Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 61 63
Rank change year-on-year -28 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing BDD 35 55 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.70% 2.92% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 3.53% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 42
Bristol median daily rate £425 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £356 £313 £319
90th Percentile £538 £525 £573
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 1,734 1,560 1,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.22% 82.85% 84.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,160 1,055 1,050
Bristol median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - -
10th Percentile £275 £257 £252
90th Percentile £534 £538 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 43 69
Bristol median hourly rate £41.75 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.11% -1.75% +50.71%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.88 £49.50 £45.40
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%

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 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (85.71%) TDD
3 18 (51.43%) Java
4 17 (48.57%) Scrum
5 12 (34.29%) Test Automation
6 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (25.71%) Selenium
7 9 (25.71%) Finance
8 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
8 8 (22.86%) Kanban
8 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (20.00%) JIRA
9 7 (20.00%) RESTful
9 7 (20.00%) Spring
10 6 (17.14%) Maven
10 6 (17.14%) HTML
10 6 (17.14%) Web Services
10 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
10 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (14.29%) Sass
11 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
11 5 (14.29%) Java 8
11 5 (14.29%) API Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 5 (14.29%) QA
11 5 (14.29%) HTML5
11 5 (14.29%) CSS
11 5 (14.29%) JUnit

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 4 (11.43%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.86%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.86%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Selenium
2 7 (20.00%) JIRA
3 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
3 6 (17.14%) Maven
4 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 5 (14.29%) JUnit
5 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.57%) Ant
6 3 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (8.57%) CruiseControl
6 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
6 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
6 3 (8.57%) Mockito
6 3 (8.57%) SonarQube
6 3 (8.57%) Subversion
7 2 (5.71%) Hudson
7 2 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.86%) Mocha
8 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Scrum Master
4 4 (11.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) UI Developer
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Scala Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Java Automation Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Java Scrum Master
7 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) RESTful
1 7 (20.00%) Spring
2 6 (17.14%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) Web Services
3 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 5 (14.29%) CSS
3 5 (14.29%) HTML5
3 5 (14.29%) Sass
4 4 (11.43%) Node.js
4 4 (11.43%) OSGi
4 4 (11.43%) React
4 4 (11.43%) REST
5 3 (8.57%) .NET
5 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
5 3 (8.57%) Java EE
5 3 (8.57%) JSR 170
5 3 (8.57%) SOAP
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.71%) J2EE
6 2 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (85.71%) TDD
3 17 (48.57%) Scrum
4 12 (34.29%) Test Automation
5 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.86%) Kanban
6 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
8 5 (14.29%) API Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.43%) Coaching
9 4 (11.43%) Front End Development
9 4 (11.43%) Microservices
9 4 (11.43%) MVC
9 4 (11.43%) OO
9 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Content Management
10 3 (8.57%) Pair Programming
10 3 (8.57%) Software Architecture
10 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Java 8
4 3 (8.57%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) C
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 2 (5.71%) Scala
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.86%) Ansible
2 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Adobe
1 3 (8.57%) Perforce
2 2 (5.71%) Coverity
2 2 (5.71%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (2.86%) hybris