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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 64 110 113
Rank change year-on-year +46 +3  
Contract jobs citing BDD 36 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.97% 0.49% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 0.61% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 17
Median daily rate £450 £396 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.56% +11.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £341 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -2.92% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1477 1972 2162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.67% 80.62% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1036 1108
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 53
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £74.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 18 £475 -
Reading +20 10 £381 -6.26% 5
Newbury - 2 - - 2
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 66 (90.41%) TDD
2 64 (87.67%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (60.27%) Scrum
4 39 (53.42%) Java
5 31 (42.47%) Selenium
6 28 (38.36%) WebDriver
7 27 (36.99%) REST
7 27 (36.99%) Test Automation
8 25 (34.25%) Maven
9 23 (31.51%) XML
10 22 (30.14%) Gradle
11 20 (27.40%) Python
11 20 (27.40%) Automated Testing
11 20 (27.40%) Ruby
11 20 (27.40%) JSON
12 19 (26.03%) Content Management
12 19 (26.03%) HTTP
12 19 (26.03%) OOP
12 19 (26.03%) OO
12 19 (26.03%) C++
12 19 (26.03%) Project Management
12 19 (26.03%) JMeter
12 19 (26.03%) Groovy
13 18 (24.66%) Bitbucket
13 18 (24.66%) eggPlant
14 17 (23.29%) Apache Ivy
14 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (23.29%) CMS
14 17 (23.29%) Ant
15 16 (21.92%) Sitecore CMS

BDD
Top Related 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 17 (23.29%) CMS
2 16 (21.92%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (9.59%) Confluence
4 4 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.11%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Apache
6 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (2.74%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
1 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) OLTP
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (42.47%) Selenium
2 28 (38.36%) WebDriver
3 25 (34.25%) Maven
4 22 (30.14%) Gradle
5 19 (26.03%) JMeter
6 18 (24.66%) Bitbucket
6 18 (24.66%) eggPlant
7 17 (23.29%) Ant
7 17 (23.29%) Apache Ivy
8 12 (16.44%) JIRA
9 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
9 10 (13.70%) Git (software)
9 10 (13.70%) JUnit
10 8 (10.96%) Jenkins
11 5 (6.85%) Eclipse
11 5 (6.85%) Gatling
11 5 (6.85%) IntelliJ
11 5 (6.85%) Mercurial
11 5 (6.85%) NeoLoad
11 5 (6.85%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
1 3 (4.11%) Retail
1 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.74%) Banking
2 2 (2.74%) Publishing
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (47.95%) Developer
2 14 (19.18%) Developer in Test
3 10 (13.70%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Scrum Master
4 9 (12.33%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.11%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Tester
9 2 (2.74%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) REST
2 23 (31.51%) XML
3 20 (27.40%) JSON
4 14 (19.18%) Web Services
5 10 (13.70%) AngularJS
6 9 (12.33%) Spring
7 7 (9.59%) React
8 5 (6.85%) Entity Framework
8 5 (6.85%) JSF
8 5 (6.85%) RESTful
8 5 (6.85%) Spring MVC
8 5 (6.85%) Struts
9 4 (5.48%) SOAP
10 3 (4.11%) .NET
10 3 (4.11%) Gherkin
10 3 (4.11%) HTML
10 3 (4.11%) LAMP
10 3 (4.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (4.11%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (4.11%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Android
1 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (90.41%) TDD
2 64 (87.67%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (60.27%) Scrum
4 27 (36.99%) Test Automation
5 20 (27.40%) Automated Testing
6 19 (26.03%) Content Management
6 19 (26.03%) OO
6 19 (26.03%) OOP
6 19 (26.03%) Project Management
7 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (19.18%) Manual Testing
8 14 (19.18%) Visualisation
9 13 (17.81%) Data Protection
10 11 (15.07%) Security Testing
11 10 (13.70%) MVC
11 10 (13.70%) SDLC
11 10 (13.70%) Software Delivery
12 8 (10.96%) Kanban
12 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
12 8 (10.96%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (53.42%) Java
2 20 (27.40%) Python
2 20 (27.40%) Ruby
3 19 (26.03%) C++
3 19 (26.03%) Groovy
4 15 (20.55%) C#
4 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.59%) SQL
6 3 (4.11%) PHP
7 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.37%) Go
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) ISEB
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) IFRS
2 1 (1.37%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) Sitecore
1 16 (21.92%) Splunk
2 6 (8.22%) HP
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) Adobe
4 2 (2.74%) Apigee
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Xamarin
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