Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 72 97
Rank change year-on-year -1 +25 +53
Contract jobs citing BDD 155 148 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.76% 2.61% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 3.25% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 119 123
South West median daily rate £400 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
90th Percentile £492 £526 £498
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +2.41%
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 4562 4553 5216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.28% 80.40% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2850 3082 3559
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £260 £241 £256
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 281 259
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -10.83% +42.73%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.24
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +10 81 £400 -11.11% 10
Wiltshire -14 26 £400 +15.94% 6
Dorset +15 13 £375 -14.29% 9
Somerset -11 13 £425 +30.77% 2
Devon +3 9 £400 +30.29% 5
Gloucestershire +9 4 £373 -0.67% 5
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, 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.

1 126 (81.29%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (64.52%) TDD
3 77 (49.68%) Test Automation
4 67 (43.23%) Java
5 63 (40.65%) Selenium
6 59 (38.06%) Scrum
6 59 (38.06%) C#
7 56 (36.13%) .NET
8 53 (34.19%) Cucumber
9 44 (28.39%) JavaScript
10 36 (23.23%) Maven
11 35 (22.58%) MVC
12 34 (21.94%) SOAP
13 32 (20.65%) Finance
13 32 (20.65%) QA
14 31 (20.00%) Jenkins
15 30 (19.35%) REST
15 30 (19.35%) Git (software)
16 29 (18.71%) Kanban
17 28 (18.06%) SQL
17 28 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (18.06%) SoapUI
18 27 (17.42%) SpecFlow
18 27 (17.42%) JIRA
19 26 (16.77%) WebDriver
20 23 (14.84%) Gherkin
21 21 (13.55%) CSS
22 20 (12.90%) GitHub
22 20 (12.90%) AngularJS
23 19 (12.26%) Test Scripting

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 (5.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (4.52%) CMS
2 7 (4.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (2.58%) Confluence
3 4 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.29%) Drupal
4 2 (1.29%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.29%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) Mule
5 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.90%) GitHub
2 17 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.65%) Firebase
6 1 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) SaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.65%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.81%) HTTP
2 5 (3.23%) Internet
3 2 (1.29%) SSL
4 1 (0.65%) DSL
4 1 (0.65%) Extranet
4 1 (0.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.61%) NoSQL
2 13 (8.39%) MongoDB
3 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.16%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.58%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.58%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.94%) Redis
7 2 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.29%) Jackrabbit
7 2 (1.29%) MySQL
7 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.65%) Big Data
8 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.65%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.65%) Firebird
8 1 (0.65%) HBase
Development Applications
1 63 (40.65%) Selenium
2 53 (34.19%) Cucumber
3 36 (23.23%) Maven
4 31 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 30 (19.35%) Git (software)
6 28 (18.06%) SoapUI
7 27 (17.42%) JIRA
7 27 (17.42%) SpecFlow
8 26 (16.77%) WebDriver
9 15 (9.68%) Ant
9 15 (9.68%) Bitbucket
10 13 (8.39%) Gradle
10 13 (8.39%) TeamCity
11 12 (7.74%) Visual Studio
12 10 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (6.45%) JMeter
12 10 (6.45%) JUnit
13 9 (5.81%) Eclipse
13 9 (5.81%) Mockito
13 9 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (20.65%) Finance
2 12 (7.74%) Banking
3 11 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.45%) Electronics
4 10 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 10 (6.45%) Marketing
5 4 (2.58%) Back Office
5 4 (2.58%) Law
6 2 (1.29%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (41.94%) Developer
2 29 (18.71%) Analyst
3 22 (14.19%) Test Analyst
4 21 (13.55%) Automation Test Analyst
5 19 (12.26%) Tester
6 17 (10.97%) Java Developer
7 15 (9.68%) Senior Developer
8 11 (7.10%) QA Tester
9 10 (6.45%) C# Developer
9 10 (6.45%) Software QA Tester
9 10 (6.45%) Software Tester
10 9 (5.81%) .NET Developer
10 9 (5.81%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 9 (5.81%) Test Engineer
11 8 (5.16%) Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.52%) Architect
12 7 (4.52%) Automation Tester
12 7 (4.52%) Digital Analyst
13 6 (3.87%) Technical Architect
13 6 (3.87%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (36.13%) .NET
2 34 (21.94%) SOAP
3 30 (19.35%) REST
4 23 (14.84%) Gherkin
5 21 (13.55%) CSS
6 20 (12.90%) AngularJS
7 18 (11.61%) HTML
7 18 (11.61%) jQuery
8 17 (10.97%) Spring
9 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (7.74%) ASP.NET
10 12 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (7.74%) JSON
11 11 (7.10%) Ajax
11 11 (7.10%) Web Services
12 9 (5.81%) XML
13 8 (5.16%) JSR 170
13 8 (5.16%) Node.js
13 8 (5.16%) OSGi
13 8 (5.16%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.52%) Blog
2 7 (4.52%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.87%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.23%) User Experience
5 3 (1.94%) PMI
6 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Fintech
7 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.52%) Android
2 6 (3.87%) Linux
3 5 (3.23%) Unix
4 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.29%) Windows
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (81.29%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (64.52%) TDD
3 77 (49.68%) Test Automation
4 59 (38.06%) Scrum
5 35 (22.58%) MVC
6 29 (18.71%) Kanban
7 28 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (12.26%) E-Commerce
8 19 (12.26%) Test Scripting
9 18 (11.61%) DevOps
10 15 (9.68%) Unit Testing
11 14 (9.03%) SDLC
11 14 (9.03%) Software Engineering
12 13 (8.39%) Coaching
12 13 (8.39%) Microservices
12 13 (8.39%) OO
12 13 (8.39%) Programme Management
12 13 (8.39%) User Stories
13 12 (7.74%) Compatibility Testing
14 11 (7.10%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 67 (43.23%) Java
2 59 (38.06%) C#
3 44 (28.39%) JavaScript
4 28 (18.06%) SQL
5 17 (10.97%) Ruby
6 15 (9.68%) Python
7 9 (5.81%) C++
7 9 (5.81%) Scala
8 7 (4.52%) Groovy
8 7 (4.52%) VBScript
9 6 (3.87%) Jython
10 4 (2.58%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) C
11 1 (0.65%) Delphi
11 1 (0.65%) ES6
Qualifications
1 14 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.23%) Degree
4 3 (1.94%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (1.94%) CISSP
4 3 (1.94%) CITP
4 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.94%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (1.94%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.29%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (20.65%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.29%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) Grafana
4 1 (0.65%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.65%) Kibana
4 1 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (7.10%) SAP
2 8 (5.16%) Adobe
2 8 (5.16%) Coverity
2 8 (5.16%) Sitecore
3 7 (4.52%) CA
3 7 (4.52%) HP
3 7 (4.52%) hybris
3 7 (4.52%) Sencha
4 6 (3.87%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle
6 1 (0.65%) Apple
6 1 (0.65%) Google
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.65%) Splunk
6 1 (0.65%) Veracode
6 1 (0.65%) Xamarin