The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Luton 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank - 17 12
Contract jobs citing BDD 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - 1.23% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.59% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
161 63 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 85.19% 77.78% 80.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 37 38
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £315 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -34.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
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BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) RSpec
1 4 (100.00%) MSTest
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (75.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (100.00%) RSpec
1 4 (100.00%) MSTest
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 4 (100.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft