Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 41 43
Rank change year-on-year -32 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 114 221 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.77% 4.47% 4.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 5.08% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 145 141
Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -2.94% -3.13%
10th Percentile £319 £323 £350
90th Percentile £561 £535 £525
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £48.75
% change year-on-year -6.67% -23.08% +7.14%

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 3,556 4,349 3,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.29% 87.91% 85.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,369 2,926 2,376
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £263 £280 £263
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 122 89
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £17.51 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +25.04% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £8.42
90th Percentile £36.05 £43.25 £38.70
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -10.42% +2.13%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 -16 86 £475 +15.15% 39
South Yorkshire -11 19 £400 -5.88% 6
North Yorkshire -6 5 £330 -34.00% 5
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 98 (85.96%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (64.91%) TDD
2 74 (64.91%) Java
3 71 (62.28%) Test Automation
4 56 (49.12%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (47.37%) Microservices
6 40 (35.09%) Pair Programming
7 38 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (30.70%) Selenium
8 35 (30.70%) Java 8
9 34 (29.82%) Continuous Deployment
9 34 (29.82%) Linux
10 32 (28.07%) Unix
10 32 (28.07%) Docker
10 32 (28.07%) Kubernetes
11 30 (26.32%) Mockito
12 29 (25.44%) Cucumber
12 29 (25.44%) MongoDB
12 29 (25.44%) Responsive Web Design
12 29 (25.44%) Web Design
13 28 (24.56%) Scrum
13 28 (24.56%) Mac OS X
13 28 (24.56%) ActiveMQ
14 27 (23.68%) Web Development
15 26 (22.81%) JAX-RS
16 22 (19.30%) SQL
17 21 (18.42%) DevOps
17 21 (18.42%) JavaScript
18 18 (15.79%) Jenkins
18 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared

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 5 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.51%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.51%) Confluence
2 4 (3.51%) nginx
2 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.63%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (2.63%) JBoss
3 3 (2.63%) Jetty
4 2 (1.75%) Apache
4 2 (1.75%) Drupal
5 1 (0.88%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 56 (49.12%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.14%) BrowserStack
3 7 (6.14%) Sauce Labs
4 5 (4.39%) GitHub
5 3 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.75%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.44%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.14%) Hadoop
3 7 (6.14%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.39%) Big Data
4 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.51%) Apache Hive
5 4 (3.51%) Redis
5 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.51%) Riak
6 3 (2.63%) GIS
6 3 (2.63%) MySQL
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.75%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (30.70%) Selenium
2 30 (26.32%) Mockito
3 29 (25.44%) Cucumber
4 18 (15.79%) Jenkins
5 14 (12.28%) Git (software)
6 12 (10.53%) JMeter
7 10 (8.77%) FitNesse
8 9 (7.89%) Subversion
9 8 (7.02%) WebDriver
10 7 (6.14%) Appium
10 7 (6.14%) Gatling
10 7 (6.14%) JBehave
10 7 (6.14%) JIRA
10 7 (6.14%) JUnit
11 6 (5.26%) SoapUI
11 6 (5.26%) SpecFlow
12 5 (4.39%) Maven
12 5 (4.39%) Mercurial
13 4 (3.51%) HP UFT
13 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (11.40%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Retail
3 7 (6.14%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Back Office
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Front Office
4 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (61.40%) Developer
2 51 (44.74%) Java Developer
3 23 (20.18%) Tester
4 22 (19.30%) Automation Tester
5 13 (11.40%) Test Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.65%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (8.77%) AWS Developer
8 8 (7.02%) Agile Developer
8 8 (7.02%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Python Developer
11 4 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (3.51%) Java Automation Tester
11 4 (3.51%) Test Analyst
12 3 (2.63%) Digital Developer
12 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL Developer
12 3 (2.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 3 (2.63%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.56%) ActiveMQ
2 26 (22.81%) JAX-RS
3 16 (14.04%) SOAP
4 15 (13.16%) Web Services
5 14 (12.28%) Spring Boot
6 13 (11.40%) REST
6 13 (11.40%) Spring
7 12 (10.53%) .NET
8 11 (9.65%) Gherkin
8 11 (9.65%) GraphQL
9 9 (7.89%) pytest
10 8 (7.02%) Hibernate
11 6 (5.26%) HTML
11 6 (5.26%) Node.js
12 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
12 5 (4.39%) CSS
12 5 (4.39%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (3.51%) WSDL
13 4 (3.51%) XML
13 4 (3.51%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.14%) Blog
3 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.88%) FMCG
4 1 (0.88%) NHS
4 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.82%) Linux
2 32 (28.07%) Unix
3 28 (24.56%) Mac OS X
4 9 (7.89%) Android
5 6 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.26%) Windows
6 5 (4.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (85.96%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (64.91%) TDD
3 71 (62.28%) Test Automation
4 54 (47.37%) Microservices
5 40 (35.09%) Pair Programming
6 34 (29.82%) Continuous Deployment
7 29 (25.44%) Responsive Web Design
7 29 (25.44%) Web Design
8 28 (24.56%) Scrum
9 27 (23.68%) Web Development
10 21 (18.42%) DevOps
11 14 (12.28%) API Testing
11 14 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (12.28%) Scenario Testing
11 14 (12.28%) Software Engineering
12 12 (10.53%) Performance Testing
13 11 (9.65%) OO
14 10 (8.77%) ATDD
15 9 (7.89%) Functional Testing
15 9 (7.89%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 74 (64.91%) Java
2 35 (30.70%) Java 8
3 22 (19.30%) SQL
4 21 (18.42%) JavaScript
5 15 (13.16%) Python
6 9 (7.89%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.14%) C#
8 5 (4.39%) C
8 5 (4.39%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.51%) Ruby
10 2 (1.75%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.75%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) ES6
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
11 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (7.89%) Degree
4 6 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.51%) ISEB
5 4 (3.51%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (28.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 32 (28.07%) Kubernetes
2 8 (7.02%) Ansible
3 4 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.63%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.63%) Puppet
5 1 (0.88%) Rancher
5 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.51%) HP
3 3 (2.63%) ForgeRock
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle
3 3 (2.63%) Splunk
3 3 (2.63%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.88%) Google