Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 107 103
Rank change year-on-year +29 -4 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 136 103 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.48% 1.71% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 2.15% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 85 93
South West median daily rate £375 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £260 £299 £307
90th Percentile £473 £491 £438
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4533 4790 5088
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.66% 79.40% 79.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2913 3172 3345
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.21%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 241 217
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +42.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year - +14.94% +6.10%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Wiltshire +25 36 £380 +10.95% 5
Bristol -7 34 £355 -16.53% 13
Somerset +18 32 £355 -8.39%
Devon -35 8 £466 +27.67% 1
Dorset +17 5 £390 -25.71% 4
Gloucestershire +5 4 £413 +3.13% 7
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 117 (86.03%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (58.09%) Test Automation
3 76 (55.88%) Scrum
4 69 (50.74%) TDD
5 66 (48.53%) Selenium
6 61 (44.85%) Cucumber
6 61 (44.85%) Java
6 61 (44.85%) .NET
7 57 (41.91%) C#
8 55 (40.44%) JavaScript
9 40 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (27.94%) MVC
11 37 (27.21%) SpecFlow
12 33 (24.26%) Gherkin
13 32 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (22.79%) Security Cleared
15 30 (22.06%) SQL
15 30 (22.06%) CSS
16 29 (21.32%) HTML
16 29 (21.32%) AngularJS
17 27 (19.85%) Jenkins
18 26 (19.12%) QA
19 25 (18.38%) DevOps
20 23 (16.91%) Git (software)
21 22 (16.18%) Test Scripting
21 22 (16.18%) jQuery
21 22 (16.18%) Finance
21 22 (16.18%) Continuous Deployment
22 21 (15.44%) Web Services
23 20 (14.71%) SQL Server

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 6 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.47%) IIS
2 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.74%) Liferay
3 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.29%) GitHub
2 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.74%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) PuTTY
1 8 (5.88%) WinSCP
2 3 (2.21%) HTTP
2 3 (2.21%) Internet
3 2 (1.47%) LDAP
4 1 (0.74%) DSL
4 1 (0.74%) MQTT
4 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.62%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (4.41%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.47%) Redis
9 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.74%) MySQL
9 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 66 (48.53%) Selenium
2 61 (44.85%) Cucumber
3 40 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (27.21%) SpecFlow
5 27 (19.85%) Jenkins
6 23 (16.91%) Git (software)
7 19 (13.97%) TeamCity
7 19 (13.97%) WebDriver
8 17 (12.50%) Jasmine
9 14 (10.29%) Ant
10 13 (9.56%) Bitbucket
10 13 (9.56%) HP UFT
11 12 (8.82%) Maven
12 11 (8.09%) Eclipse
12 11 (8.09%) Gradle
13 10 (7.35%) SoapUI
14 8 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
15 7 (5.15%) IntelliJ
15 7 (5.15%) TestNG
15 7 (5.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (16.18%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Marketing
3 8 (5.88%) Banking
3 8 (5.88%) Electronics
3 8 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.47%) Retail
4 2 (1.47%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (50.74%) Developer
2 26 (19.12%) Tester
3 19 (13.97%) .NET Developer
4 18 (13.24%) Automation Tester
5 14 (10.29%) C# Developer
6 12 (8.82%) Analyst
6 12 (8.82%) Test Engineer
7 11 (8.09%) UI Developer
8 10 (7.35%) Java Developer
8 10 (7.35%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.62%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.62%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.88%) SQL Developer
10 8 (5.88%) Web Developer
11 7 (5.15%) Developer in Test
11 7 (5.15%) Test Leader
12 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (4.41%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (4.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (44.85%) .NET
2 33 (24.26%) Gherkin
3 30 (22.06%) CSS
4 29 (21.32%) AngularJS
4 29 (21.32%) HTML
5 22 (16.18%) jQuery
6 21 (15.44%) Web Services
7 18 (13.24%) SOAP
7 18 (13.24%) Spring
8 15 (11.03%) .NET Framework
8 15 (11.03%) Ext JS
8 15 (11.03%) REST
9 14 (10.29%) ASP.NET
10 13 (9.56%) HTML5
10 13 (9.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (7.35%) XML
13 7 (5.15%) Hibernate
13 7 (5.15%) Node.js
13 7 (5.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.62%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (2.94%) Blog
2 4 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.35%) Linux
2 9 (6.62%) Windows
3 8 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (86.03%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (58.09%) Test Automation
3 76 (55.88%) Scrum
4 69 (50.74%) TDD
5 38 (27.94%) MVC
6 32 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (18.38%) DevOps
8 22 (16.18%) Continuous Deployment
8 22 (16.18%) Test Scripting
9 18 (13.24%) User Stories
10 16 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 16 (11.76%) MVVM
11 12 (8.82%) Web Development
12 11 (8.09%) Kanban
12 11 (8.09%) Regression Testing
12 11 (8.09%) Test Strategy
13 10 (7.35%) OO
13 10 (7.35%) Open Source
13 10 (7.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (44.85%) Java
2 57 (41.91%) C#
3 55 (40.44%) JavaScript
4 30 (22.06%) SQL
5 13 (9.56%) Ruby
6 8 (5.88%) F#
7 6 (4.41%) Python
8 5 (3.68%) Scala
9 3 (2.21%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.47%) C++
10 2 (1.47%) ES6
10 2 (1.47%) Groovy
10 2 (1.47%) VB
10 2 (1.47%) VBScript
11 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.74%) Go
11 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (22.79%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.62%) ISEB
4 6 (4.41%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.21%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.47%) Degree
7 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (19.12%) QA
2 2 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (5.88%) vSphere
2 6 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.94%) Docker
4 2 (1.47%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.47%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.74%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (5.88%) vRealize
2 4 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.47%) Puppet
4 1 (0.74%) Ansible
4 1 (0.74%) Consul
4 1 (0.74%) Graphite
4 1 (0.74%) Kibana
4 1 (0.74%) logstash
4 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (11.76%) Sencha
2 11 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.62%) hybris
3 9 (6.62%) Oracle
3 9 (6.62%) SAP
4 8 (5.88%) HP
4 8 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (0.74%) Apple
5 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.74%) Google
5 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.74%) Splunk
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago