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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 56 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.80% 0.93% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.15% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 18
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £470 £425
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 £42.50 - -

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
684 780 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.21% 80.58% 80.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 393 494
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 39
Median hourly rate £38.50 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.12% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.19 £8.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +7 7 £400 -5.88% 7
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) TDD
3 16 (45.71%) Java
4 12 (34.29%) Finance
4 12 (34.29%) C#
5 11 (31.43%) Selenium
6 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (28.57%) .NET
6 10 (28.57%) Automation Testing
7 9 (25.71%) SDET
7 9 (25.71%) Retail
8 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
8 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
9 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (20.00%) MVC
9 7 (20.00%) Scrum
10 6 (17.14%) SQL
10 6 (17.14%) Web Development
10 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
10 6 (17.14%) Gherkin
11 5 (14.29%) REST
11 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (14.29%) SDLC
11 5 (14.29%) Pair Programming
11 5 (14.29%) Refactoring
11 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
11 5 (14.29%) HTML
11 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing

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 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.86%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Redis
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Selenium
2 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.43%) Vagrant
3 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.71%) IntelliJ
4 2 (5.71%) JUnit
4 2 (5.71%) Maven
4 2 (5.71%) SonarQube
4 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.86%) Gradle
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) JProfiler
5 1 (2.86%) Mockito
5 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Automotive
3 2 (5.71%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Development Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) QA Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Software Development Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) Gherkin
3 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (14.29%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) REST
4 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
4 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (11.43%) CSS
4 4 (11.43%) RESTful
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (8.57%) Entity Framework
5 3 (8.57%) JSON
5 3 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (8.57%) SOAP
5 3 (8.57%) Spring
5 3 (8.57%) Web Services
5 3 (8.57%) XML
6 2 (5.71%) Fluent NHibernate
6 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) IVR
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) TDD
3 10 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
5 7 (20.00%) MVC
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
6 6 (17.14%) Web Development
7 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 5 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.43%) Kanban
8 4 (11.43%) OO
8 4 (11.43%) QA Automation
8 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 12 (34.29%) C#
3 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) SQL
5 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.71%) Python
6 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) SDET
2 4 (11.43%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Avaya
1 3 (8.57%) IBM
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft