The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 25 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 10 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.65% - 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -
BDD
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
231 242 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.31% 82.31% 83.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 157 274
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 31 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 5 £450 - 3
Luton - 5 £475 -
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (89.29%) QA
3 24 (85.71%) Test Automation
4 22 (78.57%) SDET
4 22 (78.57%) TDD
5 21 (75.00%) C#
5 21 (75.00%) Cucumber
6 19 (67.86%) SpecFlow
6 19 (67.86%) Selenium
6 19 (67.86%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (64.29%) Ruby
7 18 (64.29%) Python
7 18 (64.29%) E-Commerce
7 18 (64.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (60.71%) TeamCity
9 16 (57.14%) ATDD
9 16 (57.14%) Feature Driven Development
10 15 (53.57%) WebDriver
11 14 (50.00%) SoapUI
11 14 (50.00%) JBehave
12 13 (46.43%) Perl
12 13 (46.43%) Java
12 13 (46.43%) JUnit
12 13 (46.43%) TestNG
12 13 (46.43%) JIRA
12 13 (46.43%) API Testing
12 13 (46.43%) Defect Management
13 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
13 12 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (35.71%) Maven

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 19 (67.86%) Selenium
2 19 (67.86%) SpecFlow
3 17 (60.71%) TeamCity
4 15 (53.57%) WebDriver
5 14 (50.00%) JBehave
5 14 (50.00%) SoapUI
6 13 (46.43%) JIRA
6 13 (46.43%) JUnit
6 13 (46.43%) TestNG
7 12 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
8 10 (35.71%) Ant
8 10 (35.71%) Maven
9 5 (17.86%) Appium
9 5 (17.86%) Calabash
10 2 (7.14%) Jasmine
11 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
11 1 (3.57%) NUnit
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 12 (42.86%) Test Automation Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Developer in Test
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (21.43%) C# Developer
5 6 (21.43%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (21.43%) Senior Developer
5 6 (21.43%) Software Developer
6 5 (17.86%) Java Developer
6 5 (17.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (17.86%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
8 3 (10.71%) Agile Developer
8 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Gherkin
2 4 (14.29%) REST
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) Java RMI
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 22 (78.57%) TDD
4 19 (67.86%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (64.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (64.29%) E-Commerce
6 16 (57.14%) ATDD
6 16 (57.14%) Feature Driven Development
7 13 (46.43%) API Testing
7 13 (46.43%) Defect Management
8 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Testing
10 2 (7.14%) OO
10 2 (7.14%) QA Automation
11 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
11 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
11 1 (3.57%) Exploratory Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
11 1 (3.57%) OOP
11 1 (3.57%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) C#
2 18 (64.29%) Python
2 18 (64.29%) Ruby
3 13 (46.43%) Java
3 13 (46.43%) Perl
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Haskell
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (89.29%) QA
2 22 (78.57%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.57%) Sitecore