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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 104 101 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 0.63% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.90% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 12
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£355 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1815 1782 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.54% 70.41% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 867 682
Average daily rate £400 £380 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 37 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.25 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +17 16 £355 -16.47% 2
Slough 0 2 £413 -13.15%
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (63.16%) TDD
3 20 (52.63%) Selenium
4 14 (36.84%) WebDriver
5 13 (34.21%) Scrum
5 13 (34.21%) QA
6 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 12 (31.58%) HTML
6 12 (31.58%) Java
7 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
8 9 (23.68%) C#
9 8 (21.05%) CSS
9 8 (21.05%) MVC
9 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 8 (21.05%) JIRA
10 7 (18.42%) OO
10 7 (18.42%) HTML5
10 7 (18.42%) CSS3
10 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
11 6 (15.79%) User Stories
11 6 (15.79%) Python
11 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
11 6 (15.79%) Pair Programming
12 5 (13.16%) Kanban
12 5 (13.16%) Linux
12 5 (13.16%) SQL
12 5 (13.16%) KnockoutJS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) Commerce Server
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) PBX
3 1 (2.63%) VoIP
3 1 (2.63%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
1 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Selenium
2 14 (36.84%) WebDriver
3 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
4 8 (21.05%) JIRA
5 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
6 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (7.89%) PHPUnit
6 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.26%) JBehave
7 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.63%) Subversion
8 1 (2.63%) Maven
8 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.63%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.63%) JUnit
8 1 (2.63%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Software Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) PHP Developer
6 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Regression Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) HTML
2 8 (21.05%) CSS
3 7 (18.42%) HTML5
3 7 (18.42%) CSS3
3 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
4 5 (13.16%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
5 4 (10.53%) .NET
5 4 (10.53%) RESTful
6 3 (7.89%) Sass
6 3 (7.89%) REST
6 3 (7.89%) Backbone.js
7 2 (5.26%) Laravel
7 2 (5.26%) LESS
7 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.26%) SOAP
7 2 (5.26%) Web Services
7 2 (5.26%) XML
7 2 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Open Source
1 4 (10.53%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) Web 2.0
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.26%) FMCG
4 1 (2.63%) Online Games
4 1 (2.63%) DTV
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (63.16%) TDD
3 13 (34.21%) Scrum
4 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
5 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.05%) MVC
7 7 (18.42%) OO
8 6 (15.79%) User Stories
8 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 6 (15.79%) Pair Programming
9 5 (13.16%) Kanban
9 5 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
11 3 (7.89%) Web Analytics
11 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
11 3 (7.89%) V-Model
11 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
11 3 (7.89%) SEO
11 3 (7.89%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.68%) C#
4 6 (15.79%) Python
5 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby
6 3 (7.89%) Scala
6 3 (7.89%) Groovy
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) Perl
7 2 (5.26%) VB
8 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.26%) HND
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Zend
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.63%) HP
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos
1 1 (2.63%) SAP
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle
1 1 (2.63%) Appcelerator