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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 105 109
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 56 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.15% 0.66% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 0.88% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 15
Average daily rate
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£355 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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
1901 1816 1796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.92% 74.82% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 895 829
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 23 36
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.04 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.65% -33.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +23 40 £365 -18.88% 6
Maidenhead - 8 £350 -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 58 (77.33%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (70.67%) TDD
3 35 (46.67%) C#
4 33 (44.00%) Data Protection
5 31 (41.33%) Scrum
6 24 (32.00%) Selenium
6 24 (32.00%) User Stories
7 22 (29.33%) WebDriver
8 21 (28.00%) .NET
9 17 (22.67%) Test Automation
10 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 14 (18.67%) Java
12 12 (16.00%) Cucumber
12 12 (16.00%) SpecFlow
13 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
13 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
14 10 (13.33%) MVC
15 9 (12.00%) Migration
15 9 (12.00%) Web Development
16 8 (10.67%) SDLC
16 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
16 8 (10.67%) Umbraco
17 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
17 7 (9.33%) QA
17 7 (9.33%) E-Commerce
17 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET Web API
18 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 6 (8.00%) Web Services
18 6 (8.00%) JavaScript

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.67%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) Commerce Server
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
1 1 (1.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
2 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.33%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (32.00%) Selenium
2 22 (29.33%) WebDriver
3 12 (16.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (16.00%) SpecFlow
4 6 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.33%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.00%) JIRA
7 2 (2.67%) JUnit
7 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.33%) JBehave
8 1 (1.33%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.33%) DbUnit
8 1 (1.33%) Mockito
8 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.33%) Maven
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.33%) jMock
General
1 2 (2.67%) Retail
2 1 (1.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (44.00%) Analyst
2 23 (30.67%) Developer
3 19 (25.33%) Tester
4 17 (22.67%) Business Analyst
5 16 (21.33%) Test Analyst
6 14 (18.67%) Agile Business Analyst
7 12 (16.00%) .NET Developer
8 10 (13.33%) Business Systems Analyst
8 10 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (12.00%) Automation Tester
10 8 (10.67%) Umbraco Developer
10 8 (10.67%) ScrumMaster
11 6 (8.00%) Software Tester
12 5 (6.67%) Regression Tester
12 5 (6.67%) Senior Developer
13 4 (5.33%) Java Developer
14 3 (4.00%) Automated Tester
15 2 (2.67%) Selenium Tester
15 2 (2.67%) Test Automation Engineer
15 2 (2.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.00%) .NET
2 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (8.00%) Web Services
5 5 (6.67%) XML
5 5 (6.67%) HTML
5 5 (6.67%) SOAP
6 4 (5.33%) CSS
6 4 (5.33%) REST
7 3 (4.00%) CSS3
7 3 (4.00%) HTML5
7 3 (4.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.00%) RESTful
7 3 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (4.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.00%) Spring
7 3 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.67%) WCF
8 2 (2.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.67%) User Experience
3 1 (1.33%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.33%) Online Games
3 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Android
1 5 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (77.33%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (70.67%) TDD
3 33 (44.00%) Data Protection
4 31 (41.33%) Scrum
5 24 (32.00%) User Stories
6 17 (22.67%) Test Automation
7 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 10 (13.33%) MVC
9 9 (12.00%) Migration
9 9 (12.00%) Web Development
10 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
10 8 (10.67%) SDLC
11 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.33%) E-Commerce
12 6 (8.00%) Regression Testing
12 6 (8.00%) Kanban
13 3 (4.00%) OO
13 3 (4.00%) Pair Programming
14 2 (2.67%) OOP
14 2 (2.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) C#
2 14 (18.67%) Java
3 6 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.67%) VB
4 5 (6.67%) SQL
5 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.00%) Python
5 3 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (1.33%) Groovy
6 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.33%) Scala
6 1 (1.33%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) ISEB
2 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.33%) HP
2 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.33%) VMware
2 1 (1.33%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle
2 1 (1.33%) Cognos
2 1 (1.33%) Siebel
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