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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 37 60 70
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 40 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.98% 1.04% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 1.51% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 5 8
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£365 £450 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £355 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £540 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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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
730 596 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.71% 69.06% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (67.86%) TDD
3 29 (51.79%) Data Protection
4 25 (44.64%) Scrum
5 22 (39.29%) C#
5 22 (39.29%) Selenium
6 20 (35.71%) WebDriver
6 20 (35.71%) User Stories
7 14 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
9 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
10 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
10 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
10 11 (19.64%) Java
11 10 (17.86%) .NET
11 10 (17.86%) SpecFlow
12 8 (14.29%) SDLC
12 8 (14.29%) MVC
12 8 (14.29%) Migration
13 7 (12.50%) Web Development
13 7 (12.50%) QA
13 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
14 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
15 5 (8.93%) SQL
15 5 (8.93%) VB
15 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
15 5 (8.93%) Kanban
15 5 (8.93%) Android

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Selenium
2 20 (35.71%) WebDriver
3 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 10 (17.86%) SpecFlow
5 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.57%) JIRA
7 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.79%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.79%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.79%) Appium
8 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.79%) Maven
8 1 (1.79%) jMock
8 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Analyst
2 17 (30.36%) Tester
3 14 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 13 (23.21%) Test Analyst
5 11 (19.64%) Agile Business Analyst
6 10 (17.86%) Developer
7 8 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
7 8 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (14.29%) Automation Tester
7 8 (14.29%) ScrumMaster
8 5 (8.93%) Regression Tester
8 5 (8.93%) Software Tester
8 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
9 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Automated Tester
11 2 (3.57%) Selenium Tester
11 2 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
11 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
12 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.36%) HTML5
3 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.36%) CSS
3 3 (5.36%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) REST
3 3 (5.36%) CSS3
3 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.36%) HTML
4 2 (3.57%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.57%) XML
4 2 (3.57%) Spring
4 2 (3.57%) SOAP
4 2 (3.57%) J2EE
4 2 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.79%) User Experience
2 1 (1.79%) Online Games
2 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Android
1 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (67.86%) TDD
3 29 (51.79%) Data Protection
4 25 (44.64%) Scrum
5 20 (35.71%) User Stories
6 14 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
8 8 (14.29%) MVC
8 8 (14.29%) Migration
8 8 (14.29%) SDLC
9 7 (12.50%) Web Development
9 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
10 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.93%) Kanban
12 3 (5.36%) OO
13 2 (3.57%) Pair Programming
13 2 (3.57%) Integration Testing
13 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) C#
2 11 (19.64%) Java
3 5 (8.93%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) VB
4 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.36%) Ruby
5 2 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
2 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle
1 1 (1.79%) Cognos
1 1 (1.79%) Siebel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.79%) HP
1 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (1.79%) VMware
1 1 (1.79%) Eloqua
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