The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 26 29 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.72% 0.60% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 0.68% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £288 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £325 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
BDD
Bedfordshire

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
165 147 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.67% 87.50% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 118 64
Average daily rate £438 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £578 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.68 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.24% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Luton region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) RESTful
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Confluence
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (80.00%) Microservices
2 4 (80.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 4 (80.00%) Loose Coupling
2 4 (80.00%) SOLID
2 4 (80.00%) YAGNI
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Games
5 1 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (20.00%) DSDM

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) NUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Agile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 4 (80.00%) Loose Coupling
2 4 (80.00%) Microservices
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) SOLID
2 4 (80.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) YAGNI
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) DSDM
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB