The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 27 June 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 / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 46 48
Rank change year-on-year +30 +2  
Contract jobs citing BDD 59 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.46% 2.83% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.52% 3.53% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 12 27
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 482 606
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.05% 80.33% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 350 417
Median daily rate £473 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 22
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Oxfordshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Oxfordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +13 30 £475 - 2
Kidlington - 2 £441 - 1
Thame - 1 £425 - 1
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 69 (92.00%) TDD
2 52 (69.33%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (48.00%) JavaScript
4 34 (45.33%) Java
5 26 (34.67%) Git (software)
5 26 (34.67%) Test Automation
6 25 (33.33%) Scrum
7 23 (30.67%) HTML
7 23 (30.67%) CSS
8 22 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (29.33%) QA
9 21 (28.00%) JIRA
10 20 (26.67%) Selenium
10 20 (26.67%) PHP
10 20 (26.67%) MongoDB
10 20 (26.67%) Node.js
11 19 (25.33%) AngularJS
11 19 (25.33%) MVC
12 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (20.00%) HTML5
13 15 (20.00%) Cucumber
13 15 (20.00%) Front End Development
14 13 (17.33%) NoSQL
14 13 (17.33%) Kanban
15 12 (16.00%) SOA
15 12 (16.00%) Bitbucket
16 11 (14.67%) MySQL
16 11 (14.67%) WebDriver
16 11 (14.67%) Symfony
17 10 (13.33%) jQuery

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 5 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.33%) Confluence
3 1 (1.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.33%) Drupal
3 1 (1.33%) JBoss
3 1 (1.33%) nginx
3 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.67%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (6.67%) GitHub
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.67%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.67%) MongoDB
2 13 (17.33%) NoSQL
3 11 (14.67%) MySQL
4 8 (10.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (10.67%) Redis
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.00%) Big Data
7 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (34.67%) Git (software)
2 21 (28.00%) JIRA
3 20 (26.67%) Selenium
4 15 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 12 (16.00%) Bitbucket
6 11 (14.67%) WebDriver
7 9 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (12.00%) Grunt
7 9 (12.00%) gulp
8 8 (10.67%) Maven
9 7 (9.33%) IntelliJ
9 7 (9.33%) Mocha
10 6 (8.00%) Jasmine
10 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
10 6 (8.00%) JUnit
11 5 (6.67%) JProfiler
11 5 (6.67%) Protractor
11 5 (6.67%) VisualVM
11 5 (6.67%) YourKit
12 4 (5.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (5.33%) Publishing
2 2 (2.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 48 (64.00%) Developer
2 15 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (14.67%) Automation Tester
3 11 (14.67%) Node.js Developer
3 11 (14.67%) Tester
4 9 (12.00%) PHP Developer
5 7 (9.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Symfony Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
7 5 (6.67%) Lead Tester
7 5 (6.67%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.67%) QA Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.33%) AWS Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Java Automation Tester
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.67%) CSS
1 23 (30.67%) HTML
2 20 (26.67%) Node.js
3 19 (25.33%) AngularJS
4 15 (20.00%) HTML5
5 11 (14.67%) Symfony
6 10 (13.33%) jQuery
7 9 (12.00%) REST
8 8 (10.67%) Behat
8 8 (10.67%) React
8 8 (10.67%) Web Services
9 7 (9.33%) Chai
9 7 (9.33%) Dropwizard
9 7 (9.33%) Hystrix
9 7 (9.33%) Play Framework
9 7 (9.33%) Scalatra
10 6 (8.00%) CSS3
11 5 (6.67%) Gherkin
11 5 (6.67%) JAX-RS
11 5 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (2.67%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (92.00%) TDD
2 52 (69.33%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (34.67%) Test Automation
4 25 (33.33%) Scrum
5 19 (25.33%) MVC
6 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (20.00%) Front End Development
8 13 (17.33%) Kanban
9 12 (16.00%) SOA
10 10 (13.33%) SOLID
11 9 (12.00%) API Testing
11 9 (12.00%) Pair Programming
11 9 (12.00%) Software Engineering
12 8 (10.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 8 (10.67%) Domain-Driven Design
12 8 (10.67%) Functional Testing
12 8 (10.67%) Web Development
13 7 (9.33%) Refactoring
13 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
13 7 (9.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 34 (45.33%) Java
3 20 (26.67%) PHP
4 7 (9.33%) Groovy
5 6 (8.00%) Python
6 5 (6.67%) Scala
7 2 (2.67%) SQL
8 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.33%) ISEB
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) New Relic
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) HP
4 3 (4.00%) Talend
5 2 (2.67%) Zend
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