Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 21 February 2018 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)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 79 96
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 -19
Contract jobs citing BDD 56 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.52% 1.71% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.04% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 13
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £285 £363
90th Percentile £538 £558 £498
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £44.19 -
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,836 1,470 1,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.59% 83.67% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 783 920
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £538 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 55 60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.06% +29.12%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.31 £9.95
90th Percentile £48.53 £42.25 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +50.00%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Buckinghamshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Buckinghamshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Buckinghamshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Milton Keynes +11 46 £425 +13.33% 11
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 49 (87.50%) TDD
2 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (46.43%) Java
4 23 (41.07%) Test Automation
5 20 (35.71%) Jenkins
6 19 (33.93%) Finance
7 18 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (30.36%) JIRA
9 16 (28.57%) Selenium
9 16 (28.57%) SQL
10 15 (26.79%) C#
11 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 14 (25.00%) Banking
12 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
12 13 (23.21%) Scrum
12 13 (23.21%) WebDriver
13 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
13 12 (21.43%) REST
13 12 (21.43%) DevOps
13 12 (21.43%) MVC
13 12 (21.43%) E-Commerce
13 12 (21.43%) Ruby
13 12 (21.43%) QA
14 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
15 10 (17.86%) OpenShift
15 10 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (17.86%) Spring
15 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
16 9 (16.07%) .NET
16 9 (16.07%) Data Entry

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (8.93%) Confluence
1 5 (8.93%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) OpenShift
2 8 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (12.50%) PaaS
4 4 (7.14%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (5.36%) IaaS
6 2 (3.57%) Bluemix
6 2 (3.57%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Big Data
1 7 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 6 (10.71%) DB2
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) MySQL
3 5 (8.93%) Redis
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 17 (30.36%) JIRA
3 16 (28.57%) Selenium
4 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
4 13 (23.21%) WebDriver
5 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
6 6 (10.71%) Calabash
6 6 (10.71%) JMeter
7 5 (8.93%) Appium
8 4 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (7.14%) Bitbucket
8 4 (7.14%) Gatling
9 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
9 3 (5.36%) IntelliJ
9 3 (5.36%) NUnit
9 3 (5.36%) PhantomJS
9 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
9 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Banking
3 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.36%) Marketing
5 3 (5.36%) Retail
6 2 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Tester
3 9 (16.07%) Automation Tester
3 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Architect
4 8 (14.29%) Test Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.93%) QA Automation Tester
6 5 (8.93%) QA Tester
6 5 (8.93%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) QA Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Technical Leader
8 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Test Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) REST
2 10 (17.86%) Spring
3 9 (16.07%) .NET
3 9 (16.07%) AngularJS
4 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (14.29%) Spring Boot
4 8 (14.29%) WCF
5 7 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 7 (12.50%) RESTful
5 7 (12.50%) SOAP
6 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
6 5 (8.93%) JSON
6 5 (8.93%) Web Services
7 4 (7.14%) Akka
7 4 (7.14%) CSS
7 4 (7.14%) HTML
7 4 (7.14%) J2EE
7 4 (7.14%) Spring MVC
7 4 (7.14%) Taurus
8 3 (5.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Animation
1 2 (3.57%) Cloud Native
1 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.57%) User Experience
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Android
1 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.93%) Windows
3 4 (7.14%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (87.50%) TDD
2 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (41.07%) Test Automation
4 18 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (23.21%) Scrum
6 12 (21.43%) DevOps
6 12 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 12 (21.43%) MVC
7 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
8 10 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (16.07%) Data Entry
9 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
9 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
9 9 (16.07%) SOLID
10 8 (14.29%) OOP
10 8 (14.29%) Open Source
11 7 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
11 7 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (12.50%) SDLC
12 6 (10.71%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) Java
2 16 (28.57%) SQL
3 15 (26.79%) C#
4 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (21.43%) Ruby
6 6 (10.71%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.57%) Scala
8 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Go
8 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
1 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.79%) ISEB
1 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (1.79%) Master's Degree
1 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) Atlassian