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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 46 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.03% 1.73% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.38% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 5
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£350 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
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
611 672 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.82% 72.73% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 299 259
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 18
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -37.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £22.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £22.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 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 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) Selenium
3 17 (54.84%) TDD
4 15 (48.39%) WebDriver
5 12 (38.71%) C#
6 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
6 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
6 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
6 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
7 9 (29.03%) Scrum
7 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
7 9 (29.03%) QA
7 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
8 6 (19.35%) SpecFlow
8 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
8 6 (19.35%) User Stories
9 5 (16.13%) HTML
9 5 (16.13%) Java
9 5 (16.13%) CSS
9 5 (16.13%) MVC
9 5 (16.13%) CSS3
9 5 (16.13%) HTML5
10 4 (12.90%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (12.90%) Migration
10 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Retail
10 4 (12.90%) VB
10 4 (12.90%) OO
10 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
10 4 (12.90%) AngularJS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Selenium
2 15 (48.39%) WebDriver
3 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
4 6 (19.35%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.23%) JIRA
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (3.23%) JBehave
6 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.23%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.23%) NeoLoad
6 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Tester
3 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Software Tester
5 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Regression Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Automated Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) CSS
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
1 5 (16.13%) HTML5
1 5 (16.13%) CSS3
2 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
2 4 (12.90%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
3 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) Backbone.js
4 2 (6.45%) Sass
4 2 (6.45%) LESS
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.23%) Sinatra
5 1 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (3.23%) SOAP
5 1 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.23%) WCF
5 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) FMCG
2 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) TDD
3 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
3 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
4 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
4 9 (29.03%) Scrum
5 6 (19.35%) User Stories
6 5 (16.13%) MVC
7 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.90%) OO
7 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) SDLC
8 3 (9.68%) Kanban
9 2 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.45%) V-Model
9 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) VB
5 3 (9.68%) Python
5 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 2 (6.45%) Ruby
7 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.23%) Apex Code
7 1 (3.23%) PHP
7 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos
1 1 (3.23%) Siebel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) HP
1 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (3.23%) Eloqua
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