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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 50 96 112
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 105 50 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.51% 1.55% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 2.06% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 36 9
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £431 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
2426 2423 1900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.06% 75.09% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1592 1196
Average daily rate £380 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +9.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 109 99
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Devon +12 27 £433 +8.12% 3
Bristol +19 25 £375 -6.25% 10
Somerset +9 16 £433 +8.12% 2
Wiltshire +1 15 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire +4 12 £485 +21.25% 5
Dorset - 2 £313 - 5
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 149 (94.30%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (63.92%) TDD
3 95 (60.13%) Scrum
4 77 (48.73%) JavaScript
5 63 (39.87%) Java
6 51 (32.28%) HTML
7 49 (31.01%) CSS
8 48 (30.38%) .NET
8 48 (30.38%) Cucumber
9 44 (27.85%) C#
10 41 (25.95%) Web Services
11 40 (25.32%) MVC
12 37 (23.42%) Security Cleared
13 36 (22.78%) Jenkins
14 35 (22.15%) OO
15 33 (20.89%) ASP.NET
16 32 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (18.35%) SpecFlow
18 28 (17.72%) AngularJS
18 28 (17.72%) Git (software)
18 28 (17.72%) RESTful
19 27 (17.09%) Kanban
20 26 (16.46%) ASP.NET MVC
21 25 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
22 24 (15.19%) Test Automation
23 23 (14.56%) SC Cleared
23 23 (14.56%) Ruby
23 23 (14.56%) E-Commerce
24 22 (13.92%) Selenium
24 22 (13.92%) HTML5

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (8.86%) Node.js
2 7 (4.43%) JBoss
3 6 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.90%) Apache
4 3 (1.90%) ATG Dynamo
5 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (5.06%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.90%) BigMachines
4 3 (1.90%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.06%) Internet
2 2 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.70%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (4.43%) MySQL
5 5 (3.16%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.90%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.63%) Big Data
9 1 (0.63%) GIS
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.63%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 48 (30.38%) Cucumber
2 36 (22.78%) Jenkins
3 29 (18.35%) SpecFlow
4 28 (17.72%) Git (software)
5 22 (13.92%) Selenium
6 20 (12.66%) Maven
7 15 (9.49%) JIRA
8 14 (8.86%) IntelliJ
9 13 (8.23%) NUnit
9 13 (8.23%) Visual Studio
10 10 (6.33%) WebDriver
11 9 (5.70%) HP UFT
12 8 (5.06%) Grunt
12 8 (5.06%) Moq
12 8 (5.06%) Rhino Mocks
12 8 (5.06%) Spock
13 7 (4.43%) JBehave
13 7 (4.43%) JUnit
13 7 (4.43%) Subversion
13 7 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (10.13%) Finance
2 9 (5.70%) Electronics
2 9 (5.70%) Manufacturing
2 9 (5.70%) Marketing
2 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.27%) Games
3 2 (1.27%) Law
4 1 (0.63%) Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Publishing
4 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 103 (65.19%) Developer
2 32 (20.25%) Java Developer
3 25 (15.82%) Software Developer
4 21 (13.29%) .NET Developer
5 19 (12.03%) C# Developer
6 17 (10.76%) Agile Developer
7 16 (10.13%) Senior Developer
7 16 (10.13%) Tester
8 15 (9.49%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (8.86%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (7.59%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (7.59%) Developer in Test
10 12 (7.59%) Software Engineer
11 11 (6.96%) Analyst
11 11 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 11 (6.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 10 (6.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (5.70%) C# Software Developer
13 9 (5.70%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (5.70%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (32.28%) HTML
2 49 (31.01%) CSS
3 48 (30.38%) .NET
4 41 (25.95%) Web Services
5 33 (20.89%) ASP.NET
6 28 (17.72%) AngularJS
6 28 (17.72%) RESTful
7 26 (16.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (13.92%) HTML5
9 20 (12.66%) CSS3
10 18 (11.39%) jQuery
11 17 (10.76%) Entity Framework
12 16 (10.13%) Spring
12 16 (10.13%) WPF
13 14 (8.86%) .NET Framework
13 14 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 14 (8.86%) Gherkin
14 11 (6.96%) Hibernate
14 11 (6.96%) WCF
15 10 (6.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.06%) Client/Server
2 7 (4.43%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.63%) Clustering
5 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.63%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.59%) Linux
2 10 (6.33%) Windows
3 5 (3.16%) Unix
3 5 (3.16%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (94.30%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (63.92%) TDD
3 95 (60.13%) Scrum
4 40 (25.32%) MVC
5 35 (22.15%) OO
6 32 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (17.09%) Kanban
8 24 (15.19%) Test Automation
9 23 (14.56%) E-Commerce
10 21 (13.29%) Software Engineering
10 21 (13.29%) Unit Testing
11 14 (8.86%) Automation Testing
11 14 (8.86%) Front End Development
12 13 (8.23%) Automated Testing
12 13 (8.23%) OOP
13 12 (7.59%) OOD
14 9 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (5.70%) Digital Marketing
14 9 (5.70%) MVVM
14 9 (5.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (48.73%) JavaScript
2 63 (39.87%) Java
3 44 (27.85%) C#
4 23 (14.56%) Ruby
5 18 (11.39%) Python
6 16 (10.13%) SQL
7 12 (7.59%) Groovy
8 9 (5.70%) Perl
9 7 (4.43%) C
10 6 (3.80%) PHP
11 5 (3.16%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.16%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.16%) VB
12 3 (1.90%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.90%) ECMAScript
12 3 (1.90%) PHP 5
12 3 (1.90%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.63%) F#
13 1 (0.63%) Scala
13 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (23.42%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.23%) ISEB
4 11 (6.96%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.70%) ISTQB
6 8 (5.06%) Degree
7 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) QA
2 10 (6.33%) ISO 14001
2 10 (6.33%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.27%) WCAG
5 1 (0.63%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.53%) yum
2 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.70%) SAP
3 8 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (5.06%) Telerik
4 7 (4.43%) HP
5 3 (1.90%) ATG
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle
5 3 (1.90%) Siebel
5 3 (1.90%) Zend
6 2 (1.27%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.27%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.27%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.63%) Capita
7 1 (0.63%) IBM
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.63%) Talend
7 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
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Posted: 8 days ago
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