The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 38 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.78% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.56% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
270 180 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 70.50% 66.18% 64.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 122 95
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £555 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 17
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £23.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £40.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
BDD
Hampshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) RSpec
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Subversion
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (42.86%) Hudson
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Kanban
6 1 (14.29%) Android
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) jQuery
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
6 1 (14.29%) MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) OmniGraffle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) RSpec
1 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (57.14%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) Hudson
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
1 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
1 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (14.29%) D3.js
1 1 (14.29%) Highcharts JS
1 1 (14.29%) Sass
1 1 (14.29%) LESS
1 1 (14.29%) Ember.js
1 1 (14.29%) Underscore.js
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Customer Insight
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Ruby
1 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter