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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 74 110 108
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 50 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.95% 0.76% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.01% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 14
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£353 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
- +4.52%
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
1899 1872 1711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.06% 74.52% 69.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 891 748
Average daily rate £379 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 20 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.04 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.34% -39.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 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 29 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 +18 35 £355 -11.25% 6
Maidenhead - 8 £350 - 1
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 53 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (69.01%) TDD
3 32 (45.07%) C#
4 28 (39.44%) Data Protection
5 27 (38.03%) Scrum
6 25 (35.21%) Selenium
7 24 (33.80%) WebDriver
8 22 (30.99%) User Stories
9 20 (28.17%) Test Automation
10 18 (25.35%) .NET
11 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
12 15 (21.13%) Cucumber
13 13 (18.31%) Java
13 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
13 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
14 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
14 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
15 10 (14.08%) HTML
15 10 (14.08%) QA
16 9 (12.68%) MVC
17 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
17 8 (11.27%) Web Development
17 8 (11.27%) Umbraco
18 7 (9.86%) Business Analysis
18 7 (9.86%) CSS
18 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
18 7 (9.86%) Migration
19 6 (8.45%) Python
19 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
19 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 8 (11.27%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.82%) Node.js
3 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Office
1 1 (1.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) HTTP
1 2 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (35.21%) Selenium
2 24 (33.80%) WebDriver
3 15 (21.13%) Cucumber
4 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
5 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.23%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.23%) JIRA
7 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.82%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.41%) JUnit
8 1 (1.41%) JBehave
8 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.41%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.41%) Maven
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.41%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (4.23%) Retail
2 1 (1.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (47.89%) Analyst
2 21 (29.58%) Developer
3 20 (28.17%) Tester
4 19 (26.76%) Test Analyst
5 15 (21.13%) Business Analyst
6 12 (16.90%) Agile Business Analyst
7 9 (12.68%) .NET Developer
8 8 (11.27%) Business Systems Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) Automation Tester
8 8 (11.27%) Umbraco Developer
9 7 (9.86%) Software Tester
10 6 (8.45%) ScrumMaster
11 5 (7.04%) Regression Tester
11 5 (7.04%) Senior Developer
12 3 (4.23%) Automated Tester
13 2 (2.82%) PHP Developer
13 2 (2.82%) Senior PHP Developer
13 2 (2.82%) Java Developer
13 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.35%) .NET
2 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
3 10 (14.08%) HTML
4 7 (9.86%) CSS
5 6 (8.45%) HTML5
5 6 (8.45%) CSS3
5 6 (8.45%) AngularJS
5 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (7.04%) Web Services
7 4 (5.63%) XML
7 4 (5.63%) SOAP
7 4 (5.63%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (5.63%) Gherkin
8 3 (4.23%) REST
8 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.23%) RESTful
9 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.82%) Sass
9 2 (2.82%) Laravel
9 2 (2.82%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.23%) User Experience
3 2 (2.82%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.41%) Online Games
4 1 (1.41%) FMCG
4 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Android
1 5 (7.04%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (69.01%) TDD
3 28 (39.44%) Data Protection
4 27 (38.03%) Scrum
5 22 (30.99%) User Stories
6 20 (28.17%) Test Automation
7 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
8 9 (12.68%) MVC
9 8 (11.27%) Web Development
10 7 (9.86%) Business Analysis
10 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.86%) Migration
11 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
11 6 (8.45%) SDLC
12 5 (7.04%) OO
12 5 (7.04%) Pair Programming
12 5 (7.04%) Kanban
13 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
14 3 (4.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.07%) C#
2 13 (18.31%) Java
3 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.45%) Python
5 5 (7.04%) VB
6 4 (5.63%) SQL
6 4 (5.63%) Ruby
7 3 (4.23%) PHP
8 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.82%) Perl
8 2 (2.82%) Groovy
8 2 (2.82%) Scala
9 1 (1.41%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
1 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) ISEB
2 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.41%) HP
2 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.41%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle
2 1 (1.41%) Cognos
2 1 (1.41%) Siebel
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