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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 72 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.61% 1.03% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.48% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
Average daily rate £368 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £490 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
751 609 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.63% 69.84% 73.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 339 364
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (76.00%) TDD
3 18 (72.00%) Data Protection
4 13 (52.00%) Scrum
5 12 (48.00%) User Stories
6 6 (24.00%) SDLC
7 5 (20.00%) Migration
7 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 5 (20.00%) Web Development
8 4 (16.00%) Selenium
8 4 (16.00%) C#
9 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
10 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
10 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
10 2 (8.00%) SOLID
10 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Java
10 2 (8.00%) SQL
10 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (8.00%) Linux
10 2 (8.00%) .NET
10 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
10 2 (8.00%) MVC
10 2 (8.00%) JIRA
11 1 (4.00%) Maven

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) JBehave
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) JMeter
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.00%) PhpStorm
3 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Business Analyst
3 10 (40.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Scrum Master
5 5 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Tester
7 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Scrum Master
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) PHP Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.00%) Behat
2 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) Java EE
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) Laravel
2 1 (4.00%) LINQ
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Symfony
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (76.00%) TDD
3 18 (72.00%) Data Protection
4 13 (52.00%) Scrum
5 12 (48.00%) User Stories
6 6 (24.00%) SDLC
7 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 5 (20.00%) Migration
7 5 (20.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
9 2 (8.00%) MVC
9 2 (8.00%) SOLID
10 1 (4.00%) Contact Management
10 1 (4.00%) DSDM
10 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) HP
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle