Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 18 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.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 35 -
Rank change year-on-year -22 - +72
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 26 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.92% 4.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 5.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £478 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% - -
East of England median daily rate £450 £486 £384
% change year-on-year -7.46% +26.71% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

BDD 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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 569 518 575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 83.92% 83.15% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 329 384
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £212 £240
90th Percentile £581 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 38
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -62.67% +117.39%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £13.55
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.71
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Bedfordshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Bedfordshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bedfordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -15 9 £450 -7.22%
Bedford -1 1 £350 -22.22%
BDD
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) TDD
2 11 (84.62%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
3 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
4 7 (53.85%) Ruby
4 7 (53.85%) JIRA
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
5 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
5 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
5 6 (46.15%) SDET
5 6 (46.15%) TestNG
5 6 (46.15%) TeamCity
5 6 (46.15%) Selenium
5 6 (46.15%) Maven
5 6 (46.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (46.15%) JBehave
5 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
5 6 (46.15%) Java
5 6 (46.15%) Perl
5 6 (46.15%) Ant
5 6 (46.15%) JUnit
5 6 (46.15%) Python
6 5 (38.46%) .NET
6 5 (38.46%) Middleware
6 5 (38.46%) Retail
6 5 (38.46%) Confluence
6 5 (38.46%) Feature Driven Development

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 5 (38.46%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Google Analytics
1 2 (15.38%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
1 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
1 7 (53.85%) JIRA
2 6 (46.15%) Ant
2 6 (46.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (46.15%) JBehave
2 6 (46.15%) JUnit
2 6 (46.15%) Maven
2 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
2 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
2 6 (46.15%) TeamCity
2 6 (46.15%) TestNG
2 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Calabash
3 1 (7.69%) Gatling
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (38.46%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
2 3 (23.08%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Developer in Test
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Development Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce Architect
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Core
2 2 (15.38%) Kafka
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
3 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) RIA
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
2 11 (84.62%) TDD
3 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (46.15%) SDET
6 5 (38.46%) ATDD
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
6 5 (38.46%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (23.08%) Software Delivery
8 2 (15.38%) Analytics
8 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (15.38%) Microservices
8 2 (15.38%) OO
9 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
9 1 (7.69%) ETL
9 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) Ruby
3 6 (46.15%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) Perl
3 6 (46.15%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Atlassian
2 2 (15.38%) Google