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 3 months to 23 April 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.61% - 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% - 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +5.82% -  

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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 99 150 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 92.52% 88.24% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 102 114
Median daily rate £425 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £613 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 12
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.78 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.43% +125.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Luton region with a requirement for BDD.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) E-Commerce
2 9 (81.82%) QA
2 9 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) TeamCity
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Feature Driven Development
2 9 (81.82%) ATDD
2 9 (81.82%) SDET
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (72.73%) API Testing
3 8 (72.73%) SpecFlow
4 5 (45.45%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
5 4 (36.36%) Python
5 4 (36.36%) Ruby
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) TestNG
5 4 (36.36%) JUnit
5 4 (36.36%) Perl
6 3 (27.27%) REST
6 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 2 (18.18%) JBehave
7 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
7 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
7 2 (18.18%) Selenium
7 2 (18.18%) Java
8 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) SEO

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 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) TeamCity
2 8 (72.73%) SpecFlow
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
4 4 (36.36%) JUnit
4 4 (36.36%) TestNG
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 2 (18.18%) JBehave
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
7 1 (9.09%) Ant
7 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Test Automation Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Expert
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C# Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) ATDD
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Delivery
2 9 (81.82%) E-Commerce
2 9 (81.82%) Feature Driven Development
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 8 (72.73%) API Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) SEO
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 4 (36.36%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
1 9 (81.82%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle