The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 87 56 66
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 29 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.62% 2.45% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 3.39% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 1
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£323 £330 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
BDD
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1004 856 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.35% 72.24% 73.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 478 360
Average daily rate £355 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 28
Average hourly rate £26.75 £15.97 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £9.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.80 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -12 6 £320 -5.18%
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 25 (78.13%) C#
2 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (65.63%) .NET
4 17 (53.13%) TDD
5 15 (46.88%) Scrum
5 15 (46.88%) SQL
6 12 (37.50%) .NET Framework
7 11 (34.38%) Finance
7 11 (34.38%) T-SQL
7 11 (34.38%) Selenium
7 11 (34.38%) WCF
7 11 (34.38%) WebDriver
8 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
8 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
9 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
9 9 (28.13%) HTML
9 9 (28.13%) MVC
10 8 (25.00%) WinForms
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 8 (25.00%) Entity Framework
11 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
11 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (21.88%) Domain-Driven Design
11 7 (21.88%) WPF
11 7 (21.88%) Oracle
12 6 (18.75%) CSS
12 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
12 6 (18.75%) XAML
12 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (18.75%) MSTest

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) Node.js
2 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
1 11 (34.38%) WebDriver
2 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
3 6 (18.75%) MSTest
3 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.38%) JIRA
4 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.25%) Toad
5 2 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.13%) JMeter
6 1 (3.13%) Mocha
6 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.13%) Grunt
6 1 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) WPF Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) UX Designer
7 2 (6.25%) Designer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 11 (34.38%) WCF
4 9 (28.13%) HTML
4 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
5 8 (25.00%) WinForms
5 8 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
6 7 (21.88%) WPF
7 6 (18.75%) CSS
7 6 (18.75%) Castle Windsor
8 5 (15.63%) CSS3
8 5 (15.63%) HTML5
8 5 (15.63%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (15.63%) Web Services
8 5 (15.63%) jQuery
9 4 (12.50%) XML
10 3 (9.38%) SOAP
11 2 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) TDD
3 15 (46.88%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) MVC
5 7 (21.88%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (18.75%) MVVM
6 6 (18.75%) User Stories
6 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.63%) OO
7 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.50%) Web Development
9 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.25%) OOP
10 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 2 (6.25%) Kanban
10 2 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) C#
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 11 (34.38%) T-SQL
4 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.75%) XAML
6 3 (9.38%) Ruby
7 2 (6.25%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) VBScript
7 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft