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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 30 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 14 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.15% 1.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.09% 2.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
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£363 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
275 249 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.60% 75.68% 63.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 189 124
Average daily rate £385 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.94 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 51 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (90.20%) TDD
3 37 (72.55%) Scrum
3 37 (72.55%) Cucumber
4 33 (64.71%) Selenium
5 32 (62.75%) Web Services
6 30 (58.82%) Java
7 27 (52.94%) Jenkins
8 23 (45.10%) JUnit
8 23 (45.10%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (45.10%) RESTful
9 22 (43.14%) Subversion
10 18 (35.29%) Spring
10 18 (35.29%) Mockito
11 17 (33.33%) Apache
12 16 (31.37%) Linux
12 16 (31.37%) Hibernate
12 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
13 13 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (25.49%) Web Development
14 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
15 11 (21.57%) CSS
15 11 (21.57%) SOAP
15 11 (21.57%) OO
15 11 (21.57%) Open Source
15 11 (21.57%) Change Control
16 10 (19.61%) OpenID
16 10 (19.61%) SAML
16 10 (19.61%) Internet
16 10 (19.61%) Automated Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (33.33%) Apache
2 7 (13.73%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.96%) WordPress
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (72.55%) Cucumber
2 33 (64.71%) Selenium
3 27 (52.94%) Jenkins
4 23 (45.10%) JUnit
5 22 (43.14%) Subversion
6 18 (35.29%) Mockito
7 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
8 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
9 6 (11.76%) Maven
10 5 (9.80%) Eclipse
11 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
12 2 (3.92%) RSpec
12 2 (3.92%) Zephyr
12 2 (3.92%) Appium
13 1 (1.96%) JMeter
13 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
13 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
13 1 (1.96%) Hudson
13 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
13 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Developer
2 17 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 15 (29.41%) Analyst
4 14 (27.45%) Test Analyst
5 7 (13.73%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Lead Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Java Architect
6 4 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (7.84%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Business Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.96%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (62.75%) Web Services
2 23 (45.10%) RESTful
3 18 (35.29%) Spring
4 16 (31.37%) Hibernate
5 11 (21.57%) CSS
5 11 (21.57%) SOAP
6 10 (19.61%) OpenID
6 10 (19.61%) SAML
7 9 (17.65%) OAuth2
8 8 (15.69%) JPA
8 8 (15.69%) HTML
8 8 (15.69%) JSON
8 8 (15.69%) Spring MVC
9 6 (11.76%) PostGIS
10 5 (9.80%) jQuery
10 5 (9.80%) XML
11 4 (7.84%) HTML5
11 4 (7.84%) CSS3
11 4 (7.84%) Java EE
11 4 (7.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Open Source
2 4 (7.84%) GIS
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Android
2 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (90.20%) TDD
3 37 (72.55%) Scrum
4 23 (45.10%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (25.49%) Web Development
6 11 (21.57%) OO
6 11 (21.57%) Change Control
7 10 (19.61%) Automated Testing
8 9 (17.65%) MVC
8 9 (17.65%) SOA
9 6 (11.76%) Kanban
10 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
11 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
12 3 (5.88%) Performance Testing
12 3 (5.88%) DevOps
12 3 (5.88%) User Stories
12 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
13 2 (3.92%) Test Management
13 2 (3.92%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) Java
2 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.76%) PHP
4 4 (7.84%) PHP5
4 4 (7.84%) Ruby
5 3 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Puppet
2 4 (7.84%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Apigee
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle
2 1 (1.96%) ESRI
2 1 (1.96%) WSO2