The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 86 122 147
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +25
Contract jobs citing BDD 224 125 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.34% 1.36% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 1.83% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 99 66
Average daily rate
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£375 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £495 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7409 6824 6054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.38% 74.30% 71.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4437 3744 3216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 252 278
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.75 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the South East region.

BDD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +28 71 £348 -8.85% 13
Berkshire +33 50 £353 -6.00% 14
Oxfordshire +9 33 £425 +9.67% 7
Buckinghamshire -2 33 £425 -5.55% 5
Surrey +1 14 £415 +6.41% 12
Kent +4 11 £335 -4.28% 4
East Sussex 0 5 £369 -1.66% 3
West Sussex -8 4 £306 - 2
Middlesex +1 2 £415 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 262 (77.74%) TDD
2 260 (77.15%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (45.40%) Scrum
4 125 (37.09%) Selenium
5 123 (36.50%) Java
6 117 (34.72%) C#
7 103 (30.56%) Cucumber
8 91 (27.00%) JavaScript
9 88 (26.11%) Web Services
10 87 (25.82%) .NET
11 83 (24.63%) Git (software)
12 82 (24.33%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (20.18%) SQL
14 67 (19.88%) AngularJS
14 67 (19.88%) Jenkins
15 66 (19.58%) WebDriver
15 66 (19.58%) HTML
16 65 (19.29%) MVC
16 65 (19.29%) RESTful
17 62 (18.40%) Subversion
17 62 (18.40%) Spring
18 59 (17.51%) Web Development
18 59 (17.51%) JUnit
19 56 (16.62%) XML
19 56 (16.62%) Test Automation
20 54 (16.02%) Oracle
21 50 (14.84%) CSS
21 50 (14.84%) OO
22 47 (13.95%) ASP.NET
23 44 (13.06%) Test Scripting

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 30 (8.90%) Apache
2 24 (7.12%) Tomcat
3 19 (5.64%) JBoss
4 16 (4.75%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.97%) Confluence
6 9 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.37%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.89%) Node.js
10 2 (0.59%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.59%) IIS
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.30%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.30%) WordPress
11 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (4.45%) Magento
2 3 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.30%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.56%) Amazon SQS
2 12 (3.56%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.78%) SaaS
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.31%) Internet
2 16 (4.75%) HTTP
3 7 (2.08%) Intranet
4 6 (1.78%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.42%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (6.53%) MySQL
4 17 (5.04%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.78%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.59%) HBase
8 2 (0.59%) Big Data
8 2 (0.59%) DB2
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 125 (37.09%) Selenium
2 103 (30.56%) Cucumber
3 83 (24.63%) Git (software)
4 67 (19.88%) Jenkins
5 66 (19.58%) WebDriver
6 62 (18.40%) Subversion
7 59 (17.51%) JUnit
8 37 (10.98%) JIRA
9 29 (8.61%) SpecFlow
10 28 (8.31%) Mockito
11 19 (5.64%) PHPUnit
12 16 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (4.75%) JMeter
13 13 (3.86%) Visual Studio
13 13 (3.86%) SoapUI
14 12 (3.56%) Maven
15 9 (2.67%) NUnit
15 9 (2.67%) Eclipse
15 9 (2.67%) Gerrit
16 8 (2.37%) HP UFT
General
1 30 (8.90%) Finance
2 8 (2.37%) Retail
3 7 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.78%) Publishing
4 6 (1.78%) Games
5 5 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.19%) Marketing
7 3 (0.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (48.07%) Developer
2 103 (30.56%) Analyst
3 75 (22.26%) Test Analyst
4 60 (17.80%) Java Developer
5 37 (10.98%) .NET Developer
6 30 (8.90%) Tester
7 27 (8.01%) Business Analyst
8 21 (6.23%) Senior Developer
8 21 (6.23%) C# Developer
9 20 (5.93%) Agile Business Analyst
10 19 (5.64%) Software Engineer
10 19 (5.64%) PHP Developer
11 18 (5.34%) Agile Test Analyst
11 18 (5.34%) Automation Analyst
12 17 (5.04%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (3.56%) Test Manager
13 12 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.56%) Automation Tester
14 10 (2.97%) Team Leader
15 9 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (26.11%) Web Services
2 87 (25.82%) .NET
3 67 (19.88%) AngularJS
4 66 (19.58%) HTML
5 65 (19.29%) RESTful
6 62 (18.40%) Spring
7 56 (16.62%) XML
8 50 (14.84%) CSS
9 47 (13.95%) ASP.NET
10 42 (12.46%) SOAP
11 41 (12.17%) HTML5
12 36 (10.68%) jQuery
13 34 (10.09%) Hibernate
14 33 (9.79%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (9.50%) CSS3
16 31 (9.20%) JSON
17 27 (8.01%) REST
18 23 (6.82%) KnockoutJS
19 20 (5.93%) Gherkin
19 20 (5.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.04%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.37%) GIS
3 5 (1.48%) User Experience
4 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.89%) Algorithms
5 3 (0.89%) Digital Media
5 3 (0.89%) DTV
5 3 (0.89%) Replication
6 2 (0.59%) Clustering
6 2 (0.59%) NHS
6 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.59%) Web 2.0
6 2 (0.59%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.59%) FMCG
6 2 (0.59%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.30%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.30%) iPad
7 1 (0.30%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.17%) Linux
2 12 (3.56%) Apple iOS
3 11 (3.26%) Android
4 7 (2.08%) Windows
5 4 (1.19%) UNIX
5 4 (1.19%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (77.74%) TDD
2 260 (77.15%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (45.40%) Scrum
4 82 (24.33%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (19.29%) MVC
6 59 (17.51%) Web Development
7 56 (16.62%) Test Automation
8 50 (14.84%) OO
9 44 (13.06%) Test Scripting
10 43 (12.76%) E-Commerce
11 42 (12.46%) User Stories
12 36 (10.68%) Automated Testing
13 31 (9.20%) Change Control
14 30 (8.90%) SDLC
15 29 (8.61%) Unit Testing
16 28 (8.31%) Data Protection
17 27 (8.01%) Software Engineering
18 26 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
19 25 (7.42%) Software Testing
20 23 (6.82%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 123 (36.50%) Java
2 117 (34.72%) C#
3 91 (27.00%) JavaScript
4 68 (20.18%) SQL
5 31 (9.20%) PHP
6 15 (4.45%) Ruby
7 12 (3.56%) Python
8 10 (2.97%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.67%) PHP5
10 7 (2.08%) VB
11 4 (1.19%) VBScript
11 4 (1.19%) C++
12 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.59%) Perl
13 2 (0.59%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.59%) Groovy
13 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.59%) Scala
14 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.45%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.15%) ISEB
4 11 (3.26%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.59%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (3.56%) Puppet
2 11 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.67%) Ansible
4 3 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.59%) Mesos
6 1 (0.30%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 54 (16.02%) Oracle
2 28 (8.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.97%) Progress
4 9 (2.67%) WSO2
5 7 (2.08%) Apigee
6 4 (1.19%) SAP
7 3 (0.89%) IBM
7 3 (0.89%) HP
7 3 (0.89%) CODA
7 3 (0.89%) ESRI
8 2 (0.59%) Cadence
8 2 (0.59%) Google
8 2 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.59%) Apple
8 2 (0.59%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.30%) Coremetrics
9 1 (0.30%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.30%) Twitter
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe
9 1 (0.30%) Cognos
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