Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 46 56
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 257 184 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.25% 4.33% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.09% 5.13% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 120 148
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £350 £338 £287
90th Percentile £538 £501 £542
England median daily rate £485 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +4.86% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 4,221 3,586 4,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.23% 84.46% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,789 2,309 3,240
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £269 £263 £275
90th Percentile £538 £556 £569
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 84 114
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.66 £13.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.00% -14.96% -5.05%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.89 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.50 £33.72 £39.63
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -13.73% +8.51% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +14 209 £425 +1.19% 43
South Yorkshire -23 36 £450 +5.88% 8
North Yorkshire - 15 £500 - 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 213 (82.88%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (71.98%) TDD
3 163 (63.42%) Java
4 110 (42.80%) Git (software)
5 109 (42.41%) Test Automation
6 96 (37.35%) JavaScript
7 95 (36.96%) Jenkins
8 91 (35.41%) Scrum
9 89 (34.63%) Cucumber
10 87 (33.85%) Microservices
11 83 (32.30%) Software Engineering
12 77 (29.96%) Spring
13 69 (26.85%) SQL
14 67 (26.07%) Kanban
15 66 (25.68%) JIRA
16 65 (25.29%) REST
17 62 (24.12%) Open Source
18 57 (22.18%) Confluence
18 57 (22.18%) Mentoring
19 56 (21.79%) Linux
20 54 (21.01%) Coaching
20 54 (21.01%) Node.js
21 50 (19.46%) NoSQL
22 49 (19.07%) Spring Boot
22 49 (19.07%) SFIA
23 48 (18.68%) C#
24 47 (18.29%) JUnit
25 43 (16.73%) MySQL
25 43 (16.73%) Finance
25 43 (16.73%) Selenium

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 57 (22.18%) Confluence
2 15 (5.84%) Apache
3 11 (4.28%) Apache ServiceMix
4 7 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (2.33%) JBoss
6 4 (1.56%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.78%) nginx
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.78%) SAS
8 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 43 (16.73%) Slack
2 17 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.95%) GitHub
5 3 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.17%) CloudBees
5 3 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.17%) IaaS
5 3 (1.17%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.17%) PaaS
6 2 (0.78%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.78%) npm
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.78%) AMQP
1 2 (0.78%) BIG-IP
1 2 (0.78%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (0.78%) HTTP
1 2 (0.78%) Internet
1 2 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (19.46%) NoSQL
2 43 (16.73%) MySQL
3 38 (14.79%) MongoDB
4 37 (14.40%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (10.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (6.61%) Apache Hive
6 17 (6.61%) Big Data
7 7 (2.72%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.33%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.17%) HBase
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.78%) Adabas
11 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.78%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.78%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.78%) Redis
11 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 110 (42.80%) Git (software)
2 95 (36.96%) Jenkins
3 89 (34.63%) Cucumber
4 66 (25.68%) JIRA
5 47 (18.29%) JUnit
6 43 (16.73%) Selenium
7 31 (12.06%) Maven
8 26 (10.12%) Jasmine
9 21 (8.17%) WebDriver
10 18 (7.00%) SpecFlow
11 17 (6.61%) Visual Studio
12 13 (5.06%) Artifactory
13 12 (4.67%) SonarQube
14 11 (4.28%) Mockito
15 9 (3.50%) SoapUI
16 8 (3.11%) JMeter
16 8 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
17 7 (2.72%) Burp Suite
17 7 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
18 6 (2.33%) HP UFT
General
1 43 (16.73%) Finance
2 10 (3.89%) Banking
3 9 (3.50%) Retail
4 4 (1.56%) Games
4 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.17%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Advertising
6 2 (0.78%) Law
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 143 (55.64%) Developer
2 84 (32.68%) Java Developer
3 32 (12.45%) Software Engineer
4 29 (11.28%) Tester
5 26 (10.12%) Automation Tester
6 24 (9.34%) Test Engineer
7 20 (7.78%) Analyst
8 18 (7.00%) C# Developer
8 18 (7.00%) Java Engineer
9 15 (5.84%) JavaScript Engineer
10 14 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (4.67%) Scala Developer
12 11 (4.28%) Java Software Developer
12 11 (4.28%) Test Analyst
12 11 (4.28%) Test Automation Engineer
13 10 (3.89%) Java Software Engineer
13 10 (3.89%) Software Developer
14 9 (3.50%) SQL Developer
15 7 (2.72%) Business Analyst
15 7 (2.72%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (29.96%) Spring
2 65 (25.29%) REST
3 54 (21.01%) Node.js
4 49 (19.07%) Spring Boot
5 31 (12.06%) Hibernate
6 27 (10.51%) HTML
7 25 (9.73%) .NET
7 25 (9.73%) Dropwizard
8 24 (9.34%) Kafka
9 22 (8.56%) RESTful
10 21 (8.17%) CSS
11 20 (7.78%) .NET Framework
12 19 (7.39%) ASP.NET
13 18 (7.00%) Entity Framework
14 17 (6.61%) SOAP
15 16 (6.23%) RabbitMQ
15 16 (6.23%) Web Services
16 15 (5.84%) ActiveMQ
16 15 (5.84%) AngularJS
16 15 (5.84%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.67%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (4.67%) User Experience
3 11 (4.28%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.33%) NHS
5 5 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.17%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.78%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.78%) Equities
8 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.39%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 56 (21.79%) Linux
2 33 (12.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (4.28%) Android
4 10 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.72%) Windows
6 2 (0.78%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (82.88%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (71.98%) TDD
3 109 (42.41%) Test Automation
4 91 (35.41%) Scrum
5 87 (33.85%) Microservices
6 83 (32.30%) Software Engineering
7 67 (26.07%) Kanban
8 62 (24.12%) Open Source
9 57 (22.18%) Mentoring
10 54 (21.01%) Coaching
11 49 (19.07%) SFIA
12 40 (15.56%) Pair Programming
13 37 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (12.45%) Test Scripting
15 31 (12.06%) SDLC
15 31 (12.06%) User Stories
16 27 (10.51%) API Testing
17 23 (8.95%) Integration Testing
18 21 (8.17%) MVC
19 20 (7.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 163 (63.42%) Java
2 96 (37.35%) JavaScript
3 69 (26.85%) SQL
4 48 (18.68%) C#
5 38 (14.79%) Java 8
6 20 (7.78%) Scala
7 7 (2.72%) Python
7 7 (2.72%) Ruby
8 5 (1.95%) ES6
8 5 (1.95%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.56%) PHP
10 3 (1.17%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.17%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.78%) Groovy
11 2 (0.78%) Natural
11 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.39%) C++
12 1 (0.39%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.39%) XPath
12 1 (0.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (2.33%) ISEB
2 4 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.17%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (0.78%) Degree
5 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.67%) QA
2 6 (2.33%) WCAG
3 3 (1.17%) GCP
4 1 (0.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) PSD2
System Software
1 16 (6.23%) Docker
2 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.78%) Varnish
3 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (6.61%) Puppet
2 16 (6.23%) Grafana
3 13 (5.06%) Graylog
3 13 (5.06%) Terraform
4 5 (1.95%) Nessus
5 3 (1.17%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.39%) Ansible
7 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.39%) Oozie
Vendors
1 40 (15.56%) Red Hat
2 20 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.84%) Oracle
4 8 (3.11%) Splunk
5 7 (2.72%) Adobe
5 7 (2.72%) Coverity
6 6 (2.33%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.17%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.17%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.78%) F5
8 2 (0.78%) Informatica
9 1 (0.39%) Capita
9 1 (0.39%) Google
9 1 (0.39%) HP
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com