (3.10%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.33%) IntelliJ
12 3 (2.33%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (8.53%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Back Office
3 1 (0.78%) Banking
3 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 55 (42.64%) Developer
2 21 (16.28%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.95%) Software Engineer
4 15 (11.63%) Test Engineer
5 12 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 11 (8.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (8.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (8.53%) C# Developer
7 10 (7.75%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (6.98%) Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) Software Developer
9 8 (6.20%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.43%) Java Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Tester
11 6 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Automation Tester
11 6 (4.65%) Head of Development
11 6 (4.65%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.68%) REST
2 29 (22.48%) Node.js
3 27 (20.93%) .NET
4 20 (15.50%) HTML
5 16 (12.40%) Spring
6 12 (9.30%) CSS
6 12 (9.30%) jQuery
6 12 (9.30%) React
7 11 (8.53%) .NET Framework
7 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET
7 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (8.53%) Entity Framework
7 11 (8.53%) RESTful
8 10 (7.75%) AngularJS
8 10 (7.75%) CSS3
8 10 (7.75%) HTML5
9 9 (6.98%) JAX-RS
9 9 (6.98%) Spring Boot
10 8 (6.20%) Dropwizard
10 8 (6.20%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.88%) IVR
5 3 (2.33%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.01%) Linux
2 21 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (5.43%) Unix
4 6 (4.65%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.88%) VMS
6 3 (2.33%) Android
7 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (70.54%) TDD
2 85 (65.89%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (53.49%) Test Automation
4 55 (42.64%) Microservices
5 46 (35.66%) Software Engineering
6 27 (20.93%) SDLC
7 26 (20.16%) Mentoring
8 24 (18.60%) Coaching
8 24 (18.60%) Pair Programming
9 23 (17.83%) Scrum
10 22 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (17.05%) E-Commerce
11 17 (13.18%) DevOps
12 16 (12.40%) MVC
12 16 (12.40%) Responsive Web Design
13 14 (10.85%) Unit Testing
14 12 (9.30%) Open Source
14 12 (9.30%) SDET
14 12 (9.30%) User Stories
15 11 (8.53%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (53.49%) Java
2 50 (38.76%) JavaScript
3 33 (25.58%) SQL
4 31 (24.03%) C#
5 11 (8.53%) PHP
6 10 (7.75%) Python
7 7 (5.43%) Java 8
8 5 (3.88%) PHP 7
9 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.33%) C
10 3 (2.33%) ES7
10 3 (2.33%) Scala
11 2 (1.55%) Go
12 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.78%) C++
12 1 (0.78%) ES6
12 1 (0.78%) Groovy
12 1 (0.78%) Ruby
12 1 (0.78%) VB
12 1 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (3.88%) Degree
1 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.33%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) QA
2 5 (3.88%) WCAG
3 3 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (10.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Grafana
2 5 (3.88%) Nessus
3 4 (3.10%) Graylog
3 4 (3.10%) Puppet
3 4 (3.10%) Terraform
4 2 (1.55%) Graphite
4 2 (1.55%) Kibana
4 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.55%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.78%) Oozie
Vendors
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle
2 5 (3.88%) Perfecto Mobile
2 5 (3.88%) Zend
3 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft
3 1 (0.78%) Red Hat