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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 114 92 131
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +39
Contract jobs citing BDD 34 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.02% 0.54% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.76% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 3
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£350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
2416 1589 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.60% 71.06% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1070 1274
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -9 12 £368 +5.00% 5
Somerset -8 9 £325 +10.63% 2
Dorset - 5 £320 - 1
Devon - 4 £360 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £375 - 3
Cornwall - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 92 (92.93%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (49.49%) TDD
3 42 (42.42%) Java
4 38 (38.38%) C#
4 38 (38.38%) Scrum
5 34 (34.34%) Web Services
6 32 (32.32%) SQL
7 26 (26.26%) Scala
7 26 (26.26%) SpecFlow
8 25 (25.25%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (24.24%) OO
10 23 (23.23%) .NET
10 23 (23.23%) Process Management
10 23 (23.23%) SVG
10 23 (23.23%) Software Testing
10 23 (23.23%) Web Development
10 23 (23.23%) Batik
10 23 (23.23%) Selenium
10 23 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
10 23 (23.23%) Security Cleared
10 23 (23.23%) CouchDB
10 23 (23.23%) Play Framework
10 23 (23.23%) Akka
11 22 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 22 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 21 (21.21%) JavaScript
13 18 (18.18%) ISEB
13 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (17.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (17.17%) Gherkin

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (6.06%) CMS
2 5 (5.05%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.02%) Escenic
3 2 (2.02%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.02%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Node.js
4 1 (1.01%) Kentico
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.25%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.23%) CouchDB
2 13 (13.13%) Relational Database
3 11 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 7 (7.07%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.02%) Big Data
6 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.02%) MySQL
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (26.26%) SpecFlow
2 23 (23.23%) Selenium
3 17 (17.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (16.16%) Visual Studio
5 12 (12.12%) Cucumber
6 9 (9.09%) Maven
6 9 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 9 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.08%) FitNesse
8 7 (7.07%) JIRA
9 6 (6.06%) TestNG
10 5 (5.05%) MSTest
11 4 (4.04%) NUnit
12 3 (3.03%) WATIR
12 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
13 2 (2.02%) Hudson
13 2 (2.02%) JMeter
14 1 (1.01%) JUnit
14 1 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
14 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 13 (13.13%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.07%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.07%) Electronics
3 7 (7.07%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (40.40%) Developer
2 23 (23.23%) Analyst
3 15 (15.15%) Test Analyst
4 14 (14.14%) Java Developer
5 13 (13.13%) Tester
6 12 (12.12%) Scala Developer
6 12 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 11 (11.11%) Java Architect
7 11 (11.11%) Architect
8 10 (10.10%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (8.08%) C# Developer
10 7 (7.07%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (6.06%) Business Analyst
12 5 (5.05%) Senior Developer
12 5 (5.05%) Test Team Leader
12 5 (5.05%) Team Leader
12 5 (5.05%) Test Leader
13 4 (4.04%) Agile Test Analyst
13 4 (4.04%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (34.34%) Web Services
2 23 (23.23%) .NET
2 23 (23.23%) SVG
2 23 (23.23%) Batik
2 23 (23.23%) Play Framework
2 23 (23.23%) Akka
3 17 (17.17%) Gherkin
4 13 (13.13%) RESTful
5 11 (11.11%) HTML
5 11 (11.11%) CSS
5 11 (11.11%) jQuery
6 9 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (8.08%) HTML5
7 8 (8.08%) CSS3
7 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET
8 7 (7.07%) J2EE
9 6 (6.06%) Spring
9 6 (6.06%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) DTV
1 7 (7.07%) Wiki
1 7 (7.07%) User Experience
2 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Linux
2 6 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (92.93%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (49.49%) TDD
3 38 (38.38%) Scrum
4 24 (24.24%) OO
5 23 (23.23%) Process Management
5 23 (23.23%) Software Testing
5 23 (23.23%) Web Development
6 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (13.13%) Automated Testing
7 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
7 13 (13.13%) Test Scripting
8 9 (9.09%) Security Testing
8 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.09%) Test Management
8 9 (9.09%) User Stories
9 8 (8.08%) Integration Testing
9 8 (8.08%) Code Coverage
9 8 (8.08%) MVC
10 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.07%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (42.42%) Java
2 38 (38.38%) C#
3 32 (32.32%) SQL
4 26 (26.26%) Scala
5 21 (21.21%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.07%) PHP
7 4 (4.04%) Ruby
8 2 (2.02%) Python
8 2 (2.02%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (23.23%) Security Cleared
2 22 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 18 (18.18%) ISEB
4 17 (17.17%) ISTQB
5 15 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.07%) SAP
3 4 (4.04%) EPiServer
3 4 (4.04%) JBoss
4 3 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (1.01%) Zend
5 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.01%) Twitter
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