The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 101 98 131
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +33
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 1.04% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.51% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 1
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£375 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1852 1656 2064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.61% 68.89% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 740 795
Average daily rate £375 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
BDD
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +8 11 £400 +1.58% 2
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
Slough - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (64.10%) TDD
2 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 17 (43.59%) HTML
4 17 (43.59%) Scrum
5 12 (30.77%) SQL
5 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (28.21%) C#
6 11 (28.21%) OO
7 10 (25.64%) .NET
7 10 (25.64%) CSS
8 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 9 (23.08%) Java
8 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Selenium
8 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
9 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
9 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
9 7 (17.95%) SOAP
9 7 (17.95%) XML
9 7 (17.95%) SOA
9 7 (17.95%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (15.38%) Sass
10 6 (15.38%) RESTful
10 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.38%) PHP
10 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
11 5 (12.82%) LAMP
11 5 (12.82%) Spring
11 5 (12.82%) Pair Programming

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (12.82%) Drupal
2 4 (10.26%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.13%) Alfresco
4 1 (2.56%) Liferay
4 1 (2.56%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (12.82%) MySQL
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Selenium
1 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
2 5 (12.82%) Behat
2 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.26%) PHPUnit
3 4 (10.26%) JUnit
3 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.26%) NUnit
3 4 (10.26%) JIRA
4 3 (7.69%) Maven
4 3 (7.69%) TestNG
4 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.13%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.56%) Gradle
6 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.56%) Grunt
6 1 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) PHP Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) QA Leader
6 3 (7.69%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 2 (5.13%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) UI Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) HTML
2 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) CSS
3 7 (17.95%) SOAP
3 7 (17.95%) XML
3 7 (17.95%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (15.38%) Sass
4 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 6 (15.38%) RESTful
5 5 (12.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (12.82%) JSON
5 5 (12.82%) WCF
5 5 (12.82%) LAMP
5 5 (12.82%) Spring
5 5 (12.82%) HTML5
5 5 (12.82%) Durandal
6 4 (10.26%) Web Services
6 4 (10.26%) jQuery
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Open Source
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) TDD
2 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (43.59%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (28.21%) OO
6 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
7 7 (17.95%) SOA
7 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.82%) MVC
8 5 (12.82%) UML
8 5 (12.82%) Pair Programming
8 5 (12.82%) Kanban
9 4 (10.26%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (10.26%) Software Architecture
9 4 (10.26%) Change Data Capture
9 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
9 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.26%) AOP
9 4 (10.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 11 (28.21%) C#
4 9 (23.08%) Java
5 6 (15.38%) PHP
6 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
7 4 (10.26%) Python
8 3 (7.69%) VB
8 3 (7.69%) Perl
8 3 (7.69%) Ruby
8 3 (7.69%) PHP5
9 1 (2.56%) Groovy
9 1 (2.56%) Scala
9 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ISEB
1 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
2 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) SAP
3 2 (5.13%) JBoss
4 1 (2.56%) Google
4 1 (2.56%) Akamai
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter
Slough, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
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