The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 56 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Contract jobs citing BDD 29 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.46% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 3
Average daily rate £330 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £250 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +12.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
835 594 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.82% 72.88% 66.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 357 362
Average daily rate £355 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 43
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.89 £10.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
BDD
South East

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes - 20 £338 -
Aylesbury - 6 £330 -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 27 (72.97%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (56.76%) OO
4 20 (54.05%) TDD
5 18 (48.65%) Selenium
6 17 (45.95%) Scrum
7 16 (43.24%) SQL
7 16 (43.24%) WebDriver
8 15 (40.54%) Visual Studio
9 14 (37.84%) .NET
9 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
9 14 (37.84%) MVC
9 14 (37.84%) Finance
9 14 (37.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
11 11 (29.73%) SOAP
11 11 (29.73%) SoapUI
11 11 (29.73%) Backbone.js
11 11 (29.73%) AngularJS
11 11 (29.73%) PhantomJS
12 10 (27.03%) JMeter
12 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
13 9 (24.32%) CSS
13 9 (24.32%) HTML
14 8 (21.62%) Subversion
14 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
15 7 (18.92%) Jasmine
16 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (16.22%) YUI

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (2.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) RavenDB
2 1 (2.70%) Neo4j
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (48.65%) Selenium
2 16 (43.24%) WebDriver
3 15 (40.54%) Visual Studio
4 14 (37.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (29.73%) PhantomJS
5 11 (29.73%) SoapUI
6 10 (27.03%) JMeter
7 8 (21.62%) Subversion
8 7 (18.92%) Jasmine
9 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
10 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
11 2 (5.41%) MSTest
11 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
11 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
11 2 (5.41%) NUnit
11 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (2.70%) JUnit
12 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
12 1 (2.70%) JIRA
12 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Analyst
1 17 (45.95%) Test Analyst
2 16 (43.24%) Developer
3 7 (18.92%) C# Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Agile Test Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
4 6 (16.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (13.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Automation Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) .NET
2 11 (29.73%) SOAP
2 11 (29.73%) Backbone.js
2 11 (29.73%) AngularJS
3 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
4 9 (24.32%) CSS
4 9 (24.32%) HTML
5 6 (16.22%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (16.22%) YUI
5 6 (16.22%) Ext JS
5 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (13.51%) JSON
7 4 (10.81%) Web Services
7 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (8.11%) Spring
8 3 (8.11%) NHibernate
8 3 (8.11%) J2EE
8 3 (8.11%) HTML5
9 2 (5.41%) REST
9 2 (5.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) OO
3 20 (54.05%) TDD
4 17 (45.95%) Scrum
5 14 (37.84%) MVC
6 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
6 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Domain-Driven Design
11 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
11 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
11 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
11 2 (5.41%) SOA
11 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (2.70%) Extreme Programming
12 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
12 1 (2.70%) Pair Programming
12 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) C#
2 16 (43.24%) SQL
3 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) Java
5 2 (5.41%) Scala
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle
1 1 (2.70%) SAP