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 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
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 71 70 74
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.26% 0.67% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.80% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 8
Median daily rate £363 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +11.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £495 £425
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 854 880 965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.91% 84.37% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 468 470
Median daily rate £405 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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
Milton Keynes 0 8 £363 -3.33% 2
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Finance
3 14 (51.85%) Selenium
4 13 (48.15%) TDD
4 13 (48.15%) C#
5 12 (44.44%) Java
5 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (37.04%) SQL
6 10 (37.04%) .NET
7 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
8 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
9 7 (25.93%) OO
9 7 (25.93%) Retail
9 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
9 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
10 6 (22.22%) QA
10 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
10 6 (22.22%) MVC
10 6 (22.22%) Scrum
10 6 (22.22%) XML
10 6 (22.22%) QA Automation
11 5 (18.52%) SDET
11 5 (18.52%) SDLC
11 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (18.52%) OOP
11 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
11 5 (18.52%) Entity Framework
11 5 (18.52%) Kanban
11 5 (18.52%) jQuery

BDD
Top Related 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 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Redis
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Selenium
2 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
3 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (14.81%) TeamCity
4 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (7.41%) Appium
5 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.41%) IntelliJ
5 2 (7.41%) JUnit
5 2 (7.41%) Maven
5 2 (7.41%) SonarQube
5 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.70%) gulp
6 1 (3.70%) JProfiler
6 1 (3.70%) Mockito
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Retail
3 4 (14.81%) Automotive
3 4 (14.81%) German Language
4 1 (3.70%) Games
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Java Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Integration Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Integration Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) QA Automation Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) QA Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Angular Developer
5 2 (7.41%) AWS Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
3 6 (22.22%) XML
4 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (18.52%) Entity Framework
4 5 (18.52%) jQuery
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (14.81%) Fluent NHibernate
5 4 (14.81%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (11.11%) REST
6 3 (11.11%) SOAP
6 3 (11.11%) Spring
7 2 (7.41%) CSS
7 2 (7.41%) HTML5
7 2 (7.41%) Java EE
7 2 (7.41%) JSON
7 2 (7.41%) RESTful
7 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.70%) iPad
1 1 (3.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) TDD
3 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
5 7 (25.93%) OO
6 6 (22.22%) MVC
6 6 (22.22%) QA Automation
6 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Kanban
7 5 (18.52%) OOP
7 5 (18.52%) SDLC
7 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.81%) B2C
8 4 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Web Development
8 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
4 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (14.81%) TypeScript
6 2 (7.41%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) F#
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 5 (18.52%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Avaya
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