Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 85 75
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 -7
Contract jobs citing BDD 39 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.09% 1.36% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.61% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 20
Bristol median daily rate £463 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +19.80% -16.53%
10th Percentile £353 £360 £311
90th Percentile £550 £568 £525
South West median daily rate £463 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +12.12% +10.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £35.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 1,563 1,553 1,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 83.76% 84.77% 83.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,017 1,025 973
Bristol median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £285 £273 £250
90th Percentile £600 £525 £530
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £397
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.90% +5.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 37
Bristol median hourly rate £37.75 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.63% +17.65% -9.33%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.90 £48.11
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) TDD
3 21 (53.85%) Scrum
4 19 (48.72%) Java
5 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
6 15 (38.46%) RESTful
7 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 13 (33.33%) Confluence
7 13 (33.33%) JIRA
7 13 (33.33%) Django
7 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 12 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (28.21%) Kanban
9 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
10 10 (25.64%) Python
10 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (25.64%) Selenium
11 9 (23.08%) Spring
11 9 (23.08%) Ruby
11 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
11 9 (23.08%) Microservices
12 8 (20.51%) Play Framework
12 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
12 8 (20.51%) User Stories
12 8 (20.51%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (20.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 8 (20.51%) NoSQL
12 8 (20.51%) REST
12 8 (20.51%) Scala

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 13 (33.33%) Confluence
2 3 (7.69%) JBoss
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.13%) Jetty
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
4 1 (2.56%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.26%) Azure Stack
4 2 (5.13%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (5.13%) Azure Functions
4 2 (5.13%) Serverless
5 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) NoSQL
1 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.13%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 13 (33.33%) JIRA
2 10 (25.64%) Selenium
3 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 7 (17.95%) JUnit
5 6 (15.38%) Hudson
5 6 (15.38%) Subversion
6 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.13%) Maven
7 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.56%) Ant
8 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (2.56%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.56%) Gatling
8 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.13%) Law
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Scala Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Business Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Change Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Python Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Django Developer
7 2 (5.13%) MongoDB Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Python/Django Developer
7 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) RESTful
2 13 (33.33%) Django
3 9 (23.08%) Spring
4 8 (20.51%) Play Framework
4 8 (20.51%) REST
5 7 (17.95%) Flask
5 7 (17.95%) JSON
6 6 (15.38%) Gherkin
6 6 (15.38%) Guice
6 6 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (15.38%) Spring MVC
6 6 (15.38%) Web Services
7 4 (10.26%) .NET
8 3 (7.69%) CSS
8 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
8 3 (7.69%) HTML
9 2 (5.13%) OAuth
9 2 (5.13%) OAuth2
9 2 (5.13%) OpenID
9 2 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) TDD
3 21 (53.85%) Scrum
4 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
5 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (28.21%) Kanban
8 9 (23.08%) Microservices
9 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
9 8 (20.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 8 (20.51%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
9 8 (20.51%) User Stories
9 8 (20.51%) Web Design
10 7 (17.95%) Functional Programming
10 7 (17.95%) Open Source
10 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
10 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
11 6 (15.38%) MVC
11 6 (15.38%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) Java
2 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.64%) Python
4 9 (23.08%) Ruby
5 8 (20.51%) Scala
6 7 (17.95%) SQL
7 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
7 4 (10.26%) C#
8 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (5.13%) Java 8
10 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Ansible
2 2 (5.13%) Cobbler
2 2 (5.13%) Kibana
2 2 (5.13%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) MIIS
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Google
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Apple
3 1 (2.56%) Perforce
3 1 (2.56%) SAP