The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 29 37 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 3 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.19% 1.15% 8.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.54% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 15
Median daily rate £325 £290 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -23.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
192 195 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.19% 74.43% 80.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 124 213
Median daily rate £450 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Southampton region with a requirement for BDD.

1 12 (80.00%) TDD
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) HTML
3 8 (53.33%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) Selenium
5 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (33.33%) Scala
5 5 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (26.67%) CSS3
6 4 (26.67%) HTML5
6 4 (26.67%) Open Source
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) OO
6 4 (26.67%) Python
7 3 (20.00%) JIRA
7 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (13.33%) Aurelia
8 2 (13.33%) React
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
8 2 (13.33%) AngularJS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) HBase
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) Jasmine
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Scala Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Python Developer
3 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Scala Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Python Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Scala Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) CSS3
2 4 (26.67%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (13.33%) Aurelia
3 2 (13.33%) React
3 2 (13.33%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Android
2 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) TDD
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) Scala
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) F#
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Go
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) HDFS
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cloudera
1 1 (6.67%) Hortonworks