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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / South West
Rank 59 66 82
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 89 76 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.28% 2.59% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 3.19% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 43
Median daily rate £325 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.50% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £324 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £520 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
2240 2381 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.44% 80.99% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1480 1621 1614
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 120 82
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £17.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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 +17 31 £348 -4.79%
Bristol +6 22 £325 -13.33% 15
Somerset +10 17 £301 -36.57% 5
Devon -20 7 £306 -29.24% 6
Gloucestershire 0 5 £370 -28.84% 5
Dorset +4 1 - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 138 (84.15%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (51.22%) Java
3 81 (49.39%) Selenium
4 76 (46.34%) Cucumber
5 75 (45.73%) Scrum
6 72 (43.90%) TDD
7 60 (36.59%) C#
8 55 (33.54%) .NET
9 47 (28.66%) SOAP
9 47 (28.66%) REST
10 43 (26.22%) WebDriver
11 40 (24.39%) Test Scripting
12 39 (23.78%) JavaScript
13 35 (21.34%) Kanban
13 35 (21.34%) Gherkin
14 34 (20.73%) Finance
15 33 (20.12%) HTML
15 33 (20.12%) CSS
16 32 (19.51%) Web Services
16 32 (19.51%) MVC
16 32 (19.51%) SpecFlow
17 31 (18.90%) Team Foundation Server
17 31 (18.90%) Test Automation
18 28 (17.07%) Security Cleared
19 26 (15.85%) Spring
19 26 (15.85%) QA
20 25 (15.24%) Maven
20 25 (15.24%) SQL
21 23 (14.02%) jQuery
22 18 (10.98%) Microsoft

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 10 (6.10%) Apache
2 9 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (5.49%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.61%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.61%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) JBoss
4 1 (0.61%) Liferay
4 1 (0.61%) Mule
4 1 (0.61%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.61%) WildFly
4 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 14 (8.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.66%) GitHub
1 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.05%) PaaS
3 4 (2.44%) Heroku
3 4 (2.44%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.66%) Internet
2 4 (2.44%) LDAP
3 3 (1.83%) SSH
4 2 (1.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.49%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.27%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.05%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.22%) MySQL
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.61%) GIS
8 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 81 (49.39%) Selenium
2 76 (46.34%) Cucumber
3 43 (26.22%) WebDriver
4 32 (19.51%) SpecFlow
5 31 (18.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (15.24%) Maven
7 16 (9.76%) Jasmine
7 16 (9.76%) Mockito
8 14 (8.54%) Bitbucket
8 14 (8.54%) SoapUI
9 13 (7.93%) Selenium IDE
9 13 (7.93%) Visual Studio
10 12 (7.32%) Jenkins
11 10 (6.10%) JIRA
12 9 (5.49%) Ant
12 9 (5.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (4.88%) Git (software)
13 8 (4.88%) JMeter
13 8 (4.88%) JUnit
14 7 (4.27%) GitLab
General
1 34 (20.73%) Finance
2 15 (9.15%) Marketing
3 14 (8.54%) Electronics
3 14 (8.54%) Manufacturing
3 14 (8.54%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.49%) Banking
5 7 (4.27%) Retail
5 7 (4.27%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.22%) Advertising
6 2 (1.22%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) International Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (45.73%) Developer
2 36 (21.95%) Tester
3 28 (17.07%) Analyst
4 26 (15.85%) Java Developer
4 26 (15.85%) Test Analyst
5 21 (12.80%) Automation Tester
6 20 (12.20%) Test Engineer
7 17 (10.37%) Automation Test Analyst
8 14 (8.54%) Developer in Test
9 13 (7.93%) C# Developer
9 13 (7.93%) QA Tester
9 13 (7.93%) Software Tester
10 11 (6.71%) Test Automation Engineer
10 11 (6.71%) UI Developer
11 10 (6.10%) Software QA Tester
12 9 (5.49%) .NET Developer
12 9 (5.49%) Java Automation Tester
13 7 (4.27%) Java Engineer
13 7 (4.27%) Senior Developer
14 6 (3.66%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (33.54%) .NET
2 47 (28.66%) REST
2 47 (28.66%) SOAP
3 35 (21.34%) Gherkin
4 33 (20.12%) CSS
4 33 (20.12%) HTML
5 32 (19.51%) Web Services
6 26 (15.85%) Spring
7 23 (14.02%) jQuery
8 18 (10.98%) AngularJS
9 17 (10.37%) Hibernate
10 13 (7.93%) Sass
11 12 (7.32%) Spring MVC
12 11 (6.71%) HTML5
12 11 (6.71%) XML
13 10 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (5.49%) .NET Framework
14 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET
14 9 (5.49%) Ext JS
14 9 (5.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.66%) User Experience
2 3 (1.83%) Blog
2 3 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (1.83%) Public Cloud
2 3 (1.83%) W3C
3 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.66%) Unix
2 5 (3.05%) Android
2 5 (3.05%) Linux
3 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (84.15%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (45.73%) Scrum
3 72 (43.90%) TDD
4 40 (24.39%) Test Scripting
5 35 (21.34%) Kanban
6 32 (19.51%) MVC
7 31 (18.90%) Test Automation
8 18 (10.98%) Manual Testing
9 17 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (9.76%) SDLC
11 15 (9.15%) Automated Testing
11 15 (9.15%) Programme Management
12 14 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (8.54%) Digital Marketing
12 14 (8.54%) Software Testing
13 13 (7.93%) Microservices
13 13 (7.93%) Software Engineering
13 13 (7.93%) Test Planning
14 11 (6.71%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 10 (6.10%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (51.22%) Java
2 60 (36.59%) C#
3 39 (23.78%) JavaScript
4 25 (15.24%) SQL
5 14 (8.54%) Ruby
6 13 (7.93%) Scala
7 12 (7.32%) Python
8 6 (3.66%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.83%) Groovy
9 3 (1.83%) PHP
10 2 (1.22%) C++
10 2 (1.22%) Clojure
10 2 (1.22%) Go
11 1 (0.61%) C
11 1 (0.61%) Perl
11 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.37%) ISEB
3 11 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.10%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.27%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.85%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.22%) SDET
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (9.15%) Docker
2 3 (1.83%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.54%) SAP
3 9 (5.49%) HP
3 9 (5.49%) Sencha
4 7 (4.27%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.66%) Cloudera
5 6 (3.66%) Google
6 1 (0.61%) Apple
6 1 (0.61%) ATG
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle
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