The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 58 39 57
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 38 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 3.90% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 5.18% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 36 5
Median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £339 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £514 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
BDD
Berkshire

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
591 734 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 77.36% 75.28% 72.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 469 319
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 8
Median hourly rate £22.35 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.74% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £15.90 £15.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £38.84 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for BDD.

1 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) TDD
3 13 (44.83%) Waterfall
4 12 (41.38%) Data Protection
5 11 (37.93%) Selenium
5 11 (37.93%) Scrum
5 11 (37.93%) SpecFlow
5 11 (37.93%) C#
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
7 7 (24.14%) Web Services
7 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
7 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
8 6 (20.69%) RESTful
8 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (20.69%) Gherkin
8 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
8 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.69%) Java
8 6 (20.69%) SOAP
9 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
9 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
9 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
9 5 (17.24%) SDET
10 4 (13.79%) SDLC
10 4 (13.79%) User Stories
10 4 (13.79%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) GemFire
2 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) HBase
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.45%) OLTP
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Selenium
1 11 (37.93%) SpecFlow
2 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
2 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
3 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.34%) Appium
5 3 (10.34%) JIRA
6 2 (6.90%) Fiddler
6 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.90%) JUnit
6 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.45%) Gradle
7 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.45%) RSpec
General
1 1 (3.45%) Banking
1 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Tester
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Business Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Business Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Automation Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Software Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Developer in Test
7 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Web Services
2 6 (20.69%) Gherkin
2 6 (20.69%) RESTful
2 6 (20.69%) SOAP
3 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 4 (13.79%) JSON
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.34%) Spring
5 2 (6.90%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.45%) HTML
6 1 (3.45%) Java EE
6 1 (3.45%) Kafka
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.45%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (3.45%) Spring Boot
6 1 (3.45%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) TDD
3 13 (44.83%) Waterfall
4 12 (41.38%) Data Protection
5 11 (37.93%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
8 4 (13.79%) CRM
8 4 (13.79%) Kanban
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.79%) Test Management
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
9 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Open Source
9 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
10 2 (6.90%) DSDM
10 2 (6.90%) Pair Programming
10 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.90%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) Scala
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) HDFS
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) ForgeRock
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Pega
2 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.45%) Sitecore