Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 45 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 249 188 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.96% 4.46% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.70% 5.26% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 133 155
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -1.16% +28.36%
10th Percentile £318 £350 £306
90th Percentile £535 £525 £543
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £48.75 £40.75
% change year-on-year -7.69% +19.63% -

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 4,368 3,574 4,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.94% 84.77% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,924 2,325 3,349
Yorkshire median daily rate £404 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £276 £265 £280
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 91 109
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -6.90% -5.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.88 £10.20
90th Percentile £42.43 £35.00 £41.55
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +6 205 £413 -2.94% 38
South Yorkshire -24 25 £425 - 3
North Yorkshire +11 15 £500 +100.00% 2
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 192 (77.11%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (68.67%) TDD
3 158 (63.45%) Java
4 116 (46.59%) Test Automation
5 109 (43.78%) Git (software)
6 89 (35.74%) JavaScript
7 86 (34.54%) Scrum
8 83 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 79 (31.73%) Microservices
10 77 (30.92%) Software Engineering
11 68 (27.31%) Jenkins
12 65 (26.10%) SQL
13 60 (24.10%) Kanban
14 55 (22.09%) Linux
15 54 (21.69%) C#
15 54 (21.69%) Open Source
15 54 (21.69%) Selenium
16 53 (21.29%) Spring
16 53 (21.29%) REST
17 52 (20.88%) JIRA
18 48 (19.28%) Mentoring
19 47 (18.88%) Spring Boot
20 46 (18.47%) Confluence
20 46 (18.47%) Pair Programming
21 43 (17.27%) Node.js
22 41 (16.47%) Coaching
23 40 (16.06%) API Testing
24 39 (15.66%) NoSQL
25 37 (14.86%) MySQL
26 36 (14.46%) Finance

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 46 (18.47%) Confluence
2 15 (6.02%) Apache
3 8 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.20%) Mule
6 2 (0.80%) JBoss
6 2 (0.80%) SAS
6 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.65%) Slack
2 26 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.80%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.80%) npm
5 2 (0.80%) Serverless
6 1 (0.40%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.40%) GitHub
6 1 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.80%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (0.80%) HTTP
2 1 (0.40%) AMQP
2 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.66%) NoSQL
2 37 (14.86%) MySQL
3 30 (12.05%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (11.24%) MongoDB
5 21 (8.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (7.23%) Apache Hive
6 18 (7.23%) Big Data
7 10 (4.02%) SQL Server
8 8 (3.21%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.01%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.80%) HBase
12 2 (0.80%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 109 (43.78%) Git (software)
2 83 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 68 (27.31%) Jenkins
4 54 (21.69%) Selenium
5 52 (20.88%) JIRA
6 30 (12.05%) WebDriver
7 29 (11.65%) JUnit
8 24 (9.64%) Maven
9 21 (8.43%) Jasmine
10 18 (7.23%) SpecFlow
11 15 (6.02%) Mockito
11 15 (6.02%) Visual Studio
12 14 (5.62%) Artifactory
13 13 (5.22%) SonarQube
14 10 (4.02%) JMeter
15 7 (2.81%) SoapUI
15 7 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (2.41%) Eclipse
16 6 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
17 5 (2.01%) Subversion
General
1 36 (14.46%) Finance
2 13 (5.22%) Retail
3 7 (2.81%) Banking
4 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.20%) Games
5 3 (1.20%) Publishing
6 2 (0.80%) Advertising
6 2 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (55.02%) Developer
2 69 (27.71%) Java Developer
3 33 (13.25%) Tester
4 30 (12.05%) Automation Tester
5 25 (10.04%) Test Engineer
6 23 (9.24%) C# Developer
7 22 (8.84%) Software Engineer
8 19 (7.63%) Java Engineer
9 16 (6.43%) Analyst
10 15 (6.02%) Test Automation Engineer
11 13 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
12 12 (4.82%) .NET Developer
13 11 (4.42%) Software Developer
13 11 (4.42%) Test Analyst
14 10 (4.02%) Java Software Developer
15 9 (3.61%) Automation Test Analyst
15 9 (3.61%) SQL Developer
16 8 (3.21%) Developer in Test
16 8 (3.21%) JavaScript Engineer
16 8 (3.21%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (21.29%) REST
1 53 (21.29%) Spring
2 47 (18.88%) Spring Boot
3 43 (17.27%) Node.js
4 33 (13.25%) .NET
5 28 (11.24%) Kafka
6 26 (10.44%) ASP.NET
7 25 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (8.84%) ActiveMQ
8 22 (8.84%) HTML
9 21 (8.43%) Dropwizard
9 21 (8.43%) RabbitMQ
10 20 (8.03%) .NET Framework
10 20 (8.03%) Entity Framework
11 18 (7.23%) Hibernate
11 18 (7.23%) RESTful
11 18 (7.23%) SOAP
11 18 (7.23%) Web Services
12 16 (6.43%) CSS
13 15 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.45%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.81%) NHS
4 5 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.61%) User Experience
6 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.80%) Equities
7 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.09%) Linux
2 24 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (3.21%) Android
3 8 (3.21%) Windows
4 7 (2.81%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.01%) Unix
6 3 (1.20%) VMS
7 2 (0.80%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (77.11%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (68.67%) TDD
3 116 (46.59%) Test Automation
4 86 (34.54%) Scrum
5 79 (31.73%) Microservices
6 77 (30.92%) Software Engineering
7 60 (24.10%) Kanban
8 54 (21.69%) Open Source
9 48 (19.28%) Mentoring
10 46 (18.47%) Pair Programming
11 41 (16.47%) Coaching
12 40 (16.06%) API Testing
13 36 (14.46%) SFIA
14 35 (14.06%) Unit Testing
15 33 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (12.05%) Test Scripting
17 29 (11.65%) MVC
18 28 (11.24%) SDET
19 26 (10.44%) SDLC
20 25 (10.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 158 (63.45%) Java
2 89 (35.74%) JavaScript
3 65 (26.10%) SQL
4 54 (21.69%) C#
5 26 (10.44%) Java 8
6 18 (7.23%) Scala
7 12 (4.82%) PHP
8 11 (4.42%) Python
9 7 (2.81%) Groovy
9 7 (2.81%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.01%) Ruby
12 4 (1.61%) ES6
13 3 (1.20%) PHP 7
13 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.80%) C++
14 2 (0.80%) Go
14 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.80%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (2.01%) ISEB
1 5 (2.01%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.01%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.20%) Degree
2 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.83%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) WCAG
3 2 (0.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) PSD2
System Software
1 31 (12.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.80%) vSphere
4 1 (0.40%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (7.63%) Puppet
2 16 (6.43%) Grafana
3 15 (6.02%) Graylog
3 15 (6.02%) Terraform
4 7 (2.81%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.20%) Kibana
5 3 (1.20%) Nessus
6 2 (0.80%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.40%) Ansible
7 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.40%) Oozie
Vendors
1 21 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.03%) Oracle
2 20 (8.03%) Red Hat
3 10 (4.02%) Coverity
4 8 (3.21%) Adobe
5 6 (2.41%) MuleSoft
5 6 (2.41%) Splunk
6 3 (1.20%) Zend
7 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.80%) Capita
7 2 (0.80%) Google
7 2 (0.80%) IBM
7 2 (0.80%) Informatica
7 2 (0.80%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) F5
8 1 (0.40%) HP
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com