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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 32 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.27% 9.76% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 11.73% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 31 27
Median daily rate £475 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.68% +6.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
BDD
Hampshire

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
157 307 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 66.24% 83.20% 80.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 222 214
Median daily rate £400 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.23 £27.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 Southampton region with a requirement for BDD.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
4 3 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (33.33%) PHPUnit
4 3 (33.33%) REST
4 3 (33.33%) JSON
4 3 (33.33%) Blog
4 3 (33.33%) Symfony
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) WordPress
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) RESTful
4 3 (33.33%) Apache
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) PHP
4 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 3 (33.33%) MySQL
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) LAMP
4 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) QA
6 1 (11.11%) Local Government

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 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) PHPUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
2 3 (33.33%) JSON
2 3 (33.33%) LAMP
2 3 (33.33%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (33.33%) REST
2 3 (33.33%) RESTful
2 3 (33.33%) Symfony
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft