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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 65 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.87% 1.75% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 2.38% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 2
Average daily rate
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£369 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
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
690 504 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.68% 73.47% 63.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 351 287
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 25
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 14 (70.00%) Java
3 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) Selenium
3 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (45.00%) Linux
5 8 (40.00%) TDD
5 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 7 (35.00%) FitNesse
6 7 (35.00%) Scrum
6 7 (35.00%) Web Services
7 6 (30.00%) UNIX
7 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (30.00%) RESTful
7 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
8 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 5 (25.00%) QA
9 4 (20.00%) Windows
9 4 (20.00%) .NET
9 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
9 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (15.00%) V-Model
10 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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%) Umbraco
1 1 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
1 1 (5.00%) Kentico
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 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (10.00%) WATIR
7 2 (10.00%) JIRA
7 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (10.00%) Behat
7 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (5.00%) TestNG
8 1 (5.00%) Hudson
8 1 (5.00%) JUnit
8 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (5.00%) Maven
8 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Scala Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
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%) WCF
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (5.00%) CSS3
6 1 (5.00%) Sass
6 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.00%) Akka
6 1 (5.00%) Play Framework
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.00%) J2EE
6 1 (5.00%) Spring
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) DTV
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) UNIX
3 4 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.00%) V-Model
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Validation
8 2 (10.00%) MVC
8 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (10.00%) OO
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) 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%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
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