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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 90 84 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Contract jobs citing BDD 55 52 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.72% 1.69% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.28% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
- +4.52%
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
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +16 31 £425 -5.55% 8
Wiltshire +4 9 £338 +12.50% 4
Devon +1 6 £399 +10.76% 4
Somerset -10 4 £338 +3.84% 5
Gloucestershire -1 2 £397 +22.07% 2
Dorset -8 1 £500 +42.85% 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 96 (81.36%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (71.19%) TDD
3 58 (49.15%) Scrum
4 48 (40.68%) .NET
5 45 (38.14%) JavaScript
6 43 (36.44%) Java
7 42 (35.59%) MVC
8 39 (33.05%) SQL
9 37 (31.36%) HTML
9 37 (31.36%) CSS
9 37 (31.36%) Web Services
10 36 (30.51%) C#
11 34 (28.81%) Unit Testing
12 33 (27.97%) ASP.NET
13 32 (27.12%) .NET Framework
13 32 (27.12%) REST
14 30 (25.42%) SQL Server
15 29 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (23.73%) E-Commerce
17 27 (22.88%) ASP.NET MVC
18 25 (21.19%) SOAP
19 22 (18.64%) XML
19 22 (18.64%) OO
19 22 (18.64%) Selenium
20 21 (17.80%) Jenkins
20 21 (17.80%) NUnit
21 19 (16.10%) Spring
22 18 (15.25%) AngularJS
22 18 (15.25%) Cucumber
23 17 (14.41%) MongoDB

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (8.47%) Mule
1 10 (8.47%) Node.js
2 5 (4.24%) Mule ESB
2 5 (4.24%) ATG Dynamo
3 3 (2.54%) Confluence
3 3 (2.54%) IIS
3 3 (2.54%) Apache
4 2 (1.69%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.85%) CMS
5 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.85%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.41%) MongoDB
3 11 (9.32%) Couchbase
3 11 (9.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (5.93%) MySQL
5 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.39%) SQLite
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (18.64%) Selenium
2 21 (17.80%) NUnit
2 21 (17.80%) Jenkins
3 18 (15.25%) Cucumber
4 15 (12.71%) MSTest
5 14 (11.86%) WebDriver
6 11 (9.32%) SpecFlow
6 11 (9.32%) Git (software)
6 11 (9.32%) JUnit
7 10 (8.47%) JIRA
8 9 (7.63%) Maven
9 7 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (5.93%) Behat
9 7 (5.93%) Grunt
10 4 (3.39%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (3.39%) GitLab
10 4 (3.39%) gulp
10 4 (3.39%) PhpStorm
10 4 (3.39%) Spock
10 4 (3.39%) Mechanoid
General
1 14 (11.86%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.24%) Electronics
2 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.24%) Retail
2 5 (4.24%) Marketing
3 3 (2.54%) Back Office
4 2 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (72.88%) Developer
2 33 (27.97%) .NET Developer
3 16 (13.56%) Senior Developer
4 14 (11.86%) Java Developer
5 11 (9.32%) Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (8.47%) Agile .NET Developer
6 10 (8.47%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Tester
9 6 (5.08%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) AWS Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (40.68%) .NET
2 37 (31.36%) HTML
2 37 (31.36%) CSS
2 37 (31.36%) Web Services
3 33 (27.97%) ASP.NET
4 32 (27.12%) .NET Framework
4 32 (27.12%) REST
5 27 (22.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (21.19%) SOAP
7 22 (18.64%) XML
8 19 (16.10%) Spring
9 18 (15.25%) AngularJS
10 16 (13.56%) Entity Framework
11 14 (11.86%) Hibernate
11 14 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (11.02%) WPF
12 13 (11.02%) JPA
13 12 (10.17%) Spring MVC
14 11 (9.32%) jQuery
14 11 (9.32%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) User Experience
2 7 (5.93%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.24%) DTV
5 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.39%) Linked Data
6 3 (2.54%) iPhone
6 3 (2.54%) iPad
6 3 (2.54%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.54%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.32%) Android
1 11 (9.32%) Apple iOS
2 9 (7.63%) Linux
3 8 (6.78%) Windows
4 7 (5.93%) Windows Phone 7
4 7 (5.93%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.85%) Fedora
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (81.36%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (71.19%) TDD
3 58 (49.15%) Scrum
4 42 (35.59%) MVC
5 34 (28.81%) Unit Testing
6 29 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (23.73%) E-Commerce
8 22 (18.64%) OO
9 14 (11.86%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (10.17%) Kanban
10 12 (10.17%) SOA
11 11 (9.32%) OOP
11 11 (9.32%) Integration Testing
11 11 (9.32%) Progressive Enhancement
11 11 (9.32%) CQRS
11 11 (9.32%) Mobile First
12 9 (7.63%) OOA/OOD
13 8 (6.78%) OOD
13 8 (6.78%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (38.14%) JavaScript
2 43 (36.44%) Java
3 39 (33.05%) SQL
4 36 (30.51%) C#
5 11 (9.32%) Ruby
6 8 (6.78%) PHP
7 7 (5.93%) C++
8 6 (5.08%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.39%) Groovy
10 3 (2.54%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.54%) C
11 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.85%) Scala
12 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.78%) ISEB
4 6 (5.08%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.24%) Degree
6 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) QA
2 5 (4.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) VirtualBox
1 2 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (12.71%) Puppet
2 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.69%) Ansible
3 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (6.78%) Oracle
2 5 (4.24%) SAP
2 5 (4.24%) ATG
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.39%) Google
4 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.69%) IBM
5 2 (1.69%) Telerik
6 1 (0.85%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
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