The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 56 52 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing BDD 10 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.19% 1.85% 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.35% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 35
Median daily rate £413 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £330 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
670 681 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 79.95% 78.55% 80.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 514 462
Median daily rate £380 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 38
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.04 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.64% +51.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £19.46 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for BDD.

1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) TDD
3 19 (70.37%) Scrum
4 13 (48.15%) C#
5 12 (44.44%) HTML
5 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 12 (44.44%) CSS
6 11 (40.74%) .NET
6 11 (40.74%) MVC
7 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 9 (33.33%) Ruby
8 8 (29.63%) SQL
8 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
9 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
10 6 (22.22%) OO
10 6 (22.22%) Python
10 6 (22.22%) MySQL
10 6 (22.22%) Perl
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) Behat
11 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
11 5 (18.52%) RESTful
11 5 (18.52%) jQuery
11 5 (18.52%) Kanban
12 4 (14.81%) Electronics
12 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
12 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (14.81%) Microsoft

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) SpecFlow
2 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.11%) Capybara
3 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) PHPUnit
3 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.41%) Maven
4 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Electronics
2 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Agile .NET Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Developer
4 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 6 (22.22%) C# Developer
6 5 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (18.52%) Senior Developer
7 4 (14.81%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Agile C# Developer
7 4 (14.81%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior Agile Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) CSS
1 12 (44.44%) HTML
2 11 (40.74%) .NET
3 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (22.22%) Behat
6 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
6 5 (18.52%) jQuery
6 5 (18.52%) RESTful
7 4 (14.81%) JSON
7 4 (14.81%) Web Services
8 3 (11.11%) Doctrine
8 3 (11.11%) LAMP
9 2 (7.41%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
9 2 (7.41%) JPA
9 2 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (7.41%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (7.41%) Spring
9 2 (7.41%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) TDD
3 19 (70.37%) Scrum
4 11 (40.74%) MVC
5 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
6 6 (22.22%) OO
7 5 (18.52%) Kanban
8 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (14.81%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
8 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (11.11%) High Availability
9 3 (11.11%) OOD
9 3 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
9 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (11.11%) SDLC
9 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) Ruby
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) Perl
5 6 (22.22%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) PHP
6 3 (11.11%) PHP 5
7 2 (7.41%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) Rally
2 3 (11.11%) Zend
3 2 (7.41%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.70%) Xamarin