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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 105 93 127
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +34
Contract jobs citing BDD 37 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 0.54% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.77% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 3
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£325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2257 1568 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.31% 70.98% 68.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1500 1030 1275
Average daily rate £388 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 69 154
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.23 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.48% -44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £8.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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
Somerset +2 16 £325 -5.45% 6
Bristol -20 6 £394 +21.15% 8
Dorset - 6 £338 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £300 - 2
Devon - 4 £360 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £300 - 3
Cornwall - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 52 (52.00%) TDD
2 41 (41.00%) Java
3 40 (40.00%) Scrum
4 36 (36.00%) C#
4 36 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (34.00%) Web Services
6 31 (31.00%) Scala
7 28 (28.00%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (27.00%) OO
8 27 (27.00%) Akka
8 27 (27.00%) Play Framework
9 26 (26.00%) SVG
9 26 (26.00%) Process Management
9 26 (26.00%) Web Development
9 26 (26.00%) Batik
9 26 (26.00%) CouchDB
9 26 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
10 25 (25.00%) Selenium
10 25 (25.00%) SpecFlow
11 24 (24.00%) Software Testing
11 24 (24.00%) Security Cleared
12 23 (23.00%) SQL
12 23 (23.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (22.00%) SC Cleared
14 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
15 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
15 20 (20.00%) .NET
15 20 (20.00%) ISEB
16 17 (17.00%) Automated Testing
16 17 (17.00%) ISTQB

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 7 (7.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.00%) CMS
3 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.00%) Escenic
3 2 (2.00%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.00%) Apache
4 1 (1.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.00%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.00%) Cloud Computing
2 26 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.00%) CouchDB
2 7 (7.00%) RDBMS
2 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.00%) MySQL
6 2 (2.00%) Big Data
6 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (25.00%) Selenium
1 25 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 17 (17.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (16.00%) Visual Studio
4 13 (13.00%) Maven
4 13 (13.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (10.00%) TestNG
5 10 (10.00%) JIRA
6 5 (5.00%) MSTest
6 5 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.00%) NUnit
8 2 (2.00%) JMeter
8 2 (2.00%) WATIR
8 2 (2.00%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.00%) Hudson
8 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.00%) JUnit
9 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.00%) xUnit.net
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.00%) Electronics
3 6 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (37.00%) Developer
2 24 (24.00%) Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) Scala Developer
4 13 (13.00%) Java Architect
4 13 (13.00%) Architect
4 13 (13.00%) Tester
5 12 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (11.00%) Java Developer
7 10 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 10 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (7.00%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Business Analyst
9 6 (6.00%) Test Leader
9 6 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
10 5 (5.00%) Team Leader
11 4 (4.00%) Junior Developer
11 4 (4.00%) Senior Tester
11 4 (4.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (34.00%) Web Services
2 27 (27.00%) Akka
2 27 (27.00%) Play Framework
3 26 (26.00%) SVG
3 26 (26.00%) Batik
4 20 (20.00%) .NET
5 17 (17.00%) Gherkin
6 11 (11.00%) jQuery
7 10 (10.00%) RESTful
8 9 (9.00%) HTML
8 9 (9.00%) J2EE
8 9 (9.00%) CSS
8 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET
9 8 (8.00%) HTML5
9 8 (8.00%) .NET Framework
10 7 (7.00%) Hibernate
10 7 (7.00%) Spring
10 7 (7.00%) CSS3
11 5 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) DTV
1 6 (6.00%) Wiki
2 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.00%) Open Source
3 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.00%) UNIX
3 2 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (52.00%) TDD
2 40 (40.00%) Scrum
3 36 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (27.00%) OO
5 26 (26.00%) Process Management
5 26 (26.00%) Web Development
6 24 (24.00%) Software Testing
7 23 (23.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (17.00%) Automated Testing
9 16 (16.00%) Test Scripting
10 13 (13.00%) Security Testing
11 9 (9.00%) Test Management
11 9 (9.00%) User Stories
12 8 (8.00%) Test Automation
12 8 (8.00%) Integration Testing
12 8 (8.00%) MVC
13 7 (7.00%) Code Coverage
13 7 (7.00%) Kanban
14 6 (6.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 6 (6.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.00%) Java
2 36 (36.00%) C#
3 31 (31.00%) Scala
4 23 (23.00%) SQL
5 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.00%) PHP
7 4 (4.00%) Ruby
8 2 (2.00%) Python
8 2 (2.00%) Perl
9 1 (1.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (22.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (20.00%) ISEB
4 17 (17.00%) ISTQB
5 16 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.00%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.00%) SAP
3 4 (4.00%) JBoss
3 4 (4.00%) EPiServer
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle
4 3 (3.00%) Zend
5 1 (1.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.00%) Twitter
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