Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 36 55
Rank change year-on-year -38 +19 -5
Contract jobs citing BDD 139 227 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.90% 5.16% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 6.09% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 205 127
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £359 £325
90th Percentile £563 £538 £488
England median daily rate £505 £475 £452
% change year-on-year +6.32% +5.20% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £45.87
% change year-on-year -1.52% -28.06% +22.32%

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 4,162 3,725 4,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.78% 84.60% 84.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,797 2,441 2,727
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £259 £258
90th Percentile £574 £545 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 104 136
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.13 £17.25 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.72% +16.04% -0.90%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £43.25 £41.35 £33.13
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

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 January 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 20 January 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 -32 113 £500 +17.65% 43
South Yorkshire -37 20 £450 +5.88% 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 100 (71.94%) TDD
2 96 (69.06%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (53.96%) Test Automation
4 74 (53.24%) Git (software)
4 74 (53.24%) Java
5 52 (37.41%) Microservices
6 51 (36.69%) JavaScript
6 51 (36.69%) Cucumber
7 49 (35.25%) JIRA
8 46 (33.09%) REST
8 46 (33.09%) Software Engineering
9 45 (32.37%) Linux
10 37 (26.62%) SQL
10 37 (26.62%) MongoDB
10 37 (26.62%) Confluence
10 37 (26.62%) SDLC
11 34 (24.46%) Node.js
11 34 (24.46%) MySQL
12 33 (23.74%) Mentoring
13 31 (22.30%) Slack
13 31 (22.30%) .NET
13 31 (22.30%) NoSQL
14 29 (20.86%) C#
14 29 (20.86%) HTML
14 29 (20.86%) Coaching
15 27 (19.42%) Selenium
16 26 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (17.99%) PostgreSQL
18 24 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (16.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 37 (26.62%) Confluence
2 5 (3.60%) Apache
2 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.16%) nginx
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.44%) WordPress
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.30%) Slack
2 24 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (7.91%) GitHub
5 2 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.44%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.44%) Heroku
5 2 (1.44%) IaaS
5 2 (1.44%) Serverless
6 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.07%) HTTP
2 2 (1.44%) Firewall
2 2 (1.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) AMQP
3 1 (0.72%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.62%) MongoDB
2 34 (24.46%) MySQL
3 31 (22.30%) NoSQL
4 25 (17.99%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (10.07%) SQL Server
6 13 (9.35%) Relational Database
7 10 (7.19%) Neo4j
8 5 (3.60%) Big Data
9 4 (2.88%) Apache Hive
10 3 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.72%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.72%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.72%) DB2
12 1 (0.72%) HBase
12 1 (0.72%) Redis
12 1 (0.72%) Riak
Development Applications
1 74 (53.24%) Git (software)
2 51 (36.69%) Cucumber
3 49 (35.25%) JIRA
4 27 (19.42%) Selenium
5 23 (16.55%) Jenkins
6 18 (12.95%) Maven
7 17 (12.23%) Subversion
8 15 (10.79%) JMeter
9 10 (7.19%) WebDriver
10 8 (5.76%) Mockito
11 7 (5.04%) Burp Suite
11 7 (5.04%) HP UFT
11 7 (5.04%) LoadRunner
12 5 (3.60%) Gatling
12 5 (3.60%) IntelliJ
12 5 (3.60%) JUnit
12 5 (3.60%) Mercurial
12 5 (3.60%) NeoLoad
12 5 (3.60%) Vagrant
13 4 (2.88%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (8.63%) Finance
2 4 (2.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Back Office
3 1 (0.72%) Banking
3 1 (0.72%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 62 (44.60%) Developer
2 25 (17.99%) Java Developer
3 21 (15.11%) Test Engineer
4 19 (13.67%) Software Engineer
5 16 (11.51%) .NET Developer
6 14 (10.07%) Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (7.91%) Senior Developer
8 10 (7.19%) React Developer
9 9 (6.47%) Analyst
10 8 (5.76%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (5.76%) Software Developer
11 7 (5.04%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (5.04%) C# Developer
12 6 (4.32%) Agile Developer
12 6 (4.32%) Architect
12 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 6 (4.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (4.32%) Head of Development
12 6 (4.32%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (33.09%) REST
2 34 (24.46%) Node.js
3 31 (22.30%) .NET
4 29 (20.86%) HTML
5 16 (11.51%) Spring
6 14 (10.07%) CSS
6 14 (10.07%) JAX-RS
6 14 (10.07%) React
7 13 (9.35%) jQuery
8 12 (8.63%) ASP.NET
8 12 (8.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (8.63%) RESTful
9 11 (7.91%) AngularJS
9 11 (7.91%) Dropwizard
10 10 (7.19%) HTML5
11 9 (6.47%) Spring Boot
12 8 (5.76%) .NET Framework
12 8 (5.76%) CSS3
12 8 (5.76%) Entity Framework
12 8 (5.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.76%) N-Tier
3 7 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.60%) IVR
5 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.88%) User Experience
6 3 (2.16%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (32.37%) Linux
2 23 (16.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (7.91%) Mac OS X
3 11 (7.91%) Unix
4 3 (2.16%) Android
5 2 (1.44%) CentOS
5 2 (1.44%) VMS
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (71.94%) TDD
2 96 (69.06%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (53.96%) Test Automation
4 52 (37.41%) Microservices
5 46 (33.09%) Software Engineering
6 37 (26.62%) SDLC
7 33 (23.74%) Mentoring
8 29 (20.86%) Coaching
9 26 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (14.39%) Responsive Web Design
11 18 (12.95%) Deployment Automation
11 18 (12.95%) Web Development
12 17 (12.23%) E-Commerce
12 17 (12.23%) MVC
12 17 (12.23%) Pair Programming
12 17 (12.23%) Scrum
13 16 (11.51%) DevOps
14 14 (10.07%) Continuous Deployment
14 14 (10.07%) Unit Testing
14 14 (10.07%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 74 (53.24%) Java
2 51 (36.69%) JavaScript
3 37 (26.62%) SQL
4 29 (20.86%) C#
5 16 (11.51%) PHP
6 10 (7.19%) Python
7 6 (4.32%) Java 8
8 3 (2.16%) C
8 3 (2.16%) ES7
9 2 (1.44%) PHP 7
9 2 (1.44%) Ruby
9 2 (1.44%) Scala
9 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.72%) ES6
10 1 (0.72%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.88%) Degree
3 3 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.44%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) ISEB
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) WCAG
2 6 (4.32%) QA
3 2 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (9.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) Puppet
2 7 (5.04%) Nessus
3 5 (3.60%) Grafana
4 4 (2.88%) Ansible
5 3 (2.16%) Graylog
5 3 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.16%) Terraform
6 2 (1.44%) Graphite
7 1 (0.72%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.72%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (10.79%) Oracle
2 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.60%) Perfecto Mobile
4 2 (1.44%) EnterpriseDB
4 2 (1.44%) Pega
4 2 (1.44%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.44%) Zend
5 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.72%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.72%) F5
5 1 (0.72%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.72%) IBM
5 1 (0.72%) Informatica
5 1 (0.72%) MapR
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.72%) Teradata
5 1 (0.72%) TIBCO