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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 96 89 93
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 48 58 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 1.81% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.35% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 48 42
Median daily rate £348 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
2378 2473 2312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.99% 77.28% 77.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1661 1550
Median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 103
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.82 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol -9 23 £463 +8.82% 7
Wiltshire -6 10 £330 -0.37% 2
Devon +14 7 £318 -20.37% 2
Gloucestershire -3 3 £400 - 7
Somerset +13 1 £425 +25.92% 2
Dorset -3 1 £525 +5.00% 5
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 81 (78.64%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (62.14%) TDD
3 57 (55.34%) Scrum
4 49 (47.57%) Java
5 46 (44.66%) C#
6 40 (38.83%) JavaScript
7 36 (34.95%) Web Services
8 34 (33.01%) Cucumber
9 30 (29.13%) .NET
9 30 (29.13%) MVC
10 24 (23.30%) Test Automation
11 23 (22.33%) HTML
11 23 (22.33%) E-Commerce
11 23 (22.33%) Ruby
12 22 (21.36%) CSS
13 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
13 21 (20.39%) RESTful
13 21 (20.39%) Security Cleared
14 20 (19.42%) Kanban
14 20 (19.42%) SQL
14 20 (19.42%) ASP.NET
15 18 (17.48%) QA
15 18 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
16 17 (16.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
17 16 (15.53%) Spring
17 16 (15.53%) SOAP
18 15 (14.56%) Selenium
18 15 (14.56%) Exploratory Testing
19 14 (13.59%) WebDriver

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 8 (7.77%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.94%) Apache
2 2 (1.94%) CMS
2 2 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.94%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.97%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.74%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.85%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) LDAP
2 4 (3.88%) SSH
3 2 (1.94%) HTTP
4 1 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) Hadoop
3 8 (7.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.91%) Big Data
5 3 (2.91%) MySQL
5 3 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.91%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.94%) Biml
6 2 (1.94%) Power BI
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.97%) GIS
7 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.97%) QGIS
7 1 (0.97%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 34 (33.01%) Cucumber
2 15 (14.56%) Selenium
3 14 (13.59%) SpecFlow
3 14 (13.59%) WebDriver
4 11 (10.68%) JIRA
5 8 (7.77%) Git (software)
5 8 (7.77%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (7.77%) TeamCity
6 6 (5.83%) Maven
6 6 (5.83%) NUnit
6 6 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.85%) Bitbucket
7 5 (4.85%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.85%) Mockito
8 4 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.88%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.91%) JUnit
9 3 (2.91%) Subversion
9 3 (2.91%) Xcode
General
1 11 (10.68%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.80%) Electronics
3 7 (6.80%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.80%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Advertising
4 1 (0.97%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (51.46%) Developer
2 20 (19.42%) Test Engineer
3 18 (17.48%) .NET Developer
3 18 (17.48%) C# Developer
3 18 (17.48%) Java Developer
4 16 (15.53%) Tester
5 12 (11.65%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (11.65%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (10.68%) Software Tester
7 10 (9.71%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (8.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.77%) Agile Developer
9 8 (7.77%) Analyst
9 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (6.80%) QA Engineer
10 7 (6.80%) Software Developer
11 6 (5.83%) Agile .NET Developer
11 6 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
11 6 (5.83%) QA Test Engineer
12 5 (4.85%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (34.95%) Web Services
2 30 (29.13%) .NET
3 23 (22.33%) HTML
4 22 (21.36%) CSS
5 21 (20.39%) RESTful
6 20 (19.42%) ASP.NET
7 17 (16.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (15.53%) SOAP
8 16 (15.53%) Spring
9 14 (13.59%) REST
10 13 (12.62%) jQuery
11 12 (11.65%) AngularJS
11 12 (11.65%) Hibernate
12 11 (10.68%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (8.74%) Spring MVC
14 8 (7.77%) Node.js
15 6 (5.83%) Gherkin
16 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 5 (4.85%) Ember.js
16 5 (4.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Public Cloud
2 6 (5.83%) User Experience
3 5 (4.85%) Blog
4 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.94%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.97%) iPad
6 1 (0.97%) iPhone
6 1 (0.97%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.97%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) Linux
2 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.94%) Android
3 2 (1.94%) Windows
4 1 (0.97%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (78.64%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (62.14%) TDD
3 57 (55.34%) Scrum
4 30 (29.13%) MVC
5 24 (23.30%) Test Automation
6 23 (22.33%) E-Commerce
7 20 (19.42%) Kanban
8 15 (14.56%) Exploratory Testing
9 14 (13.59%) Automated Testing
10 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (10.68%) OO
11 11 (10.68%) Software Engineering
12 10 (9.71%) High Availability
12 10 (9.71%) Microservices
13 9 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (8.74%) DevOps
13 9 (8.74%) Pair Programming
14 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (6.80%) Digital Marketing
15 7 (6.80%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (47.57%) Java
2 46 (44.66%) C#
3 40 (38.83%) JavaScript
4 23 (22.33%) Ruby
5 20 (19.42%) SQL
6 10 (9.71%) Groovy
7 8 (7.77%) Python
8 7 (6.80%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.85%) Perl
9 5 (4.85%) Scala
10 3 (2.91%) C++
11 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.97%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.97%) F#
12 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (20.39%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) ISEB
3 5 (4.85%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.91%) Degree
4 3 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) QA
2 5 (4.85%) ISO 14001
2 5 (4.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.97%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.80%) SAP
3 4 (3.88%) HP
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle
4 3 (2.91%) Rally
5 2 (1.94%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.97%) Apple
6 1 (0.97%) Capita
6 1 (0.97%) Google
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.97%) Xamarin
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