The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 35 27 39
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12  
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.79% 2.95% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 3.59% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £500 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £300 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

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 Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 218 195 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.14% 82.28% 86.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 155 234
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Oxford

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Oxford over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Oxford

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) TDD
3 15 (68.18%) Java
4 9 (40.91%) Selenium
4 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
5 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
6 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
6 7 (31.82%) QA
6 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 6 (27.27%) JIRA
7 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Node.js
7 6 (27.27%) MongoDB
7 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 4 (18.18%) Publishing
8 4 (18.18%) PHP
8 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) JBoss
8 4 (18.18%) Subversion
8 4 (18.18%) Load Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Ruby
8 4 (18.18%) REST
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (13.64%) Data Quality
9 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Talend
9 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
9 3 (13.64%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 (18.18%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon S3
2 2 (9.09%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (9.09%) GitHub
2 2 (9.09%) Heroku
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
3 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 6 (27.27%) JIRA
4 4 (18.18%) Subversion
5 3 (13.64%) FitNesse
5 3 (13.64%) JBehave
5 3 (13.64%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
6 2 (9.09%) JUnit
6 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
6 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.55%) Maven
7 1 (4.55%) Mocha
7 1 (4.55%) Protractor
7 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (18.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Node.js Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Java Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) QA Leader
4 3 (13.64%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) ETL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Node.js
2 4 (18.18%) REST
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) Ember.js
4 2 (9.09%) Express
4 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 2 (9.09%) JSON
4 2 (9.09%) MEAN Stack
4 2 (9.09%) Meteor
4 2 (9.09%) React
4 2 (9.09%) Serverless Framework
4 2 (9.09%) Spring
4 2 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) Chai
5 1 (4.55%) EJB
5 1 (4.55%) J2EE
5 1 (4.55%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) TDD
3 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Load Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Data Management
6 3 (13.64%) ETL
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Kanban
6 3 (13.64%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) PHP
3 4 (18.18%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Scala
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
1 3 (13.64%) Talend
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