Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 16 36
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 +18
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.33% 7.39% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.93% 8.52% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 3
Luton median daily rate £450 £483 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.74% +67.83% -20.69%
10th Percentile £425 £463 £276
90th Percentile £483 £511 £439
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £288
% change year-on-year - +56.52% -20.69%
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 270 223 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 90.00% 86.77% 87.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 139 184
Luton median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £319 £308 £275
90th Percentile £625 £631 £611
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 32
Luton median hourly rate £50.22 £14.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.68% -59.42% +6.15%
10th Percentile £49.02 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £14.00 £50.68
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +35.71% -62.67% +114.29%

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 16 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) TDD
3 14 (87.50%) E-Commerce
4 13 (81.25%) TeamCity
5 12 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (68.75%) Java
6 11 (68.75%) Perl
6 11 (68.75%) Ant
6 11 (68.75%) JUnit
6 11 (68.75%) Maven
6 11 (68.75%) Ruby
6 11 (68.75%) Python
6 11 (68.75%) TestNG
6 11 (68.75%) Selenium
6 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
6 11 (68.75%) JBehave
6 11 (68.75%) WebDriver
6 11 (68.75%) Cucumber
6 11 (68.75%) SoapUI
6 11 (68.75%) SpecFlow
6 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
6 11 (68.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (62.50%) Defect Management
7 10 (62.50%) SDET
7 10 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (62.50%) ATDD
7 10 (62.50%) Confluence
7 10 (62.50%) Feature Driven Development
7 10 (62.50%) Atlassian

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 10 (62.50%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) TeamCity
2 11 (68.75%) Ant
2 11 (68.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (68.75%) Cucumber
2 11 (68.75%) JBehave
2 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
2 11 (68.75%) JUnit
2 11 (68.75%) Maven
2 11 (68.75%) Selenium
2 11 (68.75%) SoapUI
2 11 (68.75%) SpecFlow
2 11 (68.75%) TestNG
2 11 (68.75%) WebDriver
3 10 (62.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (56.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Developer in Test
2 7 (43.75%) Software Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Software Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
5 3 (18.75%) Development Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Test Development Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Middleware
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) WCF
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (93.75%) TDD
2 14 (87.50%) E-Commerce
3 12 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
5 10 (62.50%) ATDD
5 10 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (62.50%) Defect Management
5 10 (62.50%) Feature Driven Development
5 10 (62.50%) SDET
6 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (68.75%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) Perl
2 11 (68.75%) Python
2 11 (68.75%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Atlassian