Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 58 61
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3 +28
Contract jobs citing BDD 91 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.85% 2.84% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 3.43% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 43
Bristol median daily rate £414 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.21% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £315
90th Percentile £504 £518 £600
South West median daily rate £400 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +15.94% -13.75% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £34.25

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 1,502 1,340 1,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.98% 82.61% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 928 1,047
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.30%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.27% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 49
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -19.35% -21.52%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £52.30
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.33% -6.25% +33.33%

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 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 77 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (73.63%) TDD
3 52 (57.14%) Java
4 45 (49.45%) Test Automation
5 30 (32.97%) Selenium
6 28 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 28 (30.77%) C#
6 28 (30.77%) .NET
7 27 (29.67%) SOAP
8 26 (28.57%) Scrum
9 25 (27.47%) MVC
9 25 (27.47%) NoSQL
10 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (25.27%) REST
12 22 (24.18%) Test Scripting
13 21 (23.08%) Kanban
13 21 (23.08%) Finance
13 21 (23.08%) QA
14 20 (21.98%) JavaScript
15 19 (20.88%) Scala
15 19 (20.88%) SoapUI
15 19 (20.88%) Microservices
16 18 (19.78%) SQL
16 18 (19.78%) Maven
17 17 (18.68%) MongoDB
18 16 (17.58%) WebDriver
18 16 (17.58%) Unit Testing
18 16 (17.58%) Banking
18 16 (17.58%) Ajax
19 14 (15.38%) CSS

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 8 (8.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (7.69%) CMS
2 7 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (5.49%) Apache
4 2 (2.20%) Drupal
4 2 (2.20%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.20%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.10%) Confluence
5 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.10%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.38%) GitHub
2 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.10%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.10%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) Internet
2 5 (5.49%) HTTP
3 1 (1.10%) Extranet
3 1 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (27.47%) NoSQL
2 17 (18.68%) MongoDB
3 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
5 7 (7.69%) CouchDB
5 7 (7.69%) MySQL
5 7 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (5.49%) Neo4j
6 5 (5.49%) Riak
7 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.20%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.10%) Firebird
9 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (32.97%) Selenium
2 28 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 19 (20.88%) SoapUI
4 18 (19.78%) Maven
5 16 (17.58%) WebDriver
6 13 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 13 (14.29%) SonarQube
7 12 (13.19%) Git (software)
7 12 (13.19%) SpecFlow
7 12 (13.19%) TeamCity
8 9 (9.89%) Mockito
9 8 (8.79%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (7.69%) IntelliJ
11 6 (6.59%) JMeter
12 5 (5.49%) Gatling
12 5 (5.49%) Jasmine
12 5 (5.49%) JIRA
12 5 (5.49%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (5.49%) Mocha
12 5 (5.49%) The Grinder
General
1 21 (23.08%) Finance
2 16 (17.58%) Banking
3 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
4 9 (9.89%) Electronics
4 9 (9.89%) Manufacturing
4 9 (9.89%) Marketing
5 4 (4.40%) Law
6 2 (2.20%) Back Office
6 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (47.25%) Developer
2 17 (18.68%) Java Developer
3 14 (15.38%) Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 12 (13.19%) Test Analyst
5 12 (13.19%) Tester
6 10 (10.99%) QA Tester
7 9 (9.89%) Software QA Tester
7 9 (9.89%) Software Tester
8 7 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Android Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Test Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.49%) Architect
10 5 (5.49%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) C# Developer
10 5 (5.49%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (5.49%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.77%) .NET
2 27 (29.67%) SOAP
3 23 (25.27%) REST
4 16 (17.58%) Ajax
5 14 (15.38%) CSS
6 13 (14.29%) HTML
6 13 (14.29%) Web Services
7 12 (13.19%) Spring
8 11 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (10.99%) JSON
9 10 (10.99%) Spring Boot
10 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET
10 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (8.79%) JSR 170
10 8 (8.79%) OSGi
10 8 (8.79%) Play Framework
10 8 (8.79%) PowerMock
11 7 (7.69%) AngularJS
11 7 (7.69%) jQuery
11 7 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.69%) User Experience
3 6 (6.59%) Blog
3 6 (6.59%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Android
2 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.10%) Linux
2 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.10%) Unix
2 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (73.63%) TDD
3 45 (49.45%) Test Automation
4 26 (28.57%) Scrum
5 25 (27.47%) MVC
6 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (24.18%) Test Scripting
8 21 (23.08%) Kanban
9 19 (20.88%) Microservices
10 16 (17.58%) Unit Testing
11 11 (12.09%) Software Engineering
12 10 (10.99%) Compatibility Testing
12 10 (10.99%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 10 (10.99%) Pair Programming
12 10 (10.99%) SDLC
13 9 (9.89%) DevOps
13 9 (9.89%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
13 9 (9.89%) Open Source
13 9 (9.89%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (57.14%) Java
2 28 (30.77%) C#
3 20 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 19 (20.88%) Scala
5 18 (19.78%) SQL
6 13 (14.29%) Ruby
7 12 (13.19%) Python
8 7 (7.69%) Groovy
9 1 (1.10%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.10%) C++
9 1 (1.10%) Delphi
9 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.10%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) HockeyApp
1 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) SAP
2 8 (8.79%) Adobe
2 8 (8.79%) Coverity
2 8 (8.79%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.20%) hybris
4 1 (1.10%) Apple
4 1 (1.10%) Atlassian