Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 78 64
Rank change year-on-year -17 -14 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 27 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.41% 1.70% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.06% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 41
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £358 £313 £313
90th Percentile £531 £525 £525
South West median daily rate £415 £389 £399
% change year-on-year +6.75% -2.51% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 1,611 1,406 1,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.30% 82.56% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,100 936 1,094
Bristol median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% - -
10th Percentile £273 £252 £250
90th Percentile £538 £528 £550
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 60
Bristol median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.67% +38.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.69 £47.05
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +5.56%

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 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) TDD
3 14 (51.85%) Scrum
4 10 (37.04%) Finance
4 10 (37.04%) Java
5 8 (29.63%) HTML
6 7 (25.93%) Selenium
6 7 (25.93%) Kanban
7 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 5 (18.52%) CSS
8 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (18.52%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) JIRA
8 5 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (18.52%) Java 8
9 4 (14.81%) User Experience
9 4 (14.81%) Microservices
9 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
9 4 (14.81%) MVC
9 4 (14.81%) RESTful
9 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
9 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
10 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 3 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
10 3 (11.11%) OSGi
10 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared

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 2 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Drupal
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) BrowserStack
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
4 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) Maven
4 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) Gatling
5 2 (7.41%) JMeter
5 2 (7.41%) Mockito
5 2 (7.41%) SonarQube
5 2 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.70%) JUnit
6 1 (3.70%) Mocha
6 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Electronics
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Designer
4 3 (11.11%) Interaction Designer
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum Master
4 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) UX Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) CSS
3 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) RESTful
4 3 (11.11%) jQuery
4 3 (11.11%) OSGi
4 3 (11.11%) Spring
4 3 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) Angular 2
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 2 (7.41%) JSR 170
5 2 (7.41%) PowerMock
5 2 (7.41%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (7.41%) REST
5 2 (7.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (14.81%) User Experience
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) TDD
3 14 (51.85%) Scrum
4 7 (25.93%) Kanban
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.81%) Microservices
6 4 (14.81%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) Coaching
7 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) Typography
8 2 (7.41%) Content Management
8 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (7.41%) OpenUP
8 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
8 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) Java 8
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe
1 2 (7.41%) Coverity
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.70%) Cypress Semiconductor