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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 57 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.62% 1.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
630 667 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.65% 74.03% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 413 237
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) C#
3 13 (59.09%) .NET
4 12 (54.55%) TDD
5 10 (45.45%) Scrum
6 9 (40.91%) Oracle
6 9 (40.91%) Finance
6 9 (40.91%) Selenium
6 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
7 8 (36.36%) MVC
8 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
8 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
8 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (31.82%) SpecFlow
9 6 (27.27%) SQL
9 6 (27.27%) HTML
10 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
11 4 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
11 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
11 4 (18.18%) SOAP
11 4 (18.18%) XML
11 4 (18.18%) WCF
11 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
11 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
12 3 (13.64%) JSON
12 3 (13.64%) Ruby
12 3 (13.64%) NHibernate
12 3 (13.64%) Web Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (4.55%) Umbraco
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
1 1 (4.55%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
1 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
2 7 (31.82%) SpecFlow
3 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
5 1 (4.55%) Grunt
5 1 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.55%) Mocha
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 10 (45.45%) Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) .NET Developer
4 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (13.64%) AWS Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 4 (18.18%) WCF
4 4 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (18.18%) SOAP
4 4 (18.18%) XML
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 3 (13.64%) JSON
5 3 (13.64%) NHibernate
5 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.64%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.55%) Dojo
6 1 (4.55%) Web Services
6 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) TDD
3 10 (45.45%) Scrum
4 8 (36.36%) MVC
5 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) Web Development
7 3 (13.64%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (13.64%) User Stories
8 2 (9.09%) Line Management
8 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) OO
9 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.55%) SOA
9 1 (4.55%) Migration
9 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.55%) System Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby
5 2 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) IBM