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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South West / Bristol
Rank 43 56 67
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11  
Contract jobs citing BDD 23 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.84% 1.77% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 2.16% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 5
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

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 643 742 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.48% 81.99% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 533 477
Median daily rate £390 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bristol

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (93.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (54.55%) Cucumber
3 23 (52.27%) Selenium
4 20 (45.45%) Java
5 19 (43.18%) Finance
5 19 (43.18%) Test Scripting
5 19 (43.18%) TDD
5 19 (43.18%) WebDriver
6 18 (40.91%) QA
6 18 (40.91%) .NET
7 16 (36.36%) C#
8 15 (34.09%) SOAP
9 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
9 14 (31.82%) Scrum
10 12 (27.27%) Marketing
10 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
11 11 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 11 (25.00%) Manufacturing
11 11 (25.00%) Programme Management
11 11 (25.00%) Electronics
11 11 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 11 (25.00%) SAP
11 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (22.73%) SQL
12 10 (22.73%) Compatibility Testing
12 10 (22.73%) REST
12 10 (22.73%) DevOps
12 10 (22.73%) SDLC
12 10 (22.73%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

BDD
Top Related 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 3 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) GitHub
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.27%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) NoSQL
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (54.55%) Cucumber
2 23 (52.27%) Selenium
3 19 (43.18%) WebDriver
4 9 (20.45%) SoapUI
5 7 (15.91%) JMeter
5 7 (15.91%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (13.64%) TeamCity
7 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
8 3 (6.82%) Ant
8 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
8 3 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (4.55%) Bitbucket
9 2 (4.55%) Gradle
9 2 (4.55%) Maven
9 2 (4.55%) Mockito
9 2 (4.55%) NUnit
10 1 (2.27%) JUnit
10 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.27%) TestNG
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Marketing
3 11 (25.00%) Electronics
3 11 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 11 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (18.18%) Banking
5 7 (15.91%) Retail
5 7 (15.91%) Retail Banking
6 2 (4.55%) Advertising
7 1 (2.27%) Automotive
7 1 (2.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Tester
3 10 (22.73%) QA Tester
3 10 (22.73%) Software QA Tester
3 10 (22.73%) Software Tester
4 6 (13.64%) Automation Tester
4 6 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Agile Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Java Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Architect
8 2 (4.55%) PHP Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) .NET
2 15 (34.09%) SOAP
3 10 (22.73%) REST
4 8 (18.18%) CSS
4 8 (18.18%) HTML
4 8 (18.18%) Spring
5 6 (13.64%) Web Services
6 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 4 (9.09%) Node.js
7 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (6.82%) Ember.js
7 3 (6.82%) jQuery
7 3 (6.82%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (6.82%) RESTful
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.55%) JSON
8 2 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) User Experience
2 3 (6.82%) Blog
2 3 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Android
1 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (93.18%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) TDD
2 19 (43.18%) Test Scripting
3 14 (31.82%) Scrum
4 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 11 (25.00%) Programme Management
6 10 (22.73%) Compatibility Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 10 (22.73%) DevOps
6 10 (22.73%) SDLC
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 6 (13.64%) Kanban
8 5 (11.36%) MVC
9 4 (9.09%) Build Automation
9 4 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) Java
2 16 (36.36%) C#
3 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 10 (22.73%) SQL
5 8 (18.18%) Ruby
6 6 (13.64%) Scala
7 4 (9.09%) Python
8 2 (4.55%) Clojure
8 2 (4.55%) Go
8 2 (4.55%) PHP
9 1 (2.27%) C++
9 1 (2.27%) F#
9 1 (2.27%) Groovy
9 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) ISEB
1 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.91%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) hybris
4 1 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.27%) VMware
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