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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 84 105 124
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +19
Contract jobs citing BDD 62 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.95% 0.67% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 0.91% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 2
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£400 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2367 2085 1785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.41% 73.99% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 1272 1122
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 90 78
Average hourly rate £36.45 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Gloucestershire - 30 £400 - 2
Devon - 9 £400 - 1
Wiltshire - 9 £375 - 4
Somerset +1 8 £400 - 2
Bristol -15 5 £400 -15.78% 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 64 (69.57%) Java
1 64 (69.57%) TDD
2 58 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (50.00%) SQL
4 43 (46.74%) Web Services
4 43 (46.74%) Spring
5 42 (45.65%) MVC
6 41 (44.57%) JavaScript
7 34 (36.96%) HTML
8 31 (33.70%) CSS
9 30 (32.61%) Hibernate
10 27 (29.35%) Scrum
11 25 (27.17%) .NET
12 24 (26.09%) SOAP
12 24 (26.09%) Maven
12 24 (26.09%) Git (software)
12 24 (26.09%) Cucumber
12 24 (26.09%) REST
13 22 (23.91%) Spring MVC
13 22 (23.91%) jQuery
13 22 (23.91%) C#
14 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET
14 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (19.57%) .NET Framework
16 17 (18.48%) JIRA
16 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
16 17 (18.48%) E-Commerce
16 17 (18.48%) RESTful
17 16 (17.39%) JPA
17 16 (17.39%) Mule

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 16 (17.39%) Mule
2 3 (3.26%) JBoss
2 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.09%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (1.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (10.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.22%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (9.78%) Couchbase
5 7 (7.61%) MySQL
6 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.52%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (26.09%) Maven
1 24 (26.09%) Git (software)
1 24 (26.09%) Cucumber
2 17 (18.48%) JIRA
3 15 (16.30%) Jenkins
4 14 (15.22%) Selenium
5 12 (13.04%) JUnit
6 11 (11.96%) SpecFlow
7 10 (10.87%) NUnit
7 10 (10.87%) MSTest
8 9 (9.78%) Spock
9 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (7.61%) TestNG
10 7 (7.61%) IntelliJ
11 6 (6.52%) FitNesse
12 5 (5.43%) Bitbucket
13 4 (4.35%) WebDriver
14 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
14 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
14 3 (3.26%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Manufacturing
2 10 (10.87%) Electronics
2 10 (10.87%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.87%) Marketing
3 7 (7.61%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (76.09%) Developer
2 35 (38.04%) Java Developer
3 20 (21.74%) .NET Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Senior Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Test Analyst
5 10 (10.87%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Tester
6 5 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Hybris Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Integration Specialist
7 4 (4.35%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (4.35%) GUI Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Java Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) Consultant
9 2 (2.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (46.74%) Web Services
1 43 (46.74%) Spring
2 34 (36.96%) HTML
3 31 (33.70%) CSS
4 30 (32.61%) Hibernate
5 25 (27.17%) .NET
6 24 (26.09%) SOAP
6 24 (26.09%) REST
7 22 (23.91%) jQuery
7 22 (23.91%) Spring MVC
8 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET
8 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (19.57%) .NET Framework
10 17 (18.48%) RESTful
11 16 (17.39%) JPA
12 15 (16.30%) Apache Camel
13 13 (14.13%) J2EE
14 11 (11.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (9.78%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) DTV
2 9 (9.78%) Linked Data
3 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.17%) Replication
4 2 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) Wiki
5 1 (1.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Linux
2 5 (5.43%) UNIX
2 5 (5.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (69.57%) TDD
2 58 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (45.65%) MVC
4 27 (29.35%) Scrum
5 17 (18.48%) E-Commerce
6 14 (15.22%) Integration Testing
6 14 (15.22%) Automation Testing
7 12 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 12 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.96%) Automated Testing
9 10 (10.87%) Programme Management
9 10 (10.87%) SOA
9 10 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (10.87%) Test Scripting
9 10 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 10 (10.87%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (10.87%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (9.78%) CQRS
10 9 (9.78%) Progressive Enhancement
10 9 (9.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (69.57%) Java
2 46 (50.00%) SQL
3 41 (44.57%) JavaScript
4 22 (23.91%) C#
5 9 (9.78%) Groovy
6 5 (5.43%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) ISEB
2 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.43%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.35%) Degree
5 4 (4.35%) HND
6 2 (2.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.26%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.87%) SAP
3 8 (8.70%) hybris
4 7 (7.61%) Oracle
5 4 (4.35%) ATG
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