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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 59 41
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18  
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 10 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.76% 1.18% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.43% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 27
Median daily rate £386 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 696 699 758
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.69% 82.33% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 517 586
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.88 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for BDD.

1 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
3 24 (60.00%) Selenium
4 23 (57.50%) Cucumber
5 20 (50.00%) .NET
6 19 (47.50%) Java
6 19 (47.50%) TDD
7 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
7 18 (45.00%) C#
8 16 (40.00%) Scrum
8 16 (40.00%) WebDriver
9 15 (37.50%) QA
9 15 (37.50%) DevOps
10 13 (32.50%) Finance
10 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
11 12 (30.00%) TeamCity
11 12 (30.00%) SOAP
11 12 (30.00%) GitHub
12 11 (27.50%) HTML
12 11 (27.50%) SQL
12 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
12 11 (27.50%) CSS
12 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
13 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
14 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
14 9 (22.50%) MVC
14 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
15 8 (20.00%) REST
15 8 (20.00%) Greenfield Project

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 6 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) GitHub
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.50%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (7.50%) HTTP
3 2 (5.00%) PuTTY
3 2 (5.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (15.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.00%) MySQL
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (60.00%) Selenium
2 23 (57.50%) Cucumber
3 16 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 12 (30.00%) TeamCity
5 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
6 7 (17.50%) Ant
6 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
6 7 (17.50%) SoapUI
7 6 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (12.50%) Bitbucket
8 5 (12.50%) Gradle
8 5 (12.50%) JMeter
8 5 (12.50%) Maven
8 5 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
10 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
10 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
10 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (5.00%) TestNG
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Electronics
2 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (20.00%) Marketing
2 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (17.50%) Banking
4 5 (12.50%) Retail
4 5 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Developer
2 14 (35.00%) Tester
3 9 (22.50%) .NET Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Automation Tester
4 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (17.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (17.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (17.50%) C# Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.50%) QA Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Software Tester
6 4 (10.00%) AWS Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Azure Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (30.00%) SOAP
3 11 (27.50%) CSS
3 11 (27.50%) HTML
4 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
4 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
4 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (20.00%) REST
6 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (15.00%) Ember.js
6 6 (15.00%) Node.js
6 6 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (15.00%) RESTful
6 6 (15.00%) Spring
6 6 (15.00%) Web Services
7 5 (12.50%) jQuery
8 3 (7.50%) Angular 2
8 3 (7.50%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (15.00%) Blog
2 6 (15.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
1 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
3 19 (47.50%) TDD
4 16 (40.00%) Scrum
5 15 (37.50%) DevOps
6 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
7 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 9 (22.50%) MVC
9 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (20.00%) Programme Management
10 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (17.50%) SDLC
11 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (15.00%) CQRS
11 6 (15.00%) High Availability
11 6 (15.00%) Kanban
11 6 (15.00%) Microservices
12 5 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) Java
2 18 (45.00%) C#
2 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) Ruby
5 6 (15.00%) Scala
6 2 (5.00%) F#
6 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) ES6
7 1 (2.50%) Groovy
7 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) SAP
2 5 (12.50%) hybris
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) Apple
4 1 (2.50%) Google
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