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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 103 116 109
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 0.69% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.97% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 4
Average daily rate
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£419 £375 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £329 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £445 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1822 1859 1695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.88% 71.01% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 928 685
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £507 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 57 76
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +10 12 £419 +19.64% 4
Slough +1 9 £388 -0.64%
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 2
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (82.86%) TDD
3 27 (77.14%) Scrum
4 20 (57.14%) Java
5 12 (34.29%) E-Commerce
5 12 (34.29%) Pair Programming
5 12 (34.29%) JIRA
5 12 (34.29%) Kanban
6 10 (28.57%) HTML
7 9 (25.71%) RESTful
7 9 (25.71%) User Experience
8 8 (22.86%) C#
8 8 (22.86%) Selenium
8 8 (22.86%) Scala
8 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
8 8 (22.86%) User Stories
9 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (20.00%) SOAP
9 7 (20.00%) Spring
9 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (17.14%) JUnit
10 6 (17.14%) QA
10 6 (17.14%) Groovy
10 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
10 6 (17.14%) MongoDB
10 6 (17.14%) NoSQL
11 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 5 (14.29%) CSS
11 5 (14.29%) Eclipse

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 3 (8.57%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (5.71%) Magento
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) HTTP
2 3 (8.57%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.86%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (2.86%) PBX
3 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MongoDB
1 6 (17.14%) NoSQL
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) JIRA
2 8 (22.86%) Selenium
2 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
3 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
3 6 (17.14%) JUnit
4 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
5 4 (11.43%) Maven
5 4 (11.43%) JBehave
6 3 (8.57%) DbUnit
6 3 (8.57%) Mockito
6 3 (8.57%) jMock
7 2 (5.71%) TestNG
7 2 (5.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (5.71%) TestLink
8 1 (2.86%) Hudson
8 1 (2.86%) PHPUnit
8 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Business Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Scala Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) PHP Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) HTML
2 9 (25.71%) RESTful
3 7 (20.00%) SOAP
3 7 (20.00%) Spring
4 5 (14.29%) CSS
4 5 (14.29%) REST
5 4 (11.43%) Web Services
6 3 (8.57%) jQuery
6 3 (8.57%) Apache CXF
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.57%) .NET
6 3 (8.57%) PowerMock
6 3 (8.57%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (8.57%) Apache Camel
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (5.71%) Sass
7 2 (5.71%) CSS3
7 2 (5.71%) J2EE
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) User Experience
2 5 (14.29%) Web 2.0
3 3 (8.57%) Digital Media
4 2 (5.71%) Open Source
4 2 (5.71%) iPad
4 2 (5.71%) DTV
5 1 (2.86%) New Media
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Android
2 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (82.86%) TDD
3 27 (77.14%) Scrum
4 12 (34.29%) Kanban
4 12 (34.29%) Pair Programming
4 12 (34.29%) E-Commerce
5 8 (22.86%) User Stories
6 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
7 5 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
7 5 (14.29%) Web Analytics
7 5 (14.29%) SEO
7 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.29%) Analytics
8 4 (11.43%) MVC
8 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
9 3 (8.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) Scala
3 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) Groovy
5 4 (11.43%) Python
6 2 (5.71%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) VB
6 2 (5.71%) Perl
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) ZABBIX
1 3 (8.57%) Hyperic
1 3 (8.57%) logstash
2 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) VMware
2 2 (5.71%) hybris
2 2 (5.71%) Appcelerator
2 2 (5.71%) Demandware
2 2 (5.71%) SAP
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) HP
2 2 (5.71%) ATG
3 1 (2.86%) Cadence
3 1 (2.86%) Zend