Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 44 56
Rank change year-on-year -39 +12 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 56 82 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.57% 4.16% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 5.08% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 58 47
Bristol median daily rate £415 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
90th Percentile £500 £525 £560
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,847 1,613 1,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.84% 81.92% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,281 1,076 1,012
Bristol median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £276 £256 £255
90th Percentile £538 £538 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 48 68
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -4.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £14.99 £11.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.63 £48.25 £46.80
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Bristol

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Bristol

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Bristol over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bristol

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for BDD.

1 56 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (85.71%) TDD
3 36 (64.29%) Scrum
4 26 (46.43%) Java
5 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (41.07%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (37.50%) JIRA
7 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 20 (35.71%) RESTful
7 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
8 16 (28.57%) Finance
8 16 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 16 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (26.79%) Kanban
9 15 (26.79%) Spring
10 14 (25.00%) JUnit
11 12 (21.43%) MVC
11 12 (21.43%) Confluence
12 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (19.64%) Linux
12 11 (19.64%) HTTP
13 10 (17.86%) Pair Programming
13 10 (17.86%) REST
13 10 (17.86%) Process Improvement
13 10 (17.86%) React
13 10 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (16.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 9 (16.07%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (16.07%) Epics
14 9 (16.07%) Play Framework

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 12 (21.43%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (5.36%) JBoss
3 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) npm
3 1 (1.79%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.79%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.36%) GIS
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) JIRA
2 16 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 14 (25.00%) JUnit
4 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
5 9 (16.07%) Hudson
5 9 (16.07%) Subversion
6 8 (14.29%) Maven
6 8 (14.29%) Selenium
7 5 (8.93%) Ant
7 5 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (8.93%) CruiseControl
7 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
7 5 (8.93%) Eclipse
8 3 (5.36%) Mockito
8 3 (5.36%) Redmine
8 3 (5.36%) SonarQube
8 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Electronics
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Scrum Master
3 9 (16.07%) Agile Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Scala Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (7.14%) UI Developer
6 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.36%) QA Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) RESTful
2 15 (26.79%) Spring
3 10 (17.86%) React
3 10 (17.86%) REST
4 9 (16.07%) Django
4 9 (16.07%) Guice
4 9 (16.07%) HTML
4 9 (16.07%) JSON
4 9 (16.07%) Play Framework
4 9 (16.07%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (16.07%) Spring MVC
5 8 (14.29%) CSS
5 8 (14.29%) Node.js
5 8 (14.29%) Web Services
6 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
6 6 (10.71%) SOAP
6 6 (10.71%) Velocity
7 5 (8.93%) Gherkin
7 5 (8.93%) Hibernate
8 4 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
5 3 (5.36%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (85.71%) TDD
3 36 (64.29%) Scrum
4 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (41.07%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 15 (26.79%) Kanban
7 12 (21.43%) MVC
8 10 (17.86%) Pair Programming
8 10 (17.86%) Process Improvement
9 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
9 9 (16.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (16.07%) Epics
9 9 (16.07%) Functional Programming
9 9 (16.07%) Open Source
9 9 (16.07%) OWASP
9 9 (16.07%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (16.07%) Web Design
10 8 (14.29%) Decision-Making
10 8 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) Java
2 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.07%) Ruby
3 9 (16.07%) Scala
4 7 (12.50%) C#
5 4 (7.14%) SQL
6 3 (5.36%) Java 8
7 2 (3.57%) C
7 2 (3.57%) ES6
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
3 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 4 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Google
2 5 (8.93%) Perforce
3 3 (5.36%) Adobe
4 2 (3.57%) Coverity
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (1.79%) hybris