Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 9.86% 8.51% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.73% 11.11% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 8
Bedford median daily rate £315 £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +36.36% +10.00%
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £52.50

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 51 72 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 71.83% 76.60% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 53
Bedford median daily rate £350 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +13.97% -9.33%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £213
90th Percentile £473 £458 £517
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.92% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Bedford median hourly rate £19.00 £10.30 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.47% -65.67% +140.00%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +60.71% -62.67% +123.88%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Bedford

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Bedford

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Ruby
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Android
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
1 4 (57.14%) Calabash
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) SDET
2 3 (42.86%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Xamarin
4 1 (14.29%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Calabash
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Appium
2 1 (14.29%) Capybara
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Database Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby Automation Tester
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Database Developer
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Applications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Android
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) SDET
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Ruby
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Xamarin
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft