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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 90 78 105
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +27
Contract jobs citing BDD 44 69 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.46% 2.33% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 3.02% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 58 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +37.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
2254 2281 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.96% 76.98% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 1521 913
Average daily rate £400 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 116 67
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 -13 14 £400 -11.11% 9
Somerset +9 10 £313 -3.61% 3
Gloucestershire -1 7 £363 -9.37%
Wiltshire +4 3 £325 -5.45% 3
Dorset -1 2 £500 +42.85% 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 73 (68.22%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (67.29%) TDD
3 65 (60.75%) Java
4 51 (47.66%) MVC
5 45 (42.06%) SQL
6 43 (40.19%) Spring
7 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
8 38 (35.51%) Web Services
9 37 (34.58%) .NET
9 37 (34.58%) Scrum
10 34 (31.78%) .NET Framework
10 34 (31.78%) REST
11 33 (30.84%) HTML
12 31 (28.97%) C#
12 31 (28.97%) SOAP
13 29 (27.10%) ASP.NET
13 29 (27.10%) Hibernate
13 29 (27.10%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (26.17%) E-Commerce
15 27 (25.23%) CSS
15 27 (25.23%) SQL Server
15 27 (25.23%) Unit Testing
16 22 (20.56%) Spring MVC
16 22 (20.56%) Git (software)
16 22 (20.56%) Entity Framework
17 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
17 20 (18.69%) JPA
17 20 (18.69%) Maven
18 19 (17.76%) jQuery
19 18 (16.82%) JUnit

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (14.95%) Mule
2 8 (7.48%) Mule ESB
3 4 (3.74%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (1.87%) Node.js
4 2 (1.87%) JBoss
4 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.80%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.23%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.95%) MongoDB
3 11 (10.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 11 (10.28%) Couchbase
4 7 (6.54%) MySQL
5 6 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.67%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (20.56%) Git (software)
2 20 (18.69%) Maven
3 18 (16.82%) JUnit
3 18 (16.82%) Cucumber
4 15 (14.02%) MSTest
4 15 (14.02%) JIRA
4 15 (14.02%) NUnit
5 13 (12.15%) Selenium
5 13 (12.15%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.41%) SpecFlow
6 9 (8.41%) Spock
7 8 (7.48%) TestNG
7 8 (7.48%) WebDriver
8 7 (6.54%) IntelliJ
9 6 (5.61%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.80%) FitNesse
10 3 (2.80%) JBehave
10 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.80%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (2.80%) Calabash
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Retail
3 7 (6.54%) Marketing
3 7 (6.54%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.54%) Electronics
3 7 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Back Office
4 2 (1.87%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (78.50%) Developer
2 32 (29.91%) Java Developer
3 31 (28.97%) .NET Developer
4 9 (8.41%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.54%) Tester
6 6 (5.61%) Agile .NET Developer
6 6 (5.61%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Hybris Developer
8 4 (3.74%) AWS Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Integration Specialist
8 4 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) GUI Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Technical Test Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (40.19%) Spring
2 38 (35.51%) Web Services
3 37 (34.58%) .NET
4 34 (31.78%) .NET Framework
4 34 (31.78%) REST
5 33 (30.84%) HTML
6 31 (28.97%) SOAP
7 29 (27.10%) ASP.NET
7 29 (27.10%) Hibernate
7 29 (27.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (25.23%) CSS
9 22 (20.56%) Spring MVC
9 22 (20.56%) Entity Framework
10 20 (18.69%) JPA
11 19 (17.76%) jQuery
12 15 (14.02%) Apache Camel
12 15 (14.02%) XML
13 13 (12.15%) WPF
13 13 (12.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (12.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Linked Data
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.54%) DTV
3 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.80%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Linux
2 4 (3.74%) Android
2 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.80%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Fedora
4 1 (0.93%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (68.22%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (67.29%) TDD
3 51 (47.66%) MVC
4 37 (34.58%) Scrum
5 28 (26.17%) E-Commerce
6 27 (25.23%) Unit Testing
7 12 (11.21%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (10.28%) SOA
8 11 (10.28%) Progressive Enhancement
8 11 (10.28%) Automation Testing
8 11 (10.28%) CQRS
9 10 (9.35%) Waterfall
9 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.41%) Integration Testing
11 8 (7.48%) OO
12 7 (6.54%) Software Testing
12 7 (6.54%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (6.54%) Programme Management
12 7 (6.54%) OOD
12 7 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 65 (60.75%) Java
2 45 (42.06%) SQL
3 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
4 31 (28.97%) C#
5 9 (8.41%) Groovy
6 7 (6.54%) Ruby
7 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.80%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.95%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.48%) Degree
4 7 (6.54%) ISEB
5 4 (3.74%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.87%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.80%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (8.41%) Oracle
2 8 (7.48%) hybris
2 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.54%) SAP
3 7 (6.54%) ATG
4 2 (1.87%) Telerik
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.93%) Rackspace
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