The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 14 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.90% 2.62% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.95% 2.92% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £475 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -11.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £409 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +9.00%
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 Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
84 171 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 82.35% 89.53% 85.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 122 111
Median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £295 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.68 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.37% +331.31%
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 Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Luton region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Luton

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Luton region with a requirement for BDD.

1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (100.00%) TDD
2 16 (94.12%) QA
2 16 (94.12%) C#
2 16 (94.12%) E-Commerce
2 16 (94.12%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (88.24%) SpecFlow
3 15 (88.24%) ATDD
3 15 (88.24%) TeamCity
3 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
3 15 (88.24%) Feature Driven Development
4 14 (82.35%) SDET
5 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
5 12 (70.59%) Selenium
6 11 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (64.71%) JBehave
7 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
7 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
7 10 (58.82%) API Testing
7 10 (58.82%) Defect Management
7 10 (58.82%) JUnit
7 10 (58.82%) Python
7 10 (58.82%) Perl
7 10 (58.82%) TestNG
7 10 (58.82%) Ruby
7 10 (58.82%) JIRA
8 9 (52.94%) Java
9 8 (47.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
10 6 (35.29%) Maven

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) SpecFlow
1 15 (88.24%) TeamCity
2 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
2 12 (70.59%) Selenium
3 11 (64.71%) JBehave
4 10 (58.82%) JIRA
4 10 (58.82%) JUnit
4 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
4 10 (58.82%) TestNG
4 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
5 8 (47.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
6 6 (35.29%) Ant
6 6 (35.29%) Maven
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation Engineer
1 11 (64.71%) Test Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer in Test
4 2 (11.76%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (100.00%) TDD
2 16 (94.12%) Continuous Delivery
2 16 (94.12%) E-Commerce
3 15 (88.24%) ATDD
3 15 (88.24%) Feature Driven Development
3 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
4 11 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (58.82%) API Testing
5 10 (58.82%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) Perl
2 10 (58.82%) Python
2 10 (58.82%) Ruby
3 9 (52.94%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Haskell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (94.12%) QA
2 14 (82.35%) SDET