Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 85 88
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3 -30
Contract jobs citing BDD 69 26 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.94% 1.49% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 1.77% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 37
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £313 £288 £312
90th Percentile £597 £475 £475
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £41.25 -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 1918 1467 2139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.69% 84.17% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 805 1127
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +8.15% +7.14%
10th Percentile £252 £235 £237
90th Percentile £538 £550 £506
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 59 60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.58 £15.00 £16.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.78% +25.12%
10th Percentile £9.51 £9.31 £9.48
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.30 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Milton Keynes +14 61 £400 +5.26% 3
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 61 (88.41%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (79.71%) TDD
3 40 (57.97%) Java
4 35 (50.72%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (50.72%) Jenkins
5 31 (44.93%) Test Automation
6 29 (42.03%) Scrum
7 28 (40.58%) Ruby
8 27 (39.13%) Finance
9 25 (36.23%) JIRA
9 25 (36.23%) Git (software)
10 22 (31.88%) Banking
11 21 (30.43%) Spring
12 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
13 18 (26.09%) SQL
13 18 (26.09%) MVC
13 18 (26.09%) Kanban
14 17 (24.64%) Selenium
14 17 (24.64%) Big Data
14 17 (24.64%) Microservices
15 16 (23.19%) SOLID
15 16 (23.19%) AngularJS
15 16 (23.19%) QA
15 16 (23.19%) Performance Testing
15 16 (23.19%) SOA
15 16 (23.19%) E-Commerce
16 15 (21.74%) Hadoop
16 15 (21.74%) Mentoring
17 14 (20.29%) Workflow
18 13 (18.84%) C#

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 7 (10.14%) Confluence
2 5 (7.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (5.80%) Apache Pig
3 4 (5.80%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.14%) BlazeMeter
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.70%) PaaS
4 5 (7.25%) Bluemix
4 5 (7.25%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (5.80%) Slack
6 3 (4.35%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) Big Data
2 15 (21.74%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.80%) Apache Hive
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.35%) Redis
5 2 (2.90%) DB2
5 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (50.72%) Jenkins
2 25 (36.23%) Git (software)
2 25 (36.23%) JIRA
3 17 (24.64%) Selenium
4 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
5 10 (14.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (14.49%) TeamCity
5 10 (14.49%) WebDriver
6 8 (11.59%) JMeter
7 7 (10.14%) Gatling
7 7 (10.14%) Maven
8 6 (8.70%) Jasmine
8 6 (8.70%) JUnit
8 6 (8.70%) Mockito
8 6 (8.70%) Protractor
9 5 (7.25%) Calabash
9 5 (7.25%) Mocha
10 4 (5.80%) Bitbucket
10 4 (5.80%) Gradle
10 4 (5.80%) Grunt
General
1 27 (39.13%) Finance
2 22 (31.88%) Banking
3 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.70%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.80%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (5.80%) Retail
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Developer
2 21 (30.43%) Architect
3 20 (28.99%) Java Developer
4 16 (23.19%) Test Architect
5 10 (14.49%) Automation Tester
5 10 (14.49%) Tester
6 7 (10.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Angular Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Performance Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Performance Test Architect
9 4 (5.80%) QA Automation Tester
9 4 (5.80%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Automation Tester
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Tester
10 3 (4.35%) Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Big Data Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Data Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.43%) Spring
2 16 (23.19%) AngularJS
3 12 (17.39%) REST
4 11 (15.94%) SOAP
4 11 (15.94%) Spring MVC
5 10 (14.49%) J2EE
6 9 (13.04%) Hibernate
7 8 (11.59%) .NET
7 8 (11.59%) Web Services
8 7 (10.14%) React
8 7 (10.14%) Taurus
9 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
9 6 (8.70%) RESTful
10 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (7.25%) JDBC
10 5 (7.25%) JMS
10 5 (7.25%) JMX
10 5 (7.25%) WCF
11 4 (5.80%) Cascading
11 4 (5.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Cloud Native
2 5 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Fintech
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Android
2 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (88.41%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (79.71%) TDD
3 35 (50.72%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (44.93%) Test Automation
5 29 (42.03%) Scrum
6 18 (26.09%) Kanban
6 18 (26.09%) MVC
7 17 (24.64%) Microservices
8 16 (23.19%) E-Commerce
8 16 (23.19%) Performance Testing
8 16 (23.19%) SOA
8 16 (23.19%) SOLID
9 15 (21.74%) Mentoring
10 14 (20.29%) Workflow
11 13 (18.84%) Data Entry
12 12 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (14.49%) ETL
13 10 (14.49%) Functional Testing
13 10 (14.49%) SDLC
13 10 (14.49%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) Java
2 28 (40.58%) Ruby
3 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
4 18 (26.09%) SQL
5 13 (18.84%) C#
6 5 (7.25%) Go
7 4 (5.80%) HiveQL
8 3 (4.35%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.90%) C
10 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.45%) Python
10 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) ISEB
1 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Apache Flume
2 3 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (5.80%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) HP
1 4 (5.80%) MapR
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) Atlassian