The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 57 75 69
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 68 40 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.20% 1.96% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 2.58% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 37
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£345 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £278 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £494 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
- +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1730 1549 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 81.30% 75.78% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 901 738
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 72 89
Average hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.25 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Hampshire region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +4 35 £348 -10.32% 8
Winchester - 5 £308 -
Basingstoke -7 4 £344 -8.33%
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 111 (89.52%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (82.26%) TDD
3 77 (62.10%) Scrum
4 72 (58.06%) Selenium
5 64 (51.61%) Cucumber
6 59 (47.58%) Java
7 58 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (45.97%) Subversion
9 55 (44.35%) Git (software)
10 49 (39.52%) Jenkins
11 48 (38.71%) Web Services
12 37 (29.84%) JUnit
13 34 (27.42%) RESTful
14 32 (25.81%) Spring
15 29 (23.39%) Linux
15 29 (23.39%) OO
16 28 (22.58%) Automated Testing
16 28 (22.58%) Change Control
17 27 (21.77%) Apache
17 27 (21.77%) PHP
17 27 (21.77%) SQL
18 25 (20.16%) SOAP
19 24 (19.35%) Web Development
19 24 (19.35%) E-Commerce
19 24 (19.35%) Unit Testing
20 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
20 23 (18.55%) Internet
20 23 (18.55%) Software Testing
21 21 (16.94%) PostgreSQL
21 21 (16.94%) JavaScript

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (21.77%) Apache
2 10 (8.06%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.81%) WordPress
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (11.29%) Magento
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.55%) Internet
2 6 (4.84%) DAB
3 2 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.94%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.06%) MySQL
3 7 (5.65%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.03%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.81%) DB2
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 72 (58.06%) Selenium
2 64 (51.61%) Cucumber
3 57 (45.97%) Subversion
4 55 (44.35%) Git (software)
5 49 (39.52%) Jenkins
6 37 (29.84%) JUnit
7 19 (15.32%) WebDriver
8 17 (13.71%) Mockito
9 16 (12.90%) PHPUnit
10 15 (12.10%) JMeter
11 14 (11.29%) JIRA
12 11 (8.87%) Maven
13 10 (8.06%) SoapUI
14 9 (7.26%) Gerrit
14 9 (7.26%) NUnit
15 5 (4.03%) Eclipse
15 5 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (4.03%) Appium
15 5 (4.03%) SpecFlow
16 4 (3.23%) Ant
General
1 7 (5.65%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 53 (42.74%) Developer
2 48 (38.71%) Analyst
3 42 (33.87%) Test Analyst
4 25 (20.16%) Java Developer
5 16 (12.90%) PHP Developer
5 16 (12.90%) Automation Analyst
6 15 (12.10%) Automation Test Analyst
7 12 (9.68%) Agile Test Analyst
8 9 (7.26%) Team Leader
8 9 (7.26%) Test Team Leader
9 6 (4.84%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Magento Developer
11 4 (3.23%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Tester
11 4 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (2.42%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.42%) Agile Java Developer
13 2 (1.61%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (38.71%) Web Services
2 34 (27.42%) RESTful
3 32 (25.81%) Spring
4 25 (20.16%) SOAP
5 19 (15.32%) XML
6 18 (14.52%) Hibernate
7 17 (13.71%) .NET
8 15 (12.10%) Gherkin
9 14 (11.29%) REST
10 13 (10.48%) OpenID
10 13 (10.48%) SAML
11 12 (9.68%) AngularJS
11 12 (9.68%) OAuth2
12 11 (8.87%) HTML
13 10 (8.06%) JSON
14 7 (5.65%) CSS
15 6 (4.84%) LAMP
15 6 (4.84%) PostGIS
16 4 (3.23%) HTML5
16 4 (3.23%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.45%) GIS
3 3 (2.42%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.61%) Replication
4 2 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Blog
5 1 (0.81%) iPhone
5 1 (0.81%) iSeries
5 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.81%) iPad
5 1 (0.81%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) Xbox
5 1 (0.81%) User Experience
5 1 (0.81%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.39%) Linux
2 7 (5.65%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.84%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) Windows
4 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (89.52%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (82.26%) TDD
3 77 (62.10%) Scrum
4 58 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (23.39%) OO
6 28 (22.58%) Automated Testing
6 28 (22.58%) Change Control
7 24 (19.35%) Web Development
7 24 (19.35%) Unit Testing
7 24 (19.35%) E-Commerce
8 23 (18.55%) Software Testing
8 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
9 19 (15.32%) Test Scripting
10 15 (12.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (11.29%) Load Testing
11 14 (11.29%) SOA
11 14 (11.29%) User Stories
12 12 (9.68%) Open Source
12 12 (9.68%) Software Engineering
13 11 (8.87%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (47.58%) Java
2 27 (21.77%) PHP
2 27 (21.77%) SQL
3 21 (16.94%) JavaScript
4 18 (14.52%) C#
5 9 (7.26%) PL/SQL
5 9 (7.26%) PHP5
6 5 (4.03%) Ruby
7 3 (2.42%) Python
8 2 (1.61%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.26%) ISEB
2 7 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.84%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (12.90%) Oracle
2 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.26%) WSO2
4 4 (3.23%) Apigee
5 3 (2.42%) CODA
5 3 (2.42%) ESRI
6 2 (1.61%) Google
6 2 (1.61%) Apple
7 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.81%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.81%) Twitter
7 1 (0.81%) HP
7 1 (0.81%) SAP
7 1 (0.81%) IBM