Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 41 43
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +13
Contract jobs citing BDD 214 188 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.28% 4.49% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.91% 5.27% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 141 175
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -3.41% +25.71%
10th Percentile £318 £350 £315
90th Percentile £538 £510 £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 £27.50 £47.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year -42.11% +4.40% +21.33%

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 4,355 3,569 4,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.12% 85.24% 86.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,928 2,350 3,313
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £270
90th Percentile £550 £546 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 93 114
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% -4.10% +6.72%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.50 £33.83 £42.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -5 171 £413 -2.94% 57
South Yorkshire -29 22 £400 - 7
North Yorkshire +11 15 £500 +100.00% 5
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 149 (69.63%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (66.36%) TDD
3 136 (63.55%) Java
4 102 (47.66%) Test Automation
5 83 (38.79%) Git (software)
6 69 (32.24%) JavaScript
7 67 (31.31%) Cucumber
8 61 (28.50%) Software Engineering
8 61 (28.50%) Microservices
9 59 (27.57%) C#
10 57 (26.64%) Scrum
10 57 (26.64%) Selenium
11 48 (22.43%) SQL
12 43 (20.09%) Pair Programming
12 43 (20.09%) Linux
13 42 (19.63%) JIRA
14 37 (17.29%) Unit Testing
14 37 (17.29%) API Testing
15 36 (16.82%) Kanban
16 35 (16.36%) .NET
16 35 (16.36%) Jenkins
17 34 (15.89%) Docker
18 33 (15.42%) Finance
18 33 (15.42%) REST
19 32 (14.95%) Mentoring
20 31 (14.49%) WebDriver
20 31 (14.49%) Open Source
20 31 (14.49%) Confluence
20 31 (14.49%) Spring
21 29 (13.55%) MVC

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 31 (14.49%) Confluence
2 9 (4.21%) Apache
3 8 (3.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.40%) Mule
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.93%) JBoss
6 2 (0.93%) nginx
6 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.81%) Slack
3 15 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.34%) GitHub
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.93%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.93%) npm
6 2 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.40%) HTTP
2 2 (0.93%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.47%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.62%) MySQL
2 26 (12.15%) NoSQL
3 19 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (8.41%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.14%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.67%) Big Data
7 9 (4.21%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (2.34%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.87%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.93%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.47%) HBase
12 1 (0.47%) Redis
12 1 (0.47%) Riak
Development Applications
1 83 (38.79%) Git (software)
2 67 (31.31%) Cucumber
3 57 (26.64%) Selenium
4 42 (19.63%) JIRA
5 35 (16.36%) Jenkins
6 31 (14.49%) WebDriver
7 23 (10.75%) Maven
8 14 (6.54%) SpecFlow
9 12 (5.61%) SonarQube
9 12 (5.61%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.14%) Mockito
11 10 (4.67%) JMeter
12 8 (3.74%) Subversion
13 7 (3.27%) Artifactory
13 7 (3.27%) JUnit
13 7 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (2.80%) IntelliJ
14 6 (2.80%) Mercurial
14 6 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (2.80%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (15.42%) Finance
2 12 (5.61%) Retail
3 5 (2.34%) Banking
4 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.40%) Publishing
6 2 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 113 (52.80%) Developer
2 47 (21.96%) Java Developer
3 29 (13.55%) Test Engineer
4 27 (12.62%) Tester
5 26 (12.15%) Test Automation Engineer
6 25 (11.68%) Automation Tester
7 23 (10.75%) C# Developer
8 18 (8.41%) Java Engineer
8 18 (8.41%) Software Engineer
9 15 (7.01%) .NET Developer
9 15 (7.01%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (4.21%) Analyst
10 9 (4.21%) SQL Developer
11 8 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.74%) React Developer
12 7 (3.27%) Developer in Test
12 7 (3.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.36%) .NET
2 33 (15.42%) REST
3 31 (14.49%) Spring
4 26 (12.15%) ASP.NET
4 26 (12.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (11.68%) Node.js
6 24 (11.21%) Spring Boot
7 20 (9.35%) .NET Framework
7 20 (9.35%) Entity Framework
7 20 (9.35%) HTML
7 20 (9.35%) Kafka
8 15 (7.01%) ActiveMQ
8 15 (7.01%) RESTful
8 15 (7.01%) Web Services
9 14 (6.54%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (6.07%) CSS
11 12 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (5.61%) React
12 11 (5.14%) Dropwizard
12 11 (5.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.75%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.27%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.80%) NHS
5 3 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.93%) Equities
6 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.09%) Linux
2 13 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.80%) Android
3 6 (2.80%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.80%) Unix
4 5 (2.34%) VMS
4 5 (2.34%) Windows
5 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.93%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (69.63%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (66.36%) TDD
3 102 (47.66%) Test Automation
4 61 (28.50%) Microservices
4 61 (28.50%) Software Engineering
5 57 (26.64%) Scrum
6 43 (20.09%) Pair Programming
7 37 (17.29%) API Testing
7 37 (17.29%) Unit Testing
8 36 (16.82%) Kanban
9 32 (14.95%) Mentoring
10 31 (14.49%) Open Source
11 29 (13.55%) MVC
11 29 (13.55%) SDET
12 28 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (13.08%) DevOps
13 27 (12.62%) Test Scripting
14 25 (11.68%) SDLC
15 24 (11.21%) Coaching
16 22 (10.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 136 (63.55%) Java
2 69 (32.24%) JavaScript
3 59 (27.57%) C#
4 48 (22.43%) SQL
5 16 (7.48%) PHP
6 15 (7.01%) Python
7 14 (6.54%) Scala
8 12 (5.61%) Java 8
9 6 (2.80%) Groovy
9 6 (2.80%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.34%) PHP 7
10 5 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.87%) Ruby
12 3 (1.40%) ES7
12 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.93%) Go
13 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.47%) ES6
14 1 (0.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 8 (3.74%) SC Cleared
1 8 (3.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.34%) Degree
3 4 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.87%) ISEB
4 3 (1.40%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.54%) QA
2 3 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (15.89%) Docker
2 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.93%) vSphere
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (4.67%) Kubernetes
1 10 (4.67%) Puppet
2 9 (4.21%) Grafana
3 8 (3.74%) Graylog
3 8 (3.74%) Terraform
4 3 (1.40%) Kibana
5 2 (0.93%) Ansible
5 2 (0.93%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.47%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.47%) Oozie
6 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (9.35%) Microsoft
1 20 (9.35%) Oracle
2 10 (4.67%) Coverity
3 8 (3.74%) Adobe
4 5 (2.34%) MuleSoft
4 5 (2.34%) Zend
5 3 (1.40%) IBM
6 2 (0.93%) Google
6 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.93%) Splunk
6 2 (0.93%) VMware
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.47%) Capita
7 1 (0.47%) Informatica
7 1 (0.47%) TIBCO