Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 56 50
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 +35
Contract jobs citing BDD 79 52 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.03% 3.08% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.06% 3.70% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 52
Bristol median daily rate £390 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £338
90th Percentile £525 £565 £563
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 1562 1404 1397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.73% 83.13% 80.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1059 1018 1088
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £532
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 65 37
Bristol median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.58% -15.56%
10th Percentile £11.93 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.30 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.89
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.99% +49.56%

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 64 (81.01%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (68.35%) TDD
3 40 (50.63%) Test Automation
4 37 (46.84%) Java
4 37 (46.84%) .NET
5 36 (45.57%) C#
6 31 (39.24%) Selenium
7 27 (34.18%) Cucumber
8 25 (31.65%) Scrum
9 23 (29.11%) QA
10 22 (27.85%) JavaScript
11 21 (26.58%) Finance
12 20 (25.32%) MVC
12 20 (25.32%) SoapUI
13 19 (24.05%) Kanban
13 19 (24.05%) SOAP
14 18 (22.78%) Maven
14 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
15 17 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (20.25%) WebDriver
16 16 (20.25%) Jenkins
16 16 (20.25%) DevOps
17 15 (18.99%) GitHub
17 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
18 14 (17.72%) E-Commerce
18 14 (17.72%) TeamCity
18 14 (17.72%) ASP.NET Web API
18 14 (17.72%) NoSQL
18 14 (17.72%) SpecFlow

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 (10.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (8.86%) CMS
2 7 (8.86%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.53%) Drupal
4 2 (2.53%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.53%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.27%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (18.99%) GitHub
3 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.33%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.27%) Firebase
6 1 (1.27%) IaaS
6 1 (1.27%) PaaS
6 1 (1.27%) SaaS
6 1 (1.27%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Internet
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) Extranet
3 1 (1.27%) Intranet
3 1 (1.27%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.27%) SSL
3 1 (1.27%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.72%) NoSQL
2 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.59%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 4 (5.06%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.53%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.27%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.27%) Firebird
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (39.24%) Selenium
2 27 (34.18%) Cucumber
3 20 (25.32%) SoapUI
4 18 (22.78%) Maven
5 16 (20.25%) Jenkins
5 16 (20.25%) WebDriver
6 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
7 14 (17.72%) SpecFlow
7 14 (17.72%) TeamCity
8 9 (11.39%) Mockito
9 8 (10.13%) SonarQube
9 8 (10.13%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (7.59%) Ant
10 6 (7.59%) Bitbucket
10 6 (7.59%) Gradle
11 5 (6.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (5.06%) Android Studio
12 4 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (5.06%) IntelliJ
12 4 (5.06%) webpack
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 12 (15.19%) Telecoms
3 11 (13.92%) Banking
3 11 (13.92%) Electronics
3 11 (13.92%) Manufacturing
3 11 (13.92%) Marketing
4 4 (5.06%) Law
5 2 (2.53%) Back Office
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (45.57%) Developer
2 15 (18.99%) Tester
3 13 (16.46%) Senior Developer
4 11 (13.92%) Analyst
4 11 (13.92%) QA Tester
5 10 (12.66%) .NET Developer
5 10 (12.66%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (12.66%) Software QA Tester
5 10 (12.66%) Software Tester
5 10 (12.66%) Test Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Senior .NET Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Android Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Architect
8 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (7.59%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Technical Architect
9 5 (6.33%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (46.84%) .NET
2 19 (24.05%) SOAP
3 14 (17.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
4 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (13.92%) AngularJS
5 11 (13.92%) REST
6 10 (12.66%) CSS
6 10 (12.66%) HTML
7 9 (11.39%) JSON
8 8 (10.13%) JSR 170
8 8 (10.13%) Node.js
8 8 (10.13%) OSGi
8 8 (10.13%) PowerMock
9 6 (7.59%) Ajax
9 6 (7.59%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (6.33%) Ember.js
10 5 (6.33%) jQuery
11 4 (5.06%) Gherkin
11 4 (5.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (10.13%) Blog
2 8 (10.13%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.33%) User Experience
4 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Android
2 3 (3.80%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.53%) Unix
3 2 (2.53%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (81.01%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (68.35%) TDD
3 40 (50.63%) Test Automation
4 25 (31.65%) Scrum
5 20 (25.32%) MVC
6 19 (24.05%) Kanban
7 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
8 17 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (20.25%) DevOps
10 14 (17.72%) E-Commerce
11 11 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (13.92%) Compatibility Testing
11 11 (13.92%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 11 (13.92%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (13.92%) Programme Management
11 11 (13.92%) SDLC
12 10 (12.66%) Microservices
12 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
12 10 (12.66%) Unit Testing
13 9 (11.39%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) Java
2 36 (45.57%) C#
3 22 (27.85%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.92%) SQL
5 8 (10.13%) Scala
6 5 (6.33%) Ruby
7 2 (2.53%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.27%) C++
8 1 (1.27%) Delphi
8 1 (1.27%) ES6
8 1 (1.27%) F#
8 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.27%) Degree
1 1 (1.27%) ISEB
1 1 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.11%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.27%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) SAP
2 8 (10.13%) Adobe
2 8 (10.13%) Coverity
2 8 (10.13%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.33%) hybris
4 2 (2.53%) Apple
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.27%) Google
5 1 (1.27%) HP
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle
5 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.27%) VMware