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 28 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.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 43 61
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18  
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.04% 2.42% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 3.08% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
Median daily rate £475 £388 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -4.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £279 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £480 £433
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 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 445 389 589
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.46% 78.43% 84.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 303 375
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 41
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -4 6 £500 +17.64% 4
Thame - 2 £369 -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (74.47%) TDD
3 23 (48.94%) Java
4 21 (44.68%) JIRA
5 18 (38.30%) Selenium
5 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
5 18 (38.30%) Cucumber
6 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
7 15 (31.91%) QA
8 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
9 13 (27.66%) Node.js
10 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
10 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (23.40%) MongoDB
11 11 (23.40%) PHP
12 9 (19.15%) Publishing
12 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
12 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
13 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (17.02%) Scrum
14 7 (14.89%) Load Testing
14 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
14 7 (14.89%) Jasmine
14 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
15 6 (12.77%) Data Quality
15 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
15 6 (12.77%) REST
15 6 (12.77%) Degree
15 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
15 6 (12.77%) Ruby

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 (10.64%) JBoss
2 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.51%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (8.51%) GitHub
3 2 (4.26%) Heroku
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.64%) MySQL
3 4 (8.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) Redis
5 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (44.68%) JIRA
2 18 (38.30%) Cucumber
2 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
2 18 (38.30%) Selenium
3 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
4 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
5 7 (14.89%) Jasmine
6 6 (12.77%) Subversion
7 5 (10.64%) Bitbucket
7 5 (10.64%) FitNesse
7 5 (10.64%) JBehave
7 5 (10.64%) Mocha
7 5 (10.64%) Protractor
8 4 (8.51%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (6.38%) Maven
10 2 (4.26%) git-flow
10 2 (4.26%) JProfiler
10 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (19.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Test Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) QA Leader
5 7 (14.89%) Tester
6 6 (12.77%) Test Leader
7 5 (10.64%) Automation Tester
7 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) ETL Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 3 (6.38%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) Node.js
2 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
2 6 (12.77%) REST
3 5 (10.64%) Chai
3 5 (10.64%) SOAP
4 4 (8.51%) CSS
4 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
4 4 (8.51%) HTML
4 4 (8.51%) Web Services
5 3 (6.38%) Spring
6 2 (4.26%) Behat
6 2 (4.26%) Ember.js
6 2 (4.26%) Express
6 2 (4.26%) J2EE
6 2 (4.26%) JAX-RS
6 2 (4.26%) jQuery
6 2 (4.26%) JSON
6 2 (4.26%) RESTful
6 2 (4.26%) Symfony
6 2 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (74.47%) TDD
3 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
4 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.02%) Scrum
6 7 (14.89%) Load Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
7 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.64%) API Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Defect Management
8 5 (10.64%) Front End Development
8 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Kanban
9 4 (8.51%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (8.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.40%) PHP
4 6 (12.77%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) SQL
6 1 (2.13%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
2 6 (12.77%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle
1 4 (8.51%) Talend
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