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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 19 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 9.71% 1.46% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.89% 2.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
256 193 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 75.29% 70.44% 64.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 133 60
Average daily rate £380 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £170.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 48 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (77.08%) TDD
2 37 (77.08%) Scrum
3 35 (72.92%) Web Services
4 34 (70.83%) Cucumber
5 29 (60.42%) Selenium
5 29 (60.42%) Java
6 28 (58.33%) Jenkins
7 26 (54.17%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (52.08%) RESTful
9 22 (45.83%) JUnit
10 20 (41.67%) Spring
11 19 (39.58%) Mockito
12 16 (33.33%) Hibernate
12 16 (33.33%) Web Development
13 15 (31.25%) JSON
13 15 (31.25%) Spring MVC
13 15 (31.25%) Subversion
13 15 (31.25%) Linux
13 15 (31.25%) MVC
13 15 (31.25%) JPA
13 15 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (27.08%) CSS
14 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
14 13 (27.08%) Maven
15 12 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (25.00%) Apache
15 12 (25.00%) Kanban
16 11 (22.92%) Git (software)
16 11 (22.92%) VirtualBox

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12 (25.00%) Apache
2 7 (14.58%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.08%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 34 (70.83%) Cucumber
2 29 (60.42%) Selenium
3 28 (58.33%) Jenkins
4 22 (45.83%) JUnit
5 19 (39.58%) Mockito
6 15 (31.25%) Subversion
7 13 (27.08%) Maven
8 11 (22.92%) Git (software)
9 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
10 6 (12.50%) JMeter
10 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
11 5 (10.42%) LoadRunner
12 3 (6.25%) PHPUnit
12 3 (6.25%) RSpec
12 3 (6.25%) JIRA
13 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
13 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
13 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
13 2 (4.17%) Hudson
14 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 29 (60.42%) Developer
2 19 (39.58%) Java Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Analyst
4 11 (22.92%) Test Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (10.42%) PHP Developer
7 4 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Lead Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Java Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (72.92%) Web Services
2 25 (52.08%) RESTful
3 20 (41.67%) Spring
4 16 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 15 (31.25%) JSON
5 15 (31.25%) Spring MVC
5 15 (31.25%) JPA
6 13 (27.08%) CSS
7 9 (18.75%) Ajax
8 8 (16.67%) SOAP
9 7 (14.58%) PostGIS
9 7 (14.58%) XML
10 6 (12.50%) .NET
11 5 (10.42%) REST
11 5 (10.42%) HTML
12 4 (8.33%) KML
12 4 (8.33%) SAML
12 4 (8.33%) CSS3
12 4 (8.33%) HTML5
12 4 (8.33%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (77.08%) TDD
2 37 (77.08%) Scrum
3 26 (54.17%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (33.33%) Web Development
5 15 (31.25%) MVC
6 12 (25.00%) Kanban
7 9 (18.75%) OO
8 8 (16.67%) Change Control
8 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.33%) OOP
10 4 (8.33%) SOA
10 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.33%) User Stories
10 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
11 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.75%) SQL
4 7 (14.58%) PHP
5 6 (12.50%) PHP5
6 4 (8.33%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.17%) Python
7 2 (4.17%) C#
7 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.08%) ISEB
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) VirtualBox
2 6 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) Vagrant
2 8 (16.67%) Puppet
3 2 (4.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) WSO2
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