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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 45 39 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +27
Contract jobs citing BDD 26 30 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.01% 3.36% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 4.36% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 3
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£425 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
681 688 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.73% 77.04% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 431 266
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -22.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

BDD
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

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) C#
3 23 (71.88%) TDD
4 21 (65.63%) .NET
5 17 (53.13%) Scrum
6 16 (50.00%) Oracle
7 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
8 13 (40.63%) Selenium
8 13 (40.63%) WebDriver
8 13 (40.63%) AngularJS
9 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
10 11 (34.38%) Finance
10 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (34.38%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database
11 9 (28.13%) MVC
12 8 (25.00%) NHibernate
13 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
13 7 (21.88%) HTML
13 7 (21.88%) QA
13 7 (21.88%) Test Management
13 7 (21.88%) SpecFlow
14 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
14 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (18.75%) WCF
15 5 (15.63%) HP UFT
15 5 (15.63%) Java
15 5 (15.63%) SQL
15 5 (15.63%) Line Management
16 4 (12.50%) Waterfall

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (3.13%) Apache Solr
1 1 (3.13%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Selenium
1 13 (40.63%) WebDriver
2 7 (21.88%) SpecFlow
3 5 (15.63%) HP UFT
4 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.13%) JMeter
6 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Electronics
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Test Manager
4 8 (25.00%) Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Agile .NET Developer
6 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) AWS Developer
7 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Testing Manager
8 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.25%) QA Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Financial Business Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) .NET
2 13 (40.63%) AngularJS
3 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (34.38%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (25.00%) NHibernate
6 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
6 7 (21.88%) HTML
7 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (18.75%) WCF
8 4 (12.50%) SOAP
8 4 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (9.38%) JSON
10 2 (6.25%) CSS
10 2 (6.25%) HTML5
10 2 (6.25%) CSS3
11 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (3.13%) jQuery
11 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
1 4 (12.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) TDD
3 17 (53.13%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) MVC
5 7 (21.88%) Test Management
6 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 5 (15.63%) Line Management
8 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.38%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (6.25%) SDLC
10 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
10 2 (6.25%) Web Development
10 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
11 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) C#
2 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) VBScript
5 3 (9.38%) Ruby
6 2 (6.25%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) IBM