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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 53 52 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 37 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.67% 2.82% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 3.73% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 5
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£425 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
- +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
959 992 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.53% 75.55% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 577 402
Average daily rate £391 £368 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 26 £425 -5.55% 3
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (76.19%) C#
3 30 (71.43%) TDD
4 26 (61.90%) .NET
5 23 (54.76%) Scrum
6 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
7 18 (42.86%) Oracle
7 18 (42.86%) AngularJS
8 16 (38.10%) KnockoutJS
8 16 (38.10%) Selenium
8 16 (38.10%) WebDriver
9 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
10 14 (33.33%) MVC
10 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (30.95%) Finance
12 10 (23.81%) HTML
12 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
13 9 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
13 9 (21.43%) Test Management
13 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database
13 9 (21.43%) NHibernate
14 8 (19.05%) SQL
15 7 (16.67%) WCF
15 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
15 7 (16.67%) SpecFlow
15 7 (16.67%) QA
16 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (14.29%) OO
17 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (2.38%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.38%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Selenium
1 16 (38.10%) WebDriver
2 7 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 5 (11.90%) HP UFT
4 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.76%) JIRA
5 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.38%) Toad
6 1 (2.38%) JMeter
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Test Manager
4 8 (19.05%) Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Agile .NET Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
7 4 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (7.14%) AWS Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (4.76%) QA Manager
9 2 (4.76%) Tester
9 2 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (61.90%) .NET
2 18 (42.86%) AngularJS
3 16 (38.10%) KnockoutJS
4 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (23.81%) HTML
7 9 (21.43%) NHibernate
8 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 7 (16.67%) WCF
9 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (11.90%) HTML5
10 5 (11.90%) CSS3
10 5 (11.90%) CSS
11 4 (9.52%) SOAP
11 4 (9.52%) XML
11 4 (9.52%) RESTful
12 3 (7.14%) Backbone.js
12 3 (7.14%) JSON
12 3 (7.14%) Web Services
13 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) DTV
1 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) UNIX
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
1 4 (9.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) TDD
3 23 (54.76%) Scrum
4 14 (33.33%) MVC
5 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
6 9 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
6 9 (21.43%) Test Management
7 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (14.29%) OO
8 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.90%) OOP
8 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.90%) Line Management
9 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.14%) Kanban
10 3 (7.14%) Web Development
10 3 (7.14%) API Design
11 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (76.19%) C#
2 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.05%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) Java
5 4 (9.52%) VBScript
6 3 (7.14%) Ruby
7 2 (4.76%) VB
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) IBM