Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 42 51
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 184 191 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.78% 4.45% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 5.23% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 162 153
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +25.00%
10th Percentile £310 £350 £352
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -26.67% +20.00%

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 4,213 3,655 4,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.51% 85.16% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,843 2,439 3,097
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £256 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 97 134
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £15.00 £14.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.30% +5.77%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.80 £11.02
90th Percentile £42.20 £33.05 £40.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 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
West Yorkshire -2 151 £450 +5.88% 44
South Yorkshire -15 20 £403 +0.63% 5
North Yorkshire -10 2 £425 +6.25% 5
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 129 (70.11%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (67.39%) TDD
3 111 (60.33%) Java
4 96 (52.17%) Test Automation
5 81 (44.02%) Git (software)
6 63 (34.24%) Microservices
7 62 (33.70%) JavaScript
8 61 (33.15%) Cucumber
9 56 (30.43%) Software Engineering
10 53 (28.80%) JIRA
11 52 (28.26%) Scrum
12 49 (26.63%) Linux
13 45 (24.46%) SQL
13 45 (24.46%) Selenium
14 42 (22.83%) MySQL
15 39 (21.20%) Amazon AWS
15 39 (21.20%) Confluence
16 36 (19.57%) C#
17 34 (18.48%) REST
17 34 (18.48%) Unit Testing
18 33 (17.93%) .NET
19 32 (17.39%) Node.js
19 32 (17.39%) Mentoring
19 32 (17.39%) SDLC
20 31 (16.85%) Jenkins
20 31 (16.85%) NoSQL
21 30 (16.30%) Docker
22 29 (15.76%) DevOps
22 29 (15.76%) Kanban
23 28 (15.22%) API Testing

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 39 (21.20%) Confluence
2 5 (2.72%) Apache
3 4 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.63%) Mule
4 3 (1.63%) nginx
4 3 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.63%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.09%) JBoss
5 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.09%) WordPress
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.54%) CMS
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 39 (21.20%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (14.67%) Slack
3 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.89%) GitHub
5 7 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.09%) Serverless
7 1 (0.54%) npm
7 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) HTTP
2 1 (0.54%) AMQP
2 1 (0.54%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (22.83%) MySQL
2 31 (16.85%) NoSQL
3 27 (14.67%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (14.13%) MongoDB
5 20 (10.87%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.80%) Big Data
7 5 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.72%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.09%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.54%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.54%) Redis
10 1 (0.54%) Riak
Development Applications
1 81 (44.02%) Git (software)
2 61 (33.15%) Cucumber
3 53 (28.80%) JIRA
4 45 (24.46%) Selenium
5 31 (16.85%) Jenkins
6 22 (11.96%) WebDriver
7 17 (9.24%) Maven
8 12 (6.52%) JMeter
9 9 (4.89%) Subversion
10 8 (4.35%) IntelliJ
10 8 (4.35%) JUnit
10 8 (4.35%) Vagrant
11 7 (3.80%) Gatling
11 7 (3.80%) Mercurial
11 7 (3.80%) Mockito
12 6 (3.26%) SonarQube
13 5 (2.72%) GitLab
13 5 (2.72%) NeoLoad
13 5 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (2.72%) PHPUnit
General
1 18 (9.78%) Finance
2 10 (5.43%) Retail
3 3 (1.63%) Publishing
4 2 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Front Office
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (44.57%) Developer
2 29 (15.76%) Java Developer
3 26 (14.13%) Test Engineer
4 23 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 21 (11.41%) Software Engineer
6 20 (10.87%) .NET Developer
7 15 (8.15%) Automation Tester
7 15 (8.15%) Java Engineer
7 15 (8.15%) Tester
8 10 (5.43%) Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) React Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (4.35%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (4.35%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.48%) REST
2 33 (17.93%) .NET
3 32 (17.39%) Node.js
4 25 (13.59%) Spring
5 19 (10.33%) ASP.NET
5 19 (10.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (10.33%) HTML
5 19 (10.33%) RESTful
6 17 (9.24%) Spring Boot
7 16 (8.70%) CSS
8 14 (7.61%) Kafka
8 14 (7.61%) Web Services
9 12 (6.52%) AngularJS
9 12 (6.52%) HTML5
10 11 (5.98%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (5.98%) OpenSocial
10 11 (5.98%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (5.43%) Gherkin
11 10 (5.43%) J2EE
12 9 (4.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.07%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.35%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.72%) IVR
3 5 (2.72%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.63%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.63%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.63%) User Experience
5 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) NHS
6 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.63%) Linux
2 21 (11.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.72%) Unix
3 5 (2.72%) VMS
4 3 (1.63%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.63%) Windows
5 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.54%) Android
6 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (70.11%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (67.39%) TDD
3 96 (52.17%) Test Automation
4 63 (34.24%) Microservices
5 56 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 52 (28.26%) Scrum
7 34 (18.48%) Unit Testing
8 32 (17.39%) Mentoring
8 32 (17.39%) SDLC
9 29 (15.76%) DevOps
9 29 (15.76%) Kanban
10 28 (15.22%) API Testing
11 27 (14.67%) Open Source
11 27 (14.67%) Pair Programming
12 26 (14.13%) Coaching
12 26 (14.13%) E-Commerce
13 24 (13.04%) MVC
14 23 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (9.24%) Deployment Automation
15 17 (9.24%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 111 (60.33%) Java
2 62 (33.70%) JavaScript
3 45 (24.46%) SQL
4 36 (19.57%) C#
5 23 (12.50%) PHP
6 14 (7.61%) Python
7 11 (5.98%) Scala
8 8 (4.35%) Java 8
9 6 (3.26%) Groovy
9 6 (3.26%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.72%) PHP 7
10 5 (2.72%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.63%) ES7
12 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.09%) C
12 2 (1.09%) Go
13 1 (0.54%) C++
13 1 (0.54%) ES6
13 1 (0.54%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 8 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.80%) Degree
3 4 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.63%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.54%) ISEB
5 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.07%) QA
2 3 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.54%) PMO
3 1 (0.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (16.30%) Docker
2 3 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.09%) vSphere
4 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.35%) Grafana
2 8 (4.35%) Puppet
3 5 (2.72%) Graylog
3 5 (2.72%) Terraform
4 3 (1.63%) Kibana
4 3 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.09%) Ansible
5 2 (1.09%) Graphite
5 2 (1.09%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.54%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.54%) Nessus
6 1 (0.54%) Oozie
Vendors
1 19 (10.33%) Oracle
2 12 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.26%) Coverity
4 5 (2.72%) MuleSoft
4 5 (2.72%) Perfecto Mobile
4 5 (2.72%) Zend
5 4 (2.17%) Adobe
6 3 (1.63%) IBM
7 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.09%) Google
7 2 (1.09%) VMware
8 1 (0.54%) F5
8 1 (0.54%) Informatica
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.54%) Splunk
8 1 (0.54%) TIBCO