Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 66 82
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 +52
Contract jobs citing BDD 148 163 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.80% 3.04% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 3.76% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 126 130
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £313
90th Percentile £495 £494 £526
England median daily rate £475 £460 £439
% change year-on-year +3.26% +4.84% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
South West median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.87 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.06% +22.32% -

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 4,245 4,338 5,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.38% 80.95% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,642 2,897 3,464
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 285 252
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £39.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% -4.15% +37.28%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £49.92
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +15 91 £425 +6.25% 16
Wiltshire -24 16 £400 +15.94% 14
Dorset +14 15 £375 +7.14% 11
Devon +9 11 £400 +30.29% 6
Somerset -23 8 £425 +33.33% 11
Gloucestershire +9 2 £425 +16.44% 4
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 119 (80.41%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (71.62%) TDD
3 74 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 74 (50.00%) Java
4 55 (37.16%) Selenium
5 54 (36.49%) C#
6 53 (35.81%) .NET
7 46 (31.08%) Cucumber
8 42 (28.38%) Scrum
9 41 (27.70%) SOAP
9 41 (27.70%) REST
10 36 (24.32%) JavaScript
10 36 (24.32%) Maven
11 33 (22.30%) SQL
12 32 (21.62%) MVC
12 32 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (20.95%) Finance
14 29 (19.59%) SoapUI
15 28 (18.92%) Jenkins
15 28 (18.92%) Kanban
15 28 (18.92%) QA
16 27 (18.24%) JIRA
16 27 (18.24%) Git (software)
16 27 (18.24%) NoSQL
17 26 (17.57%) CSS
18 25 (16.89%) WebDriver
18 25 (16.89%) Ruby
19 24 (16.22%) HTML
19 24 (16.22%) Python
20 22 (14.86%) Microservices

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 8 (5.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (4.73%) CMS
2 7 (4.73%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (4.05%) Apache
4 5 (3.38%) Confluence
5 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.35%) Drupal
5 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.35%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.35%) Mule
5 2 (1.35%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.19%) GitHub
2 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.35%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) IaaS
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.68%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) HTTP
2 6 (4.05%) Internet
3 2 (1.35%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) Extranet
4 1 (0.68%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.68%) Skype
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) NoSQL
2 21 (14.19%) MongoDB
3 16 (10.81%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (6.08%) MySQL
5 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
6 8 (5.41%) CouchDB
7 5 (3.38%) Neo4j
7 5 (3.38%) Riak
8 4 (2.70%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.03%) Redis
10 2 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.35%) Big Data
10 2 (1.35%) HBase
10 2 (1.35%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.68%) Firebird
11 1 (0.68%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 55 (37.16%) Selenium
2 46 (31.08%) Cucumber
3 36 (24.32%) Maven
4 29 (19.59%) SoapUI
5 28 (18.92%) Jenkins
6 27 (18.24%) Git (software)
6 27 (18.24%) JIRA
7 25 (16.89%) WebDriver
8 21 (14.19%) SpecFlow
9 14 (9.46%) Ant
9 14 (9.46%) TeamCity
10 13 (8.78%) Bitbucket
10 13 (8.78%) SonarQube
11 11 (7.43%) JMeter
11 11 (7.43%) JUnit
12 10 (6.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (6.76%) IntelliJ
12 10 (6.76%) NUnit
13 9 (6.08%) HP UFT
13 9 (6.08%) Mockito
General
1 31 (20.95%) Finance
2 14 (9.46%) Banking
3 11 (7.43%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.76%) Electronics
4 10 (6.76%) Manufacturing
4 10 (6.76%) Marketing
5 5 (3.38%) Back Office
6 4 (2.70%) Law
7 2 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (43.92%) Developer
2 30 (20.27%) Analyst
3 27 (18.24%) Java Developer
4 24 (16.22%) Automation Test Analyst
4 24 (16.22%) Test Analyst
5 16 (10.81%) Senior Developer
6 15 (10.14%) Tester
7 11 (7.43%) QA Tester
7 11 (7.43%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 10 (6.76%) Software QA Tester
8 10 (6.76%) Software Tester
9 9 (6.08%) C# Developer
9 9 (6.08%) Digital Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.73%) Test Manager
12 6 (4.05%) Android Developer
12 6 (4.05%) Architect
12 6 (4.05%) Test Automation Manager
13 5 (3.38%) Technical Architect
13 5 (3.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (35.81%) .NET
2 41 (27.70%) REST
2 41 (27.70%) SOAP
3 26 (17.57%) CSS
4 24 (16.22%) HTML
5 21 (14.19%) Spring
6 18 (12.16%) Ajax
6 18 (12.16%) jQuery
7 17 (11.49%) Web Services
7 17 (11.49%) XML
8 15 (10.14%) Gherkin
8 15 (10.14%) JSON
9 14 (9.46%) Spring Boot
10 11 (7.43%) AngularJS
10 11 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET
11 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (5.41%) JSR 170
12 8 (5.41%) OSGi
12 8 (5.41%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.73%) User Experience
3 5 (3.38%) Blog
3 5 (3.38%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.03%) PMI
6 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Fintech
7 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.73%) Android
2 6 (4.05%) Linux
3 5 (3.38%) Unix
4 3 (2.03%) Windows
5 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (80.41%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (71.62%) TDD
3 74 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 42 (28.38%) Scrum
5 32 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (21.62%) MVC
6 28 (18.92%) Kanban
7 22 (14.86%) Microservices
8 21 (14.19%) Test Scripting
8 21 (14.19%) Unit Testing
9 16 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 14 (9.46%) DevOps
10 14 (9.46%) Software Engineering
11 13 (8.78%) Pair Programming
11 13 (8.78%) Programme Management
11 13 (8.78%) SDLC
12 12 (8.11%) Compatibility Testing
12 12 (8.11%) Software Testing
13 11 (7.43%) Coaching
13 11 (7.43%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (50.00%) Java
2 54 (36.49%) C#
3 36 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 33 (22.30%) SQL
5 25 (16.89%) Ruby
6 24 (16.22%) Python
7 17 (11.49%) Scala
8 15 (10.14%) Groovy
9 10 (6.76%) C++
10 8 (5.41%) VBScript
11 7 (4.73%) Jython
12 2 (1.35%) C
12 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.68%) Delphi
13 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.11%) Degree
2 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.03%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (2.03%) CISSP
4 3 (2.03%) CITP
4 3 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.03%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.03%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.03%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.35%) ISEB
6 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.92%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.41%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (1.35%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Grafana
3 1 (0.68%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.68%) Kibana
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (6.76%) SAP
2 8 (5.41%) Adobe
2 8 (5.41%) CA
2 8 (5.41%) Coverity
2 8 (5.41%) HP
2 8 (5.41%) Sitecore
3 6 (4.05%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.38%) hybris
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle
6 1 (0.68%) Apple
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.68%) Splunk
6 1 (0.68%) Veracode
6 1 (0.68%) Xamarin