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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 90 112 95
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs citing BDD 56 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.65% 0.95% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.30% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 26 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £363 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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
2563 2309 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 72.98% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1521 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Bristol +16 28 £425 +13.33% 11
Devon +4 9 £375 +4.16% 4
Wiltshire +1 8 £338 +12.50% 8
Somerset -5 5 £350 +7.69% 6
Dorset -7 2 - - 4
Gloucestershire -4 1 £344 +14.50% 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 88 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (68.00%) TDD
3 55 (55.00%) Scrum
4 41 (41.00%) .NET
5 38 (38.00%) Unit Testing
6 32 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (32.00%) C#
7 29 (29.00%) Java
8 28 (28.00%) SQL
9 27 (27.00%) JavaScript
9 27 (27.00%) OO
10 25 (25.00%) CSS
10 25 (25.00%) Web Services
10 25 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 23 (23.00%) MVC
11 23 (23.00%) .NET Framework
12 22 (22.00%) ASP.NET
13 21 (21.00%) HTML
13 21 (21.00%) Selenium
14 20 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 20 (20.00%) Jenkins
15 18 (18.00%) SOAP
16 17 (17.00%) XML
17 16 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (15.00%) Kanban
18 15 (15.00%) Security Cleared
18 15 (15.00%) Cucumber
18 15 (15.00%) Entity Framework
18 15 (15.00%) REST
19 14 (14.00%) SpecFlow

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (10.00%) Node.js
2 4 (4.00%) ATG Dynamo
3 3 (3.00%) Confluence
3 3 (3.00%) IIS
3 3 (3.00%) Apache
4 2 (2.00%) JBoss
4 2 (2.00%) CMS
4 2 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.00%) Liferay
5 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.00%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.00%) SaaS
3 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.00%) SQLite
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.00%) MySQL
6 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (21.00%) Selenium
2 20 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 14 (14.00%) SpecFlow
5 13 (13.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (11.00%) NUnit
7 10 (10.00%) JIRA
8 9 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (7.00%) Behat
9 7 (7.00%) Grunt
9 7 (7.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio
11 5 (5.00%) JUnit
11 5 (5.00%) MSTest
11 5 (5.00%) Mechanoid
11 5 (5.00%) Robolectric
11 5 (5.00%) Robotium
12 4 (4.00%) Jasmine
12 4 (4.00%) JBehave
12 4 (4.00%) Mocha
General
1 8 (8.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.00%) Back Office
4 2 (2.00%) Electronics
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (67.00%) Developer
2 22 (22.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.00%) Senior Developer
4 13 (13.00%) Analyst
5 11 (11.00%) C# Developer
5 11 (11.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 8 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Agile .NET Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Software Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Tester
9 6 (6.00%) AWS Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Senior Android Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (5.00%) Android Developer
10 5 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (41.00%) .NET
2 25 (25.00%) Web Services
2 25 (25.00%) CSS
3 23 (23.00%) .NET Framework
4 22 (22.00%) ASP.NET
5 21 (21.00%) HTML
6 18 (18.00%) SOAP
7 17 (17.00%) XML
8 16 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (15.00%) REST
9 15 (15.00%) Entity Framework
10 13 (13.00%) WPF
11 12 (12.00%) AngularJS
12 10 (10.00%) CSS3
12 10 (10.00%) HTML5
13 8 (8.00%) WF
13 8 (8.00%) jQuery
14 7 (7.00%) Sass
15 6 (6.00%) Spring
16 5 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) User Experience
2 9 (9.00%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.00%) iPhone
4 4 (4.00%) iPad
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.00%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.00%) Android
1 13 (13.00%) Apple iOS
2 12 (12.00%) Windows
3 9 (9.00%) Windows Phone
3 9 (9.00%) Windows Phone 7
4 5 (5.00%) Linux
5 2 (2.00%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.00%) Fedora
6 1 (1.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (68.00%) TDD
3 55 (55.00%) Scrum
4 38 (38.00%) Unit Testing
5 32 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (27.00%) OO
7 25 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 23 (23.00%) MVC
9 15 (15.00%) Kanban
10 13 (13.00%) OOP
11 12 (12.00%) OOD
12 11 (11.00%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (9.00%) Android Development
14 8 (8.00%) Test Automation
14 8 (8.00%) Manual Testing
14 8 (8.00%) Software Testing
15 6 (6.00%) Integration Testing
15 6 (6.00%) User Stories
16 5 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
16 5 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.00%) C#
2 29 (29.00%) Java
3 28 (28.00%) SQL
4 27 (27.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (13.00%) Ruby
6 9 (9.00%) PHP
7 8 (8.00%) C++
8 7 (7.00%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.00%) C
10 3 (3.00%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.00%) Python
11 2 (2.00%) Perl
12 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.00%) Scala
12 1 (1.00%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 15 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.00%) ISEB
4 6 (6.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.00%) Degree
6 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) QA
2 4 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) VirtualBox
1 2 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Puppet
2 3 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.00%) Ansible
3 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (9.00%) Oracle
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.00%) Google
4 4 (4.00%) ATG
5 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.00%) SAP
6 2 (2.00%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.00%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.00%) Telerik
6 2 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (1.00%) Eloqua
7 1 (1.00%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.00%) Talend
7 1 (1.00%) Siebel
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Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 32 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago