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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 109 109 112
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.48% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.92% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 12
Average daily rate £360 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £303 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £505 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
1982 1961 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.68% 72.98% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1000 1035
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.36% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 6 £368 -5.03% 4
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) TDD
3 19 (55.88%) Data Protection
4 14 (41.18%) Scrum
5 13 (38.24%) User Stories
6 6 (17.65%) C#
6 6 (17.65%) Java
6 6 (17.65%) Selenium
6 6 (17.65%) SDLC
7 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
7 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.71%) Web Development
7 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (14.71%) Migration
7 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
8 4 (11.76%) .NET
8 4 (11.76%) Linux
8 4 (11.76%) SOLID
9 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.82%) Web Services
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
9 3 (8.82%) PHP
9 3 (8.82%) SQL
9 3 (8.82%) MVC
9 3 (8.82%) Ruby
9 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.82%) JSON
9 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) JBoss
1 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) AMQP
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) JUnit
4 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.94%) JBehave
5 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) JMeter
5 1 (2.94%) Maven
5 1 (2.94%) Moq
5 1 (2.94%) PhpStorm
5 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.94%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.94%) Advertising
1 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 12 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Scrum Master
6 5 (14.71%) Business Systems Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) Tester
7 4 (11.76%) .NET Developer
8 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
8 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Agile Scrum Master
9 2 (5.88%) Agile Tester
9 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Developer in Test
9 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
9 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
1 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (8.82%) Behat
2 3 (8.82%) JSON
2 3 (8.82%) Laravel
2 3 (8.82%) Symfony
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
3 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.88%) SOAP
3 2 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (2.94%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (2.94%) Java EE
4 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
4 1 (2.94%) Spring
4 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
1 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) TDD
3 19 (55.88%) Data Protection
4 14 (41.18%) Scrum
5 13 (38.24%) User Stories
6 6 (17.65%) SDLC
7 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
7 5 (14.71%) Migration
7 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.71%) Web Development
8 4 (11.76%) SOLID
9 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.82%) MVC
9 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Kanban
11 1 (2.94%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) C#
1 6 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) PHP
2 3 (8.82%) Ruby
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Groovy
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle