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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 37 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.90% 0.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
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
253 287 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 75.75% 80.17% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 205 271
Average daily rate £420 £444 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +10.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -10.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 13 (86.67%) Java
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (53.33%) Spring
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) Hibernate
4 7 (46.67%) Selenium
4 7 (46.67%) JBehave
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) CSS
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 4 (26.67%) Subversion
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) JIRA
8 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (20.00%) TDD
8 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (20.00%) Games
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) ISEB
9 2 (13.33%) gulp
9 2 (13.33%) Bower
9 2 (13.33%) Grunt
9 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
9 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (13.33%) Node.js
9 2 (13.33%) Sass

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Node.js
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (46.67%) JBehave
2 7 (46.67%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (26.67%) Subversion
5 3 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Ant
6 2 (13.33%) Bower
6 2 (13.33%) Grunt
6 2 (13.33%) gulp
6 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (13.33%) Maven
6 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (6.67%) JMeter
7 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Developer in Test
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior UI Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (6.67%) UI Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Spring
2 7 (46.67%) Hibernate
3 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (13.33%) LESS
5 2 (13.33%) Sass
5 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) V-Model
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) ECMAScript
4 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Google
1 1 (6.67%) HP