The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 53 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Contract jobs citing BDD 14 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.65% 1.07% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.39% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 18
Median daily rate £300 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £485 £458
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 £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
702 938 968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.49% 77.33% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 459 544
Median daily rate £430 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £529 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 57
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.36% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.87 £10.00 £8.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 6 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
Milton Keynes +19 11 £300 -31.42% 7
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 6 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Java
3 14 (48.28%) TDD
4 8 (27.59%) Retail
4 8 (27.59%) Selenium
4 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
4 8 (27.59%) SDET
5 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
5 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
5 7 (24.14%) HTML
6 6 (20.69%) C#
6 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.69%) Gherkin
6 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
6 6 (20.69%) REST
7 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Vagrant
7 5 (17.24%) Degree
7 5 (17.24%) Refactoring
7 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
7 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) Pair Programming
7 5 (17.24%) Docker
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (13.79%) Web Development
8 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 3 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.90%) Redis
4 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.45%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (17.24%) Vagrant
4 3 (10.34%) Jasmine
4 3 (10.34%) Subversion
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.45%) Appium
6 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.45%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) Mockito
6 1 (3.45%) Protractor
6 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (27.59%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Test Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Development Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Java Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Development Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Developer in Test
5 3 (10.34%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Android Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
2 6 (20.69%) Gherkin
2 6 (20.69%) REST
3 4 (13.79%) Node.js
3 4 (13.79%) RESTful
4 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.34%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) JSON
4 3 (10.34%) Spring
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) XML
5 2 (6.90%) Android SDK
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.90%) ELK Stack
5 2 (6.90%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) WCF
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (3.45%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) IVR
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) TDD
3 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
3 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (17.24%) MVC
5 5 (17.24%) Pair Programming
5 5 (17.24%) Refactoring
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
6 4 (13.79%) Web Development
7 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) QA Automation
7 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.34%) System Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Asynchronous Programming
8 2 (6.90%) Multithreaded Programming
8 2 (6.90%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) SDET
2 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Avaya
1 3 (10.34%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft