Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 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 > Devon
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 32 50
Rank change year-on-year -13 +18 -28
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 3.14% 5.46% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 6.49% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 7
Devon median daily rate £480 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.14% -15.15% -0.60%
10th Percentile £333 £279 £234
90th Percentile £650 £451 £500
South West median daily rate £480 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon median hourly rate - - -
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 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 477 462 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 88.17% 84.15% 85.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 256 304
Devon median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £283 £250
90th Percentile £613 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 12
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £20.00
90th Percentile £136.69 £47.50 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +37.10% -21.52% -0.63%

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 -2 17 £480 +37.14% 2
BDD
South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Devon region with a requirement for BDD.

1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) TDD
3 12 (70.59%) Python
3 12 (70.59%) Java
3 12 (70.59%) Integration Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 7 (41.18%) HTML
5 7 (41.18%) CSS
5 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (29.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
7 4 (23.53%) Coaching
7 4 (23.53%) Open Source
7 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
7 4 (23.53%) CSS3
7 4 (23.53%) Dojo
7 4 (23.53%) C#
8 3 (17.65%) FreeMarker
8 3 (17.65%) AWS Certification
8 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
8 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
9 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
9 2 (11.76%) Scrum
9 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Kanban
9 2 (11.76%) Selenium

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 12 (70.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Java Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) CSS
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
2 4 (23.53%) CSS3
2 4 (23.53%) Dojo
3 3 (17.65%) FreeMarker
3 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) TDD
3 12 (70.59%) Integration Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Coaching
6 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
8 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
1 12 (70.59%) Python
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) AWS Certification