Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 51 45
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 +71
Contract jobs citing BDD 201 204 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.52% 3.78% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.42% 4.50% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 150 240
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% +6.06%
10th Percentile £350 £336 £263
90th Percentile £525 £538 £526
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.47% +21.33% -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3706 4538 5120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.36% 84.08% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2955 3510
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £260
90th Percentile £550 £550 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 130 179
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.98 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.63 £34.41
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Yorkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Yorkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Yorkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 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
West Yorkshire +14 156 £425 -5.56% 32
South Yorkshire -2 31 £394 -10.00% 10
North Yorkshire +15 8 £400 +6.67% 3
East Yorkshire - 5 £350 -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 161 (80.10%) TDD
2 159 (79.10%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (68.16%) Java
4 83 (41.29%) Test Automation
5 79 (39.30%) JavaScript
6 74 (36.82%) Cucumber
7 58 (28.86%) Scrum
8 56 (27.86%) Jenkins
9 54 (26.87%) Microservices
9 54 (26.87%) Git (software)
10 53 (26.37%) SQL
11 52 (25.87%) Software Engineering
12 50 (24.88%) Node.js
13 46 (22.89%) JIRA
13 46 (22.89%) Selenium
13 46 (22.89%) Spring
14 44 (21.89%) REST
15 42 (20.90%) Open Source
15 42 (20.90%) Pair Programming
16 38 (18.91%) Kanban
17 37 (18.41%) NoSQL
18 36 (17.91%) PostgreSQL
19 35 (17.41%) MongoDB
20 34 (16.92%) Confluence
21 33 (16.42%) WebDriver
21 33 (16.42%) SDLC
22 32 (15.92%) User Stories
23 31 (15.42%) AngularJS
23 31 (15.42%) Test Scripting
24 29 (14.43%) HTML

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 34 (16.92%) Confluence
2 7 (3.48%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.48%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.99%) Apache
3 6 (2.99%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.49%) Apache Solr
4 5 (2.49%) JBoss
4 5 (2.49%) Jetty
4 5 (2.49%) Tornado
5 4 (1.99%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (1.00%) CMS
6 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.95%) Slack
2 8 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.99%) GitHub
4 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.49%) SmartFocus
6 2 (1.00%) PaaS
7 1 (0.50%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.50%) IaaS
7 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.49%) AMQP
1 5 (2.49%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.41%) NoSQL
2 36 (17.91%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (17.41%) MongoDB
4 27 (13.43%) MySQL
5 25 (12.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (7.96%) SQL Server
7 15 (7.46%) Big Data
8 11 (5.47%) Hadoop
9 7 (3.48%) Couchbase
10 6 (2.99%) HBase
10 6 (2.99%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.99%) Riak
11 5 (2.49%) Redis
12 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.50%) DB2
13 1 (0.50%) Impala
13 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 74 (36.82%) Cucumber
2 56 (27.86%) Jenkins
3 54 (26.87%) Git (software)
4 46 (22.89%) JIRA
4 46 (22.89%) Selenium
5 33 (16.42%) WebDriver
6 26 (12.94%) JUnit
7 20 (9.95%) Maven
8 14 (6.97%) Jasmine
9 7 (3.48%) FitNesse
9 7 (3.48%) Hudson
10 6 (2.99%) AppVeyor
10 6 (2.99%) CircleCI
10 6 (2.99%) JBehave
10 6 (2.99%) Vagrant
11 5 (2.49%) Calabash
11 5 (2.49%) IntelliJ
11 5 (2.49%) Subversion
12 4 (1.99%) Capybara
12 4 (1.99%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (9.45%) Finance
2 7 (3.48%) Marketing
2 7 (3.48%) Retail
2 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.99%) Electronics
3 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.99%) Banking
5 3 (1.49%) Games
5 3 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (58.71%) Developer
2 57 (28.36%) Java Developer
3 38 (18.91%) Tester
4 35 (17.41%) Automation Tester
5 20 (9.95%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (9.95%) Software Engineer
6 18 (8.96%) .NET Developer
7 17 (8.46%) Java Automation Tester
7 17 (8.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 17 (8.46%) Selenium Tester
7 17 (8.46%) Senior Developer
8 16 (7.96%) Java Engineer
8 16 (7.96%) Java Software Engineer
9 14 (6.97%) Analyst
9 14 (6.97%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (6.97%) C# Developer
10 13 (6.47%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 13 (6.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.98%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (24.88%) Node.js
2 46 (22.89%) Spring
3 44 (21.89%) REST
4 31 (15.42%) AngularJS
5 29 (14.43%) HTML
6 28 (13.93%) React
7 27 (13.43%) Hibernate
8 23 (11.44%) .NET
9 21 (10.45%) Spring Boot
10 19 (9.45%) XML
11 17 (8.46%) Apache Camel
12 16 (7.96%) CSS
12 16 (7.96%) Web Services
13 15 (7.46%) RESTful
14 14 (6.97%) .NET Framework
14 14 (6.97%) Gherkin
15 13 (6.47%) ASP.NET
15 13 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (6.47%) Entity Framework
15 13 (6.47%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.47%) User Experience
5 9 (4.48%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.48%) Minimum Viable Product
7 6 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.99%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.99%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.99%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.99%) Media Streaming
9 1 (0.50%) Chromecast
9 1 (0.50%) IPTV
9 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.46%) Linux
2 16 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (6.47%) Android
4 7 (3.48%) Unix
5 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (80.10%) TDD
2 159 (79.10%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (41.29%) Test Automation
4 58 (28.86%) Scrum
5 54 (26.87%) Microservices
6 52 (25.87%) Software Engineering
7 42 (20.90%) Open Source
7 42 (20.90%) Pair Programming
8 38 (18.91%) Kanban
9 33 (16.42%) SDLC
10 32 (15.92%) User Stories
11 31 (15.42%) Test Scripting
12 25 (12.44%) OO
13 24 (11.94%) Integration Testing
14 23 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (10.95%) Unit Testing
16 21 (10.45%) SFIA
17 20 (9.95%) Mentoring
18 18 (8.96%) DevOps
18 18 (8.96%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 137 (68.16%) Java
2 79 (39.30%) JavaScript
3 53 (26.37%) SQL
4 19 (9.45%) Python
5 18 (8.96%) C#
5 18 (8.96%) Scala
6 14 (6.97%) PHP
7 11 (5.47%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.98%) Ruby
9 4 (1.99%) Groovy
9 4 (1.99%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.00%) Go
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) COBOL
11 1 (0.50%) ES6
11 1 (0.50%) JCL
11 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (2.99%) Degree
3 5 (2.49%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.00%) PMP
6 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.47%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (12.94%) Docker
2 5 (2.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.49%) HDFS
3 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (6.47%) Ansible
2 8 (3.98%) Puppet
3 7 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.99%) Terraform
5 5 (2.49%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.50%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.50%) Grafana
6 1 (0.50%) Graylog
6 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (10.45%) Oracle
2 16 (7.96%) Red Hat
3 15 (7.46%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.48%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.99%) SAP
6 4 (1.99%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.49%) hybris
8 2 (1.00%) Telerik
9 1 (0.50%) HP
9 1 (0.50%) Informatica
9 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.50%) Talend