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 25 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 65 106 117
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +11
Contract jobs citing BDD 73 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.61% 1.36% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 1.78% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 37 24
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £338 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
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
2207 2534 2580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.77% 76.56% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1683 1711
Median daily rate £375 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 139 86
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £27.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +17 34 £450 +12.50% 7
Wiltshire +23 18 £340 -9.33% 3
Devon -1 6 £307 -27.76% 1
Gloucestershire +7 4 £270 -21.39% 4
Somerset +19 3 £225 -37.36% 3
Dorset +1 2 £438 - 6
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 92 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (68.42%) TDD
3 55 (48.25%) Java
4 52 (45.61%) Scrum
5 50 (43.86%) C#
6 47 (41.23%) JavaScript
7 39 (34.21%) MVC
8 37 (32.46%) Cucumber
9 33 (28.95%) .NET
10 30 (26.32%) E-Commerce
11 29 (25.44%) HTML
12 28 (24.56%) CSS
13 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
13 26 (22.81%) Selenium
13 26 (22.81%) Kanban
14 25 (21.93%) Web Services
15 24 (21.05%) ASP.NET
15 24 (21.05%) Ruby
16 23 (20.18%) SOAP
16 23 (20.18%) Test Automation
16 23 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
17 21 (18.42%) QA
17 21 (18.42%) REST
18 20 (17.54%) AngularJS
18 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (16.67%) Hadoop
19 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
19 19 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (16.67%) Spring
19 19 (16.67%) SQL

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 (12.28%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.51%) Apache
3 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (14.91%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.77%) Amazon S3
3 10 (8.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) LDAP
2 2 (1.75%) SSH
3 1 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 14 (12.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (9.65%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.63%) Big Data
5 3 (2.63%) MySQL
5 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.75%) Biml
6 2 (1.75%) Power BI
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (32.46%) Cucumber
2 26 (22.81%) Selenium
3 18 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 14 (12.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (12.28%) TeamCity
5 13 (11.40%) SpecFlow
6 11 (9.65%) Maven
6 11 (9.65%) Mockito
6 11 (9.65%) NUnit
7 9 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (7.02%) Bitbucket
8 8 (7.02%) JUnit
9 7 (6.14%) JIRA
10 5 (4.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.51%) Ant
11 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.51%) SoapUI
11 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.63%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (2.63%) Finance
1 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.75%) Advertising
2 2 (1.75%) Electronics
2 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (55.26%) Developer
2 22 (19.30%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 18 (15.79%) Tester
4 17 (14.91%) .NET Developer
5 15 (13.16%) Test Engineer
6 12 (10.53%) Analyst
6 12 (10.53%) Test Analyst
7 10 (8.77%) Software Tester
8 8 (7.02%) Agile Developer
8 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) Automation Tester
8 8 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (7.02%) Software Developer
9 7 (6.14%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) AWS Developer
10 6 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (4.39%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (28.95%) .NET
2 29 (25.44%) HTML
3 28 (24.56%) CSS
4 25 (21.93%) Web Services
5 24 (21.05%) ASP.NET
6 23 (20.18%) SOAP
7 21 (18.42%) REST
8 20 (17.54%) AngularJS
8 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (16.67%) Spring
10 16 (14.04%) Hibernate
10 16 (14.04%) jQuery
10 16 (14.04%) Node.js
10 16 (14.04%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (12.28%) Spring MVC
12 12 (10.53%) Sass
13 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (8.77%) Ember.js
14 10 (8.77%) RESTful
15 8 (7.02%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Public Cloud
2 12 (10.53%) User Experience
3 10 (8.77%) Blog
4 5 (4.39%) W3C
5 2 (1.75%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.14%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.39%) Android
3 3 (2.63%) Unix
4 2 (1.75%) Linux
4 2 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (68.42%) TDD
3 52 (45.61%) Scrum
4 39 (34.21%) MVC
5 30 (26.32%) E-Commerce
6 26 (22.81%) Kanban
7 23 (20.18%) Test Automation
8 19 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (14.91%) Exploratory Testing
10 15 (13.16%) DevOps
10 15 (13.16%) Microservices
11 14 (12.28%) Pair Programming
12 13 (11.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (11.40%) High Availability
12 13 (11.40%) Test Scripting
12 13 (11.40%) Unit Testing
13 12 (10.53%) Automated Testing
13 12 (10.53%) Software Engineering
14 11 (9.65%) CQRS
15 10 (8.77%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (48.25%) Java
2 50 (43.86%) C#
3 47 (41.23%) JavaScript
4 24 (21.05%) Ruby
5 19 (16.67%) SQL
6 11 (9.65%) Scala
7 10 (8.77%) Python
8 7 (6.14%) C++
8 7 (6.14%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.39%) Groovy
10 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.63%) Perl
11 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.88%) F#
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.39%) ISEB
5 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.75%) Degree
7 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.42%) QA
2 9 (7.89%) ISO 14001
2 9 (7.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.39%) HP
3 3 (2.63%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.63%) Cloudera
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle
4 2 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) Apple
5 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
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