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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 27 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.18% 6.32% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 7.44% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 16
Median daily rate £350 £325 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £274 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £392 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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
164 309 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.55% 84.89% 80.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 231 201
Median daily rate £390 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 1 July 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Subversion
3 4 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) JSON
4 3 (37.50%) Blog
4 3 (37.50%) Symfony
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) WordPress
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (37.50%) PHPUnit
4 3 (37.50%) Apache
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) PHP
4 3 (37.50%) OOP
4 3 (37.50%) MySQL
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) LAMP
4 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) WordPress
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (37.50%) PHPUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) RubyMine
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) PHP Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior PHP Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
1 3 (37.50%) LAMP
1 3 (37.50%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (37.50%) REST
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
1 3 (37.50%) Symfony
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) OOP
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle