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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 12 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 36 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.53% 7.80% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.72% 9.79% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 1
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£345 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +17.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
283 286 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 82.75% 79.67% 63.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 210 126
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +112.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £32.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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

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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 5 August 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 64 (98.46%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (83.08%) TDD
3 52 (80.00%) Scrum
4 40 (61.54%) Cucumber
5 36 (55.38%) Subversion
6 35 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (50.77%) Selenium
8 32 (49.23%) Git (software)
8 32 (49.23%) Jenkins
9 31 (47.69%) Java
9 31 (47.69%) Web Services
10 26 (40.00%) RESTful
11 21 (32.31%) PHP
11 21 (32.31%) OO
12 20 (30.77%) SOAP
13 19 (29.23%) Apache
14 18 (27.69%) Linux
14 18 (27.69%) JUnit
14 18 (27.69%) Change Control
15 16 (24.62%) Web Development
15 16 (24.62%) PostgreSQL
15 16 (24.62%) Internet
16 13 (20.00%) SQL
16 13 (20.00%) Spring
16 13 (20.00%) Mockito
17 12 (18.46%) PHPUnit
18 11 (16.92%) Unit Testing
18 11 (16.92%) Automated Testing
18 11 (16.92%) XML
19 10 (15.38%) SOA

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 19 (29.23%) Apache
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.54%) WordPress
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.23%) MySQL
3 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 36 (55.38%) Subversion
3 33 (50.77%) Selenium
4 32 (49.23%) Git (software)
4 32 (49.23%) Jenkins
5 18 (27.69%) JUnit
6 13 (20.00%) Mockito
7 12 (18.46%) PHPUnit
8 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
9 5 (7.69%) JIRA
9 5 (7.69%) SpecFlow
9 5 (7.69%) Appium
10 4 (6.15%) Eclipse
11 3 (4.62%) FitNesse
11 3 (4.62%) Hudson
11 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
11 3 (4.62%) Zephyr
12 1 (1.54%) RSpec
12 1 (1.54%) Maven
12 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) Analyst
3 18 (27.69%) Test Analyst
4 13 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 13 (20.00%) PHP Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Magento Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Java Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Senior PHP Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Tester
8 2 (3.08%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Mobile Tester
9 1 (1.54%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 1 (1.54%) OO PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (47.69%) Web Services
2 26 (40.00%) RESTful
3 20 (30.77%) SOAP
4 13 (20.00%) Spring
5 11 (16.92%) XML
6 10 (15.38%) REST
7 9 (13.85%) OpenID
7 9 (13.85%) SAML
7 9 (13.85%) Hibernate
8 8 (12.31%) JSON
8 8 (12.31%) OAuth2
9 5 (7.69%) LAMP
9 5 (7.69%) HTML
10 3 (4.62%) .NET
10 3 (4.62%) CSS
10 3 (4.62%) Spring MVC
11 2 (3.08%) Symfony
11 2 (3.08%) Cocoa
11 2 (3.08%) Java EE
11 2 (3.08%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) GIS
2 6 (9.23%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.62%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) iPhone
5 1 (1.54%) iPad
5 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (98.46%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (83.08%) TDD
3 52 (80.00%) Scrum
4 35 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (32.31%) OO
6 18 (27.69%) Change Control
7 16 (24.62%) Web Development
8 11 (16.92%) Automated Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Unit Testing
9 10 (15.38%) SOA
10 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
11 8 (12.31%) Test Management
11 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
11 8 (12.31%) Open Source
12 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
12 6 (9.23%) User Stories
12 6 (9.23%) Performance Testing
12 6 (9.23%) MVC
12 6 (9.23%) iOS Development
12 6 (9.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) Java
2 21 (32.31%) PHP
3 13 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.23%) PHP5
5 4 (6.15%) Ruby
6 3 (4.62%) C#
6 3 (4.62%) Python
7 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) ISEB
2 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle
2 3 (4.62%) ESRI
2 3 (4.62%) WSO2
3 2 (3.08%) Apigee
3 2 (3.08%) Apple