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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 102 109 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing BDD 21 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 0.74% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.03% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 7
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£355 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
1993 1948 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.50% 71.59% 69.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1060 999 683
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 44 54
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -24.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £173.75 £58.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +13 15 £355 -16.47% 5
Slough -3 3 £413 -13.15%
Thatcham - 1 £163 -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (73.33%) TDD
3 23 (51.11%) Scrum
4 18 (40.00%) Selenium
5 17 (37.78%) Java
6 16 (35.56%) HTML
7 13 (28.89%) WebDriver
8 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
8 11 (24.44%) C#
8 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
8 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
8 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
8 11 (24.44%) JIRA
8 11 (24.44%) QA
9 10 (22.22%) CSS
9 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
10 9 (20.00%) MVC
10 9 (20.00%) Pair Programming
10 9 (20.00%) RESTful
10 9 (20.00%) Kanban
10 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (20.00%) CSS3
10 9 (20.00%) HTML5
11 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.78%) User Experience
11 8 (17.78%) Eclipse
11 8 (17.78%) OO
12 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
12 6 (13.33%) NoSQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (6.67%) JBoss
2 2 (4.44%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) HTTP
2 3 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) PBX
4 1 (2.22%) VoIP
4 1 (2.22%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.44%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Selenium
2 13 (28.89%) WebDriver
3 11 (24.44%) JIRA
3 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
4 8 (17.78%) Eclipse
5 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 4 (8.89%) Maven
7 4 (8.89%) JUnit
8 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (6.67%) jMock
8 3 (6.67%) DbUnit
8 3 (6.67%) PHPUnit
8 3 (6.67%) Mockito
8 3 (6.67%) SonarQube
9 2 (4.44%) JBehave
9 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.22%) IntelliJ
General
1 4 (8.89%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Marketing
2 2 (4.44%) Electronics
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Tester
4 7 (15.56%) Business Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Software Tester
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) PHP Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Regression Tester
8 2 (4.44%) Senior PHP Developer
8 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.44%) AWS Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) HTML
2 10 (22.22%) CSS
3 9 (20.00%) RESTful
3 9 (20.00%) HTML5
3 9 (20.00%) CSS3
4 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
5 5 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (11.11%) SOAP
5 5 (11.11%) Web Services
6 4 (8.89%) .NET
6 4 (8.89%) Spring
6 4 (8.89%) Gherkin
6 4 (8.89%) Sass
6 4 (8.89%) REST
6 4 (8.89%) Backbone.js
7 3 (6.67%) PowerMock
7 3 (6.67%) Apache Camel
7 3 (6.67%) LESS
7 3 (6.67%) Apache CXF
7 3 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) User Experience
2 5 (11.11%) Web 2.0
3 4 (8.89%) Open Source
4 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) DTV
4 2 (4.44%) FMCG
5 1 (2.22%) Online Games
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (73.33%) TDD
3 23 (51.11%) Scrum
4 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
4 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
5 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 9 (20.00%) MVC
6 9 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 9 (20.00%) Kanban
7 8 (17.78%) OO
8 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.33%) User Stories
9 5 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (11.11%) Analytics
9 5 (11.11%) Feature Driven Development
9 5 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
9 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Web Analytics
9 5 (11.11%) SEO
9 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
2 11 (24.44%) C#
3 6 (13.33%) Scala
4 5 (11.11%) Groovy
5 4 (8.89%) SQL
5 4 (8.89%) Python
6 3 (6.67%) PHP
7 2 (4.44%) Perl
7 2 (4.44%) Ruby
7 2 (4.44%) VB
8 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.44%) HND
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (24.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) ZABBIX
1 3 (6.67%) Hyperic
1 3 (6.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) VMware
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
2 2 (4.44%) Appcelerator
3 1 (2.22%) Demandware
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) ATG
3 1 (2.22%) Zend
3 1 (2.22%) hybris
Reading, Berkshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 10 hours ago