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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 49 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.62% 0.80% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 1.03% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 8
Median daily rate £413 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% -1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £332 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £458 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
589 774 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 81.13% 77.71% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 448 356
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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
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 21 February 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (87.50%) TDD
2 18 (56.25%) Scrum
3 13 (40.63%) Data Protection
4 11 (34.38%) Java
5 10 (31.25%) C#
6 9 (28.13%) AngularJS
7 7 (21.88%) Selenium
8 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
8 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
8 6 (18.75%) REST
9 5 (15.63%) Entity Framework
9 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
9 5 (15.63%) MVC
9 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.63%) Web Services
10 4 (12.50%) SQL
10 4 (12.50%) JUnit
10 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.50%) JIRA
10 4 (12.50%) Spring
10 4 (12.50%) Software Delivery
11 3 (9.38%) SDLC
11 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
11 3 (9.38%) User Stories
11 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
11 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Android

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 (6.25%) Confluence
1 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) OLTP
2 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
3 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
4 4 (12.50%) JIRA
4 4 (12.50%) JUnit
5 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.25%) Appium
6 2 (6.25%) Bugzilla
6 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.25%) Subversion
7 1 (3.13%) Calabash
7 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.13%) git-flow
7 1 (3.13%) JMeter
7 1 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (3.13%) NUnit
7 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Retail
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) C# Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Scrum Master
3 6 (18.75%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Developer
8 1 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Digital Agile Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Web Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) AngularJS
2 6 (18.75%) REST
3 5 (15.63%) Entity Framework
3 5 (15.63%) Web Services
4 4 (12.50%) Spring
5 3 (9.38%) HTML
6 2 (6.25%) .NET
6 2 (6.25%) Angular 2
6 2 (6.25%) HTML5
6 2 (6.25%) JSON
6 2 (6.25%) Kendo UI
6 2 (6.25%) Node.js
6 2 (6.25%) SOAP
6 2 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (6.25%) XML
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.13%) SignalR
7 1 (3.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (3.13%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Android
1 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (87.50%) TDD
2 18 (56.25%) Scrum
3 13 (40.63%) Data Protection
4 5 (15.63%) MVC
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.38%) Kanban
6 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
6 3 (9.38%) SDLC
6 3 (9.38%) User Stories
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) Defect Management
7 2 (6.25%) DevOps
7 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) C#
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) Go
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) IFRS
1 1 (3.13%) IFRS 9
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) ForgeRock
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Pega
2 1 (3.13%) SAP
2 1 (3.13%) Sitecore