The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 110 111 141
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +30
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.84% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.23% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 0
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£413 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
BDD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1784 1785 2041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.26% 68.21% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 895 742
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 49
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.75 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Berkshire region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 7 £525 +35.48% 3
Slough - 5 £308 - 1
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) TDD
3 17 (53.13%) Scrum
4 16 (50.00%) Java
5 15 (46.88%) HTML
6 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
7 10 (31.25%) C#
8 9 (28.13%) .NET
8 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
8 9 (28.13%) Pair Programming
9 8 (25.00%) JIRA
9 8 (25.00%) Selenium
9 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (21.88%) Kanban
10 7 (21.88%) RESTful
10 7 (21.88%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
11 6 (18.75%) Sass
11 6 (18.75%) Scala
11 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
11 6 (18.75%) Spring
11 6 (18.75%) MVC
12 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
12 5 (15.63%) JUnit
12 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
12 5 (15.63%) CSS
12 5 (15.63%) QA
12 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
12 5 (15.63%) Groovy
12 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) JBoss
1 1 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) Alfresco
1 1 (3.13%) Liferay
1 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) DB2
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) JIRA
1 8 (25.00%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.63%) JUnit
4 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.38%) JBehave
5 3 (9.38%) TestNG
5 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.38%) TestLink
6 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.25%) Maven
7 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.13%) Gradle
7 1 (3.13%) NUnit
7 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.13%) JSUnit
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Scala Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) HTML
2 9 (28.13%) .NET
3 7 (21.88%) RESTful
3 7 (21.88%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (18.75%) Sass
4 6 (18.75%) Spring
5 5 (15.63%) HTML5
5 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
5 5 (15.63%) CSS
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
5 5 (15.63%) Durandal
6 4 (12.50%) SOAP
6 4 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (12.50%) jQuery
7 3 (9.38%) WCF
7 3 (9.38%) Web Services
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (9.38%) Backbone.js
8 2 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Web 2.0
1 3 (9.38%) Open Source
1 3 (9.38%) User Experience
2 2 (6.25%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Android
3 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) TDD
3 17 (53.13%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
4 9 (28.13%) Pair Programming
5 7 (21.88%) Kanban
6 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.75%) MVC
7 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.63%) User Stories
8 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.50%) SOA
9 3 (9.38%) SEO
9 3 (9.38%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.38%) Web Analytics
9 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Time Management
9 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (31.25%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) Scala
5 5 (15.63%) Groovy
6 4 (12.50%) Python
7 3 (9.38%) VB
7 3 (9.38%) Perl
7 3 (9.38%) SQL
7 3 (9.38%) Ruby
8 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISEB
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (9.38%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Cadence
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Appcelerator
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter
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