Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 24 June 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)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 29 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.12% 3.49% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.66% 3.66% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 4
Luton median daily rate £469 £475 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +28.81% -
10th Percentile £425 £463 £277
90th Percentile £550 £495 £471
Bedfordshire median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Luton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 265 246 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 90.44% 95.35% 88.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 171 191
Luton median daily rate £470 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £304
90th Percentile £583 £595 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 12
Luton median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £50.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -72.22% +187.94%
10th Percentile £14.58 £14.00 £16.63
90th Percentile £69.00 £14.00 £50.78
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £16.25 £46.29
% change year-on-year +2.05% -64.89% +42.42%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Luton

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Luton

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Luton over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Luton region with a requirement for BDD.

1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (93.33%) TDD
3 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (86.67%) TeamCity
4 10 (66.67%) Selenium
4 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 10 (66.67%) SpecFlow
5 9 (60.00%) Cucumber
5 9 (60.00%) SoapUI
5 9 (60.00%) JBehave
5 9 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (60.00%) SDET
6 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (40.00%) TestNG
7 6 (40.00%) Ruby
7 6 (40.00%) Feature Driven Development
7 6 (40.00%) ATDD
7 6 (40.00%) Perl
7 6 (40.00%) JUnit
7 6 (40.00%) .NET
7 6 (40.00%) Python
8 5 (33.33%) Java
8 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 5 (33.33%) JIRA
8 5 (33.33%) QA
8 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
9 4 (26.67%) Maven
9 4 (26.67%) Git (software)

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 4 (26.67%) Confluence
2 3 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) TeamCity
2 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 10 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 9 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (60.00%) JBehave
3 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (60.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (40.00%) JUnit
4 6 (40.00%) TestNG
5 5 (33.33%) JIRA
5 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 4 (26.67%) Ant
6 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (26.67%) Maven
7 3 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (6.67%) Log4Net
8 1 (6.67%) NSubstitute
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Developer in Test
4 3 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Test Development Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Development Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) LINQ
2 4 (26.67%) Middleware
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Core
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (20.00%) Swagger
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (13.33%) REST
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.67%) AutoMapper
5 1 (6.67%) JSON
5 1 (6.67%) Ninject
5 1 (6.67%) React
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (6.67%) WCF
5 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) TDD
2 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 9 (60.00%) SDET
5 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (40.00%) ATDD
6 6 (40.00%) Feature Driven Development
7 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
8 4 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
9 3 (20.00%) Build Automation
9 3 (20.00%) CQRS
9 3 (20.00%) DevOps
9 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (20.00%) Microservices
9 3 (20.00%) MVC
9 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
10 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) Perl
2 6 (40.00%) Python
2 6 (40.00%) Ruby
3 5 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Atlassian
2 3 (20.00%) Google