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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 46 51 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.59% 1.78% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 2.44% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 6
Median daily rate £360 £355 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £330 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
730 656 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.92% 72.97% 77.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 332 372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.03 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) TDD
3 16 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 12 (37.50%) Selenium
5 10 (31.25%) C#
5 10 (31.25%) Scrum
5 10 (31.25%) Waterfall
6 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
7 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (25.00%) Java
8 7 (21.88%) Web Services
8 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
9 6 (18.75%) User Stories
9 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 6 (18.75%) SQL
9 6 (18.75%) SOAP
10 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
10 5 (15.63%) Kanban
10 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
11 4 (12.50%) Gherkin
11 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
11 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 4 (12.50%) Software Delivery
12 3 (9.38%) SDLC
12 3 (9.38%) SDET
12 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (9.38%) DevOps

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 1 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) JBoss
1 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Selenium
2 9 (28.13%) SpecFlow
3 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
5 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (9.38%) JIRA
6 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
6 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.25%) Appium
7 2 (6.25%) JUnit
7 2 (6.25%) Maven
8 1 (3.13%) Ant
8 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.13%) Gradle
8 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.13%) JBehave
8 1 (3.13%) JMeter
8 1 (3.13%) RSpec
General
1 1 (3.13%) Advertising
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Business Analyst
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
1 11 (34.38%) Business Analyst
1 11 (34.38%) Tester
2 7 (21.88%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Automation Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Developer in Test
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Web Services
2 6 (18.75%) SOAP
3 4 (12.50%) Gherkin
4 3 (9.38%) RESTful
4 3 (9.38%) Spring
5 2 (6.25%) .NET
5 2 (6.25%) HTML
5 2 (6.25%) Java EE
5 2 (6.25%) JSON
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.13%) CSS
6 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.13%) REST
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.13%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) TDD
3 16 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 10 (31.25%) Scrum
4 10 (31.25%) Waterfall
5 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (18.75%) User Stories
6 5 (15.63%) Kanban
7 4 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.38%) DevOps
8 3 (9.38%) SDLC
8 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.38%) Test Management
8 3 (9.38%) Web Development
9 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) CRM
9 2 (6.25%) Migration
9 2 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) C#
2 8 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (18.75%) SQL
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SDET
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ansible
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.13%) ForgeRock
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Pega
3 1 (3.13%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.13%) VMware