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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 40 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.72% 2.86% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 3.70% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +69.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £525 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
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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
703 649 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 79.26% 77.26% 68.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 463 209
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 9
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.89 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) TDD
3 17 (44.74%) Scrum
4 12 (31.58%) Java
4 12 (31.58%) Web Services
4 12 (31.58%) Selenium
4 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
5 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (28.95%) OO
6 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
6 10 (26.32%) Kanban
7 9 (23.68%) Android
7 9 (23.68%) Apple iOS
7 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
7 9 (23.68%) .NET
7 9 (23.68%) AngularJS
8 8 (21.05%) CSS
8 8 (21.05%) PHP
8 8 (21.05%) HTML
8 8 (21.05%) Node.js
8 8 (21.05%) WebDriver
8 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Ruby
9 7 (18.42%) REST
9 7 (18.42%) Behat
9 7 (18.42%) C#
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
10 6 (15.79%) SOAP
10 6 (15.79%) QA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (21.05%) Node.js
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) Mule
3 1 (2.63%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) SaaS
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.89%) SQLite
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Selenium
1 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
2 8 (21.05%) WebDriver
3 7 (18.42%) Behat
3 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.53%) Grunt
4 4 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (10.53%) PhpStorm
4 4 (10.53%) GitLab
4 4 (10.53%) gulp
4 4 (10.53%) Jasmine
4 4 (10.53%) JIRA
4 4 (10.53%) Mocha
5 3 (7.89%) MSTest
5 3 (7.89%) Robotium
5 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.89%) NUnit
5 3 (7.89%) Mechanoid
5 3 (7.89%) Robolectric
5 3 (7.89%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (2.63%) Electronics
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Tester
2 6 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (10.53%) AWS Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Automated Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Mobile Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Android Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Android Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior iOS Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Web Services
2 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) AngularJS
3 8 (21.05%) HTML
3 8 (21.05%) CSS
4 7 (18.42%) REST
5 6 (15.79%) SOAP
6 5 (13.16%) Express
7 4 (10.53%) Sass
7 4 (10.53%) LESS
7 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
8 3 (7.89%) XML
8 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
8 3 (7.89%) ActionBarSherlock
9 2 (5.26%) React
9 2 (5.26%) Spring
9 2 (5.26%) CSS3
9 2 (5.26%) HTML5
9 2 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Mobile Payment
1 5 (13.16%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
3 3 (7.89%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.26%) iPhone
4 2 (5.26%) iPad
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Android
1 9 (23.68%) Apple iOS
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Phone
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Phone 7
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Fedora
4 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) TDD
3 17 (44.74%) Scrum
4 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (28.95%) OO
5 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
5 10 (26.32%) Kanban
6 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Android Development
7 5 (13.16%) OOP
7 5 (13.16%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (13.16%) OOD
7 5 (13.16%) MVC
8 3 (7.89%) Mobile Development
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.26%) iOS Development
9 2 (5.26%) DevOps
9 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.63%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.05%) PHP
4 7 (18.42%) C#
4 7 (18.42%) Ruby
5 5 (13.16%) Objective-C
6 4 (10.53%) SQL
7 3 (7.89%) TypeScript
8 2 (5.26%) C
8 2 (5.26%) C++
9 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) Rackspace
2 1 (2.63%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat