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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 33 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11  
Contract jobs citing BDD 4 3 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.56% 1.05% 6.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.39% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 17
Median daily rate £293 £333 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.03% -4.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.25 -
% change year-on-year +10.49% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 194 216 353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 75.78% 75.26% 83.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 134 259
Median daily rate £438 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) CSS3
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) Back Office
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) Windows

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) CSS3
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) ATDD
5 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Talend
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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