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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 84 81 97
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 53 60 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.81% 1.94% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.49% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 44 44
Average daily rate £400 £369 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £304 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -
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
2289 2414 2524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 78.02% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1561 1571
Average daily rate £388 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 109
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Devon +16 16 £398 +13.57%
Bristol +4 15 £400 - 2
Somerset +5 6 £350 +11.73% 5
Wiltshire +1 6 £375 -10.44% 1
Gloucestershire -11 6 £400 - 6
Dorset -3 1 - - 8
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 147 (90.74%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (59.26%) Scrum
3 92 (56.79%) TDD
4 77 (47.53%) Java
5 67 (41.36%) JavaScript
6 56 (34.57%) Cucumber
7 53 (32.72%) Web Services
8 50 (30.86%) Security Cleared
9 41 (25.31%) .NET
10 39 (24.07%) RESTful
11 38 (23.46%) C#
12 37 (22.84%) HTML
13 36 (22.22%) CSS
14 35 (21.60%) Test Automation
14 35 (21.60%) SC Cleared
15 34 (20.99%) Jenkins
16 32 (19.75%) MVC
17 31 (19.14%) Git (software)
18 29 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (16.67%) ASP.NET
20 25 (15.43%) SQL
20 25 (15.43%) Selenium
21 24 (14.81%) Software Engineering
21 24 (14.81%) AngularJS
22 22 (13.58%) Spring
22 22 (13.58%) Kanban
23 21 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
23 21 (12.96%) Maven
23 21 (12.96%) JIRA
23 21 (12.96%) OO

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (6.79%) Node.js
2 6 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.70%) JBoss
3 3 (1.85%) Apache
3 3 (1.85%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (1.23%) CMS
4 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.23%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.62%) GeoServer
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) IaaS
3 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.47%) HTTP
1 4 (2.47%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) SSH
3 1 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.32%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.70%) MySQL
3 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.09%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.09%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.85%) Big Data
6 3 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.23%) Biml
7 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.23%) Power BI
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.62%) GIS
8 1 (0.62%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 56 (34.57%) Cucumber
2 34 (20.99%) Jenkins
3 31 (19.14%) Git (software)
4 25 (15.43%) Selenium
5 21 (12.96%) JIRA
5 21 (12.96%) Maven
5 21 (12.96%) SpecFlow
6 16 (9.88%) WebDriver
7 14 (8.64%) IntelliJ
8 9 (5.56%) NUnit
9 8 (4.94%) JBehave
9 8 (4.94%) Spock
10 7 (4.32%) Subversion
11 6 (3.70%) Capybara
11 6 (3.70%) Eclipse
11 6 (3.70%) HP UFT
11 6 (3.70%) JUnit
11 6 (3.70%) Protractor
11 6 (3.70%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.47%) Grunt
General
1 19 (11.73%) Finance
2 9 (5.56%) Electronics
2 9 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 9 (5.56%) Marketing
2 9 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.85%) Games
4 2 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (0.62%) Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (61.11%) Developer
2 40 (24.69%) Java Developer
3 23 (14.20%) .NET Developer
3 23 (14.20%) Tester
4 19 (11.73%) Software Developer
5 17 (10.49%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (9.26%) Agile Developer
6 15 (9.26%) C# Developer
6 15 (9.26%) Test Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (8.02%) Senior Developer
8 12 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 12 (7.41%) Developer in Test
9 11 (6.79%) Analyst
9 11 (6.79%) Software Tester
10 10 (6.17%) Automation Tester
11 9 (5.56%) Java Software Developer
11 9 (5.56%) Software Engineer
12 8 (4.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (32.72%) Web Services
2 41 (25.31%) .NET
3 39 (24.07%) RESTful
4 37 (22.84%) HTML
5 36 (22.22%) CSS
6 27 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 24 (14.81%) AngularJS
8 22 (13.58%) Spring
9 21 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (9.88%) WPF
11 13 (8.02%) Hibernate
12 12 (7.41%) Entity Framework
12 12 (7.41%) Gherkin
13 9 (5.56%) jQuery
13 9 (5.56%) WCF
14 8 (4.94%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 7 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (4.32%) CSS3
15 7 (4.32%) HTML5
15 7 (4.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.94%) Computer Science
1 8 (4.94%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.09%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.85%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.62%) Clustering
5 1 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.02%) Linux
2 5 (3.09%) Windows
3 3 (1.85%) CentOS
3 3 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (90.74%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (59.26%) Scrum
3 92 (56.79%) TDD
4 35 (21.60%) Test Automation
5 32 (19.75%) MVC
6 29 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (14.81%) Software Engineering
8 22 (13.58%) Kanban
9 21 (12.96%) OO
10 18 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 18 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 13 (8.02%) Automation Testing
11 13 (8.02%) Functional Testing
12 12 (7.41%) Automated Testing
13 11 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (6.17%) Regression Testing
15 9 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
15 9 (5.56%) MVVM
15 9 (5.56%) Programme Management
15 9 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 77 (47.53%) Java
2 67 (41.36%) JavaScript
3 38 (23.46%) C#
4 25 (15.43%) SQL
5 19 (11.73%) Groovy
5 19 (11.73%) Ruby
6 11 (6.79%) Python
7 7 (4.32%) C
7 7 (4.32%) Perl
8 3 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.85%) ECMAScript
8 3 (1.85%) PHP
8 3 (1.85%) PHP 5
8 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.85%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.85%) VB
9 2 (1.23%) F#
9 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (30.86%) Security Cleared
2 35 (21.60%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.02%) ISEB
4 11 (6.79%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.79%) ISTQB
5 9 (5.56%) Degree
6 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.49%) QA
2 12 (7.41%) ISO 14001
2 12 (7.41%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.62%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.47%) yum
2 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.56%) SAP
3 8 (4.94%) Telerik
4 6 (3.70%) HP
5 3 (1.85%) ATG
5 3 (1.85%) Rally
5 3 (1.85%) Zend
6 2 (1.23%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle
6 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.62%) Capita
7 1 (0.62%) Google
7 1 (0.62%) Xamarin