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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 16 26 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 9.30% 5.71% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.11% 7.28% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 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 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
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
297 261 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.66% 78.38% 62.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 190 116
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 67 (98.53%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (85.29%) TDD
3 53 (77.94%) Scrum
4 43 (63.24%) Cucumber
5 38 (55.88%) Selenium
6 34 (50.00%) Subversion
7 33 (48.53%) Java
7 33 (48.53%) Web Services
7 33 (48.53%) Jenkins
8 32 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (45.59%) Git (software)
10 30 (44.12%) RESTful
11 24 (35.29%) JUnit
12 22 (32.35%) Apache
13 21 (30.88%) OO
13 21 (30.88%) Change Control
14 20 (29.41%) SOAP
14 20 (29.41%) Linux
15 19 (27.94%) PHP
16 18 (26.47%) Spring
16 18 (26.47%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (26.47%) Mockito
16 18 (26.47%) Web Development
17 17 (25.00%) Internet
18 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
19 14 (20.59%) SOA
20 13 (19.12%) Hibernate
20 13 (19.12%) SAML
20 13 (19.12%) Open Source
20 13 (19.12%) OpenID

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 22 (32.35%) Apache
2 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.47%) WordPress
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.35%) MySQL
3 4 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (63.24%) Cucumber
2 38 (55.88%) Selenium
3 34 (50.00%) Subversion
4 33 (48.53%) Jenkins
5 31 (45.59%) Git (software)
6 24 (35.29%) JUnit
7 18 (26.47%) Mockito
8 10 (14.71%) WebDriver
8 10 (14.71%) PHPUnit
9 5 (7.35%) Eclipse
10 4 (5.88%) Appium
11 3 (4.41%) SpecFlow
11 3 (4.41%) JIRA
12 2 (2.94%) Maven
12 2 (2.94%) Zephyr
13 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
13 1 (1.47%) HP UFT
13 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
13 1 (1.47%) JMeter
13 1 (1.47%) Hudson
General
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Developer
2 20 (29.41%) Analyst
3 18 (26.47%) Test Analyst
3 18 (26.47%) Java Developer
4 11 (16.18%) PHP Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Java Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Lead Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Magento Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Tester
7 2 (2.94%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (2.94%) Senior PHP Developer
7 2 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.47%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (1.47%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (48.53%) Web Services
2 30 (44.12%) RESTful
3 20 (29.41%) SOAP
4 18 (26.47%) Spring
5 13 (19.12%) Hibernate
5 13 (19.12%) SAML
5 13 (19.12%) OpenID
6 12 (17.65%) OAuth2
7 9 (13.24%) XML
8 8 (11.76%) JSON
8 8 (11.76%) REST
9 7 (10.29%) CSS
9 7 (10.29%) HTML
10 4 (5.88%) LAMP
10 4 (5.88%) Spring MVC
10 4 (5.88%) Java EE
10 4 (5.88%) PostGIS
11 3 (4.41%) HTML5
11 3 (4.41%) jQuery
11 3 (4.41%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) GIS
2 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) iPhone
3 1 (1.47%) iPad
3 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (98.53%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (85.29%) TDD
3 53 (77.94%) Scrum
4 32 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (30.88%) Change Control
5 21 (30.88%) OO
6 18 (26.47%) Web Development
7 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
8 14 (20.59%) SOA
9 13 (19.12%) Open Source
10 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
11 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.29%) MVC
12 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
13 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
13 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
13 5 (7.35%) Performance Testing
13 5 (7.35%) Test Management
13 5 (7.35%) iOS Development
14 4 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (48.53%) Java
2 19 (27.94%) PHP
3 11 (16.18%) SQL
4 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.88%) Ruby
5 4 (5.88%) PHP5
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle
1 4 (5.88%) WSO2
1 4 (5.88%) Apigee
2 1 (1.47%) Apple
2 1 (1.47%) ESRI
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