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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 58 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.71% 1.61% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 2.06% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
588 632 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.52% 78.51% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 350 313
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 16
Average hourly rate £13.85 £16.00 £15.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +3.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £27.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) TDD
2 18 (78.26%) C#
3 11 (47.83%) .NET
4 10 (43.48%) HTML
4 10 (43.48%) Visual Studio
4 10 (43.48%) Finance
5 9 (39.13%) SOAP
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
6 8 (34.78%) WCF
6 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
6 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework
6 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
6 8 (34.78%) MVC
7 7 (30.43%) Scrum
7 7 (30.43%) XML
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
7 7 (30.43%) Selenium
8 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
8 6 (26.09%) SpecFlow
8 6 (26.09%) Oracle
8 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
9 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (17.39%) System Testing
10 4 (17.39%) JSON
10 4 (17.39%) Docker

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Visual Studio
2 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
2 7 (30.43%) Selenium
3 6 (26.09%) SpecFlow
3 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
4 4 (17.39%) Vagrant
4 4 (17.39%) VersionOne
5 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Manual Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Development Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Development Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Developer in Test
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Manager
5 2 (8.70%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) HTML
3 9 (39.13%) SOAP
4 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
4 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework
4 8 (34.78%) WCF
5 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (30.43%) XML
6 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (17.39%) JSON
8 3 (13.04%) CSS
8 3 (13.04%) RESTful
8 3 (13.04%) WPF
9 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
9 2 (8.70%) Velocity
10 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
10 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
10 1 (4.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Artificial Intelligence
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) TDD
3 8 (34.78%) MVC
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) System Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) MVVM
7 3 (13.04%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Refactoring
7 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 3 (13.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) C#
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.04%) XAML
6 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SDET
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) SAP