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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 28 38 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.01% 0.67% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.54% 0.89% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
260 224 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.70% 74.92% 62.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 157 59
Average daily rate £360 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £625 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (77.50%) Scrum
3 26 (65.00%) TDD
3 26 (65.00%) Web Services
3 26 (65.00%) Cucumber
4 21 (52.50%) Java
5 20 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 19 (47.50%) Selenium
7 17 (42.50%) RESTful
8 14 (35.00%) JUnit
9 13 (32.50%) MVC
9 13 (32.50%) Spring
10 12 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (30.00%) Mockito
10 12 (30.00%) JSON
10 12 (30.00%) Spring MVC
10 12 (30.00%) JPA
11 10 (25.00%) VirtualBox
11 10 (25.00%) Hibernate
11 10 (25.00%) Maven
11 10 (25.00%) Subversion
11 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 10 (25.00%) SQL
11 10 (25.00%) Vagrant
12 9 (22.50%) .NET
12 9 (22.50%) CSS
12 9 (22.50%) SoapUI
12 9 (22.50%) Web Development
13 8 (20.00%) Kanban

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (15.00%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) TeamSite
2 3 (7.50%) CMS
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon S3
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (7.50%) Intranet
3 1 (2.50%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (65.00%) Cucumber
2 20 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 19 (47.50%) Selenium
4 14 (35.00%) JUnit
5 12 (30.00%) Mockito
6 10 (25.00%) Subversion
6 10 (25.00%) Maven
7 9 (22.50%) SoapUI
8 8 (20.00%) SpecFlow
8 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (15.00%) JMeter
10 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
11 3 (7.50%) PHPUnit
11 3 (7.50%) Hudson
11 3 (7.50%) JIRA
11 3 (7.50%) FitNesse
11 3 (7.50%) Jasmine
12 2 (5.00%) JSUnit
12 2 (5.00%) RSpec
13 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Analyst
4 9 (22.50%) Test Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (12.50%) PHP Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior PHP Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (65.00%) Web Services
2 17 (42.50%) RESTful
3 13 (32.50%) Spring
4 12 (30.00%) JSON
4 12 (30.00%) Spring MVC
4 12 (30.00%) JPA
5 10 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 9 (22.50%) .NET
6 9 (22.50%) CSS
7 6 (15.00%) SOAP
7 6 (15.00%) XML
7 6 (15.00%) Ajax
8 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
9 4 (10.00%) KML
9 4 (10.00%) REST
9 4 (10.00%) PostGIS
10 3 (7.50%) HTML5
10 3 (7.50%) jQuery
10 3 (7.50%) HTML
11 2 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) W3C
3 1 (2.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (77.50%) Scrum
3 26 (65.00%) TDD
4 20 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (32.50%) MVC
6 9 (22.50%) Web Development
7 8 (20.00%) Kanban
8 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
8 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.00%) OO
9 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 5 (12.50%) User Stories
11 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 4 (10.00%) OOP
12 3 (7.50%) Web Design
12 3 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
12 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) PHP
3 6 (15.00%) PHP5
4 5 (12.50%) C#
5 4 (10.00%) Ruby
6 3 (7.50%) Python
7 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) ISEB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) VirtualBox
2 6 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) Vagrant
2 6 (15.00%) Puppet
3 2 (5.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Interwoven
2 1 (2.50%) Google
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