Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 94 78
Rank change year-on-year +45 -16 -41
Contract jobs citing BDD 49 49 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.18% 1.67% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 1.96% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 106
Median daily rate £500 £414 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.85% -12.89% +11.76%
10th Percentile £348 £359 £324
90th Percentile £638 £535 £575
England median daily rate £525 £515 £505
% change year-on-year +1.94% +1.98% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.43 -
England median hourly rate £58.00 £46.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +24.73% +43.08% -31.58%

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 1,289 2,499 4,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.65% 85.09% 87.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 1,700 2,982
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £250 £281 £275
90th Percentile £588 £594 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 120 96
Median hourly rate £20.90 £18.00 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.11% +6.76% -11.40%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £30.28 £34.10 £30.13
Median hourly rate £26.27 £21.00 £22.24
% change year-on-year +25.10% -5.56% -1.17%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Yorkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BDD in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for BDD in Yorkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BDD in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 2021. 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 +36 46 £513 +24.24% 17
South Yorkshire +18 2 £350 -22.22% 4
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 41 (83.67%) TDD
2 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 21 (42.86%) AWS
4 21 (42.86%) Java
5 19 (38.78%) Pair Programming
6 16 (32.65%) DevOps
6 16 (32.65%) Microservices
6 16 (32.65%) Java 8
7 15 (30.61%) React
7 15 (30.61%) Python
7 15 (30.61%) Azure
8 14 (28.57%) Kanban
8 14 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 14 (28.57%) Scrum
8 14 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 14 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (26.53%) GitHub
9 13 (26.53%) JIRA
9 13 (26.53%) Confluence
10 12 (24.49%) Linux
10 12 (24.49%) Node.js
11 11 (22.45%) REST
11 11 (22.45%) Apple iOS
11 11 (22.45%) Docker
11 11 (22.45%) Continuous Deployment
11 11 (22.45%) Public Sector
11 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
11 11 (22.45%) Android
11 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration

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 13 (26.53%) Confluence
2 6 (12.24%) Apache Spark
2 6 (12.24%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (10.20%) Mule
4 4 (8.16%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) Jetty
5 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 21 (42.86%) AWS
2 15 (30.61%) Azure
3 13 (26.53%) GitHub
4 5 (10.20%) IaaS
4 5 (10.20%) PaaS
4 5 (10.20%) Serverless
4 5 (10.20%) Slack
5 4 (8.16%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (6.12%) Amazon S3
7 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (2.04%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Hadoop
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (8.16%) Apache Hive
2 4 (8.16%) Big Data
2 4 (8.16%) Data Lake
2 4 (8.16%) HBase
2 4 (8.16%) Spark SQL
3 2 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 14 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 14 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (26.53%) JIRA
3 10 (20.41%) Maven
3 10 (20.41%) Selenium
4 8 (16.33%) Cucumber
4 8 (16.33%) GitLab
5 7 (14.29%) JUnit
5 7 (14.29%) Mockito
6 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
7 5 (10.20%) Android Studio
7 5 (10.20%) CocoaPods
7 5 (10.20%) Gradle
7 5 (10.20%) Xcode
8 4 (8.16%) IBM UrbanCode
8 4 (8.16%) IntelliJ
9 3 (6.12%) Robot Framework
10 2 (4.08%) Appium
10 2 (4.08%) JMeter
General
1 11 (22.45%) Public Sector
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Automotive
4 3 (6.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (63.27%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Apache Spark Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Scala Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Hadoop Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.12%) React Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Agile Developer
7 2 (4.08%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Digital Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior React Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) React
2 12 (24.49%) Node.js
3 11 (22.45%) REST
4 8 (16.33%) Spring
5 7 (14.29%) CSS
5 7 (14.29%) JSON
6 5 (10.20%) Spring Boot
6 5 (10.20%) WireMock
7 4 (8.16%) .NET
7 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.16%) HTML
7 4 (8.16%) PySpark
8 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
8 3 (6.12%) Kafka
8 3 (6.12%) SOAP
9 2 (4.08%) HTML5
9 2 (4.08%) RESTful
9 2 (4.08%) Web Services
10 1 (2.04%) Drools
10 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) RIA
4 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Linux
2 11 (22.45%) Android
2 11 (22.45%) Apple iOS
3 9 (18.37%) Unix
4 7 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 6 (12.24%) Windows
6 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) TDD
2 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 19 (38.78%) Pair Programming
5 16 (32.65%) DevOps
5 16 (32.65%) Microservices
6 14 (28.57%) Kanban
6 14 (28.57%) Scrum
7 11 (22.45%) Continuous Deployment
7 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (18.37%) Web Design
9 8 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (16.33%) Web Development
10 7 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (12.24%) Android Development
11 6 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (12.24%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
11 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 16 (32.65%) Java 8
3 15 (30.61%) Python
4 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.29%) Apple Swift
5 7 (14.29%) Kotlin
5 7 (14.29%) SQL
6 6 (12.24%) Scala
7 4 (8.16%) Elm
7 4 (8.16%) Haskell
7 4 (8.16%) Ruby
7 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.08%) C#
8 2 (4.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.04%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Docker
2 4 (8.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) Kubernetes
2 5 (10.20%) Terraform
3 4 (8.16%) Oozie
4 1 (2.04%) Ansible
4 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) AppDynamics
1 5 (10.20%) Splunk
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe