Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 June 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)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 75 100
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 117 145 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.34% 2.78% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 3.34% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 117 89
South West median daily rate £403 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.38% -11.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £312 £250 £306
90th Percentile £521 £473 £508
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £48.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,090 4,339 4,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.85% 83.04% 81.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,457 2,804 3,154
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £269 £247 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 205 248
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.40 £14.13 £14.39
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.33
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the South West

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the South West

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the South West over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the South West

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 June 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
Bristol -8 36 £475 +46.15% 22
Devon +23 32 £350 -10.26% 7
Somerset -9 19 £375 +11.11% 5
Wiltshire -11 15 £479 +32.99% 8
Dorset -3 6 £353 +2.17% 8
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 South West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 95 (81.20%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (60.68%) TDD
3 59 (50.43%) Test Automation
4 54 (46.15%) Java
5 48 (41.03%) JavaScript
6 41 (35.04%) Scrum
7 37 (31.62%) C#
8 35 (29.91%) .NET
9 33 (28.21%) HTML
9 33 (28.21%) Cucumber
10 29 (24.79%) MVC
11 27 (23.08%) Web Services
11 27 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (23.08%) Security Cleared
12 25 (21.37%) Selenium
13 24 (20.51%) Git (software)
13 24 (20.51%) REST
14 23 (19.66%) Jenkins
14 23 (19.66%) Microservices
15 22 (18.80%) RESTful
16 19 (16.24%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (15.38%) Finance
17 18 (15.38%) CSS
17 18 (15.38%) SQL
17 18 (15.38%) Unit Testing
18 17 (14.53%) Spring
19 16 (13.68%) NUnit
19 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
19 16 (13.68%) SC Cleared
20 15 (12.82%) ASP.NET

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (4.27%) Apache
2 4 (3.42%) Confluence
3 2 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.71%) Mule
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.85%) JBoss
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.84%) GitHub
3 5 (4.27%) SaaS
3 5 (4.27%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (2.56%) npm
5 2 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.71%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.71%) CloudFront
5 2 (1.71%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.11%) HTTP
2 3 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 11 (9.40%) MongoDB
3 11 (9.40%) Relational Database
4 10 (8.55%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (6.84%) Hadoop
5 8 (6.84%) MySQL
6 7 (5.98%) CouchDB
7 5 (4.27%) Neo4j
7 5 (4.27%) Riak
8 4 (3.42%) Big Data
9 3 (2.56%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.85%) HBase
11 1 (0.85%) Impala
11 1 (0.85%) Parquet
11 1 (0.85%) Redis
11 1 (0.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 33 (28.21%) Cucumber
2 25 (21.37%) Selenium
3 24 (20.51%) Git (software)
4 23 (19.66%) Jenkins
5 16 (13.68%) NUnit
6 13 (11.11%) JIRA
7 12 (10.26%) Bitbucket
7 12 (10.26%) Maven
8 10 (8.55%) SonarQube
9 9 (7.69%) JMeter
9 9 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (5.98%) SpecFlow
11 6 (5.13%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (5.13%) Mocha
11 6 (5.13%) WebDriver
11 6 (5.13%) WebStorm
12 5 (4.27%) git-flow
12 5 (4.27%) Jasmine
12 5 (4.27%) TeamCity
13 4 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (15.38%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Banking
3 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.42%) Back Office
5 2 (1.71%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Electronics
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (55.56%) Developer
2 22 (18.80%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.68%) .NET Developer
4 13 (11.11%) Tester
5 11 (9.40%) Analyst
6 10 (8.55%) C# Developer
6 10 (8.55%) React Developer
6 10 (8.55%) Test Engineer
7 9 (7.69%) Java Engineer
7 9 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (6.84%) Automation Tester
9 7 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.98%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (5.98%) Software Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Test Analyst
10 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (5.13%) Designer
10 6 (5.13%) Interaction Designer
10 6 (5.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (29.91%) .NET
2 33 (28.21%) HTML
3 27 (23.08%) Web Services
4 24 (20.51%) REST
5 22 (18.80%) RESTful
6 18 (15.38%) CSS
7 17 (14.53%) Spring
8 15 (12.82%) ASP.NET
9 14 (11.97%) React
9 14 (11.97%) XML
10 13 (11.11%) AngularJS
10 13 (11.11%) Spring Boot
11 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (8.55%) SOAP
12 8 (6.84%) HTML5
12 8 (6.84%) JSON
12 8 (6.84%) Play Framework
12 8 (6.84%) Sass
13 7 (5.98%) Apache Wicket
14 6 (5.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) User Experience
2 6 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.42%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.42%) RIA
4 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.85%) Blog
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.42%) Linux
2 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (81.20%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (60.68%) TDD
3 59 (50.43%) Test Automation
4 41 (35.04%) Scrum
5 29 (24.79%) MVC
6 27 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (19.66%) Microservices
8 19 (16.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (15.38%) Unit Testing
10 14 (11.97%) Software Engineering
11 12 (10.26%) Open Source
11 12 (10.26%) SOLID
12 10 (8.55%) Kanban
12 10 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (6.84%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (6.84%) Functional Testing
13 8 (6.84%) Regression Testing
13 8 (6.84%) Web Design
13 8 (6.84%) Web Development
14 6 (5.13%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (46.15%) Java
2 48 (41.03%) JavaScript
3 37 (31.62%) C#
4 18 (15.38%) SQL
5 12 (10.26%) Scala
5 12 (10.26%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.40%) Java 8
6 11 (9.40%) Python
7 9 (7.69%) Ruby
8 8 (6.84%) Groovy
9 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.42%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.71%) F#
12 1 (0.85%) C
12 1 (0.85%) C++
12 1 (0.85%) Jython
12 1 (0.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.84%) Degree
4 4 (3.42%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.56%) Ansible
3 2 (1.71%) Grafana
3 2 (1.71%) Terraform
4 1 (0.85%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.42%) Apigee
2 4 (3.42%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.56%) AppDynamics
3 3 (2.56%) Splunk
4 2 (1.71%) Adobe
4 2 (1.71%) Coverity
4 2 (1.71%) hybris
4 2 (1.71%) SAP
4 2 (1.71%) Veracode
5 1 (0.85%) CA
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle