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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank - 40 41
Contract jobs citing BDD 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.01% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.21% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 - -
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
271 330 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.69% 83.33% 82.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 228 222
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £638 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) RESTful
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Confluence
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (80.00%) Microservices
2 4 (80.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 4 (80.00%) Loose Coupling
2 4 (80.00%) SOLID
2 4 (80.00%) YAGNI
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Games
5 1 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (20.00%) DSDM

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 4 (80.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) NUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Agile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 4 (80.00%) Loose Coupling
2 4 (80.00%) Microservices
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) SOLID
2 4 (80.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) YAGNI
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) DSDM
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB