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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 17 18 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 30 29 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.79% 7.84% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.55% 9.93% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 1
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£345 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - -
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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
314 292 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.56% 78.92% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 213 153
Average daily rate £350 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +176.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £10.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 49 (98.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (82.00%) TDD
2 41 (82.00%) Scrum
3 33 (66.00%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (56.00%) Git (software)
4 28 (56.00%) Cucumber
4 28 (56.00%) Subversion
5 24 (48.00%) Web Services
5 24 (48.00%) Jenkins
6 22 (44.00%) Selenium
7 21 (42.00%) Java
8 20 (40.00%) PHP
9 18 (36.00%) OO
9 18 (36.00%) RESTful
10 16 (32.00%) SOAP
11 15 (30.00%) Change Control
12 14 (28.00%) Linux
13 13 (26.00%) Internet
13 13 (26.00%) Apache
13 13 (26.00%) Web Development
14 12 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (24.00%) SQL
15 11 (22.00%) PHPUnit
16 10 (20.00%) Unit Testing
16 10 (20.00%) XML
17 9 (18.00%) JUnit
17 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
17 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
17 9 (18.00%) REST
18 8 (16.00%) Mockito

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 13 (26.00%) Apache
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (2.00%) WordPress
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Internet
2 2 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.00%) MySQL
4 3 (6.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (56.00%) Subversion
1 28 (56.00%) Git (software)
1 28 (56.00%) Cucumber
2 24 (48.00%) Jenkins
3 22 (44.00%) Selenium
4 11 (22.00%) PHPUnit
5 9 (18.00%) JUnit
6 8 (16.00%) Mockito
7 5 (10.00%) JIRA
7 5 (10.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (10.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (8.00%) Appium
9 3 (6.00%) Hudson
9 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.00%) FitNesse
10 2 (4.00%) Zephyr
11 1 (2.00%) RSpec
11 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
11 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Developer
2 13 (26.00%) Analyst
3 12 (24.00%) PHP Developer
4 11 (22.00%) Test Analyst
5 9 (18.00%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Magento Developer
8 2 (4.00%) iOS Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Mobile Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Senior PHP Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) ScrumMaster
9 1 (2.00%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Java Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) Web Services
2 18 (36.00%) RESTful
3 16 (32.00%) SOAP
4 10 (20.00%) XML
5 9 (18.00%) REST
6 8 (16.00%) Spring
7 7 (14.00%) JSON
8 6 (12.00%) OpenID
8 6 (12.00%) SAML
9 5 (10.00%) Hibernate
9 5 (10.00%) OAuth2
10 4 (8.00%) LAMP
10 4 (8.00%) HTML
11 3 (6.00%) .NET
12 2 (4.00%) CSS
12 2 (4.00%) WSDL
12 2 (4.00%) HTML5
12 2 (4.00%) Spring MVC
12 2 (4.00%) Symfony
12 2 (4.00%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) GIS
2 5 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) iPhone
5 1 (2.00%) iPad
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (98.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (82.00%) TDD
2 41 (82.00%) Scrum
3 33 (66.00%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (36.00%) OO
5 15 (30.00%) Change Control
6 13 (26.00%) Web Development
7 10 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.00%) SOA
9 7 (14.00%) Test Management
9 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (12.00%) User Stories
10 6 (12.00%) SDLC
11 5 (10.00%) Open Source
11 5 (10.00%) iOS Development
11 5 (10.00%) DevOps
11 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) Java
2 20 (40.00%) PHP
3 12 (24.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.00%) PHP5
5 4 (8.00%) Ruby
6 3 (6.00%) C#
6 3 (6.00%) Python
7 2 (4.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) ESRI
2 3 (6.00%) WSO2
3 2 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (2.00%) Apigee