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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 120 93 132
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +39
Contract jobs citing BDD 27 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.88% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 3
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.32%
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
2471 1528 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.32% 70.87% 68.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 1021 1233
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 89 154
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.55 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -27 14 £381 +8.92% 5
Somerset -8 3 £340 +15.74% 5
Dorset - 3 £320 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 - 3
Devon - 2 £345 -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 - 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 68 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (47.30%) TDD
3 31 (41.89%) Java
4 30 (40.54%) Scrum
5 28 (37.84%) C#
6 27 (36.49%) SQL
7 24 (32.43%) Web Services
8 23 (31.08%) SpecFlow
9 22 (29.73%) .NET
10 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
11 18 (24.32%) Selenium
12 17 (22.97%) Software Testing
12 17 (22.97%) Gherkin
13 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
13 16 (21.62%) ISEB
14 15 (20.27%) OO
14 15 (20.27%) ISTQB
14 15 (20.27%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (20.27%) Scala
15 14 (18.92%) Akka
15 14 (18.92%) Play Framework
15 14 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
16 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
16 13 (17.57%) Batik
16 13 (17.57%) Web Development
16 13 (17.57%) SVG
16 13 (17.57%) Process Management
16 13 (17.57%) CouchDB
16 13 (17.57%) Amazon AWS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (5.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.35%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.35%) Kentico
2 1 (1.35%) Node.js
2 1 (1.35%) JBoss
2 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.27%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) CouchDB
2 12 (16.22%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.51%) RDBMS
4 7 (9.46%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (31.08%) SpecFlow
2 18 (24.32%) Selenium
3 12 (16.22%) Cucumber
4 11 (14.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (12.16%) Visual Studio
6 8 (10.81%) Jenkins
7 7 (9.46%) FitNesse
8 6 (8.11%) WebDriver
9 5 (6.76%) Maven
10 3 (4.05%) NUnit
10 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.70%) JIRA
11 2 (2.70%) WATIR
11 2 (2.70%) TestNG
11 2 (2.70%) JMeter
12 1 (1.35%) JUnit
12 1 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (1.35%) PHPUnit
12 1 (1.35%) Hudson
12 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.11%) Electronics
3 6 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (45.95%) Developer
2 16 (21.62%) Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) Java Developer
4 12 (16.22%) .NET Developer
5 11 (14.86%) Tester
6 10 (13.51%) Test Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) Scala Developer
8 7 (9.46%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (9.46%) C# Developer
8 7 (9.46%) Architect
8 7 (9.46%) Java Architect
9 6 (8.11%) Business Analyst
10 5 (6.76%) Test Team Leader
10 5 (6.76%) Team Leader
11 4 (5.41%) Junior Developer
11 4 (5.41%) Junior Java Developer
11 4 (5.41%) Junior
12 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.43%) Web Services
2 22 (29.73%) .NET
3 17 (22.97%) Gherkin
4 14 (18.92%) Akka
4 14 (18.92%) Play Framework
5 13 (17.57%) SVG
5 13 (17.57%) Batik
6 12 (16.22%) CSS
7 11 (14.86%) HTML
7 11 (14.86%) RESTful
8 10 (13.51%) jQuery
9 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
10 8 (10.81%) .NET Framework
11 7 (9.46%) HTML5
12 6 (8.11%) CSS3
12 6 (8.11%) J2EE
13 5 (6.76%) Hibernate
13 5 (6.76%) Spring
13 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Wiki
1 7 (9.46%) User Experience
2 6 (8.11%) DTV
3 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Linux
2 6 (8.11%) UNIX
3 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (47.30%) TDD
3 30 (40.54%) Scrum
4 17 (22.97%) Software Testing
5 15 (20.27%) OO
6 13 (17.57%) Process Management
6 13 (17.57%) Web Development
7 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
7 10 (13.51%) MVC
8 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
9 8 (10.81%) Code Coverage
10 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.46%) Refactoring
10 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
10 7 (9.46%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 7 (9.46%) User Stories
11 6 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) Java
2 28 (37.84%) C#
3 27 (36.49%) SQL
4 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 15 (20.27%) Scala
6 3 (4.05%) PHP
7 2 (2.70%) Ruby
8 1 (1.35%) Python
8 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) ISEB
2 15 (20.27%) ISTQB
3 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 14 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) HND
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) SAP
3 4 (5.41%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.35%) Twitter
4 1 (1.35%) Zend
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