The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 22 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 23 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.41% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.30% 0.44% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 1
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£300 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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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
277 228 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.16% 71.70% 71.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 176 123
Average daily rate £365 £384 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 29
Average hourly rate £18.55 £11.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.87% -63.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.93 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) TDD
3 24 (57.14%) Scrum
4 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
5 18 (42.86%) Cucumber
6 16 (38.10%) CSS
7 15 (35.71%) HTML
7 15 (35.71%) HTML5
7 15 (35.71%) Selenium
8 14 (33.33%) Web Services
9 13 (30.95%) Java
10 10 (23.81%) JUnit
10 10 (23.81%) Web Development
10 10 (23.81%) RESTful
10 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
11 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (21.43%) .NET
11 9 (21.43%) C#
12 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
12 8 (19.05%) jQuery
12 8 (19.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (19.05%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (19.05%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 7 (16.67%) Ember.js
13 7 (16.67%) AngularJS
13 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
13 7 (16.67%) Wiki
13 7 (16.67%) Web Application Development

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 8 (19.05%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (16.67%) Node.js
3 5 (11.90%) TeamSite
3 5 (11.90%) CMS
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (2.38%) Confluence
5 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Intranet
2 1 (2.38%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (16.67%) Redis
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 15 (35.71%) Selenium
3 10 (23.81%) JUnit
3 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
4 7 (16.67%) Subversion
5 6 (14.29%) JMeter
5 6 (14.29%) Mockito
6 5 (11.90%) LoadRunner
6 5 (11.90%) Jasmine
6 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
7 4 (9.52%) SpecFlow
7 4 (9.52%) Maven
7 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
8 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (7.14%) FitNesse
8 3 (7.14%) JSUnit
8 3 (7.14%) Hudson
8 3 (7.14%) JIRA
8 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
9 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Test Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Programmer
5 7 (16.67%) Web Programmer
5 7 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (14.29%) Java Developer
7 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
8 4 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
8 4 (9.52%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
10 2 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
11 1 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
11 1 (2.38%) Requirements Analyst
11 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
11 1 (2.38%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) CSS
2 15 (35.71%) HTML
2 15 (35.71%) HTML5
3 14 (33.33%) Web Services
4 10 (23.81%) RESTful
5 9 (21.43%) .NET
6 8 (19.05%) jQuery
6 8 (19.05%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (16.67%) CSS3
7 7 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (16.67%) Ember.js
7 7 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 7 (16.67%) Spring
8 6 (14.29%) Spring MVC
8 6 (14.29%) JPA
9 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
10 4 (9.52%) JSON
10 4 (9.52%) Ajax
10 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
10 4 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Wiki
1 7 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (7.14%) GIS
2 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.76%) W3C
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) TDD
3 24 (57.14%) Scrum
4 10 (23.81%) Web Development
5 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 7 (16.67%) MVC
7 7 (16.67%) Web Application Development
7 7 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 6 (14.29%) Web Design
9 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.90%) User Stories
10 4 (9.52%) DevOps
10 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 13 (30.95%) Java
3 9 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) SQL
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) WCAG
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VirtualBox
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Interwoven
2 2 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft