Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 77 83
Rank change year-on-year +33 +6 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 67 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.29% 2.51% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 3.02% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 14
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.84% -10.59%
10th Percentile £293 £305 £285
90th Percentile £549 £535 £559
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
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 1,388 1,823 1,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.80% 83.36% 85.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 878 790
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £411
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.53% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 83 56
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.03% -8.61%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.00 £9.31
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.60 £41.88
South East median hourly rate £26.58 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.73% +6.67% -25.00%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +19 40 £386 -9.12% 9
High Wycombe - 6 £450 -
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 54 (80.60%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (67.16%) TDD
3 37 (55.22%) Test Automation
4 30 (44.78%) JavaScript
5 28 (41.79%) Java
6 25 (37.31%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (29.85%) C#
8 19 (28.36%) JIRA
9 18 (26.87%) .NET
10 17 (25.37%) Scrum
10 17 (25.37%) Confluence
10 17 (25.37%) Jenkins
11 16 (23.88%) Selenium
12 15 (22.39%) JSON
12 15 (22.39%) Spring
12 15 (22.39%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
14 13 (19.40%) AngularJS
15 12 (17.91%) Coaching
15 12 (17.91%) User Stories
15 12 (17.91%) Self-Motivation
15 12 (17.91%) Agile Coaching
15 12 (17.91%) Banking
15 12 (17.91%) CSS
15 12 (17.91%) HTML
16 11 (16.42%) Finance
16 11 (16.42%) QA
16 11 (16.42%) Deployment Automation
17 10 (14.93%) Front End Development
17 10 (14.93%) Spring Boot

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 17 (25.37%) Confluence
2 6 (8.96%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (5.97%) CMS
4 3 (4.48%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) OpenShift
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) ATM
2 2 (2.99%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Redis
2 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (28.36%) JIRA
2 17 (25.37%) Jenkins
3 16 (23.88%) Selenium
4 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
5 9 (13.43%) IntelliJ
5 9 (13.43%) Maven
6 8 (11.94%) Appium
7 7 (10.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (8.96%) Bitbucket
8 6 (8.96%) SpecFlow
9 5 (7.46%) Calabash
9 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
10 3 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (4.48%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (1.49%) Xcode
General
1 12 (17.91%) Banking
2 11 (16.42%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Developer
2 18 (26.87%) Automation Tester
2 18 (26.87%) Tester
3 12 (17.91%) Agile Coach
4 9 (13.43%) Architect
4 9 (13.43%) QA Automation Tester
4 9 (13.43%) QA Tester
5 8 (11.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (10.45%) Test Architect
7 6 (8.96%) Java Automation Tester
7 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.96%) UI Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Angular Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Architect
9 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.48%) EPiServer Developer
9 3 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (2.99%) HTML CSS Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) .NET
2 15 (22.39%) JSON
2 15 (22.39%) Spring
3 13 (19.40%) AngularJS
4 12 (17.91%) CSS
4 12 (17.91%) HTML
5 10 (14.93%) Spring Boot
6 8 (11.94%) REST
7 7 (10.45%) Node.js
8 6 (8.96%) Behat
8 6 (8.96%) CSS3
8 6 (8.96%) HTML5
9 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
9 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.48%) Entity Framework
11 3 (4.48%) XML
12 2 (2.99%) SOAP
12 2 (2.99%) Web Services
12 2 (2.99%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (13.43%) User Experience
3 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.96%) iPad
4 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.99%) Fintech
6 1 (1.49%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
2 5 (7.46%) Android
2 5 (7.46%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (80.60%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (67.16%) TDD
3 37 (55.22%) Test Automation
4 25 (37.31%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (25.37%) Scrum
6 15 (22.39%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (17.91%) Agile Coaching
7 12 (17.91%) Coaching
7 12 (17.91%) User Stories
8 11 (16.42%) Deployment Automation
9 10 (14.93%) Front End Development
10 9 (13.43%) QA Automation
11 8 (11.94%) OO
11 8 (11.94%) OOP
11 8 (11.94%) Open Source
12 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
12 7 (10.45%) Microservices
12 7 (10.45%) MVC
12 7 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (8.96%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) JavaScript
2 28 (41.79%) Java
3 20 (29.85%) C#
4 10 (14.93%) Java 8
5 8 (11.94%) Python
5 8 (11.94%) SQL
6 7 (10.45%) C++
7 6 (8.96%) PHP
8 5 (7.46%) Ruby
8 5 (7.46%) TypeScript
9 4 (5.97%) Apple Swift
10 3 (4.48%) Bourne shell
11 2 (2.99%) Groovy
11 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
1 5 (7.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) ATG
1 6 (8.96%) Demandware
1 6 (8.96%) hybris
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Apple
3 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.49%) Red Hat