The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 35 58 64
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 36 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.85% 1.22% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 1.76% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 4 8
Average daily rate
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£355 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £348 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £505 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
674 626 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.01% 69.56% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 287 289
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.04 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% -40.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £15.15 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Reading region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Reading

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (62.75%) TDD
3 25 (49.02%) Data Protection
4 22 (43.14%) Selenium
5 21 (41.18%) WebDriver
6 20 (39.22%) Scrum
6 20 (39.22%) C#
7 18 (35.29%) User Stories
8 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
9 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
9 14 (27.45%) Cucumber
10 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
10 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
11 10 (19.61%) SpecFlow
12 9 (17.65%) QA
12 9 (17.65%) Java
13 8 (15.69%) .NET
14 7 (13.73%) Migration
14 7 (13.73%) SDLC
15 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
15 6 (11.76%) MVC
15 6 (11.76%) Web Development
15 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (9.80%) Android
16 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
16 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
16 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
16 5 (9.80%) VB
17 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
17 4 (7.84%) HTML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (43.14%) Selenium
2 21 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 14 (27.45%) Cucumber
4 10 (19.61%) SpecFlow
5 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.96%) JIRA
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.96%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.96%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.96%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.96%) Appium
7 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.96%) JBehave
General
1 3 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Analyst
2 18 (35.29%) Tester
3 15 (29.41%) Test Analyst
4 12 (23.53%) Business Analyst
5 9 (17.65%) Agile Business Analyst
6 8 (15.69%) Developer
7 7 (13.73%) Automation Tester
7 7 (13.73%) Business Systems Analyst
7 7 (13.73%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (11.76%) Software Tester
8 6 (11.76%) ScrumMaster
9 5 (9.80%) Regression Tester
10 3 (5.88%) Automated Tester
10 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
11 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
11 2 (3.92%) Selenium Tester
11 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
11 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
12 1 (1.96%) C# Developer
12 1 (1.96%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) HTML
2 4 (7.84%) CSS
2 4 (7.84%) HTML5
2 4 (7.84%) CSS3
3 3 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.92%) Backbone.js
4 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.92%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.92%) Web Services
5 1 (1.96%) XML
5 1 (1.96%) Spring
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.96%) J2EE
5 1 (1.96%) WCF
5 1 (1.96%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
2 1 (1.96%) Online Games
2 1 (1.96%) FMCG
2 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Android
1 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (62.75%) TDD
3 25 (49.02%) Data Protection
4 20 (39.22%) Scrum
5 18 (35.29%) User Stories
6 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
7 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.73%) SDLC
8 7 (13.73%) Migration
9 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 6 (11.76%) MVC
9 6 (11.76%) Web Development
10 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
11 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.84%) Kanban
11 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
12 3 (5.88%) OO
13 2 (3.92%) Pair Programming
14 1 (1.96%) Automated Testing
14 1 (1.96%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) C#
2 9 (17.65%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.80%) VB
4 3 (5.88%) Python
4 3 (5.88%) SQL
5 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) ISEB
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle
1 1 (1.96%) Cognos
1 1 (1.96%) Siebel
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.96%) HP
1 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (1.96%) Eloqua
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