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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 96 108 125
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 27 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 0.68% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.00% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £346 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
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
1800 1708 1848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.48% 68.32% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 870 717
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 £263 £242 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 48 63
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 +19 14 £438 +11.11% 4
Slough -2 9 £308 -21.15%
Wokingham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (81.40%) TDD
3 28 (65.12%) Scrum
4 22 (51.16%) Java
5 17 (39.53%) HTML
6 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
6 14 (32.56%) E-Commerce
7 13 (30.23%) JIRA
8 12 (27.91%) Kanban
8 12 (27.91%) Pair Programming
8 12 (27.91%) C#
9 11 (25.58%) RESTful
10 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
10 10 (23.26%) Selenium
11 9 (20.93%) Scala
12 8 (18.60%) User Experience
12 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (18.60%) Spring
12 8 (18.60%) CSS
13 7 (16.28%) JUnit
13 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
13 7 (16.28%) SOAP
13 7 (16.28%) Groovy
13 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
13 7 (16.28%) User Stories
14 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
14 6 (13.95%) MongoDB
14 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
14 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
14 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (6.98%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.65%) Magento
3 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) HTTP
2 3 (6.98%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.33%) PBX
3 1 (2.33%) VoIP
3 1 (2.33%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) JIRA
2 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
2 10 (23.26%) Selenium
3 7 (16.28%) JUnit
4 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
4 6 (13.95%) Eclipse
5 5 (11.63%) Maven
5 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
6 4 (9.30%) JBehave
7 3 (6.98%) TestNG
7 3 (6.98%) jMock
7 3 (6.98%) DbUnit
7 3 (6.98%) Mockito
7 3 (6.98%) TestLink
8 2 (4.65%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (2.33%) Subversion
9 1 (2.33%) JSUnit
9 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.98%) Electronics
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Agile Business Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Business Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.65%) Scala Developer
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.65%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) HTML
2 11 (25.58%) RESTful
3 8 (18.60%) Spring
3 8 (18.60%) CSS
4 7 (16.28%) SOAP
5 6 (13.95%) .NET
6 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
6 5 (11.63%) jQuery
6 5 (11.63%) REST
6 5 (11.63%) Sass
7 4 (9.30%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (9.30%) Backbone.js
7 4 (9.30%) HTML5
7 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
8 3 (6.98%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (6.98%) Apache CXF
8 3 (6.98%) PowerMock
8 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) User Experience
2 5 (11.63%) Web 2.0
3 3 (6.98%) DTV
3 3 (6.98%) Open Source
4 2 (4.65%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.65%) iPad
5 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.33%) New Media
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.65%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (81.40%) TDD
3 28 (65.12%) Scrum
4 14 (32.56%) E-Commerce
5 12 (27.91%) Kanban
5 12 (27.91%) Pair Programming
6 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
7 7 (16.28%) User Stories
8 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.95%) MVC
9 5 (11.63%) SEO
9 5 (11.63%) Extreme Programming
9 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Web Analytics
9 5 (11.63%) Feature Driven Development
9 5 (11.63%) Analytics
10 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) Java
2 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.91%) C#
4 9 (20.93%) Scala
5 7 (16.28%) Groovy
6 5 (11.63%) Python
7 3 (6.98%) VB
7 3 (6.98%) Perl
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby
8 2 (4.65%) SQL
9 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) ISEB
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (6.98%) ZABBIX
1 3 (6.98%) logstash
1 3 (6.98%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) VMware
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) Demandware
3 2 (4.65%) Appcelerator
3 2 (4.65%) hybris
3 2 (4.65%) ATG
4 1 (2.33%) Cadence
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Zend
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter