Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 33 38
Rank change year-on-year +28 +5 -22
Contract jobs citing BDD 93 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 17.65% 3.59% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.90% 4.59% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 9 17
Southampton median daily rate £513 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -26.32% +37.68%
10th Percentile £444 £270 £339
90th Percentile £538 £433 £513
Hampshire median daily rate £513 £388 £450
% change year-on-year +32.26% -13.89% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.75 - -

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 445 370 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 84.44% 78.06% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 220 281
Southampton median daily rate £450 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% - +7.64%
10th Percentile £304 £241 £216
90th Percentile £564 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 36
Southampton median hourly rate £15.00 £44.12 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.00% +215.11% -30.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.88 £11.31
90th Percentile £48.23 £50.06 £29.63
Hampshire median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.25% +11.11% +44.00%

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 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 89 (95.70%) TDD
2 69 (74.19%) Java
3 67 (72.04%) Hibernate
3 67 (72.04%) Spring
3 67 (72.04%) MongoDB
3 67 (72.04%) NoSQL
3 67 (72.04%) Greenfield Project
4 62 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (46.24%) MVC
5 43 (46.24%) Git (software)
6 42 (45.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 42 (45.16%) REST
6 42 (45.16%) Spring MVC
6 42 (45.16%) RESTful
6 42 (45.16%) Scala
6 42 (45.16%) Games
6 42 (45.16%) Maven
6 42 (45.16%) Web Services
6 42 (45.16%) MQSeries
6 42 (45.16%) JMS
6 42 (45.16%) Play Framework
6 42 (45.16%) Spring Boot
6 42 (45.16%) Couchbase
6 42 (45.16%) Jenkins
6 42 (45.16%) Docker
6 42 (45.16%) Microservices
6 42 (45.16%) Java 9
6 42 (45.16%) Java 8
7 27 (29.03%) Software Engineering
8 25 (26.88%) JBoss

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 42 (45.16%) MQSeries
2 25 (26.88%) JBoss
2 25 (26.88%) Jetty
2 25 (26.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 25 (26.88%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (17.20%) Serverless
4 3 (3.23%) Azure Functions
5 2 (2.15%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (72.04%) MongoDB
1 67 (72.04%) NoSQL
2 42 (45.16%) Apache Cassandra
2 42 (45.16%) Couchbase
3 25 (26.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 43 (46.24%) Git (software)
2 42 (45.16%) Jenkins
2 42 (45.16%) Maven
3 3 (3.23%) Selenium
4 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.15%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.08%) JIRA
5 1 (1.08%) JMeter
5 1 (1.08%) MSTest
5 1 (1.08%) NUnit
5 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (45.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 91 (97.85%) Developer
2 67 (72.04%) Java Developer
3 18 (19.35%) C# Developer
4 4 (4.30%) Backend Developer
5 2 (2.15%) .NET Developer
5 2 (2.15%) Software Developer
6 1 (1.08%) Analyst
6 1 (1.08%) Automation Tester
6 1 (1.08%) Azure Developer
6 1 (1.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (1.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (1.08%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (1.08%) React Developer
6 1 (1.08%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (1.08%) Senior Developer
6 1 (1.08%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (1.08%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (1.08%) Test Analyst
6 1 (1.08%) Tester
6 1 (1.08%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (72.04%) Hibernate
1 67 (72.04%) Spring
2 42 (45.16%) JMS
2 42 (45.16%) Play Framework
2 42 (45.16%) REST
2 42 (45.16%) RESTful
2 42 (45.16%) Spring Boot
2 42 (45.16%) Spring MVC
2 42 (45.16%) Web Services
3 14 (15.05%) JSON
4 5 (5.38%) CSS
4 5 (5.38%) HTML
5 4 (4.30%) .NET
5 4 (4.30%) HTML5
6 3 (3.23%) React
7 2 (2.15%) CSS3
8 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.08%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.08%) LESS
8 1 (1.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 67 (72.04%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.08%) Android
1 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (95.70%) TDD
2 62 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (46.24%) MVC
4 42 (45.16%) Microservices
5 27 (29.03%) Software Engineering
6 25 (26.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 25 (26.88%) Multithreading
7 6 (6.45%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.38%) OO
8 5 (5.38%) OOP
9 2 (2.15%) Software Testing
9 2 (2.15%) SOLID
9 2 (2.15%) Web Development
10 1 (1.08%) Acceptance Criteria
10 1 (1.08%) Front End Development
10 1 (1.08%) Mobile Development
10 1 (1.08%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (1.08%) QA Automation
10 1 (1.08%) SDET
10 1 (1.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 69 (74.19%) Java
2 42 (45.16%) Java 8
2 42 (45.16%) Java 9
2 42 (45.16%) Scala
3 20 (21.51%) C#
4 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.08%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.08%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 42 (45.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (26.88%) Ansible
1 25 (26.88%) Cobbler
1 25 (26.88%) Opscode Chef
1 25 (26.88%) Puppet