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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 55 59 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.70% 1.13% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.43% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 34
Average daily rate £400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £355 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -
BDD
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
705 698 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.02% 78.87% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 515 502
Average daily rate £375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 23
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.74 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016, 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 40 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (87.50%) TDD
3 29 (72.50%) Scrum
4 24 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (50.00%) HTML
5 20 (50.00%) CSS
5 20 (50.00%) MVC
6 19 (47.50%) C#
7 17 (42.50%) .NET
8 15 (37.50%) ASP.NET
8 15 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (35.00%) Ruby
9 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
9 14 (35.00%) Web Services
9 14 (35.00%) OO
10 13 (32.50%) E-Commerce
10 13 (32.50%) RESTful
11 12 (30.00%) AngularJS
12 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
13 9 (22.50%) SQL
13 9 (22.50%) Kanban
14 8 (20.00%) SpecFlow
14 8 (20.00%) Mobile App
14 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (17.50%) Finance
15 7 (17.50%) Perl
15 7 (17.50%) Python
15 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
15 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (12.50%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (10.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) MySQL
3 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
4 5 (12.50%) JIRA
5 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.00%) Moq
5 4 (10.00%) NUnit
5 4 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (10.00%) Selenium
5 4 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (7.50%) Capybara
6 3 (7.50%) PHPUnit
7 2 (5.00%) Maven
7 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Electronics
2 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (12.50%) Marketing
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) .NET Developer
2 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET Developer
2 11 (27.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 8 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Agile .NET Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Agile Developer
5 7 (17.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (17.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Senior Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) CSS
1 20 (50.00%) HTML
2 17 (42.50%) .NET
3 15 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 15 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (35.00%) Web Services
5 13 (32.50%) RESTful
6 12 (30.00%) AngularJS
7 7 (17.50%) jQuery
8 6 (15.00%) Behat
9 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (12.50%) Gherkin
9 5 (12.50%) WCF
10 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 4 (10.00%) CSS3
10 4 (10.00%) HTML5
10 4 (10.00%) JSON
10 4 (10.00%) MSMQ
11 3 (7.50%) Doctrine
11 3 (7.50%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.50%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (87.50%) TDD
3 29 (72.50%) Scrum
4 20 (50.00%) MVC
5 14 (35.00%) OO
6 13 (32.50%) E-Commerce
7 9 (22.50%) Kanban
8 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (12.50%) Programme Management
10 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 4 (10.00%) Front End Development
11 4 (10.00%) High Availability
11 4 (10.00%) OOD
11 4 (10.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (47.50%) C#
3 14 (35.00%) Ruby
4 9 (22.50%) SQL
5 7 (17.50%) Perl
5 7 (17.50%) Python
6 3 (7.50%) Java
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
6 3 (7.50%) PHP 5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (10.00%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.50%) SAP
2 3 (7.50%) Rally
2 3 (7.50%) Zend
3 2 (5.00%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.50%) Xamarin