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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 88 98 124
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +26
Contract jobs citing BDD 53 47 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.66% 1.42% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.85% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 3
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£369 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
2441 2547 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.59% 76.79% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1570 1059
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 112 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Gloucestershire +12 26 £400 -5.88% 2
Somerset -3 8 £314 -3.38% 4
Bristol -22 7 £388 -13.88% 3
Devon - 4 £350 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £425 - 5
Dorset -1 1 - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (66.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (65.00%) TDD
3 59 (59.00%) Java
4 45 (45.00%) MVC
5 44 (44.00%) SQL
5 44 (44.00%) Spring
6 40 (40.00%) Web Services
7 38 (38.00%) JavaScript
8 35 (35.00%) Scrum
9 32 (32.00%) HTML
9 32 (32.00%) .NET
10 30 (30.00%) Hibernate
10 30 (30.00%) REST
11 29 (29.00%) .NET Framework
11 29 (29.00%) C#
11 29 (29.00%) SOAP
12 28 (28.00%) CSS
13 23 (23.00%) Spring MVC
13 23 (23.00%) E-Commerce
13 23 (23.00%) Git (software)
14 22 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (22.00%) ASP.NET
14 22 (22.00%) SQL Server
15 21 (21.00%) Unit Testing
15 21 (21.00%) Maven
15 21 (21.00%) Security Cleared
16 20 (20.00%) JPA
17 19 (19.00%) jQuery
18 18 (18.00%) SC Cleared
18 18 (18.00%) JIRA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (17.00%) Mule
2 9 (9.00%) Mule ESB
3 3 (3.00%) JBoss
3 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.00%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (2.00%) Node.js
5 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.00%) MongoDB
3 11 (11.00%) Couchbase
3 11 (11.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (7.00%) MySQL
4 7 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (23.00%) Git (software)
2 21 (21.00%) Maven
3 18 (18.00%) JIRA
3 18 (18.00%) Cucumber
4 17 (17.00%) JUnit
5 13 (13.00%) NUnit
5 13 (13.00%) Selenium
5 13 (13.00%) MSTest
6 11 (11.00%) SpecFlow
7 10 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 9 (9.00%) Spock
9 8 (8.00%) TestNG
10 7 (7.00%) IntelliJ
11 6 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (6.00%) Bitbucket
12 5 (5.00%) WebDriver
13 3 (3.00%) SoapUI
13 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
13 3 (3.00%) Eclipse
14 1 (1.00%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.00%) Electronics
2 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.00%) Retail
2 7 (7.00%) Marketing
3 2 (2.00%) Back Office
3 2 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 77 (77.00%) Developer
2 32 (32.00%) Java Developer
3 27 (27.00%) .NET Developer
4 12 (12.00%) Test Analyst
4 12 (12.00%) Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Hybris Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.00%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (4.00%) GUI Developer
9 4 (4.00%) AWS Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Integration Specialist
10 3 (3.00%) Java Consultant
10 3 (3.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (44.00%) Spring
2 40 (40.00%) Web Services
3 32 (32.00%) HTML
3 32 (32.00%) .NET
4 30 (30.00%) Hibernate
4 30 (30.00%) REST
5 29 (29.00%) .NET Framework
5 29 (29.00%) SOAP
6 28 (28.00%) CSS
7 23 (23.00%) Spring MVC
8 22 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (22.00%) ASP.NET
9 20 (20.00%) JPA
10 19 (19.00%) jQuery
11 17 (17.00%) Entity Framework
12 15 (15.00%) Apache Camel
13 13 (13.00%) RESTful
14 12 (12.00%) XML
14 12 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (11.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Linked Data
2 7 (7.00%) DTV
3 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.00%) Replication
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.00%) User Experience
5 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.00%) Fedora
3 1 (1.00%) Android
3 1 (1.00%) CentOS
3 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (66.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (65.00%) TDD
3 45 (45.00%) MVC
4 35 (35.00%) Scrum
5 23 (23.00%) E-Commerce
6 21 (21.00%) Unit Testing
7 15 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 13 (13.00%) Automation Testing
9 12 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (12.00%) Waterfall
9 12 (12.00%) Automated Testing
10 11 (11.00%) SOA
10 11 (11.00%) Progressive Enhancement
10 11 (11.00%) CQRS
11 10 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 10 (10.00%) Software Testing
12 9 (9.00%) Test Automation
13 8 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (7.00%) Manual Testing
14 7 (7.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 59 (59.00%) Java
2 44 (44.00%) SQL
3 38 (38.00%) JavaScript
4 29 (29.00%) C#
5 9 (9.00%) Groovy
6 5 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.00%) PHP
7 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (21.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.00%) ISEB
4 6 (6.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.00%) Degree
5 4 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.00%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.00%) hybris
3 7 (7.00%) Oracle
3 7 (7.00%) SAP
4 5 (5.00%) ATG
5 1 (1.00%) Telerik
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago