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 3 months to 27 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.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 31 46
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15  
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.25% 1.63% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 1.86% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £463 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.86% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

BDD 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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 251 269 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.61% 87.91% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 181 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +10 6 £475 +65.21%
Bedford - 2 £450 - 1
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (94.44%) QA
2 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
3 16 (88.89%) SDET
4 15 (83.33%) API Testing
5 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (61.11%) Ruby
5 11 (61.11%) C#
5 11 (61.11%) Python
5 11 (61.11%) Cucumber
5 11 (61.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (55.56%) SpecFlow
6 10 (55.56%) ATDD
6 10 (55.56%) TeamCity
6 10 (55.56%) Feature Driven Development
6 10 (55.56%) TDD
7 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
8 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
9 6 (33.33%) Xamarin
9 6 (33.33%) Appium
9 6 (33.33%) Automation Testing
9 6 (33.33%) Calabash
10 5 (27.78%) JIRA
10 5 (27.78%) TestNG
10 5 (27.78%) JUnit
10 5 (27.78%) Perl
10 5 (27.78%) Selenium
10 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
11 4 (22.22%) SoapUI

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:

Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Cucumber
2 10 (55.56%) SpecFlow
2 10 (55.56%) TeamCity
3 6 (33.33%) Appium
3 6 (33.33%) Calabash
4 5 (27.78%) JIRA
4 5 (27.78%) JUnit
4 5 (27.78%) Selenium
4 5 (27.78%) TestNG
5 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 3 (16.67%) JBehave
7 1 (5.56%) Ant
7 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.56%) Maven
7 1 (5.56%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation Engineer
1 13 (72.22%) Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) C# Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
2 4 (22.22%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
3 15 (83.33%) API Testing
4 11 (61.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (55.56%) ATDD
5 10 (55.56%) Feature Driven Development
5 10 (55.56%) TDD
6 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (33.33%) Automation Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
9 1 (5.56%) Agile Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
9 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
9 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.56%) OO
9 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Scrum
9 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
1 11 (61.11%) Python
1 11 (61.11%) Ruby
2 5 (27.78%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (94.44%) QA
2 16 (88.89%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Xamarin