Period
to 20 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 76 42
Rank change year-on-year -16 -34 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 51 142 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.71% 2.91% 5.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 3.36% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 109 216
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.63% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £357 £319 £356
90th Percentile £535 £575 £538
England median daily rate £523 £510 £475
% change year-on-year +2.45% +7.37% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £27.43 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -30.00% +9.00%

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 2,542 4,232 3,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 85.07% 86.83% 85.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,648 2,874 2,604
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £287 £275 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 107 122
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.45 £16.93 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.03% -6.62% +21.93%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.75 £10.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.50 £41.50
England median hourly rate £22.86 £23.86 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% -0.59% -2.04%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 44 £414 -17.25% 43
South Yorkshire +20 4 £450 +2.86% 13
North Yorkshire +1 4 - - 5
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (58.82%) TDD
3 26 (50.98%) Test Automation
4 16 (31.37%) Selenium
5 14 (27.45%) Java
5 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
5 14 (27.45%) C#
6 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
6 12 (23.53%) Gherkin
7 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
7 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (21.57%) SQL
8 10 (19.61%) JIRA
8 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
8 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
8 10 (19.61%) Project Delivery
9 9 (17.65%) DevOps
9 9 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 9 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (17.65%) Azure
9 9 (17.65%) .NET
9 9 (17.65%) Python
9 9 (17.65%) Scrum
10 8 (15.69%) Kubernetes
10 8 (15.69%) Node.js
11 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
11 7 (13.73%) Kotlin
11 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
11 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
11 7 (13.73%) CSS

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 5 (9.80%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Azure
2 6 (11.76%) AWS
3 3 (5.88%) GitHub
4 2 (3.92%) Google Play
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.96%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
1 1 (1.96%) NFC
1 1 (1.96%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
1 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) Riak
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Selenium
2 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
4 10 (19.61%) JIRA
5 9 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
7 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
7 5 (9.80%) Protractor
7 5 (9.80%) SpecFlow
8 4 (7.84%) Jasmine
8 4 (7.84%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
10 2 (3.92%) Appium
10 2 (3.92%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.92%) JMeter
10 2 (3.92%) Maven
11 1 (1.96%) Subversion
11 1 (1.96%) WATIR
General
1 5 (9.80%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 16 (31.37%) Tester
3 7 (13.73%) Automation Tester
4 5 (9.80%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Agile Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (7.84%) React Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Android Developer
6 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Java Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) Gherkin
2 9 (17.65%) .NET
3 8 (15.69%) Node.js
4 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
4 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
4 7 (13.73%) CSS
5 6 (11.76%) React
5 6 (11.76%) Web Services
6 5 (9.80%) Jest
6 5 (9.80%) RESTful
6 5 (9.80%) Spring Boot
7 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
7 4 (7.84%) Angular 2
7 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (7.84%) Kafka
7 4 (7.84%) LESS
7 4 (7.84%) Sass
7 4 (7.84%) Spring
8 3 (5.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Data Structures
1 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.96%) Blog
3 1 (1.96%) RIA
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (58.82%) TDD
3 26 (50.98%) Test Automation
4 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (19.61%) Project Delivery
5 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
6 9 (17.65%) DevOps
6 9 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 9 (17.65%) Scrum
7 6 (11.76%) Microservices
7 6 (11.76%) Project Management
7 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.80%) Kanban
8 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.80%) Pair Programming
9 4 (7.84%) API Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (7.84%) Functional Testing
9 4 (7.84%) OO
9 4 (7.84%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) C#
1 14 (27.45%) Java
1 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
2 11 (21.57%) SQL
3 9 (17.65%) Python
4 7 (13.73%) Kotlin
5 5 (9.80%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.88%) Ruby
7 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.92%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.96%) Java 8
8 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.96%) Ansible
2 1 (1.96%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Kibana
2 1 (1.96%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) Databricks
3 2 (3.92%) Google
3 2 (3.92%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.96%) Facebook
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Informatica
4 1 (1.96%) Spotify
4 1 (1.96%) YouTube