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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 86 84
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2  
Contract jobs citing BDD 65 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.50% 1.81% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 2.28% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 45
Median daily rate £392 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £319 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £453 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.25 -
% change year-on-year +10.49% -  

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 2150 2320 2456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.53% 79.07% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1515 1586
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 142 100
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +14 20 £400 +6.66% 4
Bristol +5 17 £325 -18.75% 14
Somerset +15 12 £325 -7.14% 4
Devon -23 4 £318 -20.00% 7
Dorset +10 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire +1 1 £413 +3.12% 4
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 132 (83.54%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (54.43%) Selenium
3 82 (51.90%) Java
4 77 (48.73%) Cucumber
5 73 (46.20%) Scrum
6 72 (45.57%) TDD
7 63 (39.87%) .NET
8 59 (37.34%) C#
9 44 (27.85%) JavaScript
9 44 (27.85%) SOAP
10 43 (27.22%) Test Automation
11 39 (24.68%) REST
12 37 (23.42%) WebDriver
13 36 (22.78%) CSS
13 36 (22.78%) HTML
13 36 (22.78%) SpecFlow
13 36 (22.78%) Gherkin
14 35 (22.15%) Web Services
14 35 (22.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (21.52%) Test Scripting
15 34 (21.52%) SQL
16 33 (20.89%) Finance
16 33 (20.89%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (18.35%) Spring
17 29 (18.35%) QA
17 29 (18.35%) Jenkins
18 28 (17.72%) MVC
19 25 (15.82%) Security Cleared
20 23 (14.56%) Git (software)
21 21 (13.29%) Kanban

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 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.43%) Apache
3 6 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.90%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.27%) ATG Dynamo
6 2 (1.27%) IIS
6 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Confluence
7 1 (0.63%) Mule
7 1 (0.63%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 12 (7.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.23%) GitHub
2 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.53%) Heroku
4 4 (2.53%) OpenShift
4 4 (2.53%) PaaS
5 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) Internet
1 7 (4.43%) PuTTY
1 7 (4.43%) WinSCP
2 4 (2.53%) LDAP
3 3 (1.90%) SSH
4 1 (0.63%) MQTT
4 1 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.43%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.43%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (4.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.80%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.80%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.27%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) GIS
7 1 (0.63%) Redis
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 86 (54.43%) Selenium
2 77 (48.73%) Cucumber
3 37 (23.42%) WebDriver
4 36 (22.78%) SpecFlow
5 35 (22.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (18.35%) Jenkins
7 23 (14.56%) Git (software)
8 21 (13.29%) Maven
9 19 (12.03%) SoapUI
10 18 (11.39%) Bitbucket
11 16 (10.13%) TeamCity
12 15 (9.49%) Ant
13 14 (8.86%) Jasmine
14 12 (7.59%) HP UFT
15 11 (6.96%) Eclipse
15 11 (6.96%) Mockito
16 8 (5.06%) GitLab
16 8 (5.06%) JMeter
17 7 (4.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 7 (4.43%) Selenium IDE
General
1 33 (20.89%) Finance
2 13 (8.23%) Banking
3 12 (7.59%) Electronics
3 12 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.59%) Marketing
3 12 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.06%) Retail
5 7 (4.43%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.90%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (44.30%) Developer
2 33 (20.89%) Tester
3 23 (14.56%) Automation Tester
4 18 (11.39%) Analyst
4 18 (11.39%) Java Developer
5 17 (10.76%) Test Analyst
6 15 (9.49%) Developer in Test
7 14 (8.86%) C# Developer
7 14 (8.86%) Test Engineer
8 12 (7.59%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (6.96%) Test Automation Engineer
10 10 (6.33%) .NET Developer
11 9 (5.70%) QA Tester
11 9 (5.70%) Software Tester
11 9 (5.70%) Test Leader
11 9 (5.70%) UI Developer
12 8 (5.06%) Software QA Tester
12 8 (5.06%) Technical Leader
13 7 (4.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 7 (4.43%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (39.87%) .NET
2 44 (27.85%) SOAP
3 39 (24.68%) REST
4 36 (22.78%) CSS
4 36 (22.78%) Gherkin
4 36 (22.78%) HTML
5 35 (22.15%) Web Services
6 29 (18.35%) Spring
7 21 (13.29%) jQuery
8 18 (11.39%) XML
9 17 (10.76%) AngularJS
10 15 (9.49%) .NET Framework
11 14 (8.86%) Hibernate
11 14 (8.86%) HTML5
12 9 (5.70%) ASP.NET
12 9 (5.70%) Ext JS
12 9 (5.70%) RESTful
12 9 (5.70%) Sass
12 9 (5.70%) Spring MVC
12 9 (5.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (1.90%) Blog
2 3 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (1.90%) Public Cloud
2 3 (1.90%) User Experience
3 2 (1.27%) W3C
4 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.23%) Linux
2 8 (5.06%) Windows
3 7 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.43%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.63%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (83.54%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (46.20%) Scrum
3 72 (45.57%) TDD
4 43 (27.22%) Test Automation
5 34 (21.52%) Test Scripting
6 33 (20.89%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (17.72%) MVC
8 21 (13.29%) DevOps
8 21 (13.29%) Kanban
9 16 (10.13%) Test Planning
10 15 (9.49%) SDLC
11 14 (8.86%) E-Commerce
11 14 (8.86%) Test Strategy
12 13 (8.23%) API Testing
12 13 (8.23%) Open Source
12 13 (8.23%) Programme Management
13 12 (7.59%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (7.59%) Manual Testing
13 12 (7.59%) Microservices
13 12 (7.59%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (51.90%) Java
2 59 (37.34%) C#
3 44 (27.85%) JavaScript
4 34 (21.52%) SQL
5 19 (12.03%) Ruby
6 12 (7.59%) Scala
7 9 (5.70%) Python
8 7 (4.43%) F#
9 3 (1.90%) Groovy
9 3 (1.90%) PHP
10 2 (1.27%) C++
10 2 (1.27%) Go
10 2 (1.27%) VB
10 2 (1.27%) VBScript
11 1 (0.63%) C
11 1 (0.63%) Clojure
11 1 (0.63%) ES6
11 1 (0.63%) Perl
11 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (15.82%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.49%) ISEB
2 15 (9.49%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.80%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.16%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.27%) Degree
7 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.35%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.27%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (6.96%) Docker
2 7 (4.43%) vSphere
3 5 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.27%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (4.43%) vRealize
2 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) Consul
4 1 (0.63%) Graphite
4 1 (0.63%) Kibana
4 1 (0.63%) logstash
4 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.59%) SAP
3 10 (6.33%) HP
4 9 (5.70%) Oracle
4 9 (5.70%) Sencha
5 7 (4.43%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.43%) VMware
6 6 (3.80%) Google
6 6 (3.80%) hybris
7 3 (1.90%) ATG
8 1 (0.63%) Apple
8 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.63%) BEA
8 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.63%) Splunk
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