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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 46 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing BDD 10 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.64% 0.88% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.13% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 15
Median daily rate £295 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £395 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -
BDD
Buckinghamshire

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
514 711 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.54% 78.22% 79.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 352 422
Median daily rate £438 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 32
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £19.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for BDD.

1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Java
3 12 (52.17%) TDD
4 8 (34.78%) Retail
4 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
4 8 (34.78%) SDET
5 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
6 6 (26.09%) REST
6 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
6 6 (26.09%) Gherkin
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Pair Programming
7 5 (21.74%) Vagrant
7 5 (21.74%) Docker
7 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (21.74%) Refactoring
7 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 4 (17.39%) Web Development
8 4 (17.39%) Selenium
8 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
8 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
8 4 (17.39%) C#
8 4 (17.39%) HTML
8 4 (17.39%) MVC
9 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Finance
9 3 (13.04%) IVR
9 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
9 3 (13.04%) Spring

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.70%) Redis
3 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
2 5 (21.74%) Vagrant
3 4 (17.39%) Selenium
4 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) Appium
6 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.35%) Genymotion
6 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
6 1 (4.35%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) JUnit
6 1 (4.35%) Maven
6 1 (4.35%) Mockito
6 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
6 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Development Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Java Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Software Development Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Developer in Test
5 3 (13.04%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) QA Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Android Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Gherkin
1 6 (26.09%) REST
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) JSON
3 3 (13.04%) RESTful
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) Android SDK
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.70%) ELK Stack
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.35%) Dropwizard
5 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) IVR
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) TDD
3 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) Pair Programming
5 5 (21.74%) Refactoring
5 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) MVC
6 4 (17.39%) Web Development
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) ITIL
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) SDET
2 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Avaya
1 3 (13.04%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft