Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 53 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 +9 +34
Contract jobs citing BDD 239 173 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.17% 3.71% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.16% 4.47% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 119 177
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -
10th Percentile £356 £325 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £540
England median daily rate £475 £463 £440
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.11% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 £34.25
% change year-on-year +9.00% +33.93% -

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 3,879 3,872 4,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.92% 83.00% 83.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,545 2,508 3,259
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 116 165
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.03 £14.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.02% -0.90% -4.61%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.44 £9.99
90th Percentile £42.10 £32.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 February 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 February 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 +16 191 £425 +1.19% 41
South Yorkshire +3 41 £435 +2.29% 4
North Yorkshire +9 7 £400 +6.67% 4
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 214 (89.54%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (82.43%) TDD
3 170 (71.13%) Java
4 107 (44.77%) Jenkins
5 93 (38.91%) Git (software)
6 92 (38.49%) Spring
7 90 (37.66%) Scrum
7 90 (37.66%) JavaScript
7 90 (37.66%) Test Automation
8 83 (34.73%) Cucumber
8 83 (34.73%) Microservices
9 82 (34.31%) Software Engineering
10 71 (29.71%) SQL
11 66 (27.62%) JIRA
12 65 (27.20%) Kanban
13 64 (26.78%) REST
13 64 (26.78%) Open Source
14 63 (26.36%) Node.js
15 56 (23.43%) Confluence
16 55 (23.01%) JUnit
17 53 (22.18%) MySQL
18 52 (21.76%) NoSQL
19 48 (20.08%) MongoDB
20 44 (18.41%) Hibernate
20 44 (18.41%) SFIA
21 43 (17.99%) Spring Boot
22 42 (17.57%) PostgreSQL
22 42 (17.57%) Red Hat
23 41 (17.15%) Pair Programming
23 41 (17.15%) Maven

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 56 (23.43%) Confluence
2 15 (6.28%) Apache ServiceMix
3 10 (4.18%) JBoss
4 6 (2.51%) Apache
4 6 (2.51%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.51%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.67%) Jetty
5 4 (1.67%) Tornado
6 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.84%) CMS
6 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.84%) nginx
6 2 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.32%) Slack
2 26 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.35%) GitHub
5 6 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.09%) PaaS
7 4 (1.67%) CloudBees
7 4 (1.67%) IaaS
7 4 (1.67%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.84%) SmartFocus
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.51%) AMQP
2 2 (0.84%) BIG-IP
2 2 (0.84%) Internet
2 2 (0.84%) SAN
3 1 (0.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (22.18%) MySQL
2 52 (21.76%) NoSQL
3 48 (20.08%) MongoDB
4 42 (17.57%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (15.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 19 (7.95%) SQL Server
7 12 (5.02%) Big Data
8 8 (3.35%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.51%) Couchbase
9 6 (2.51%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.51%) Redis
10 5 (2.09%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.09%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.67%) Riak
12 2 (0.84%) Adabas
12 2 (0.84%) HBase
12 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.42%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 107 (44.77%) Jenkins
2 93 (38.91%) Git (software)
3 83 (34.73%) Cucumber
4 66 (27.62%) JIRA
5 55 (23.01%) JUnit
6 41 (17.15%) Maven
7 34 (14.23%) Selenium
8 26 (10.88%) Jasmine
9 15 (6.28%) WebDriver
10 11 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (3.77%) TeamCity
12 8 (3.35%) AppVeyor
12 8 (3.35%) Bitbucket
12 8 (3.35%) CircleCI
13 7 (2.93%) Gradle
14 6 (2.51%) Artifactory
14 6 (2.51%) Calabash
14 6 (2.51%) FitNesse
14 6 (2.51%) HP UFT
14 6 (2.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (10.46%) Finance
2 10 (4.18%) Banking
3 6 (2.51%) Games
3 6 (2.51%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.09%) Retail
5 2 (0.84%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Law
6 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 149 (62.34%) Developer
2 94 (39.33%) Java Developer
3 33 (13.81%) Software Engineer
4 22 (9.21%) Java Engineer
5 20 (8.37%) .NET Developer
6 19 (7.95%) Java Software Engineer
6 19 (7.95%) Tester
7 18 (7.53%) Automation Tester
8 16 (6.69%) Scala Developer
9 15 (6.28%) Analyst
9 15 (6.28%) Senior Developer
9 15 (6.28%) Test Engineer
10 13 (5.44%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (5.02%) Agile Developer
12 11 (4.60%) Agile Java Developer
12 11 (4.60%) C# Developer
12 11 (4.60%) Java Software Developer
12 11 (4.60%) JavaScript Engineer
13 10 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
14 9 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (38.49%) Spring
2 64 (26.78%) REST
3 63 (26.36%) Node.js
4 44 (18.41%) Hibernate
5 43 (17.99%) Spring Boot
6 37 (15.48%) HTML
7 32 (13.39%) AngularJS
8 29 (12.13%) .NET
9 28 (11.72%) CSS
10 26 (10.88%) RESTful
11 24 (10.04%) XML
12 21 (8.79%) J2EE
12 21 (8.79%) Web Services
13 20 (8.37%) Apache Camel
13 20 (8.37%) Dropwizard
14 19 (7.95%) .NET Framework
14 19 (7.95%) Kafka
15 17 (7.11%) ASP.NET
15 17 (7.11%) CSS3
16 16 (6.69%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (7.53%) Virtual Team
3 15 (6.28%) User Experience
4 12 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.18%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.09%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.09%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.67%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.84%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.42%) Chromecast
10 1 (0.42%) IPTV
10 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.42%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.64%) Linux
2 31 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (5.02%) Android
4 10 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.84%) Unix
5 2 (0.84%) Windows
6 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (89.54%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (82.43%) TDD
3 90 (37.66%) Scrum
3 90 (37.66%) Test Automation
4 83 (34.73%) Microservices
5 82 (34.31%) Software Engineering
6 65 (27.20%) Kanban
7 64 (26.78%) Open Source
8 44 (18.41%) SFIA
9 41 (17.15%) Pair Programming
10 38 (15.90%) Mentoring
11 35 (14.64%) Coaching
12 34 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (14.23%) User Stories
13 33 (13.81%) SDLC
14 28 (11.72%) OO
14 28 (11.72%) Test Scripting
15 25 (10.46%) DevOps
16 24 (10.04%) Integration Testing
17 20 (8.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 170 (71.13%) Java
2 90 (37.66%) JavaScript
3 71 (29.71%) SQL
4 24 (10.04%) Scala
5 23 (9.62%) C#
6 12 (5.02%) Python
6 12 (5.02%) Ruby
7 11 (4.60%) PHP
8 6 (2.51%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.09%) ES6
10 4 (1.67%) Groovy
10 4 (1.67%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.84%) Go
12 2 (0.84%) NATURAL
13 1 (0.42%) C
13 1 (0.42%) COBOL
13 1 (0.42%) JCL
13 1 (0.42%) XPath
13 1 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
1 6 (2.51%) Degree
2 2 (0.84%) ISEB
2 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
2 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
2 2 (0.84%) PMP
3 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.60%) QA
2 6 (2.51%) GCP
2 6 (2.51%) WCAG
3 1 (0.42%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) PSD2
System Software
1 16 (6.69%) Docker
2 2 (0.84%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (5.44%) Puppet
2 12 (5.02%) Grafana
3 8 (3.35%) Terraform
4 6 (2.51%) Graylog
4 6 (2.51%) Prometheus
5 5 (2.09%) Nessus
6 4 (1.67%) Ansible
6 4 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (17.57%) Red Hat
2 26 (10.88%) Oracle
3 19 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.18%) Xamarin
5 9 (3.77%) Atlassian
5 9 (3.77%) Splunk
6 4 (1.67%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.84%) F5
7 2 (0.84%) hybris
7 2 (0.84%) Telerik
8 1 (0.42%) Capita
8 1 (0.42%) HP
8 1 (0.42%) Informatica
8 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.42%) ServiceNow