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 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 50 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.78% 0.81% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 1.11% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
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£355 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +21.42%
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
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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
601 720 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.00% 73.02% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 347 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (66.67%) Selenium
2 14 (58.33%) TDD
3 12 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 10 (41.67%) QA
5 9 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (33.33%) C#
7 7 (29.17%) Scrum
8 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (20.83%) HTML
9 5 (20.83%) Java
9 5 (20.83%) CSS
9 5 (20.83%) MVC
9 5 (20.83%) CSS3
9 5 (20.83%) HTML5
10 4 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 4 (16.67%) Kanban
10 4 (16.67%) OO
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) ISEB
11 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 3 (12.50%) .NET
11 3 (12.50%) Python
11 3 (12.50%) Retail
11 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Selenium
2 12 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.33%) JBehave
5 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (4.17%) eggPlant
6 1 (4.17%) NeoLoad
6 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
6 1 (4.17%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Tester
3 6 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 6 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Regression Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) HTML
1 5 (20.83%) CSS
1 5 (20.83%) CSS3
1 5 (20.83%) HTML5
2 4 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
2 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 3 (12.50%) Backbone.js
4 2 (8.33%) Sass
4 2 (8.33%) LESS
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) WCF
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) FMCG
1 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.17%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) TDD
3 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) MVC
6 4 (16.67%) Kanban
6 4 (16.67%) OO
7 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.50%) V-Model
7 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (8.33%) User Stories
8 2 (8.33%) Pair Programming
8 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Validation
8 2 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) Java
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) VB
7 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.17%) Ruby
7 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) ISEB
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) HP
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos