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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 114 107 83
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -24
Contract jobs citing BDD 23 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 0.75% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.01% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 11
Average daily rate
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£353 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +1.66%
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
2051 2071 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.81% 73.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1080 650
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 55
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £165.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 +6 12 £355 -8.38% 1
Slough -4 4 £413 -13.15%
Bracknell +9 2 £260 - 3
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (76.60%) TDD
3 24 (51.06%) Scrum
4 20 (42.55%) Java
5 18 (38.30%) HTML
6 16 (34.04%) Selenium
7 13 (27.66%) JIRA
8 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
8 12 (25.53%) WebDriver
8 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
9 11 (23.40%) CSS
9 11 (23.40%) Pair Programming
9 11 (23.40%) QA
10 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
10 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
10 10 (21.28%) RESTful
10 10 (21.28%) User Experience
11 9 (19.15%) MVC
11 9 (19.15%) E-Commerce
11 9 (19.15%) C#
12 8 (17.02%) Kanban
12 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
12 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
12 8 (17.02%) Eclipse
12 8 (17.02%) MongoDB
12 8 (17.02%) NoSQL
13 7 (14.89%) CSS3
13 7 (14.89%) Groovy
13 7 (14.89%) HTML5
13 7 (14.89%) User Stories

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (6.38%) JBoss
2 2 (4.26%) Node.js
3 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) HTTP
2 3 (6.38%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) PBX
4 1 (2.13%) VoIP
4 1 (2.13%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) MongoDB
1 8 (17.02%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.38%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Selenium
2 13 (27.66%) JIRA
3 12 (25.53%) WebDriver
3 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
4 8 (17.02%) Eclipse
5 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
6 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
7 4 (8.51%) JUnit
7 4 (8.51%) Maven
8 3 (6.38%) jMock
8 3 (6.38%) DbUnit
8 3 (6.38%) PHPUnit
8 3 (6.38%) Mockito
8 3 (6.38%) JBehave
8 3 (6.38%) SonarQube
9 2 (4.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
10 1 (2.13%) Hudson
10 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.51%) Retail
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) Electronics
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Developer
2 19 (40.43%) Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Test Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Business Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Tester
6 6 (12.77%) Software Tester
7 4 (8.51%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) PHP Developer
9 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) AWS Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior PHP Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) HTML
2 11 (23.40%) CSS
3 10 (21.28%) RESTful
4 7 (14.89%) HTML5
4 7 (14.89%) CSS3
5 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
5 6 (12.77%) SOAP
6 5 (10.64%) Sass
6 5 (10.64%) REST
7 4 (8.51%) Web Services
7 4 (8.51%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) Spring
8 3 (6.38%) Apache CXF
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (6.38%) .NET
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.38%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (6.38%) Apache Camel
8 3 (6.38%) LESS
8 3 (6.38%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) User Experience
2 6 (12.77%) Web 2.0
3 5 (10.64%) Open Source
4 3 (6.38%) DTV
5 2 (4.26%) FMCG
5 2 (4.26%) iPad
5 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.13%) New Media
6 1 (2.13%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (76.60%) TDD
3 24 (51.06%) Scrum
4 11 (23.40%) Pair Programming
5 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
6 9 (19.15%) MVC
6 9 (19.15%) E-Commerce
7 8 (17.02%) Kanban
8 7 (14.89%) OO
8 7 (14.89%) User Stories
9 6 (12.77%) Feature Driven Development
9 6 (12.77%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (12.77%) Analytics
9 6 (12.77%) SEO
9 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.77%) Extreme Programming
9 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.77%) Web Analytics
10 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
3 9 (19.15%) C#
4 7 (14.89%) Groovy
4 7 (14.89%) Scala
5 5 (10.64%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) PHP
6 3 (6.38%) SQL
7 2 (4.26%) Perl
7 2 (4.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) ZABBIX
1 3 (6.38%) Hyperic
1 3 (6.38%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) SAP
1 3 (6.38%) VMware
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) ATG
2 2 (4.26%) hybris
2 2 (4.26%) Appcelerator
2 2 (4.26%) Demandware
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Zend
Reading, Berkshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 2 days ago