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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 17.07% 11.43% 13.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.44% 14.81% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Median daily rate £450 £438 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -31.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year -0.59% +16.55%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36 27 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 87.80% 77.14% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 18
Median daily rate £310 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £544 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -66.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Bedford over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Bedford

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 11 (84.62%) Python
1 11 (84.62%) Ruby
1 11 (84.62%) Cucumber
1 11 (84.62%) Mobile App
1 11 (84.62%) Calabash
1 11 (84.62%) API Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Appium
2 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 8 (61.54%) QA
3 8 (61.54%) Gherkin
3 8 (61.54%) SDET
4 7 (53.85%) Xamarin
4 7 (53.85%) BDD
5 6 (46.15%) Automation Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (38.46%) Selenium
6 5 (38.46%) Android
6 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
6 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
6 5 (38.46%) JIRA
7 4 (30.77%) Capybara
7 4 (30.77%) Java
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking

Agile Software Development
Top Related 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 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Calabash
1 11 (84.62%) Cucumber
2 9 (69.23%) Appium
3 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
4 4 (30.77%) Capybara
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Applications Engineer
1 9 (69.23%) Test Engineer
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Web Applications Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Android
1 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) API Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
4 6 (46.15%) Automation Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Python
1 11 (84.62%) Ruby
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
1 8 (61.54%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Xamarin
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft