Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 44 42
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing BDD 214 127 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 6.30% 4.58% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.15% 5.28% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 92 115
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -6.67% +34.33%
10th Percentile £350 £326 £303
90th Percentile £538 £494 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 2,994 2,406 3,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.08% 86.83% 86.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,023 1,619 2,333
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £297 £276 £284
90th Percentile £538 £550 £570
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 59
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -15.52% -17.14%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.00 £30.66 £24.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.61 £13.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +58.54% -17.46% -5.80%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +12 193 £425 +1.19% 41
Bradford -5 8 £420 -12.73% 4
Halifax - 2 £438 - 1
Huddersfield - 1 £400 - 2
BDD
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 179 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (71.50%) TDD
3 145 (67.76%) Java
4 109 (50.93%) Test Automation
5 94 (43.93%) Git (software)
6 90 (42.06%) Scrum
7 78 (36.45%) JavaScript
8 76 (35.51%) Cucumber
9 71 (33.18%) Jenkins
10 70 (32.71%) Microservices
10 70 (32.71%) Kanban
11 67 (31.31%) Software Engineering
12 55 (25.70%) Open Source
13 52 (24.30%) Spring
13 52 (24.30%) Linux
14 51 (23.83%) JIRA
15 49 (22.90%) SQL
16 48 (22.43%) Selenium
16 48 (22.43%) REST
17 46 (21.50%) Mentoring
18 44 (20.56%) Node.js
18 44 (20.56%) Confluence
19 43 (20.09%) Spring Boot
20 41 (19.16%) NoSQL
20 41 (19.16%) C#
21 40 (18.69%) Coaching
22 36 (16.82%) API Testing
23 33 (15.42%) SFIA
24 31 (14.49%) MySQL
24 31 (14.49%) JUnit

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 44 (20.56%) Confluence
2 15 (7.01%) Apache
3 8 (3.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.87%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.93%) nginx
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.55%) Slack
2 14 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.40%) GitHub
5 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.93%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.93%) CloudBees
5 2 (0.93%) IaaS
5 2 (0.93%) npm
5 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.93%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) AMQP
1 2 (0.93%) BIG-IP
1 2 (0.93%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (0.93%) SAN
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (19.16%) NoSQL
2 31 (14.49%) MySQL
3 28 (13.08%) MongoDB
4 27 (12.62%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (9.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (7.94%) Apache Hive
7 16 (7.48%) Big Data
8 4 (1.87%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.40%) HBase
9 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.93%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.93%) Redis
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.47%) Adabas
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.47%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 94 (43.93%) Git (software)
2 76 (35.51%) Cucumber
3 71 (33.18%) Jenkins
4 51 (23.83%) JIRA
5 48 (22.43%) Selenium
6 31 (14.49%) JUnit
7 25 (11.68%) WebDriver
8 22 (10.28%) Jasmine
8 22 (10.28%) Maven
9 16 (7.48%) SpecFlow
10 15 (7.01%) Mockito
11 14 (6.54%) SonarQube
12 13 (6.07%) Artifactory
13 10 (4.67%) Visual Studio
14 8 (3.74%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (2.80%) SoapUI
16 4 (1.87%) Eclipse
16 4 (1.87%) JMeter
16 4 (1.87%) Mercurial
16 4 (1.87%) Subversion
General
1 29 (13.55%) Finance
2 12 (5.61%) Retail
3 7 (3.27%) Banking
4 4 (1.87%) Games
4 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.40%) Marketing
5 3 (1.40%) Publishing
6 2 (0.93%) Advertising
6 2 (0.93%) Law
6 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 106 (49.53%) Developer
2 61 (28.50%) Java Developer
3 28 (13.08%) Tester
4 26 (12.15%) Automation Tester
4 26 (12.15%) Test Engineer
5 23 (10.75%) Java Engineer
5 23 (10.75%) Software Engineer
6 16 (7.48%) Analyst
6 16 (7.48%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (6.07%) JavaScript Developer
8 12 (5.61%) C# Developer
9 11 (5.14%) Java Software Developer
9 11 (5.14%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.67%) JavaScript Engineer
11 9 (4.21%) Java Software Engineer
11 9 (4.21%) Test Analyst
12 8 (3.74%) Developer in Test
12 8 (3.74%) Scala Developer
13 7 (3.27%) Automation Test Analyst
14 6 (2.80%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (24.30%) Spring
2 48 (22.43%) REST
3 44 (20.56%) Node.js
4 43 (20.09%) Spring Boot
5 28 (13.08%) Kafka
6 22 (10.28%) Dropwizard
6 22 (10.28%) Hibernate
7 19 (8.88%) SOAP
8 18 (8.41%) ActiveMQ
8 18 (8.41%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (7.94%) .NET
10 16 (7.48%) HTML
10 16 (7.48%) RESTful
11 14 (6.54%) CSS
11 14 (6.54%) Web Services
12 11 (5.14%) Spring Batch
12 11 (5.14%) Spring Security
13 10 (4.67%) .NET Framework
13 10 (4.67%) AngularJS
13 10 (4.67%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.35%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.21%) User Experience
3 7 (3.27%) NHS
4 4 (1.87%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.87%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.93%) Equities
7 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.30%) Linux
2 24 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (4.21%) Android
4 8 (3.74%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.27%) Windows
6 3 (1.40%) Unix
7 2 (0.93%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (71.50%) TDD
3 109 (50.93%) Test Automation
4 90 (42.06%) Scrum
5 70 (32.71%) Kanban
5 70 (32.71%) Microservices
6 67 (31.31%) Software Engineering
7 55 (25.70%) Open Source
8 46 (21.50%) Mentoring
9 40 (18.69%) Coaching
10 36 (16.82%) API Testing
11 33 (15.42%) SFIA
12 30 (14.02%) Pair Programming
12 30 (14.02%) Test Scripting
13 27 (12.62%) SDET
14 26 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (11.68%) User Stories
16 22 (10.28%) Integration Testing
17 20 (9.35%) SDLC
18 19 (8.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (67.76%) Java
2 78 (36.45%) JavaScript
3 49 (22.90%) SQL
4 41 (19.16%) C#
5 27 (12.62%) Java 8
6 18 (8.41%) Scala
7 8 (3.74%) Python
7 8 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.80%) Groovy
9 4 (1.87%) ES6
9 4 (1.87%) PHP
9 4 (1.87%) Ruby
10 3 (1.40%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) Natural
12 1 (0.47%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.47%) XPath
12 1 (0.47%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (1.40%) ISEB
1 3 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.47%) Degree
3 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.94%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) PMO
3 1 (0.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (13.08%) Docker
2 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.93%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.93%) Varnish
3 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (8.41%) Puppet
2 13 (6.07%) Grafana
2 13 (6.07%) Graylog
2 13 (6.07%) Terraform
3 6 (2.80%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.47%) Ansible
4 1 (0.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 24 (11.21%) Red Hat
2 10 (4.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.74%) Adobe
3 8 (3.74%) Coverity
4 7 (3.27%) Oracle
5 6 (2.80%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.80%) Splunk
6 2 (0.93%) F5
6 2 (0.93%) Google
6 2 (0.93%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.93%) VMware
6 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.47%) Capita
7 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com