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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 66 69 116
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +47
Contract jobs citing BDD 73 84 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.66% 2.66% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 3.31% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 78 26
Median daily rate £355 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.88% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £476 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £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
2160 2539 2557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.66% 80.50% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1772 1735
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 108 124
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Wiltshire +11 25 £355 -5.33% 6
Bristol -10 20 £400 +0.06% 11
Somerset +26 15 £338 -15.62% 5
Gloucestershire -2 6 £360 -10.00% 14
Dorset -1 1 - - 6
Devon -4 1 - - 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 117 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (58.87%) TDD
3 67 (47.52%) Java
4 59 (41.84%) C#
4 59 (41.84%) Scrum
5 50 (35.46%) Cucumber
6 48 (34.04%) JavaScript
7 45 (31.91%) .NET
7 45 (31.91%) Selenium
8 43 (30.50%) Kanban
9 38 (26.95%) MVC
10 35 (24.82%) SOAP
10 35 (24.82%) REST
11 31 (21.99%) QA
12 30 (21.28%) HTML
13 29 (20.57%) CSS
14 28 (19.86%) SQL Server
14 28 (19.86%) E-Commerce
15 27 (19.15%) Test Scripting
15 27 (19.15%) Test Automation
15 27 (19.15%) WebDriver
16 26 (18.44%) Ruby
17 25 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
18 24 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (16.31%) SpecFlow
19 23 (16.31%) AngularJS
19 23 (16.31%) Web Services
20 22 (15.60%) DevOps
21 21 (14.89%) ASP.NET
21 21 (14.89%) Hadoop

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 19 (13.48%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.67%) Apache
3 7 (4.96%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.84%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.71%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.71%) Liferay
6 1 (0.71%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.71%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 8 (5.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (7.80%) GitHub
5 10 (7.09%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.55%) PaaS
7 4 (2.84%) Heroku
7 4 (2.84%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.38%) LDAP
2 2 (1.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.89%) Hadoop
3 16 (11.35%) NoSQL
4 15 (10.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.71%) GIS
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 50 (35.46%) Cucumber
2 45 (31.91%) Selenium
3 27 (19.15%) WebDriver
4 23 (16.31%) SpecFlow
5 19 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (11.35%) Maven
6 16 (11.35%) Mockito
7 15 (10.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 15 (10.64%) TeamCity
8 13 (9.22%) Bitbucket
9 11 (7.80%) Visual Studio
10 9 (6.38%) JUnit
11 8 (5.67%) NUnit
12 7 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (4.96%) JIRA
12 7 (4.96%) Selenium IDE
12 7 (4.96%) SoapUI
13 6 (4.26%) Ant
13 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
13 6 (4.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Marketing
3 8 (5.67%) Electronics
3 8 (5.67%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.84%) Advertising
5 2 (1.42%) Publishing
6 1 (0.71%) Automotive
6 1 (0.71%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (50.35%) Developer
2 27 (19.15%) Java Developer
3 26 (18.44%) Tester
4 22 (15.60%) Analyst
5 20 (14.18%) Test Analyst
6 18 (12.77%) C# Developer
7 16 (11.35%) Test Engineer
8 15 (10.64%) .NET Developer
9 13 (9.22%) Automation Tester
10 12 (8.51%) Automation Test Analyst
11 11 (7.80%) Software Tester
12 9 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (5.67%) Agile Developer
13 8 (5.67%) Agile Java Developer
13 8 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (5.67%) QA Tester
14 7 (4.96%) AWS Engineer
15 6 (4.26%) AWS Developer
15 6 (4.26%) Developer in Test
15 6 (4.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.91%) .NET
2 35 (24.82%) REST
2 35 (24.82%) SOAP
3 30 (21.28%) HTML
4 29 (20.57%) CSS
5 23 (16.31%) AngularJS
5 23 (16.31%) Web Services
6 21 (14.89%) ASP.NET
7 20 (14.18%) Spring
8 18 (12.77%) jQuery
8 18 (12.77%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (12.06%) Hibernate
9 17 (12.06%) Node.js
9 17 (12.06%) Sass
10 15 (10.64%) Gherkin
10 15 (10.64%) Spring MVC
11 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (7.80%) Ember.js
13 8 (5.67%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) User Experience
2 15 (10.64%) Public Cloud
3 11 (7.80%) Blog
4 5 (3.55%) W3C
5 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.71%) iPad
6 1 (0.71%) iPhone
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.67%) Android
1 8 (5.67%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (58.87%) TDD
3 59 (41.84%) Scrum
4 43 (30.50%) Kanban
5 38 (26.95%) MVC
6 28 (19.86%) E-Commerce
7 27 (19.15%) Test Automation
7 27 (19.15%) Test Scripting
8 24 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (15.60%) DevOps
10 19 (13.48%) Exploratory Testing
10 19 (13.48%) Microservices
11 17 (12.06%) Automated Testing
12 15 (10.64%) High Availability
13 14 (9.93%) Unit Testing
14 13 (9.22%) CQRS
15 12 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (8.51%) Pair Programming
15 12 (8.51%) Software Engineering
16 11 (7.80%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (47.52%) Java
2 59 (41.84%) C#
3 48 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 26 (18.44%) Ruby
5 19 (13.48%) Scala
6 16 (11.35%) SQL
7 14 (9.93%) Python
8 7 (4.96%) Objective-C
9 6 (4.26%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.55%) C++
11 4 (2.84%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.42%) Clojure
12 2 (1.42%) Go
12 2 (1.42%) Groovy
13 1 (0.71%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.71%) Perl
13 1 (0.71%) PHP
13 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.80%) ISEB
3 9 (6.38%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.96%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.42%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (21.99%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) ISO 14001
2 5 (3.55%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (10.64%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.67%) SAP
3 7 (4.96%) HP
4 6 (4.26%) Atlassian
4 6 (4.26%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.71%) Apple
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