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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 57 35 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 35 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.24% 3.90% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 4.92% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 3
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£394 £450 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +69.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £317 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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South West

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
680 711 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.49% 79.18% 66.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 484 240
Average daily rate £390 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 10
Average hourly rate £37.74 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.96% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £17.10 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) Java
4 7 (41.18%) Selenium
5 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
7 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
7 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (17.65%) REST
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (17.65%) V-Model
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
7 3 (17.65%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) SOAP
7 3 (17.65%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
7 3 (17.65%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) HND
7 3 (17.65%) Validation
7 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) Ruby

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (5.88%) Mule
1 1 (5.88%) Node.js
1 1 (5.88%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
5 2 (11.76%) NUnit
5 2 (11.76%) TestNG
5 2 (11.76%) MSTest
5 2 (11.76%) JUnit
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.88%) Behat
6 1 (5.88%) Calabash
6 1 (5.88%) Maven
6 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) AWS Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
1 3 (17.65%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.88%) React
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) J2EE
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) LAMP
3 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
1 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
3 1 (5.88%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) V-Model
4 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Validation
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
6 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) HND
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) SAP
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
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