The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 22 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing BDD 22 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.97% 2.22% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.21% 2.71% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 0
Average daily rate £500 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
BDD
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
239 295 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 86.59% 81.72% 72.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 199 84
Average daily rate £425 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £67.50 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+365.51% -61.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £8.83 £24.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.50 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Oxford region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 34 (77.27%) JavaScript
2 26 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (56.82%) Web Services
4 22 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 21 (47.73%) TDD
5 21 (47.73%) E-Commerce
6 20 (45.45%) Node.js
7 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (40.91%) Magento
8 18 (40.91%) HTML
8 18 (40.91%) GitHub
8 18 (40.91%) Docker
9 15 (34.09%) WebDriver
10 12 (27.27%) Java
10 12 (27.27%) CSS
11 11 (25.00%) MVC
11 11 (25.00%) Spring
12 10 (22.73%) XML
13 9 (20.45%) Linux
13 9 (20.45%) OO
13 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
14 8 (18.18%) HTML5
14 8 (18.18%) Apache
14 8 (18.18%) DevOps
15 7 (15.91%) REST
15 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
15 7 (15.91%) JBoss
16 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
16 6 (13.64%) JUnit

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 20 (45.45%) Node.js
2 8 (18.18%) Apache
3 7 (15.91%) JBoss
3 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
4 6 (13.64%) WebLogic
4 6 (13.64%) WebSphere
5 5 (11.36%) IIS
6 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (40.91%) GitHub
3 6 (13.64%) Amazon S3
3 6 (13.64%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.36%) OLAP
3 5 (11.36%) OLAP Cube
3 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.09%) MySQL
5 2 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.27%) HBase
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 15 (34.09%) WebDriver
3 6 (13.64%) JUnit
3 6 (13.64%) Mockito
3 6 (13.64%) Selenium
4 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.27%) QUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Sinon.JS
General
1 3 (6.82%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Developer
2 19 (43.18%) Automation Engineer
2 19 (43.18%) Test Automation Engineer
2 19 (43.18%) Test Engineer
3 17 (38.64%) JavaScript Engineer
4 12 (27.27%) Analyst
4 12 (27.27%) Automation Analyst
4 12 (27.27%) Automation Test Analyst
4 12 (27.27%) Test Analyst
5 9 (20.45%) Java Developer
6 8 (18.18%) Senior Developer
7 6 (13.64%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
8 5 (11.36%) Agile Developer
9 4 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) Java Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (56.82%) Web Services
2 18 (40.91%) HTML
3 12 (27.27%) CSS
4 11 (25.00%) Spring
5 10 (22.73%) XML
6 8 (18.18%) HTML5
7 7 (15.91%) REST
8 6 (13.64%) AngularJS
9 5 (11.36%) .NET
9 5 (11.36%) Ajax
9 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
9 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (11.36%) JSON
9 5 (11.36%) XSL
10 4 (9.09%) Hibernate
11 3 (6.82%) jQuery
11 3 (6.82%) LAMP
11 3 (6.82%) Spring MVC
12 2 (4.55%) CSS3
12 2 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) E-Commerce
1 21 (47.73%) TDD
2 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) MVC
4 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (20.45%) OO
5 8 (18.18%) DevOps
6 6 (13.64%) Automation Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Content Enrichment
6 6 (13.64%) Refactoring
6 6 (13.64%) Scrum
6 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (11.36%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.09%) Kanban
8 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.55%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (77.27%) JavaScript
2 12 (27.27%) Java
3 6 (13.64%) SQL
4 5 (11.36%) C#
4 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) Python
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) ISEB
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) Docker
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
1 1 (2.27%) Mesos
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) IBM
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
1 5 (11.36%) VMware
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Progress