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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 103 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 42 58 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.39% 1.84% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.36% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 59
Median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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
2352 2461 2374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.98% 77.90% 79.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1659 1597
Median daily rate £388 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 112 120
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £16.65 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Devon +17 14 £330 +20.00%
Bristol -17 9 £425 - 7
Wiltshire -3 8 £340 +4.61% 1
Gloucestershire -4 4 £438 +2.94% 5
Somerset +7 3 £400 +25.49%
Dorset -9 1 - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 89 (85.58%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (57.69%) TDD
3 57 (54.81%) Java
4 55 (52.88%) Scrum
5 37 (35.58%) Cucumber
6 36 (34.62%) JavaScript
6 36 (34.62%) Web Services
7 33 (31.73%) C#
8 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
9 25 (24.04%) RESTful
10 24 (23.08%) SC Cleared
10 24 (23.08%) CSS
11 23 (22.12%) HTML
12 22 (21.15%) SQL
12 22 (21.15%) .NET
12 22 (21.15%) Test Automation
13 19 (18.27%) Selenium
13 19 (18.27%) JIRA
14 17 (16.35%) Software Engineering
14 17 (16.35%) Groovy
14 17 (16.35%) WebDriver
15 16 (15.38%) Spring
15 16 (15.38%) MVC
16 15 (14.42%) Git (software)
16 15 (14.42%) QA
17 14 (13.46%) Ruby
17 14 (13.46%) Kanban
17 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
18 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
18 13 (12.50%) Finance

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 2 (1.92%) CMS
1 2 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (1.92%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.96%) Apache
2 1 (0.96%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.96%) GeoServer
2 1 (0.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) SSH
2 2 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) LDAP
3 1 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.85%) MySQL
2 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.88%) Big Data
3 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.92%) Biml
4 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.92%) Power BI
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.96%) GIS
5 1 (0.96%) QGIS
5 1 (0.96%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 37 (35.58%) Cucumber
2 19 (18.27%) JIRA
2 19 (18.27%) Selenium
3 17 (16.35%) WebDriver
4 15 (14.42%) Git (software)
5 12 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 11 (10.58%) Maven
7 9 (8.65%) SpecFlow
8 7 (6.73%) NUnit
9 6 (5.77%) IntelliJ
9 6 (5.77%) Subversion
10 5 (4.81%) Spock
11 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.85%) Zephyr
12 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.88%) Capybara
12 3 (2.88%) JBehave
12 3 (2.88%) JUnit
12 3 (2.88%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.65%) Electronics
3 9 (8.65%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (55.77%) Developer
2 24 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.31%) Tester
4 17 (16.35%) Test Engineer
5 13 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 13 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 12 (11.54%) Agile Developer
6 12 (11.54%) Software Tester
7 11 (10.58%) Senior Developer
8 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Software Developer
9 8 (7.69%) Analyst
9 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Agile .NET Developer
10 7 (6.73%) C# Software Developer
10 7 (6.73%) QA Engineer
11 6 (5.77%) Developer in Test
11 6 (5.77%) QA Test Engineer
11 6 (5.77%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (34.62%) Web Services
2 25 (24.04%) RESTful
3 24 (23.08%) CSS
4 23 (22.12%) HTML
5 22 (21.15%) .NET
6 16 (15.38%) Spring
7 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET
8 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (9.62%) Hibernate
8 10 (9.62%) jQuery
8 10 (9.62%) SOAP
9 9 (8.65%) AngularJS
9 9 (8.65%) REST
10 7 (6.73%) Gherkin
11 5 (4.81%) JSON
11 5 (4.81%) Node.js
11 5 (4.81%) Spring MVC
11 5 (4.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (3.85%) Behat
12 4 (3.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.92%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.96%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) Linux
2 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.92%) Android
3 2 (1.92%) Windows
4 1 (0.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (85.58%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (57.69%) TDD
3 55 (52.88%) Scrum
4 22 (21.15%) Test Automation
5 17 (16.35%) Software Engineering
6 16 (15.38%) MVC
7 14 (13.46%) Kanban
8 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 11 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (10.58%) OO
10 9 (8.65%) Automated Testing
10 9 (8.65%) Automation Testing
10 9 (8.65%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (8.65%) Functional Testing
10 9 (8.65%) Programme Management
11 7 (6.73%) Pair Programming
11 7 (6.73%) Regression Testing
12 6 (5.77%) Web Development
13 5 (4.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 57 (54.81%) Java
2 36 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 33 (31.73%) C#
4 22 (21.15%) SQL
5 17 (16.35%) Groovy
6 14 (13.46%) Ruby
7 9 (8.65%) Python
8 6 (5.77%) Perl
9 3 (2.88%) C++
9 3 (2.88%) ECMAScript
9 3 (2.88%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.92%) C
10 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.92%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.96%) F#
11 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.96%) PHP
11 1 (0.96%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) ISEB
3 6 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.81%) Degree
5 4 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.42%) QA
2 10 (9.62%) ISO 14001
2 10 (9.62%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) SAP
3 4 (3.85%) HP
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle
4 3 (2.88%) Rally
5 2 (1.92%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.96%) ATG
6 1 (0.96%) Capita
6 1 (0.96%) Google
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.96%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.96%) Zend
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago