Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 93 99
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 155 122 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.65% 2.22% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 2.67% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 91 96
South West median daily rate £423 £390 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.30% -3.17%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £281
90th Percentile £575 £475 £519
England median daily rate £500 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.98% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £47.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year -42.11% +4.40% +21.33%

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 4,969 4,575 4,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.04% 83.23% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,082 2,890 3,212
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 182 271
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.24% +9.86% -4.05%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.79 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 September 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 September 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
Devon +37 52 £363 -19.44% 15
Wiltshire +11 38 £479 +23.55% 18
Bristol -18 29 £425 +13.03% 31
Somerset -1 21 £400 +6.67% 3
Gloucestershire +1 6 £400 -3.03% 5
Dorset -7 1 - - 11
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 112 (72.26%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (67.74%) TDD
3 65 (41.94%) Test Automation
4 57 (36.77%) Java
5 53 (34.19%) JavaScript
6 49 (31.61%) .NET
7 47 (30.32%) Scrum
8 43 (27.74%) Cucumber
9 40 (25.81%) Git (software)
10 37 (23.87%) C#
11 34 (21.94%) Selenium
11 34 (21.94%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (21.29%) HTML
13 32 (20.65%) Security Cleared
14 30 (19.35%) Jenkins
15 27 (17.42%) Bitbucket
15 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
16 26 (16.77%) SQL Server
17 25 (16.13%) Microservices
18 24 (15.48%) React
18 24 (15.48%) MVC
18 24 (15.48%) Finance
18 24 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (14.84%) RESTful
20 22 (14.19%) SQL
21 21 (13.55%) Web Services
22 20 (12.90%) Python
23 19 (12.26%) CSS
23 19 (12.26%) Spring
23 19 (12.26%) SC Cleared

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 (3.23%) Confluence
1 5 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.58%) Mule
3 3 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.29%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.29%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) Drupal
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (7.10%) Sauce Labs
5 8 (5.16%) SaaS
6 4 (2.58%) npm
6 4 (2.58%) NuGet
7 3 (1.94%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.29%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.29%) CloudFront
8 2 (1.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.52%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.87%) Big Data
6 4 (2.58%) MySQL
6 4 (2.58%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.94%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.29%) Redis
9 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (27.74%) Cucumber
2 40 (25.81%) Git (software)
3 34 (21.94%) Selenium
4 30 (19.35%) Jenkins
5 27 (17.42%) Bitbucket
6 14 (9.03%) JIRA
6 14 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (8.39%) SonarQube
8 12 (7.74%) Maven
9 11 (7.10%) JMeter
9 11 (7.10%) WebStorm
10 10 (6.45%) NUnit
11 8 (5.16%) Visual Studio Code
12 6 (3.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (3.87%) SpecFlow
13 5 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (3.23%) Mockito
13 5 (3.23%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.94%) Gradle
15 2 (1.29%) Artifactory
General
1 24 (15.48%) Finance
2 11 (7.10%) Banking
2 11 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.87%) Retail
4 4 (2.58%) Back Office
5 2 (1.29%) Electronics
5 2 (1.29%) Law
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (59.35%) Developer
2 26 (16.77%) Java Developer
3 22 (14.19%) .NET Developer
4 17 (10.97%) Architect
5 14 (9.03%) C# Developer
6 12 (7.74%) React Developer
6 12 (7.74%) Senior Developer
6 12 (7.74%) Tester
7 11 (7.10%) Analyst
7 11 (7.10%) Test Architect
7 11 (7.10%) Test Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (6.45%) Test Automation Architect
9 8 (5.16%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.16%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (4.52%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (4.52%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.52%) UI Developer
11 6 (3.87%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (31.61%) .NET
2 33 (21.29%) HTML
3 24 (15.48%) React
4 23 (14.84%) RESTful
5 21 (13.55%) Web Services
6 19 (12.26%) CSS
6 19 (12.26%) Spring
7 17 (10.97%) ASP.NET
8 16 (10.32%) AngularJS
9 15 (9.68%) HTML5
10 14 (9.03%) REST
10 14 (9.03%) Sass
11 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (5.81%) RAML
12 9 (5.81%) Swagger
12 9 (5.81%) YAML
13 7 (4.52%) .NET Core
13 7 (4.52%) SOAP
13 7 (4.52%) XML
14 6 (3.87%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (5.81%) Digital Media
3 6 (3.87%) User Experience
4 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.58%) NHS
4 4 (2.58%) RIA
4 4 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.29%) Fintech
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.03%) Linux
2 1 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (72.26%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (67.74%) TDD
3 65 (41.94%) Test Automation
4 47 (30.32%) Scrum
5 34 (21.94%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (16.13%) Microservices
7 24 (15.48%) MVC
8 16 (10.32%) Test Strategy
9 15 (9.68%) Integration Testing
9 15 (9.68%) Unit Testing
10 14 (9.03%) SOLID
11 13 (8.39%) Mentoring
11 13 (8.39%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.74%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (7.10%) Coaching
14 10 (6.45%) Web Development
15 9 (5.81%) Kanban
16 7 (4.52%) Functional Testing
16 7 (4.52%) User Stories
16 7 (4.52%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 57 (36.77%) Java
2 53 (34.19%) JavaScript
3 37 (23.87%) C#
4 22 (14.19%) SQL
5 20 (12.90%) Python
6 16 (10.32%) T-SQL
7 15 (9.68%) Java 8
8 7 (4.52%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.58%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.58%) F#
9 4 (2.58%) Scala
10 3 (1.94%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.29%) C
11 2 (1.29%) Go
11 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.45%) AWS Certification
4 8 (5.16%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.58%) ISEB
7 2 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.74%) GCP
2 9 (5.81%) QA
3 2 (1.29%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (10.97%) Docker
2 2 (1.29%) vSphere
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.52%) Ansible
2 7 (4.52%) Terraform
3 4 (2.58%) Grafana
4 2 (1.29%) Kibana
4 2 (1.29%) logstash
4 2 (1.29%) Oozie
5 1 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (9.68%) Apigee
2 8 (5.16%) AppDynamics
2 8 (5.16%) Splunk
3 6 (3.87%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.87%) Oracle
4 5 (3.23%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.58%) Veracode
6 3 (1.94%) Adobe
6 3 (1.94%) hybris
7 2 (1.29%) Capita
7 2 (1.29%) Coverity
7 2 (1.29%) Google
7 2 (1.29%) SAP
7 2 (1.29%) VMware
8 1 (0.65%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.65%) NetIQ