The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 61 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.70% 0.64% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.84% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
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£363 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
636 593 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.21% 76.03% 65.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 406 263
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 12
Average hourly rate £44.44 £25.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.76% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Bristol region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (75.00%) Java
3 12 (60.00%) SQL
4 11 (55.00%) Selenium
4 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
5 10 (50.00%) Linux
6 9 (45.00%) TDD
7 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (35.00%) FitNesse
8 7 (35.00%) Scrum
8 7 (35.00%) Web Services
9 6 (30.00%) UNIX
9 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (30.00%) RESTful
10 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
10 5 (25.00%) Windows
11 4 (20.00%) .NET
11 4 (20.00%) ISEB
11 4 (20.00%) HND
11 4 (20.00%) Validation
11 4 (20.00%) QA
11 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Kentico
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
1 1 (5.00%) Umbraco
1 1 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
1 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (35.00%) FitNesse
4 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (10.00%) WATIR
7 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (10.00%) Behat
7 2 (10.00%) JIRA
8 1 (5.00%) Hudson
8 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (5.00%) Maven
8 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Scala Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) RESTful
3 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (15.00%) HTML
4 3 (15.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) XML
5 2 (10.00%) HTML5
6 1 (5.00%) Akka
6 1 (5.00%) Play Framework
6 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.00%) Sass
6 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (5.00%) CSS3
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.00%) Spring
6 1 (5.00%) WCF
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
6 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) DTV
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 4 (20.00%) Validation
6 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 4 (20.00%) V-Model
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (10.00%) MVC
7 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Java
2 12 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) PHP
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Scala
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
1 4 (20.00%) HND
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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