Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 85 119
Rank change year-on-year +2 +34 -19
Contract jobs citing BDD 86 81 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.24% 2.04% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.43% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 55 38
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +13.01% +2.82%
10th Percentile £310 £273 £319
90th Percentile £573 £580 £483
South East median daily rate £488 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +14.71% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.75 £52.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -35.41% +16.11% -

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,244 3,339 3,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.50% 84.08% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,622 1,697 2,036
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £434 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.49% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 115 142
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.45 £39.65 £43.20
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.30% -7.78% -

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 31 £375 -6.25% 14
Bracknell +11 27 £550 +4.76% 4
Slough -2 2 £506 +48.90% 2
Maidenhead -3 2 £400 - 12
Newbury -9 2 £308 +7.89% 5
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 69 (80.23%) TDD
2 68 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (63.95%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (59.30%) Jenkins
5 50 (58.14%) Java
6 49 (56.98%) Git (software)
7 48 (55.81%) JIRA
8 46 (53.49%) JavaScript
9 40 (46.51%) Amazon AWS
10 38 (44.19%) Scrum
11 35 (40.70%) Maven
11 35 (40.70%) HTML
11 35 (40.70%) CSS
12 34 (39.53%) JUnit
13 31 (36.05%) MVC
14 30 (34.88%) Kanban
15 29 (33.72%) Spring
16 26 (30.23%) Java 8
17 25 (29.07%) REST
18 24 (27.91%) Test Automation
18 24 (27.91%) Web Services
19 23 (26.74%) RESTful
19 23 (26.74%) Serverless
20 22 (25.58%) Mockito
20 22 (25.58%) User Stories
21 21 (24.42%) DevOps
21 21 (24.42%) NoSQL
21 21 (24.42%) Test Scripting
22 20 (23.26%) Pair Programming
22 20 (23.26%) SOAP

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 20 (23.26%) Confluence
2 7 (8.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (8.14%) Apache Solr
2 7 (8.14%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 40 (46.51%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (26.74%) Serverless
3 18 (20.93%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (10.47%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (10.47%) Amazon Kinesis
5 9 (10.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (8.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (8.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 7 (8.14%) Amazon S3
6 7 (8.14%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (8.14%) CloudFront
6 7 (8.14%) GitHub
7 6 (6.98%) BrowserStack
7 6 (6.98%) SaaS
8 5 (5.81%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (2.33%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) HTTP
1 1 (1.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.42%) NoSQL
2 19 (22.09%) MySQL
3 18 (20.93%) MongoDB
4 17 (19.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (19.77%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (18.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.16%) DB2
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (59.30%) Jenkins
2 49 (56.98%) Git (software)
3 48 (55.81%) JIRA
4 35 (40.70%) Maven
5 34 (39.53%) JUnit
6 22 (25.58%) Mockito
7 20 (23.26%) Mercurial
8 19 (22.09%) Cucumber
9 17 (19.77%) git-flow
10 16 (18.60%) Selenium
11 13 (15.12%) SonarQube
12 12 (13.95%) SoapUI
13 9 (10.47%) Eclipse
13 9 (10.47%) IntelliJ
14 8 (9.30%) Gradle
14 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (8.14%) Checkstyle
15 7 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (6.98%) WebDriver
16 6 (6.98%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (4.65%) Retail
1 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (68.60%) Developer
2 27 (31.40%) Java Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Senior Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Analyst
4 12 (13.95%) Test Analyst
5 11 (12.79%) React Developer
6 9 (10.47%) .NET Developer
6 9 (10.47%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (9.30%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (9.30%) Lead Developer
7 8 (9.30%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Lead .NET Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Tester
10 4 (4.65%) C# Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Senior React Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (40.70%) CSS
1 35 (40.70%) HTML
2 29 (33.72%) Spring
3 25 (29.07%) REST
4 24 (27.91%) Web Services
5 23 (26.74%) RESTful
6 20 (23.26%) SOAP
7 19 (22.09%) AngularJS
8 14 (16.28%) HTML5
8 14 (16.28%) React
9 13 (15.12%) .NET
9 13 (15.12%) LESS
9 13 (15.12%) Sass
10 12 (13.95%) CSS3
10 12 (13.95%) Node.js
11 8 (9.30%) JSF
11 8 (9.30%) Spring MVC
11 8 (9.30%) Struts
12 7 (8.14%) .NET Framework
13 6 (6.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (12.79%) User Experience
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Life Science
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.16%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) Unix
2 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (80.23%) TDD
2 68 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (63.95%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (44.19%) Scrum
5 31 (36.05%) MVC
6 30 (34.88%) Kanban
7 24 (27.91%) Test Automation
8 22 (25.58%) User Stories
9 21 (24.42%) DevOps
9 21 (24.42%) Test Scripting
10 20 (23.26%) OO
10 20 (23.26%) Pair Programming
11 18 (20.93%) Unit Testing
12 17 (19.77%) API Testing
12 17 (19.77%) Software Engineering
13 15 (17.44%) Functional Testing
14 14 (16.28%) Release Management
14 14 (16.28%) SOA
15 12 (13.95%) Cross-Browser Development
15 12 (13.95%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (58.14%) Java
2 46 (53.49%) JavaScript
3 26 (30.23%) Java 8
4 17 (19.77%) C#
4 17 (19.77%) SQL
5 7 (8.14%) Python
6 6 (6.98%) VBScript
7 2 (2.33%) C
7 2 (2.33%) C++
7 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.33%) PHP
7 2 (2.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.16%) F#
8 1 (1.16%) Scala
8 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.93%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.16%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.14%) Adobe
1 7 (8.14%) HP
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.49%) VMware
4 2 (2.33%) Google
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.16%) Apigee
5 1 (1.16%) Telerik