The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 27 March 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)
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 54 57
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3  
Contract jobs citing BDD 22 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 3.44% 1.23% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 1.59% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 4
Median daily rate £355 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% -2.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 508 503 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 79.38% 77.15% 81.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 343 401
Median daily rate £400 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +135.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £46.43 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Wiltshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Wiltshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Wiltshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Swindon +15 22 £355 -2.73% 2
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (64.00%) Scrum
2 32 (64.00%) Java
3 29 (58.00%) Selenium
3 29 (58.00%) Cucumber
4 25 (50.00%) TDD
5 23 (46.00%) REST
6 18 (36.00%) JavaScript
6 18 (36.00%) SOAP
7 17 (34.00%) CSS
7 17 (34.00%) HTML
8 16 (32.00%) MVC
9 14 (28.00%) Spring
9 14 (28.00%) Web Services
9 14 (28.00%) Kanban
10 13 (26.00%) jQuery
10 13 (26.00%) Gherkin
10 13 (26.00%) Finance
11 12 (24.00%) Maven
11 12 (24.00%) Test Scripting
12 11 (22.00%) SpecFlow
13 10 (20.00%) Jasmine
13 10 (20.00%) Bitbucket
13 10 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
13 10 (20.00%) Microservices
14 9 (18.00%) Docker
14 9 (18.00%) Sencha
14 9 (18.00%) HTML5
14 9 (18.00%) MVVM

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (10.00%) Apache
1 5 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Heroku
1 4 (8.00%) OpenShift
1 4 (8.00%) PaaS
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (58.00%) Cucumber
1 29 (58.00%) Selenium
2 12 (24.00%) Maven
3 11 (22.00%) SpecFlow
4 10 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 10 (20.00%) Jasmine
4 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (16.00%) Mockito
6 7 (14.00%) GitLab
7 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (8.00%) Eclipse
8 4 (8.00%) IntelliJ
9 3 (6.00%) Ant
9 3 (6.00%) JUnit
9 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.00%) Capybara
10 1 (2.00%) JBehave
10 1 (2.00%) RSpec
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Tester
3 7 (14.00%) UI Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Automation Tester
4 6 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (8.00%) Scala Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 4 (8.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Developer in Test
7 3 (6.00%) Web UI Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Java Applications Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Java Web Applications Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) REST
2 18 (36.00%) SOAP
3 17 (34.00%) CSS
3 17 (34.00%) HTML
4 14 (28.00%) Spring
4 14 (28.00%) Web Services
5 13 (26.00%) Gherkin
5 13 (26.00%) jQuery
6 10 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 9 (18.00%) .NET
7 9 (18.00%) Ext JS
7 9 (18.00%) HTML5
7 9 (18.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (16.00%) Hibernate
9 7 (14.00%) Spring MVC
10 5 (10.00%) Play Framework
10 5 (10.00%) RESTful
10 5 (10.00%) Sass
11 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
12 2 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (64.00%) Scrum
3 25 (50.00%) TDD
4 16 (32.00%) MVC
5 14 (28.00%) Kanban
6 12 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.00%) Microservices
8 9 (18.00%) MVVM
9 7 (14.00%) API Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.00%) ATDD
11 4 (8.00%) Automation Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Open Source
12 3 (6.00%) DevOps
12 3 (6.00%) Functional Programming
12 3 (6.00%) Test Strategy
12 3 (6.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 32 (64.00%) Java
2 18 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.00%) C#
4 5 (10.00%) Scala
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SDET
2 1 (2.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Docker
2 3 (6.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Sencha
2 6 (12.00%) Google
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle