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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 114 89 134
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +45
Contract jobs citing BDD 30 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.90% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.27% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
2479 1501 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.43% 70.77% 68.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1678 997 1187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 92 148
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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 -32 14 £381 +8.92% 5
Somerset -8 5 £340 +15.74% 4
Dorset - 3 £320 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 - 2
Devon - 2 £345 -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 - 7
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 71 (89.87%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.10%) TDD
3 34 (43.04%) Scrum
4 31 (39.24%) C#
4 31 (39.24%) Java
5 30 (37.97%) SQL
6 28 (35.44%) SpecFlow
7 24 (30.38%) Web Services
8 22 (27.85%) .NET
8 22 (27.85%) Gherkin
9 20 (25.32%) JavaScript
9 20 (25.32%) ISEB
9 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
9 20 (25.32%) Selenium
10 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
11 18 (22.78%) ISTQB
12 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
13 16 (20.25%) Cucumber
14 15 (18.99%) Scala
14 15 (18.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
14 15 (18.99%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (18.99%) OO
15 14 (17.72%) Akka
15 14 (17.72%) Play Framework
16 13 (16.46%) CouchDB
16 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (16.46%) Process Management
16 13 (16.46%) SVG
16 13 (16.46%) Batik

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4 (5.06%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) Kentico
2 1 (1.27%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) JBoss
2 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.99%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.06%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) CouchDB
2 12 (15.19%) Relational Database
3 10 (12.66%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (35.44%) SpecFlow
2 20 (25.32%) Selenium
3 16 (20.25%) Cucumber
4 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (12.66%) Visual Studio
6 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.86%) FitNesse
8 6 (7.59%) WebDriver
9 5 (6.33%) Maven
10 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.80%) NUnit
11 2 (2.53%) JIRA
11 2 (2.53%) WATIR
11 2 (2.53%) TestNG
11 2 (2.53%) JMeter
12 1 (1.27%) PHPUnit
12 1 (1.27%) Behat
12 1 (1.27%) Hudson
12 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.27%) JUnit
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.59%) Marketing
3 6 (7.59%) Electronics
3 6 (7.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (43.04%) Developer
2 20 (25.32%) Analyst
3 14 (17.72%) Test Analyst
4 13 (16.46%) Java Developer
5 12 (15.19%) .NET Developer
6 11 (13.92%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (13.92%) Tester
6 11 (13.92%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (10.13%) Scala Developer
8 7 (8.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (8.86%) Architect
8 7 (8.86%) Java Architect
8 7 (8.86%) C# Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Team Leader
9 6 (7.59%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (7.59%) Business Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Junior Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Junior Java Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Junior
10 4 (5.06%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.38%) Web Services
2 22 (27.85%) .NET
2 22 (27.85%) Gherkin
3 14 (17.72%) Akka
3 14 (17.72%) Play Framework
4 13 (16.46%) SVG
4 13 (16.46%) Batik
5 12 (15.19%) CSS
6 11 (13.92%) RESTful
6 11 (13.92%) HTML
7 10 (12.66%) jQuery
8 9 (11.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (10.13%) .NET Framework
9 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
10 7 (8.86%) HTML5
11 6 (7.59%) J2EE
11 6 (7.59%) CSS3
12 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (6.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (6.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) User Experience
1 7 (8.86%) Wiki
2 6 (7.59%) DTV
3 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.86%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) UNIX
3 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (89.87%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.10%) TDD
3 34 (43.04%) Scrum
4 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
5 15 (18.99%) OO
6 13 (16.46%) Process Management
6 13 (16.46%) Web Development
7 11 (13.92%) Test Automation
7 11 (13.92%) Automated Testing
7 11 (13.92%) Test Scripting
8 10 (12.66%) MVC
8 10 (12.66%) User Stories
9 9 (11.39%) Integration Testing
10 8 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (10.13%) Code Coverage
11 7 (8.86%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 7 (8.86%) Refactoring
11 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (7.59%) Test Management
12 6 (7.59%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) C#
1 31 (39.24%) Java
2 30 (37.97%) SQL
3 20 (25.32%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.99%) Scala
5 3 (3.80%) PHP
6 2 (2.53%) Ruby
7 1 (1.27%) Python
7 1 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) ISEB
2 18 (22.78%) ISTQB
3 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
4 15 (18.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.27%) HND
5 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) SAP
3 4 (5.06%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.27%) Twitter
4 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.27%) Zend
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