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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 63 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 25 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.99% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 0.69% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 1
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£405 £416 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +43.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
944 720 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 75.28% 70.18% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 380 248
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 35 47
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
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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 +1 20 £400 -4.76%
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 64 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (63.89%) Finance
3 44 (61.11%) Scrum
4 43 (59.72%) TDD
5 42 (58.33%) .NET
6 39 (54.17%) C#
7 33 (45.83%) Web Development
8 32 (44.44%) OO
9 30 (41.67%) SQL
10 21 (29.17%) Selenium
10 21 (29.17%) MVC
11 20 (27.78%) Business Analysis
12 19 (26.39%) Waterfall
12 19 (26.39%) User Stories
13 18 (25.00%) Oracle
14 17 (23.61%) WebDriver
14 17 (23.61%) .NET Framework
15 16 (22.22%) WCF
15 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (20.83%) PRINCE2
17 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
17 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
18 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
19 12 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
20 11 (15.28%) SOA
21 10 (13.89%) Line Management
22 9 (12.50%) Oracle Database
22 9 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
22 9 (12.50%) Automotive
22 9 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (29.17%) Selenium
2 17 (23.61%) WebDriver
3 9 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (11.11%) JMeter
5 7 (9.72%) MSTest
5 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (6.94%) TeamCity
6 5 (6.94%) MSBuild
7 4 (5.56%) JIRA
7 4 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.78%) NUnit
9 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
General
1 46 (63.89%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Automotive
3 6 (8.33%) Electronics
3 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (40.28%) Analyst
2 28 (38.89%) Business Analyst
3 26 (36.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 19 (26.39%) Developer
5 13 (18.06%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 13 (18.06%) Financial Business Analyst
6 11 (15.28%) Development Manager
7 10 (13.89%) Test Manager
7 10 (13.89%) Web Manager
7 10 (13.89%) Web Development Manager
8 9 (12.50%) .NET Developer
9 8 (11.11%) C# Developer
10 7 (9.72%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (8.33%) Lead Business Analyst
11 6 (8.33%) WPF Developer
12 3 (4.17%) Automation Tester
12 3 (4.17%) Tester
13 2 (2.78%) Web Developer
13 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
13 2 (2.78%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (58.33%) .NET
2 17 (23.61%) .NET Framework
3 16 (22.22%) WCF
4 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
4 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (11.11%) jQuery
5 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 7 (9.72%) Backbone.js
6 7 (9.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (9.72%) Castle Windsor
6 7 (9.72%) WPF
7 6 (8.33%) WinForms
8 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (6.94%) NHibernate
9 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.39%) CSS
10 1 (1.39%) HTML
10 1 (1.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) N-Tier
2 6 (8.33%) DTV
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.94%) EPoS
4 2 (2.78%) User Experience
4 2 (2.78%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) UNIX
1 9 (12.50%) Windows
1 9 (12.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (61.11%) Scrum
3 43 (59.72%) TDD
4 33 (45.83%) Web Development
5 32 (44.44%) OO
6 21 (29.17%) MVC
7 20 (27.78%) Business Analysis
8 19 (26.39%) Waterfall
8 19 (26.39%) User Stories
9 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (20.83%) PRINCE2
11 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
12 12 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
13 11 (15.28%) SOA
14 10 (13.89%) Line Management
15 9 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
16 8 (11.11%) Project Management
17 7 (9.72%) MVVM
18 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 39 (54.17%) C#
2 30 (41.67%) SQL
3 9 (12.50%) VBScript
3 9 (12.50%) Java
3 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 7 (9.72%) XAML
5 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.94%) VB
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft