Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 60 72
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 +8
Contract jobs citing BDD 40 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.34% 2.43% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.92% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 24
Bristol median daily rate £475 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -16.13% -3.13%
10th Percentile £328 £296 £313
90th Percentile £503 £484 £454
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -
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 1,417 1,334 1,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 82.96% 83.01% 83.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 898 1,036
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.39% -3.62%
10th Percentile £267 £242 £250
90th Percentile £525 £550 £519
South West median daily rate £405 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +3.51% +4.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 57
Bristol median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% - +5.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.92 £13.79
90th Percentile £47.40 £50.10 £52.35
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.52% -1.25% +20.52%

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 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (85.00%) TDD
2 24 (60.00%) Java
3 16 (40.00%) REST
4 15 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 15 (37.50%) Scrum
4 15 (37.50%) HTML
4 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 14 (35.00%) Scala
5 14 (35.00%) Microservices
6 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (32.50%) Spring
6 13 (32.50%) CSS
6 13 (32.50%) MVC
7 12 (30.00%) Web Services
8 11 (27.50%) Python
8 11 (27.50%) Ruby
8 11 (27.50%) Ajax
8 11 (27.50%) Selenium
8 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
9 10 (25.00%) Kanban
9 10 (25.00%) SOAP
9 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 10 (25.00%) SQL
9 10 (25.00%) Spring Boot
10 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
11 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 8 (20.00%) Degree
11 8 (20.00%) Play Framework
11 8 (20.00%) Relational Database

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 5 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) GitHub
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (2.50%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) HTTP
2 3 (7.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
3 8 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (17.50%) CouchDB
4 7 (17.50%) MySQL
4 7 (17.50%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (12.50%) Neo4j
5 5 (12.50%) Riak
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
3 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (15.00%) JIRA
4 6 (15.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (15.00%) Mocha
5 5 (12.50%) git-flow
5 5 (12.50%) Jasmine
5 5 (12.50%) Maven
5 5 (12.50%) SonarQube
6 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.50%) IntelliJ
7 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.50%) JMeter
7 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.00%) Bitbucket
8 2 (5.00%) Gatling
8 2 (5.00%) JUnit
8 2 (5.00%) NUnit
8 2 (5.00%) The Grinder
General
1 7 (17.50%) Banking
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Designer
3 6 (15.00%) Interaction Designer
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Developer
3 6 (15.00%) UX Designer
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) NoSQL Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Agile Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) REST
2 15 (37.50%) HTML
3 13 (32.50%) CSS
3 13 (32.50%) Spring
4 12 (30.00%) Web Services
5 11 (27.50%) Ajax
6 10 (25.00%) SOAP
6 10 (25.00%) Spring Boot
7 8 (20.00%) Play Framework
8 7 (17.50%) Apache Wicket
8 7 (17.50%) jQuery
8 7 (17.50%) XML
9 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 5 (12.50%) DOM
9 5 (12.50%) RESTful
9 5 (12.50%) SAX
9 5 (12.50%) Servlets
9 5 (12.50%) XML Schema
10 4 (10.00%) Struts
11 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) User Experience
2 3 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Blog
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (85.00%) TDD
2 15 (37.50%) Scrum
2 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 14 (35.00%) Microservices
4 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (32.50%) MVC
5 10 (25.00%) Kanban
6 7 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.00%) Typography
8 5 (12.50%) Open Source
9 3 (7.50%) DevOps
9 3 (7.50%) Pair Programming
9 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.50%) User Stories
10 2 (5.00%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) Java
2 14 (35.00%) Scala
3 11 (27.50%) Python
3 11 (27.50%) Ruby
4 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (17.50%) Groovy
6 3 (7.50%) C#
7 2 (5.00%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.50%) hybris