The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 34 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.17% 1.66% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 2.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 0
Average daily rate £381 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
BDD
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
302 339 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 79.89% 80.52% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 250 191
Average daily rate £388 £475 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £21.47 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.09% -10.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Swindon region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Java
3 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 7 (58.33%) Spring
5 6 (50.00%) JBehave
5 6 (50.00%) Hibernate
5 6 (50.00%) Scrum
6 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (41.67%) CSS
6 5 (41.67%) Selenium
7 4 (33.33%) Subversion
7 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 4 (33.33%) HTML
8 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 3 (25.00%) TDD
8 3 (25.00%) JIRA
8 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 2 (16.67%) gulp
9 2 (16.67%) Grunt
9 2 (16.67%) TypeScript
9 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (16.67%) Bower
9 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 2 (16.67%) Node.js
9 2 (16.67%) Sass
9 2 (16.67%) LESS
9 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 2 (16.67%) Computer Science

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) Node.js
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (50.00%) JBehave
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (16.67%) Ant
6 2 (16.67%) Bower
6 2 (16.67%) Grunt
6 2 (16.67%) gulp
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Maven
7 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Developer in Test
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 2 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Tester
5 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Senior UI Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 6 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (16.67%) LESS
5 2 (16.67%) Sass
5 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) V-Model
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) ECMAScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) TypeScript
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP