Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 83 116
Rank change year-on-year +14 +33 -17
Contract jobs citing BDD 115 98 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.68% 2.38% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.81% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 73 34
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +13.01%
10th Percentile £311 £306 £333
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £488 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 3,670 3,487 3,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.49% 84.59% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,745 1,826 1,872
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £239 £263 £249
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 108 128
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.28% -19.44% -28.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £23.95
% change year-on-year +8.04% -3.38% -5.04%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -24 41 £425 +16.44% 19
Bracknell +13 39 £550 +29.41% 2
Newbury -4 9 £325 - 5
Maidenhead +5 3 £300 -29.41% 5
Slough -5 2 £506 - 1
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 91 (79.13%) TDD
2 86 (74.78%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (53.91%) Continuous Integration
3 62 (53.91%) Git (software)
4 61 (53.04%) JavaScript
5 58 (50.43%) Jenkins
6 56 (48.70%) Scrum
7 50 (43.48%) Java
7 50 (43.48%) JIRA
8 43 (37.39%) CSS
9 42 (36.52%) Kanban
10 40 (34.78%) HTML
10 40 (34.78%) MVC
11 39 (33.91%) Amazon AWS
12 37 (32.17%) User Stories
13 36 (31.30%) DevOps
13 36 (31.30%) REST
14 35 (30.43%) Web Services
15 34 (29.57%) Pair Programming
15 34 (29.57%) Maven
16 33 (28.70%) JUnit
17 32 (27.83%) C#
17 32 (27.83%) Spring
17 32 (27.83%) Mercurial
18 31 (26.96%) Test Automation
18 31 (26.96%) React
18 31 (26.96%) Unit Testing
19 29 (25.22%) AngularJS
20 28 (24.35%) Confluence
21 27 (23.48%) Microservices

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 28 (24.35%) Confluence
2 15 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (9.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 11 (9.57%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.48%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 39 (33.91%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (21.74%) Serverless
3 21 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (17.39%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (11.30%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (9.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (9.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 11 (9.57%) Amazon S3
6 11 (9.57%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (9.57%) CloudFront
7 9 (7.83%) Amazon Kinesis
7 9 (7.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (7.83%) GitHub
8 8 (6.96%) SaaS
9 3 (2.61%) PaaS
9 3 (2.61%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (1.74%) BrowserStack
10 2 (1.74%) Firebase
11 1 (0.87%) Apigee
11 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 18 (15.65%) NoSQL
3 15 (13.04%) MySQL
4 14 (12.17%) MongoDB
5 11 (9.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.35%) Cosmos DB
6 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.74%) DB2
8 2 (1.74%) Redis
8 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 62 (53.91%) Git (software)
2 58 (50.43%) Jenkins
3 50 (43.48%) JIRA
4 34 (29.57%) Maven
5 33 (28.70%) JUnit
6 32 (27.83%) Mercurial
7 18 (15.65%) Selenium
7 18 (15.65%) SonarQube
8 17 (14.78%) Cucumber
9 16 (13.91%) Mockito
9 16 (13.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (13.04%) Eclipse
10 15 (13.04%) Gradle
10 15 (13.04%) IntelliJ
11 11 (9.57%) Checkstyle
11 11 (9.57%) git-flow
12 9 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (5.22%) Mocha
13 6 (5.22%) SoapUI
13 6 (5.22%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (12.17%) Retail
2 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.87%) Finance
3 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (75.65%) Developer
2 27 (23.48%) Java Developer
3 20 (17.39%) React Developer
4 19 (16.52%) .NET Developer
5 13 (11.30%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (7.83%) C# Developer
8 9 (7.83%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (6.96%) Analyst
9 8 (6.96%) Lead Developer
9 8 (6.96%) Test Analyst
10 7 (6.09%) Lead .NET Developer
10 7 (6.09%) Software Engineer
10 7 (6.09%) Test Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (4.35%) Azure Developer
12 5 (4.35%) Backend Developer
12 5 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (37.39%) CSS
2 40 (34.78%) HTML
3 36 (31.30%) REST
4 35 (30.43%) Web Services
5 32 (27.83%) Spring
6 31 (26.96%) React
7 29 (25.22%) AngularJS
8 26 (22.61%) .NET
9 24 (20.87%) Sass
10 21 (18.26%) CSS3
10 21 (18.26%) HTML5
11 20 (17.39%) LESS
12 18 (15.65%) RESTful
13 17 (14.78%) SOAP
14 16 (13.91%) Node.js
15 15 (13.04%) JSF
15 15 (13.04%) Spring MVC
15 15 (13.04%) Struts
16 11 (9.57%) .NET Framework
17 8 (6.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) User Experience
2 12 (10.43%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.74%) Life Science
4 2 (1.74%) NHS
5 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (79.13%) TDD
2 86 (74.78%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (53.91%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (48.70%) Scrum
5 42 (36.52%) Kanban
6 40 (34.78%) MVC
7 37 (32.17%) User Stories
8 36 (31.30%) DevOps
9 34 (29.57%) Pair Programming
10 31 (26.96%) Test Automation
10 31 (26.96%) Unit Testing
11 27 (23.48%) Microservices
11 27 (23.48%) OO
12 22 (19.13%) Software Engineering
13 19 (16.52%) Test Scripting
14 18 (15.65%) Functional Testing
14 18 (15.65%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (15.65%) SOA
15 17 (14.78%) Cross-Browser Development
15 17 (14.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.04%) JavaScript
2 50 (43.48%) Java
3 32 (27.83%) C#
4 27 (23.48%) Java 8
5 18 (15.65%) SQL
6 8 (6.96%) Python
7 5 (4.35%) F#
8 4 (3.48%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.48%) VBScript
9 2 (1.74%) PHP
10 1 (0.87%) C
10 1 (0.87%) C++
10 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.52%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) PMO
3 1 (0.87%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) Docker
2 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.74%) Ansible
2 2 (1.74%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) Adobe
2 6 (5.22%) HP
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.48%) Google
3 4 (3.48%) Telerik
4 3 (2.61%) VMware
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle