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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 85 108 128
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 59 30 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.89% 1.04% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.38% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 1
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
2350 2179 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.47% 75.42% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1312 1088
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 86 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £12.31 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 +12 31 £400 -11.11% 3
Somerset +4 8 £314 - 2
Wiltshire - 6 £375 - 3
Devon - 6 £400 - 1
Bristol -17 5 £394 -12.50% 4
Dorset -2 1 - - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 67 (68.37%) TDD
2 64 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (61.22%) Java
4 46 (46.94%) MVC
4 46 (46.94%) Spring
5 43 (43.88%) SQL
6 41 (41.84%) Web Services
7 40 (40.82%) JavaScript
8 33 (33.67%) Scrum
8 33 (33.67%) HTML
9 32 (32.65%) .NET
9 32 (32.65%) Hibernate
10 30 (30.61%) CSS
10 30 (30.61%) REST
11 29 (29.59%) C#
12 28 (28.57%) SOAP
13 27 (27.55%) .NET Framework
14 24 (24.49%) Spring MVC
15 22 (22.45%) Maven
15 22 (22.45%) E-Commerce
15 22 (22.45%) Git (software)
16 21 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (21.43%) ASP.NET
16 21 (21.43%) SQL Server
17 20 (20.41%) jQuery
17 20 (20.41%) Unit Testing
17 20 (20.41%) JPA
18 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
19 18 (18.37%) SC Cleared
20 17 (17.35%) Cucumber

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (17.35%) Mule
2 3 (3.06%) JBoss
2 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (1.02%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.06%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.33%) MongoDB
3 11 (11.22%) Couchbase
4 8 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (7.14%) MySQL
6 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (22.45%) Maven
1 22 (22.45%) Git (software)
2 17 (17.35%) Cucumber
2 17 (17.35%) JIRA
3 16 (16.33%) JUnit
4 12 (12.24%) NUnit
4 12 (12.24%) MSTest
5 11 (11.22%) Selenium
6 10 (10.20%) SpecFlow
7 9 (9.18%) Spock
8 8 (8.16%) Jenkins
9 7 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (7.14%) TestNG
9 7 (7.14%) IntelliJ
10 5 (5.10%) Bitbucket
11 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.06%) Eclipse
11 3 (3.06%) WebDriver
11 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.02%) Behat
General
1 16 (16.33%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Manufacturing
2 8 (8.16%) Electronics
2 8 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.16%) Marketing
3 7 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Back Office
4 2 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 77 (78.57%) Developer
2 34 (34.69%) Java Developer
3 28 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 11 (11.22%) Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) Test Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.16%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Hybris Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.08%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (4.08%) GUI Developer
9 4 (4.08%) AWS Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Integration Specialist
10 3 (3.06%) Java Consultant
10 3 (3.06%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (46.94%) Spring
2 41 (41.84%) Web Services
3 33 (33.67%) HTML
4 32 (32.65%) .NET
4 32 (32.65%) Hibernate
5 30 (30.61%) CSS
5 30 (30.61%) REST
6 28 (28.57%) SOAP
7 27 (27.55%) .NET Framework
8 24 (24.49%) Spring MVC
9 21 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (21.43%) ASP.NET
10 20 (20.41%) jQuery
10 20 (20.41%) JPA
11 15 (15.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 15 (15.31%) Apache Camel
12 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (13.27%) XML
12 13 (13.27%) J2EE
13 12 (12.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Linked Data
2 8 (8.16%) DTV
3 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.04%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) Open Source
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) Windows
3 1 (1.02%) Fedora
3 1 (1.02%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (68.37%) TDD
2 64 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (46.94%) MVC
4 33 (33.67%) Scrum
5 22 (22.45%) E-Commerce
6 20 (20.41%) Unit Testing
7 15 (15.31%) Integration Testing
8 12 (12.24%) SOA
8 12 (12.24%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (12.24%) Automation Testing
9 11 (11.22%) Waterfall
9 11 (11.22%) Progressive Enhancement
9 11 (11.22%) CQRS
9 11 (11.22%) Test Scripting
9 11 (11.22%) Automated Testing
10 9 (9.18%) Software Testing
11 8 (8.16%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (8.16%) OO
Programming Languages
1 60 (61.22%) Java
2 43 (43.88%) SQL
3 40 (40.82%) JavaScript
4 29 (29.59%) C#
5 9 (9.18%) Groovy
6 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.02%) PHP
7 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.24%) ISEB
4 5 (5.10%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.10%) Degree
5 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) QA
2 3 (3.06%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.06%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.16%) SAP
2 8 (8.16%) hybris
3 7 (7.14%) Oracle
4 4 (4.08%) ATG
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
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