The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 8 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 8.62% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
52 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 89.66% 80.00% 60.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 15
Median daily rate £338 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £544 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Bedford region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

BDD
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 10 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 10 (100.00%) API Testing
2 9 (90.00%) SDET
2 9 (90.00%) Appium
2 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (90.00%) Xamarin
2 9 (90.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (90.00%) Automation Testing
2 9 (90.00%) Calabash
2 9 (90.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (90.00%) Ruby
2 9 (90.00%) QA
2 9 (90.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Appium
1 9 (90.00%) Calabash
1 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Applications Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) API Testing
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (90.00%) Automation Testing
2 9 (90.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Python
1 9 (90.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (90.00%) QA
1 9 (90.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Xamarin