Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 14 December 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 > Devon
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 45 47
Rank change year-on-year +32 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 52 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 11.26% 1.67% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.87% 1.91% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 5
Devon median daily rate £480 £400 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +30.29% -21.53%
10th Percentile £310 £348 £281
90th Percentile £550 £445 £349
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £355
% change year-on-year +12.50% +12.68% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon 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 Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 404 471 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 87.45% 87.55% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 267 249
Devon median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £184
90th Percentile £539 £571 £503
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 39
Devon median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +50.38% -36.23%
10th Percentile £9.42 £27.75 £10.90
90th Percentile £37.43 £47.50 £48.72
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Devon

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Devon.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Devon

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Devon over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Devon

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Devon region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +21 46 £480 +20.00% 10
Plymouth - 1 £563 - 4
BDD
South West

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Devon region with a requirement for BDD.

1 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (67.31%) TDD
3 26 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (44.23%) Test Automation
4 23 (44.23%) Integration Testing
4 23 (44.23%) Java
4 23 (44.23%) Python
5 22 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (36.54%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (34.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (30.77%) Cucumber
8 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
9 14 (26.92%) Selenium
10 13 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 12 (23.08%) C#
12 10 (19.23%) AWS Certification
12 10 (19.23%) .NET
12 10 (19.23%) SQL
13 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
13 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
14 7 (13.46%) HTML
14 7 (13.46%) CSS
14 7 (13.46%) Scrum
14 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
14 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
14 7 (13.46%) Coaching
14 7 (13.46%) Continuous Deployment
15 6 (11.54%) Digital Media
15 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
16 5 (9.62%) FreeMarker

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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:

Cloud Services
1 26 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (34.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (5.77%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 14 (26.92%) Selenium
3 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.85%) NUnit
General
1 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (67.31%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) Architect
3 12 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 12 (23.08%) Test Architect
4 11 (21.15%) Test Automation Architect
5 7 (13.46%) .NET Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Python Developer
6 6 (11.54%) SQL Developer
7 5 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
8 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Automation Tester
10 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Tester
10 2 (3.85%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) .NET
2 7 (13.46%) CSS
2 7 (13.46%) HTML
3 5 (9.62%) FreeMarker
4 4 (7.69%) Web Services
5 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.77%) RESTful
6 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.85%) React
7 1 (1.92%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.92%) CSS3
7 1 (1.92%) HTML5
7 1 (1.92%) LESS
7 1 (1.92%) OpenLayers
7 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Digital Media
2 4 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (67.31%) TDD
3 23 (44.23%) Integration Testing
3 23 (44.23%) Test Automation
4 19 (36.54%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 7 (13.46%) Coaching
6 7 (13.46%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
6 7 (13.46%) Scrum
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (9.62%) Data Development
8 4 (7.69%) Kanban
8 4 (7.69%) MVC
9 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.85%) Manual Testing
10 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Java
1 23 (44.23%) Python
2 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 12 (23.08%) C#
4 10 (19.23%) SQL
5 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) AWS Certification
2 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) PMO