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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 114 155 156
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 171 95 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.88% 1.03% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.31% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 70 72
Median daily rate £416 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
7301 7238 6826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.09% 78.67% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4511 4149 3783
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 245 272
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire +11 34 £365 +2.81% 12
Hampshire -7 33 £365 -3.94% 18
East Sussex +30 31 £450 +20.00% 4
Surrey +7 27 £450 +5.88% 12
West Sussex -18 14 £456 -1.35% 4
Oxfordshire +11 12 £475 +11.76% 5
Kent -5 11 £330 +3.52% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 4 £325 -7.14% 5
Sussex - 3 £475 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 225 (75.50%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (70.81%) TDD
3 119 (39.93%) Java
4 102 (34.23%) JavaScript
5 99 (33.22%) Scrum
6 88 (29.53%) C#
7 81 (27.18%) HTML
8 76 (25.50%) Selenium
9 73 (24.50%) .NET
9 73 (24.50%) CSS
10 67 (22.48%) Cucumber
11 64 (21.48%) Web Services
12 55 (18.46%) AngularJS
13 53 (17.79%) HTML5
14 51 (17.11%) MVC
15 47 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (15.77%) Spring
16 46 (15.44%) WebDriver
17 44 (14.77%) jQuery
18 43 (14.43%) Oracle
18 43 (14.43%) SQL
18 43 (14.43%) Test Automation
19 41 (13.76%) Microsoft
20 39 (13.09%) Jenkins
21 38 (12.75%) User Stories
21 38 (12.75%) REST
21 38 (12.75%) SpecFlow
22 36 (12.08%) Linux
23 35 (11.74%) Kanban
24 33 (11.07%) JUnit

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 23 (7.72%) Node.js
2 20 (6.71%) JBoss
3 17 (5.70%) Confluence
4 12 (4.03%) IIS
5 9 (3.02%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.35%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.68%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.01%) Apache
9 3 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.01%) CMS
9 3 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.01%) WordPress
10 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.67%) nginx
10 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.34%) MS Office
2 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.03%) GitHub
3 7 (2.35%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (2.01%) SaaS
5 5 (1.68%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.34%) Google Play
6 4 (1.34%) PaaS
7 2 (0.67%) Force.com
7 2 (0.67%) IaaS
8 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.34%) HTTP
2 3 (1.01%) Internet
2 3 (1.01%) Network Security
3 1 (0.34%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.72%) NoSQL
2 21 (7.05%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.04%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.69%) VoltDB
6 8 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.01%) MySQL
8 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.67%) Big Data
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.34%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 76 (25.50%) Selenium
2 67 (22.48%) Cucumber
3 46 (15.44%) WebDriver
4 39 (13.09%) Jenkins
5 38 (12.75%) SpecFlow
6 33 (11.07%) JUnit
7 31 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (10.07%) Git (software)
9 27 (9.06%) JIRA
10 26 (8.72%) Maven
11 24 (8.05%) SoapUI
12 23 (7.72%) JMeter
13 17 (5.70%) Gradle
13 17 (5.70%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (4.70%) Eclipse
14 14 (4.70%) Subversion
15 12 (4.03%) Ant
15 12 (4.03%) JBehave
16 10 (3.36%) Hudson
16 10 (3.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (7.05%) Finance
2 12 (4.03%) Publishing
3 6 (2.01%) Retail
4 3 (1.01%) Advertising
5 2 (0.67%) Back Office
5 2 (0.67%) Banking
5 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.67%) Military
5 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.34%) Games
6 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 179 (60.07%) Developer
2 70 (23.49%) Java Developer
3 49 (16.44%) Analyst
4 48 (16.11%) Senior Developer
5 37 (12.42%) Agile Developer
6 36 (12.08%) .NET Developer
7 35 (11.74%) C# Developer
8 34 (11.41%) Agile Java Developer
9 33 (11.07%) Tester
10 32 (10.74%) Test Analyst
11 27 (9.06%) Developer in Test
12 26 (8.72%) Automation Tester
13 24 (8.05%) Automation Test Analyst
13 24 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 24 (8.05%) Senior .NET Developer
14 23 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 21 (7.05%) Business Analyst
16 20 (6.71%) JavaScript Developer
17 19 (6.38%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 19 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (27.18%) HTML
2 73 (24.50%) .NET
2 73 (24.50%) CSS
3 64 (21.48%) Web Services
4 55 (18.46%) AngularJS
5 53 (17.79%) HTML5
6 47 (15.77%) Spring
7 44 (14.77%) jQuery
8 38 (12.75%) REST
9 31 (10.40%) ASP.NET
9 31 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (10.40%) CSS3
10 28 (9.40%) SOAP
11 27 (9.06%) JSON
12 26 (8.72%) Hibernate
12 26 (8.72%) Java EE
13 25 (8.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (8.39%) XML
14 19 (6.38%) .NET Framework
15 18 (6.04%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.72%) User Experience
2 21 (7.05%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.34%) Animation
6 4 (1.34%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.34%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.34%) W3C
7 3 (1.01%) Blog
7 3 (1.01%) Tandem
8 2 (0.67%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.67%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.34%) iPad
9 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.08%) Linux
2 16 (5.37%) Unix
3 10 (3.36%) Windows
4 9 (3.02%) Android
5 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (75.50%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (70.81%) TDD
3 99 (33.22%) Scrum
4 51 (17.11%) MVC
5 47 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (14.43%) Test Automation
7 38 (12.75%) User Stories
8 35 (11.74%) Kanban
9 28 (9.40%) Regression Testing
9 28 (9.40%) Test Scripting
10 27 (9.06%) E-Commerce
10 27 (9.06%) Functional Testing
11 26 (8.72%) SOLID
12 25 (8.39%) Data Protection
12 25 (8.39%) SDLC
13 24 (8.05%) Web Development
14 22 (7.38%) Automation Testing
14 22 (7.38%) OO
15 21 (7.05%) DevOps
15 21 (7.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (39.93%) Java
2 102 (34.23%) JavaScript
3 88 (29.53%) C#
4 43 (14.43%) SQL
5 27 (9.06%) PHP
6 18 (6.04%) Ruby
7 13 (4.36%) Python
8 12 (4.03%) F#
9 11 (3.69%) Groovy
10 9 (3.02%) C++
10 9 (3.02%) Scala
11 6 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.34%) C
13 4 (1.34%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.67%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.67%) SOQL
15 2 (0.67%) VBScript
15 2 (0.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 30 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.05%) ISEB
3 22 (7.38%) SC Cleared
4 21 (7.05%) ISTQB
5 13 (4.36%) Degree
6 8 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.01%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.40%) QA
2 4 (1.34%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (3.69%) Docker
2 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (5.70%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.01%) Ansible
2 3 (1.01%) Puppet
3 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.67%) SELinux
4 1 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 43 (14.43%) Oracle
2 41 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.37%) HP
4 11 (3.69%) Atlassian
5 10 (3.36%) Rally
6 8 (2.68%) Zend
7 5 (1.68%) Pega
7 5 (1.68%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.68%) Telerik
8 4 (1.34%) Apple
8 4 (1.34%) ForgeRock
8 4 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.67%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.67%) VMware
10 1 (0.34%) Adobe
10 1 (0.34%) New Relic
10 1 (0.34%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.34%) SAP
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