Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 74 72
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +27
Contract jobs citing BDD 207 155 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.19% 2.76% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 3.31% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 114 119
South West median daily rate £451 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £345 £313 £281
90th Percentile £638 £492 £526
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £45.87
% change year-on-year -21.21% -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 5,568 4,683 4,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.87% 83.43% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,564 2,936 3,147
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 200 294
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -0.75% -15.29%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.67 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%

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 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 12 December 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 -35 56 £415 +3.75% 21
Devon +30 52 £480 +20.00% 13
Wiltshire -8 40 £488 +21.88% 12
Somerset +18 39 £513 +20.59% 11
Gloucestershire -6 10 £410 +10.07% 6
Dorset -15 1 - - 10
Cornwall - 1 - - 8
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 154 (74.40%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (64.25%) TDD
3 106 (51.21%) Test Automation
4 88 (42.51%) Scrum
5 82 (39.61%) Java
6 68 (32.85%) JavaScript
7 55 (26.57%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (25.60%) Cucumber
9 52 (25.12%) Git (software)
10 48 (23.19%) Selenium
11 46 (22.22%) Security Cleared
12 44 (21.26%) C#
13 42 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
14 38 (18.36%) HTML
15 37 (17.87%) Jenkins
16 35 (16.91%) Python
17 34 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 34 (16.43%) JIRA
18 33 (15.94%) CSS
19 32 (15.46%) .NET
19 32 (15.46%) QA
20 31 (14.98%) REST
20 31 (14.98%) Test Strategy
20 31 (14.98%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (14.98%) Spring
21 30 (14.49%) Finance
21 30 (14.49%) SQL
22 28 (13.53%) RESTful
22 28 (13.53%) Continuous Deployment
23 27 (13.04%) Linux

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 17 (8.21%) Confluence
2 7 (3.38%) Mule
3 6 (2.90%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.93%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.45%) JBoss
6 2 (0.97%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.97%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 42 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (5.80%) Apigee
5 9 (4.35%) Sauce Labs
6 7 (3.38%) SaaS
7 6 (2.90%) GitHub
7 6 (2.90%) Serverless
8 5 (2.42%) npm
9 3 (1.45%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.97%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.97%) NuGet
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.48%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.48%) Trello
11 1 (0.48%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.31%) HTTP
2 1 (0.48%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.48%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.48%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.73%) GIS
3 11 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.86%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.42%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.93%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.93%) MySQL
8 3 (1.45%) Big Data
9 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.97%) Redis
10 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (25.60%) Cucumber
2 52 (25.12%) Git (software)
3 48 (23.19%) Selenium
4 37 (17.87%) Jenkins
5 34 (16.43%) JIRA
6 31 (14.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (11.11%) Bitbucket
8 19 (9.18%) Maven
9 16 (7.73%) JUnit
10 11 (5.31%) Hudson
10 11 (5.31%) JMeter
10 11 (5.31%) WebDriver
11 10 (4.83%) Ant
11 10 (4.83%) SonarQube
11 10 (4.83%) SpecFlow
12 9 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (4.35%) Subversion
13 8 (3.86%) Eclipse
14 7 (3.38%) SoapUI
15 6 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (14.49%) Finance
2 11 (5.31%) Banking
3 8 (3.86%) Retail
3 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.42%) Back Office
5 3 (1.45%) Law
6 2 (0.97%) Electronics
6 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.97%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (50.72%) Developer
2 30 (14.49%) Java Developer
3 26 (12.56%) Test Leader
4 19 (9.18%) Senior Developer
5 18 (8.70%) Architect
6 16 (7.73%) Test Engineer
7 14 (6.76%) .NET Developer
8 13 (6.28%) Analyst
8 13 (6.28%) Test Architect
9 12 (5.80%) Automation Test Lead
9 12 (5.80%) Scrum Master
9 12 (5.80%) Test Automation Architect
10 11 (5.31%) Agile Developer
10 11 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
11 10 (4.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 9 (4.35%) C# Developer
12 9 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (4.35%) Scala Developer
13 8 (3.86%) Test Analyst
14 7 (3.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.36%) HTML
2 33 (15.94%) CSS
3 32 (15.46%) .NET
4 31 (14.98%) REST
4 31 (14.98%) Spring
5 28 (13.53%) RESTful
6 21 (10.14%) AngularJS
6 21 (10.14%) React
7 17 (8.21%) Node.js
8 16 (7.73%) SOAP
8 16 (7.73%) Web Services
9 12 (5.80%) HTML5
9 12 (5.80%) JSON
10 11 (5.31%) ASP.NET
10 11 (5.31%) Sass
11 10 (4.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (4.83%) Gherkin
12 9 (4.35%) Django
12 9 (4.35%) Guice
12 9 (4.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.90%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.42%) NHS
6 3 (1.45%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.45%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.97%) Fintech
7 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.48%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.04%) Linux
2 7 (3.38%) Windows
3 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (74.40%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (64.25%) TDD
3 106 (51.21%) Test Automation
4 88 (42.51%) Scrum
5 55 (26.57%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (14.98%) Test Strategy
7 28 (13.53%) Continuous Deployment
8 26 (12.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 26 (12.56%) Integration Testing
9 24 (11.59%) Microservices
10 23 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (10.63%) Kanban
11 22 (10.63%) MVC
12 19 (9.18%) Acceptance Criteria
12 19 (9.18%) User Stories
13 16 (7.73%) Manual Testing
14 15 (7.25%) Coaching
14 15 (7.25%) Unit Testing
15 13 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (6.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 82 (39.61%) Java
2 68 (32.85%) JavaScript
3 44 (21.26%) C#
4 35 (16.91%) Python
5 30 (14.49%) SQL
6 11 (5.31%) Scala
7 10 (4.83%) Java 8
8 9 (4.35%) Ruby
9 8 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.97%) C
11 2 (0.97%) ES6
11 2 (0.97%) F#
11 2 (0.97%) Go
11 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.48%) Groovy
12 1 (0.48%) PHP
12 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.21%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (4.83%) AWS Certification
6 8 (3.86%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.42%) Degree
7 5 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.45%) ISEB
9 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (15.46%) QA
2 4 (1.93%) HL7
3 2 (0.97%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (7.73%) Docker
2 2 (0.97%) vSphere
3 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.28%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.38%) Ansible
3 6 (2.90%) Terraform
4 2 (0.97%) Grafana
4 2 (0.97%) Kibana
4 2 (0.97%) logstash
4 2 (0.97%) Oozie
5 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (5.31%) Google
2 10 (4.83%) Splunk
3 7 (3.38%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.90%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.90%) hybris
5 5 (2.42%) AppDynamics
5 5 (2.42%) Oracle
5 5 (2.42%) Perforce
6 3 (1.45%) Adobe
7 2 (0.97%) Civica
7 2 (0.97%) Coverity
7 2 (0.97%) SAP
7 2 (0.97%) Veracode
7 2 (0.97%) VMware
8 1 (0.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.48%) NetIQ