The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 82 105 129
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +24
Contract jobs citing BDD 52 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 0.42% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 0.60% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 8 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2221 1510 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.46% 70.46% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 979 1296
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 65 130
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
BDD
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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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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
Somerset -6 16 £325 -10.34% 1
Bristol -13 12 £450 +66.66% 4
Dorset - 9 £350 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £300 - 9
Devon - 5 £360 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £325 - 2
Cornwall - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 55 (53.40%) TDD
2 45 (43.69%) Java
3 41 (39.81%) Scrum
4 38 (36.89%) Web Services
5 37 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (34.95%) C#
7 35 (33.98%) Scala
8 31 (30.10%) Play Framework
8 31 (30.10%) Akka
8 31 (30.10%) OO
9 29 (28.16%) Web Development
9 29 (28.16%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (27.18%) CouchDB
10 28 (27.18%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (27.18%) Batik
10 28 (27.18%) Process Management
10 28 (27.18%) SVG
11 25 (24.27%) Selenium
11 25 (24.27%) SpecFlow
12 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
12 24 (23.30%) Software Testing
12 24 (23.30%) SQL
13 23 (22.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
14 22 (21.36%) JavaScript
15 21 (20.39%) Microsoft
16 20 (19.42%) ISEB
17 19 (18.45%) .NET
18 17 (16.50%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (16.50%) Gherkin

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 7 (6.80%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.85%) CMS
3 2 (1.94%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.94%) Escenic
3 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.94%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (28.16%) Cloud Computing
2 28 (27.18%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (27.18%) CouchDB
2 7 (6.80%) RDBMS
2 7 (6.80%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.83%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.91%) MySQL
6 2 (1.94%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.94%) Big Data
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Selenium
1 25 (24.27%) SpecFlow
2 17 (16.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (15.53%) Visual Studio
4 12 (11.65%) WebDriver
4 12 (11.65%) Maven
5 10 (9.71%) TestNG
5 10 (9.71%) JIRA
6 5 (4.85%) MSTest
6 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.88%) NUnit
8 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.94%) JMeter
8 2 (1.94%) JUnit
9 1 (0.97%) WATIR
9 1 (0.97%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.97%) Subversion
9 1 (0.97%) xUnit.net
9 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.97%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (10.68%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.85%) Marketing
3 5 (4.85%) Electronics
3 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (40.78%) Developer
2 23 (22.33%) Analyst
3 19 (18.45%) Scala Developer
4 15 (14.56%) Architect
4 15 (14.56%) Test Analyst
4 15 (14.56%) Java Architect
5 13 (12.62%) Java Developer
5 13 (12.62%) Tester
6 12 (11.65%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (10.68%) .NET Developer
8 10 (9.71%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) C# Developer
10 6 (5.83%) Test Leader
10 6 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (5.83%) Business Analyst
11 5 (4.85%) Test Team Leader
11 5 (4.85%) Team Leader
12 4 (3.88%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (3.88%) Junior Developer
12 4 (3.88%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (36.89%) Web Services
2 31 (30.10%) Play Framework
2 31 (30.10%) Akka
3 28 (27.18%) Batik
3 28 (27.18%) SVG
4 19 (18.45%) .NET
5 17 (16.50%) Gherkin
6 12 (11.65%) jQuery
7 11 (10.68%) HTML
7 11 (10.68%) J2EE
7 11 (10.68%) CSS
7 11 (10.68%) HTML5
8 9 (8.74%) .NET Framework
8 9 (8.74%) Spring
8 9 (8.74%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.77%) RESTful
9 8 (7.77%) CSS3
9 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
10 7 (6.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Wiki
2 5 (4.85%) DTV
3 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.91%) Open Source
4 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Linux
2 3 (2.91%) UNIX
3 2 (1.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (53.40%) TDD
2 41 (39.81%) Scrum
3 37 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (30.10%) OO
5 29 (28.16%) Web Development
6 28 (27.18%) Process Management
7 24 (23.30%) Software Testing
8 23 (22.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (16.50%) Automated Testing
10 16 (15.53%) Test Scripting
11 13 (12.62%) Security Testing
12 10 (9.71%) User Stories
13 9 (8.74%) MVC
13 9 (8.74%) Test Automation
13 9 (8.74%) Test Management
14 8 (7.77%) Integration Testing
15 7 (6.80%) Code Coverage
16 6 (5.83%) Kanban
16 6 (5.83%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 6 (5.83%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (43.69%) Java
2 36 (34.95%) C#
3 35 (33.98%) Scala
4 24 (23.30%) SQL
5 22 (21.36%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.83%) PHP
7 3 (2.91%) Ruby
8 2 (1.94%) Python
8 2 (1.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
2 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
3 20 (19.42%) ISEB
4 17 (16.50%) ISTQB
5 16 (15.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.94%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.85%) SAP
2 5 (4.85%) Zend
3 4 (3.88%) JBoss
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle
4 3 (2.91%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.97%) Twitter
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