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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 109 106 126
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 38 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 0.59% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.85% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2368 1645 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.48% 69.73% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1077 1079
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 116
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Somerset - 16 £350 - 1
Bristol -18 7 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £400 - 3
Wiltshire - 4 £375 - 3
Devon - 3 - -
Dorset - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) Java
3 33 (50.00%) SQL
3 33 (50.00%) TDD
4 24 (36.36%) Scrum
5 22 (33.33%) Web Services
6 21 (31.82%) C#
7 20 (30.30%) Spring
7 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
7 20 (30.30%) .NET
7 20 (30.30%) Cucumber
8 17 (25.76%) SpecFlow
9 16 (24.24%) MVC
9 16 (24.24%) jQuery
10 15 (22.73%) Selenium
11 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
11 14 (21.21%) ISEB
11 14 (21.21%) CSS
11 14 (21.21%) RESTful
12 13 (19.70%) HTML
12 13 (19.70%) Hibernate
13 12 (18.18%) JIRA
13 12 (18.18%) J2EE
13 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
13 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
13 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
14 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
14 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
14 11 (16.67%) Integration Testing
14 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (6.06%) CMS
2 3 (4.55%) JBoss
2 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.03%) Mule
4 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.52%) Kentico
4 1 (1.52%) Node.js
4 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.06%) SaaS
3 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.58%) RDBMS
2 5 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Cucumber
2 17 (25.76%) SpecFlow
3 15 (22.73%) Selenium
4 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 12 (18.18%) JIRA
4 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 10 (15.15%) Maven
6 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (10.61%) FitNesse
7 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
8 4 (6.06%) Bitbucket
9 3 (4.55%) Spock
9 3 (4.55%) NUnit
9 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.55%) IntelliJ
10 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
10 2 (3.03%) JUnit
10 2 (3.03%) WATIR
10 2 (3.03%) Hudson
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.09%) Electronics
3 6 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.09%) Marketing
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (57.58%) Developer
2 21 (31.82%) Java Developer
3 16 (24.24%) Analyst
4 12 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.64%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Tester
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Hybris Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Agile Tester
10 3 (4.55%) Automation Tester
11 2 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Agile Java Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) QA Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) Web Services
2 20 (30.30%) .NET
2 20 (30.30%) Spring
3 16 (24.24%) jQuery
4 14 (21.21%) CSS
4 14 (21.21%) RESTful
5 13 (19.70%) HTML
5 13 (19.70%) Hibernate
6 12 (18.18%) J2EE
7 10 (15.15%) SOAP
7 10 (15.15%) Gherkin
8 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET
9 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (9.09%) HTML5
11 6 (9.09%) CSS3
11 6 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (9.09%) Spring MVC
12 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
12 5 (7.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) DTV
2 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Linked Data
3 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Wiki
5 1 (1.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 6 (9.09%) UNIX
3 4 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) TDD
3 24 (36.36%) Scrum
4 16 (24.24%) MVC
5 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 11 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 9 (13.64%) Automation Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (9.09%) Programme Management
11 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.58%) OO
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) Java
2 33 (50.00%) SQL
3 21 (31.82%) C#
4 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.55%) PHP
5 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.55%) Groovy
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) Python
7 1 (1.52%) Perl
7 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) ISEB
2 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.61%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.55%) HND
6 2 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) hybris
3 6 (9.09%) SAP
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle
4 4 (6.06%) EPiServer
5 3 (4.55%) ATG
6 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
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