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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 95 85 77
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 46 47 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 1.56% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.04% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 56
Median daily rate £393 £356 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.17% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £298 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
2294 2306 2372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.43% 76.61% 79.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1498 1530 1564
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 99 126
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Devon - 17 £376 -
Bristol -12 10 £413 +3.12% 3
Wiltshire -3 7 £363 +11.53% 3
Gloucestershire -1 6 £400 +4.91% 11
Somerset +3 4 £338 +7.74% 4
Dorset -9 1 - - 7
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 112 (89.60%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (57.60%) Scrum
3 71 (56.80%) Java
4 62 (49.60%) TDD
5 47 (37.60%) Cucumber
6 46 (36.80%) JavaScript
7 43 (34.40%) Security Cleared
8 40 (32.00%) Web Services
9 34 (27.20%) SC Cleared
10 31 (24.80%) RESTful
11 28 (22.40%) Test Automation
11 28 (22.40%) C#
11 28 (22.40%) SQL
12 26 (20.80%) HTML
13 25 (20.00%) CSS
14 24 (19.20%) Git (software)
15 23 (18.40%) Jenkins
16 22 (17.60%) JIRA
16 22 (17.60%) .NET
17 21 (16.80%) Selenium
18 20 (16.00%) Spring
19 19 (15.20%) Maven
19 19 (15.20%) Software Engineering
19 19 (15.20%) Groovy
20 18 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
20 18 (14.40%) Kanban
20 18 (14.40%) WebDriver
21 16 (12.80%) Finance
22 15 (12.00%) MVC
22 15 (12.00%) QA

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 7 (5.60%) Node.js
2 4 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.20%) JBoss
3 3 (2.40%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (1.60%) Apache
4 2 (1.60%) CMS
4 2 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.60%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.80%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) HTTP
1 4 (3.20%) SSH
2 1 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.80%) MySQL
2 6 (4.80%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.20%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.40%) Big Data
5 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.60%) Biml
6 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.60%) Power BI
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.80%) GIS
7 1 (0.80%) QGIS
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (37.60%) Cucumber
2 24 (19.20%) Git (software)
3 23 (18.40%) Jenkins
4 22 (17.60%) JIRA
5 21 (16.80%) Selenium
6 19 (15.20%) Maven
7 18 (14.40%) WebDriver
8 12 (9.60%) IntelliJ
9 10 (8.00%) SpecFlow
10 8 (6.40%) Spock
11 7 (5.60%) JBehave
12 6 (4.80%) Subversion
13 5 (4.00%) NUnit
13 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
14 4 (3.20%) Eclipse
14 4 (3.20%) JUnit
14 4 (3.20%) Protractor
14 4 (3.20%) Zephyr
15 3 (2.40%) Grunt
General
1 16 (12.80%) Finance
2 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.20%) Electronics
3 9 (7.20%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.20%) Marketing
4 2 (1.60%) Games
4 2 (1.60%) Law
5 1 (0.80%) Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (57.60%) Developer
2 35 (28.00%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.80%) Tester
4 15 (12.00%) Agile Developer
4 15 (12.00%) Test Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) Software Developer
5 13 (10.40%) Software Tester
6 12 (9.60%) .NET Developer
6 12 (9.60%) C# Developer
7 11 (8.80%) Analyst
7 11 (8.80%) Developer in Test
7 11 (8.80%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 9 (7.20%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (6.40%) Agile Java Developer
9 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (6.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (6.40%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.60%) Agile .NET Developer
10 7 (5.60%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.00%) Web Services
2 31 (24.80%) RESTful
3 26 (20.80%) HTML
4 25 (20.00%) CSS
5 22 (17.60%) .NET
6 20 (16.00%) Spring
7 14 (11.20%) AngularJS
8 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET
8 12 (9.60%) Hibernate
9 10 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (5.60%) Gherkin
10 7 (5.60%) SOAP
11 6 (4.80%) Behat
11 6 (4.80%) jQuery
11 6 (4.80%) JSON
11 6 (4.80%) REST
11 6 (4.80%) WPF
12 4 (3.20%) Entity Framework
12 4 (3.20%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 4 (3.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.60%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.60%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.80%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (0.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Linux
2 2 (1.60%) Windows
3 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (89.60%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (57.60%) Scrum
3 62 (49.60%) TDD
4 28 (22.40%) Test Automation
5 19 (15.20%) Software Engineering
6 18 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (14.40%) Kanban
7 15 (12.00%) MVC
8 14 (11.20%) Automation Testing
9 13 (10.40%) Functional Testing
10 12 (9.60%) E-Commerce
10 12 (9.60%) OO
11 11 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (7.20%) Automated Testing
12 9 (7.20%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (7.20%) Programme Management
12 9 (7.20%) Regression Testing
13 8 (6.40%) SDLC
14 7 (5.60%) User Stories
15 6 (4.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (56.80%) Java
2 46 (36.80%) JavaScript
3 28 (22.40%) C#
3 28 (22.40%) SQL
4 19 (15.20%) Groovy
5 12 (9.60%) Ruby
6 7 (5.60%) Python
7 6 (4.80%) Perl
8 5 (4.00%) C
9 3 (2.40%) ECMAScript
9 3 (2.40%) PHP
9 3 (2.40%) PHP 5
9 3 (2.40%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.60%) C++
10 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.80%) F#
11 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (34.40%) Security Cleared
2 34 (27.20%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (7.20%) ISEB
5 8 (6.40%) Degree
6 6 (4.80%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.00%) QA
2 11 (8.80%) ISO 14001
2 11 (8.80%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.80%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.80%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.20%) SAP
3 5 (4.00%) HP
4 4 (3.20%) Telerik
5 3 (2.40%) ATG
5 3 (2.40%) Oracle
5 3 (2.40%) Rally
5 3 (2.40%) Zend
6 2 (1.60%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.60%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.80%) Capita
7 1 (0.80%) Google
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.80%) Xamarin
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