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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 48 32 63
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +31
Contract jobs citing BDD 28 38 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.86% 4.52% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 5.93% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 4
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£425 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £495 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - -
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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
778 641 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 79.47% 76.31% 74.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 380 308
Average daily rate £390 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.91 £10.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (76.74%) TDD
2 33 (76.74%) C#
3 23 (53.49%) .NET
4 21 (48.84%) Scrum
5 20 (46.51%) Oracle
6 18 (41.86%) Selenium
7 17 (39.53%) WebDriver
7 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
8 16 (37.21%) HTML
8 16 (37.21%) AngularJS
9 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET
9 15 (34.88%) Finance
10 14 (32.56%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (30.23%) Oracle Database
11 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
13 11 (25.58%) XML
13 11 (25.58%) MVC
13 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
14 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
15 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
15 9 (20.93%) SOAP
16 8 (18.60%) SQL
16 8 (18.60%) NHibernate
16 8 (18.60%) WCF
17 7 (16.28%) JSON
17 7 (16.28%) Test Management
17 7 (16.28%) Java
18 6 (13.95%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 17 (39.53%) WebDriver
3 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
4 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
5 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
6 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.33%) JMeter
8 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
2 3 (6.98%) Electronics
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) .NET Developer
3 13 (30.23%) Analyst
4 12 (27.91%) Test Analyst
5 9 (20.93%) Test Manager
6 8 (18.60%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Systems Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Testing Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (4.65%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (53.49%) .NET
2 16 (37.21%) HTML
2 16 (37.21%) AngularJS
3 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET
4 14 (32.56%) KnockoutJS
5 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (25.58%) XML
7 9 (20.93%) SOAP
8 8 (18.60%) NHibernate
8 8 (18.60%) WCF
9 7 (16.28%) JSON
10 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
10 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (9.30%) CSS
12 3 (6.98%) RESTful
13 2 (4.65%) HTML5
13 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
13 2 (4.65%) CSS3
14 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) DTV
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) UNIX
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
1 4 (9.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (76.74%) TDD
3 21 (48.84%) Scrum
4 11 (25.58%) MVC
5 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
6 7 (16.28%) Test Management
7 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.95%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (11.63%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Line Management
8 5 (11.63%) System Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.30%) Web Development
10 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
10 3 (6.98%) OOP
10 3 (6.98%) OO
10 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) C#
2 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.60%) SQL
4 7 (16.28%) Java
5 4 (9.30%) VBScript
6 2 (4.65%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) XAML
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
2 3 (6.98%) IBM
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft