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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / South West
Rank 49 54 95
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +41
Contract jobs citing BDD 84 105 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.27% 3.52% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 4.28% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 91 35
Median daily rate £330 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
2045 2453 2323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.73% 82.32% 75.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1729 1558
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 118 112
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £23.25 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +13 26 £343 -8.66% 2
Bristol +3 23 £325 -11.86% 11
Somerset +9 18 £290 -31.76% 4
Gloucestershire -7 5 £370 -7.50% 14
Devon -9 2 £413 -0.60% 5
Dorset +1 1 - - 5
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 132 (81.99%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (50.93%) TDD
3 79 (49.07%) Java
4 73 (45.34%) Scrum
5 63 (39.13%) Selenium
5 63 (39.13%) Cucumber
6 58 (36.02%) C#
7 49 (30.43%) .NET
7 49 (30.43%) REST
8 47 (29.19%) SOAP
9 45 (27.95%) JavaScript
10 44 (27.33%) Kanban
11 37 (22.98%) WebDriver
12 35 (21.74%) Test Scripting
12 35 (21.74%) MVC
13 32 (19.88%) HTML
14 31 (19.25%) CSS
14 31 (19.25%) QA
15 30 (18.63%) Test Automation
16 29 (18.01%) Team Foundation Server
17 28 (17.39%) Web Services
17 28 (17.39%) Spring
18 27 (16.77%) Maven
19 25 (15.53%) Finance
20 24 (14.91%) SQL
21 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
22 22 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
22 22 (13.66%) Gherkin
22 22 (13.66%) AngularJS
23 20 (12.42%) SpecFlow

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (9.94%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (6.83%) Apache
3 10 (6.21%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.62%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.62%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.62%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) JBoss
6 1 (0.62%) Liferay
6 1 (0.62%) Mule
6 1 (0.62%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.62%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.62%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 11 (6.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.45%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (6.83%) GitHub
5 6 (3.73%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.11%) PaaS
7 4 (2.48%) Heroku
7 4 (2.48%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) LDAP
2 4 (2.48%) Internet
3 3 (1.86%) SSH
4 2 (1.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.94%) Hadoop
3 14 (8.70%) NoSQL
4 10 (6.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.24%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.62%) GIS
9 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (39.13%) Cucumber
1 63 (39.13%) Selenium
2 37 (22.98%) WebDriver
3 29 (18.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (16.77%) Maven
5 20 (12.42%) SpecFlow
6 18 (11.18%) Mockito
7 16 (9.94%) Bitbucket
8 14 (8.70%) Visual Studio
9 12 (7.45%) Jenkins
9 12 (7.45%) SoapUI
10 11 (6.83%) Selenium IDE
11 10 (6.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (6.21%) JIRA
11 10 (6.21%) JUnit
11 10 (6.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (6.21%) TeamCity
12 9 (5.59%) Ant
13 8 (4.97%) Jasmine
14 7 (4.35%) GitLab
General
1 25 (15.53%) Finance
2 12 (7.45%) Marketing
3 11 (6.83%) Electronics
3 11 (6.83%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.73%) Banking
5 5 (3.11%) Retail
5 5 (3.11%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.86%) Advertising
7 2 (1.24%) Games
7 2 (1.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.62%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (46.58%) Developer
2 32 (19.88%) Tester
3 29 (18.01%) Java Developer
4 27 (16.77%) Analyst
5 25 (15.53%) Test Analyst
6 18 (11.18%) Automation Tester
7 17 (10.56%) C# Developer
7 17 (10.56%) Test Engineer
8 16 (9.94%) Automation Test Analyst
9 12 (7.45%) .NET Developer
9 12 (7.45%) Software Tester
10 11 (6.83%) Developer in Test
11 10 (6.21%) QA Tester
12 8 (4.97%) Test Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.35%) Agile Developer
13 7 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
13 7 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 7 (4.35%) Java Automation Tester
13 7 (4.35%) Software QA Tester
13 7 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (30.43%) .NET
1 49 (30.43%) REST
2 47 (29.19%) SOAP
3 32 (19.88%) HTML
4 31 (19.25%) CSS
5 28 (17.39%) Spring
5 28 (17.39%) Web Services
6 22 (13.66%) AngularJS
6 22 (13.66%) Gherkin
7 19 (11.80%) Hibernate
8 18 (11.18%) jQuery
8 18 (11.18%) Sass
9 17 (10.56%) ASP.NET
10 15 (9.32%) Node.js
10 15 (9.32%) Spring MVC
11 14 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (6.83%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (6.83%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (5.59%) Ember.js
13 9 (5.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) User Experience
2 10 (6.21%) Public Cloud
3 9 (5.59%) Blog
4 5 (3.11%) W3C
5 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.62%) iPad
6 1 (0.62%) iPhone
6 1 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.73%) Android
1 6 (3.73%) Apple iOS
1 6 (3.73%) Unix
2 4 (2.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (81.99%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (50.93%) TDD
3 73 (45.34%) Scrum
4 44 (27.33%) Kanban
5 35 (21.74%) MVC
5 35 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 30 (18.63%) Test Automation
7 22 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (12.42%) Microservices
9 17 (10.56%) E-Commerce
9 17 (10.56%) Manual Testing
10 16 (9.94%) DevOps
11 15 (9.32%) Automated Testing
12 14 (8.70%) Unit Testing
13 13 (8.07%) Exploratory Testing
13 13 (8.07%) SDLC
13 13 (8.07%) Software Engineering
14 12 (7.45%) Programme Management
14 12 (7.45%) Software Testing
15 11 (6.83%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 79 (49.07%) Java
2 58 (36.02%) C#
3 45 (27.95%) JavaScript
4 24 (14.91%) SQL
5 20 (12.42%) Ruby
6 19 (11.80%) Scala
7 12 (7.45%) Python
8 6 (3.73%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.48%) C++
9 4 (2.48%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.24%) Clojure
10 2 (1.24%) Go
10 2 (1.24%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.24%) PHP
11 1 (0.62%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.62%) C
11 1 (0.62%) Groovy
11 1 (0.62%) Perl
11 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.56%) ISEB
3 11 (6.83%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.73%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (19.25%) QA
2 4 (2.48%) ISO 14001
2 4 (2.48%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.24%) SDET
5 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.62%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (10.56%) Docker
2 2 (1.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.83%) SAP
3 9 (5.59%) HP
4 7 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.73%) Cloudera
5 6 (3.73%) Google
6 2 (1.24%) Apple
7 1 (0.62%) ATG
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle
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