Period
to 14 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 5 37
Rank change year-on-year -11 +32 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 38 91 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 7.02% 17.40% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.43% 20.50% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 87 7
Southampton median daily rate £475 £513 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +57.69% -31.58%
10th Percentile £456 £431 £265
90th Percentile £545 £538 £459
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £513 £375
% change year-on-year -7.32% +36.67% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 451 444 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 83.36% 84.89% 80.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 317 230
Southampton median daily rate £450 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +0.96%
10th Percentile £314 £304 £249
90th Percentile £644 £550 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 17
Southampton median hourly rate £15.86 £13.39 £44.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -69.65% +215.11%
10th Percentile £11.90 £9.94 £12.90
90th Percentile £49.50 £30.05 £49.91
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +23.08%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Southampton

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Southampton

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Southampton over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Southampton

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for BDD.

1 36 (94.74%) Azure
2 33 (86.84%) C#
3 28 (73.68%) Test Automation
4 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (55.26%) SpecFlow
6 20 (52.63%) PaaS
7 17 (44.74%) Redis
7 17 (44.74%) .NET
7 17 (44.74%) QA
8 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 14 (36.84%) DevOps
9 13 (34.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (34.21%) .NET Core
10 12 (31.58%) MVC
11 11 (28.95%) Jasmine
11 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (28.95%) Umbraco
11 11 (28.95%) TeamCity
11 11 (28.95%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (28.95%) Babel
11 11 (28.95%) webpack
11 11 (28.95%) gulp
11 11 (28.95%) Swagger
11 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
13 9 (23.68%) Functional Testing
13 9 (23.68%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (21.05%) TDD

BDD
Co-occurring 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 11 (28.95%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 36 (94.74%) Azure
2 20 (52.63%) PaaS
3 2 (5.26%) AWS
3 2 (5.26%) IaaS
3 2 (5.26%) Loggly
4 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (44.74%) Redis
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) SpecFlow
2 11 (28.95%) Babel
2 11 (28.95%) gulp
2 11 (28.95%) Jasmine
2 11 (28.95%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (28.95%) TeamCity
2 11 (28.95%) webpack
3 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
4 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
5 4 (10.53%) JMeter
6 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.26%) Selenium
7 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.63%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) C# Developer
3 11 (28.95%) .NET Developer
3 11 (28.95%) Senior .NET Developer
3 11 (28.95%) Senior Developer
4 9 (23.68%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (23.68%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 9 (23.68%) Senior C# Developer
4 9 (23.68%) Test Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Xamarin Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) DevOps Developer
7 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Azure Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Lead DevOps
8 1 (2.63%) Scrum Master
8 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) .NET
2 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 13 (34.21%) .NET Core
4 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (28.95%) Swagger
5 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
6 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.89%) CSS
6 3 (7.89%) HTML
6 3 (7.89%) PostGIS
6 3 (7.89%) React
7 2 (5.26%) CSS3
7 2 (5.26%) HTML5
7 2 (5.26%) RESTful
8 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.63%) Express
8 1 (2.63%) Node.js
8 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) VMS
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Test Automation
2 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (36.84%) DevOps
4 13 (34.21%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (31.58%) MVC
6 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (23.68%) Functional Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
8 8 (21.05%) TDD
9 6 (15.79%) ETL
10 5 (13.16%) User Stories
11 4 (10.53%) Process Improvement
11 4 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
12 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure as Code
12 3 (7.89%) Iteration Planning
13 2 (5.26%) Coaching
13 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
13 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
13 2 (5.26%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (86.84%) C#
2 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.42%) Python
3 7 (18.42%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) Groovy
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (44.74%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Ansible
1 5 (13.16%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Xamarin
2 2 (5.26%) New Relic