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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 87 106 101
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing BDD 26 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 0.82% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.10% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 12
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£350 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £339 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £448 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
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
1773 1810 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.97% 74.33% 70.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 857 733
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 22 35
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +7 18 £350 -17.64% 6
Maidenhead - 4 £350 - 2
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (62.75%) TDD
3 23 (45.10%) Selenium
4 20 (39.22%) C#
5 19 (37.25%) WebDriver
6 16 (31.37%) Scrum
6 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
7 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
8 12 (23.53%) QA
8 12 (23.53%) Data Protection
8 12 (23.53%) HTML
8 12 (23.53%) Java
9 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
9 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
9 11 (21.57%) User Stories
10 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
11 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
11 9 (17.65%) .NET
12 8 (15.69%) MVC
12 8 (15.69%) CSS
12 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
12 8 (15.69%) SpecFlow
13 7 (13.73%) CSS3
13 7 (13.73%) HTML5
13 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
13 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
13 7 (13.73%) JIRA
14 6 (11.76%) OO
14 6 (11.76%) Python
15 5 (9.80%) Migration

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 4 (7.84%) Umbraco
2 2 (3.92%) Node.js
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (45.10%) Selenium
2 19 (37.25%) WebDriver
3 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
4 8 (15.69%) SpecFlow
5 7 (13.73%) JIRA
6 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.92%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.96%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.96%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.96%) JUnit
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.96%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 4 (7.84%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Games
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Analyst
2 17 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 15 (29.41%) Developer
4 14 (27.45%) Tester
5 9 (17.65%) Business Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) Software Tester
6 7 (13.73%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Regression Tester
8 4 (7.84%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Automation Tester
9 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) PHP Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (3.92%) QA Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) HTML
2 9 (17.65%) .NET
3 8 (15.69%) CSS
4 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
4 7 (13.73%) HTML5
4 7 (13.73%) CSS3
4 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.80%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (9.80%) Gherkin
6 4 (7.84%) RESTful
6 4 (7.84%) SOAP
6 4 (7.84%) Web Services
6 4 (7.84%) XML
7 3 (5.88%) Sass
7 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.88%) Backbone.js
8 2 (3.92%) Laravel
8 2 (3.92%) LESS
8 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) User Experience
2 3 (5.88%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.92%) FMCG
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) DTV
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (62.75%) TDD
3 16 (31.37%) Scrum
3 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
4 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.53%) Data Protection
6 11 (21.57%) User Stories
7 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
7 8 (15.69%) MVC
8 6 (11.76%) OO
9 5 (9.80%) Migration
9 5 (9.80%) Pair Programming
9 5 (9.80%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (7.84%) SDLC
10 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Kanban
11 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Web Analytics
11 3 (5.88%) Web Development
11 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) C#
2 12 (23.53%) Java
3 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.76%) Python
5 4 (7.84%) Ruby
5 4 (7.84%) SQL
5 4 (7.84%) VB
6 3 (5.88%) PHP
6 3 (5.88%) Groovy
6 3 (5.88%) Scala
7 2 (3.92%) Perl
8 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) ISEB
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) HP
2 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.96%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.96%) Appcelerator
2 1 (1.96%) SAP
2 1 (1.96%) Cognos
2 1 (1.96%) Siebel
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