The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 69 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.76% 2.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 3.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 0
Average daily rate
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£323 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
699 629 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.81% 72.05% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 350 242
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% +6.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 17 (73.91%) C#
2 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (60.87%) .NET
4 12 (52.17%) TDD
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 10 (43.48%) Finance
6 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
7 8 (34.78%) Selenium
7 8 (34.78%) Scrum
7 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
7 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
7 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
8 6 (26.09%) SpecFlow
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
8 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
8 6 (26.09%) WCF
9 5 (21.74%) WPF
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (21.74%) Web Development
9 5 (21.74%) WinForms
9 5 (21.74%) XAML
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle
9 5 (21.74%) Entity Framework
9 5 (21.74%) User Stories
9 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (21.74%) MSTest
9 5 (21.74%) MVVM
9 5 (21.74%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
10 4 (17.39%) HTML

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
1 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
1 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
2 6 (26.09%) SpecFlow
3 5 (21.74%) MSTest
4 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) Grunt
6 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.35%) Mocha
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Automotive
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Business Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) WPF Developer
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) QA Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) AWS Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
3 6 (26.09%) WCF
4 5 (21.74%) WPF
4 5 (21.74%) WinForms
4 5 (21.74%) Entity Framework
4 5 (21.74%) Castle Windsor
5 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.04%) SOAP
6 3 (13.04%) XML
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.70%) JSON
7 2 (8.70%) jQuery
8 1 (4.35%) Dojo
8 1 (4.35%) Web Services
8 1 (4.35%) CSS
8 1 (4.35%) CSS3
8 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) TDD
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
5 5 (21.74%) Web Development
5 5 (21.74%) User Stories
5 5 (21.74%) MVVM
6 4 (17.39%) MVC
6 4 (17.39%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.70%) Line Management
8 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.35%) System Testing
9 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
4 5 (21.74%) XAML
5 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) Java
6 2 (8.70%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) SAP