The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 78 96 117
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +21
Contract jobs citing BDD 64 52 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 1.55% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 1.99% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 26
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
BDD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2217 2616 2427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.95% 78.14% 76.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1496 1747 1605
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 135 87
Median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +13.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.50 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the South West region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the South West

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the South West region.

BDD Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 34 £450 +5.88% 5
Wiltshire +7 12 £338 - 4
Devon +10 8 £307 -18.13%
Dorset 0 2 £438 - 4
Somerset +12 1 £425 +25.92% 8
Gloucestershire +7 1 £600 +74.67% 11
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 South West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 88 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (70.00%) TDD
3 55 (50.00%) Scrum
4 52 (47.27%) C#
5 50 (45.45%) Java
5 50 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 39 (35.45%) MVC
7 38 (34.55%) Cucumber
8 35 (31.82%) .NET
9 30 (27.27%) Web Services
10 29 (26.36%) Test Automation
11 28 (25.45%) E-Commerce
11 28 (25.45%) HTML
12 27 (24.55%) SQL Server
12 27 (24.55%) CSS
12 27 (24.55%) Ruby
13 26 (23.64%) ASP.NET
14 24 (21.82%) Kanban
15 23 (20.91%) QA
16 22 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (19.09%) SQL
18 20 (18.18%) SOAP
18 20 (18.18%) AngularJS
19 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
20 18 (16.36%) Selenium
20 18 (16.36%) Spring
20 18 (16.36%) REST
21 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
21 17 (15.45%) Amazon EC2

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (12.73%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.64%) Apache
3 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.82%) CMS
4 2 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.82%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.91%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (15.45%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 10 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.27%) LDAP
2 4 (3.64%) SSH
3 2 (1.82%) HTTP
4 1 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.55%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.55%) Hadoop
3 14 (12.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.73%) Big Data
5 3 (2.73%) MySQL
5 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.73%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.82%) Biml
6 2 (1.82%) Power BI
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (34.55%) Cucumber
2 18 (16.36%) Selenium
3 14 (12.73%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (12.73%) SpecFlow
3 14 (12.73%) TeamCity
3 14 (12.73%) WebDriver
4 11 (10.00%) NUnit
5 9 (8.18%) Mockito
6 8 (7.27%) Bitbucket
6 8 (7.27%) Git (software)
6 8 (7.27%) JIRA
6 8 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (6.36%) Maven
8 6 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (5.45%) JUnit
9 5 (4.55%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.64%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.73%) Subversion
11 3 (2.73%) Xcode
General
1 8 (7.27%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.55%) Electronics
3 5 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (55.45%) Developer
2 20 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 20 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 20 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.27%) Test Engineer
4 17 (15.45%) Tester
5 12 (10.91%) Software Tester
6 11 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (8.18%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (7.27%) Software Developer
10 7 (6.36%) Agile Developer
10 7 (6.36%) Analyst
10 7 (6.36%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (6.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (6.36%) Test Analyst
11 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 6 (5.45%) AWS Developer
11 6 (5.45%) C# Software Developer
11 6 (5.45%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.82%) .NET
2 30 (27.27%) Web Services
3 28 (25.45%) HTML
4 27 (24.55%) CSS
5 26 (23.64%) ASP.NET
6 22 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 20 (18.18%) SOAP
8 18 (16.36%) REST
8 18 (16.36%) Spring
9 17 (15.45%) RESTful
10 16 (14.55%) jQuery
10 16 (14.55%) RabbitMQ
11 15 (13.64%) Hibernate
12 14 (12.73%) Node.js
13 12 (10.91%) Spring MVC
14 11 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (9.09%) Ember.js
15 10 (9.09%) Sass
16 7 (6.36%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.73%) Public Cloud
2 12 (10.91%) User Experience
3 10 (9.09%) Blog
4 3 (2.73%) W3C
5 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.82%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.91%) iPad
6 1 (0.91%) iPhone
6 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.91%) NHS
6 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.64%) Linux
3 3 (2.73%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (70.00%) TDD
3 55 (50.00%) Scrum
4 39 (35.45%) MVC
5 29 (26.36%) Test Automation
6 28 (25.45%) E-Commerce
7 24 (21.82%) Kanban
8 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (15.45%) Exploratory Testing
10 15 (13.64%) DevOps
10 15 (13.64%) Microservices
11 14 (12.73%) Automated Testing
12 13 (11.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (11.82%) High Availability
13 12 (10.91%) Pair Programming
14 11 (10.00%) CQRS
14 11 (10.00%) Software Engineering
14 11 (10.00%) Unit Testing
15 7 (6.36%) Automation Testing
15 7 (6.36%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (47.27%) C#
2 50 (45.45%) Java
2 50 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 27 (24.55%) Ruby
4 21 (19.09%) SQL
5 11 (10.00%) Scala
6 9 (8.18%) Groovy
7 7 (6.36%) C++
7 7 (6.36%) Objective-C
7 7 (6.36%) Python
8 4 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.73%) Perl
9 3 (2.73%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.91%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.91%) F#
Qualifications
1 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.45%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.64%) Degree
4 4 (3.64%) ISEB
5 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.91%) QA
2 9 (8.18%) ISO 14001
2 9 (8.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.91%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (3.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (12.73%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (8.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.55%) SAP
3 4 (3.64%) HP
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle
5 2 (1.82%) Rally
5 2 (1.82%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.91%) Apple
6 1 (0.91%) Google
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Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day + Long term contracts
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