Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 34 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.37% 3.29% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 4.42% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 20
Southampton median daily rate £325 £475 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.58% +42.32% +3.49%
10th Percentile £288 £373 £258
90th Percentile £459 £513 £393
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £475 £370
% change year-on-year -21.05% +28.38% +10.45%
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 345 362 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 74.19% 74.33% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 246 330
Southampton median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +0.35%
10th Percentile £278 £213 £256
90th Percentile £575 £559 £539
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +5.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 38
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £14.25 £25.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +215.79% -43.99% +61.52%
10th Percentile £42.00 £10.47 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.11 £35.93 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +66.67%

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 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) Retail
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Kanban
5 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 4 (36.36%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (27.27%) Gatling
6 3 (27.27%) API Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Serverless
6 3 (27.27%) Groovy
6 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Maven
6 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) REST
6 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
6 3 (27.27%) .NET

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (27.27%) Serverless
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 3 (27.27%) Gatling
3 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
3 3 (27.27%) Maven
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Angular Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (27.27%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) Kanban
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) API Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 1 (9.09%) Information Management
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Groovy
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe
1 1 (9.09%) hybris
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) OpenText
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com