Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 75 81
Rank change year-on-year -49 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 30 108 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.96% 2.57% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 2.96% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 83 60
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £355 £313 £275
90th Percentile £551 £600 £501
South East median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 2,656 3,649 3,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.96% 86.78% 85.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,402 1,746 1,756
Berkshire median daily rate £445 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £270
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 104 86
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +22.81% -25.34%
10th Percentile £14.43 £12.00 £10.92
90th Percentile £80.25 £48.75 £45.63
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -15.09% +10.42% +6.67%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 -25 15 £463 +2.78% 11
Slough +15 10 £400 -15.79% 1
Bracknell +1 3 £588 +6.82% 1
Maidenhead +10 1 £300 - 2
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (66.67%) C#
3 19 (63.33%) .NET
3 19 (63.33%) TDD
4 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
5 16 (53.33%) DevOps
5 16 (53.33%) Selenium
6 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 14 (46.67%) Scrum
7 14 (46.67%) Git (software)
8 12 (40.00%) HTML
8 12 (40.00%) CSS
8 12 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (36.67%) User Stories
9 11 (36.67%) Kanban
9 11 (36.67%) SQL
9 11 (36.67%) MVC
10 10 (33.33%) Java
10 10 (33.33%) Vue.js
11 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
11 9 (30.00%) Web Design
11 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
11 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
12 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (26.67%) OWASP
12 8 (26.67%) QA
12 8 (26.67%) JIRA
12 8 (26.67%) T-SQL
12 8 (26.67%) Web Services

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 3 (10.00%) CMS
1 3 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) Drupal
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.33%) SugarCRM
2 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Azure
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon Kinesis
2 5 (16.67%) AWS
3 4 (13.33%) Serverless
4 3 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (6.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (6.67%) Kong
6 1 (3.33%) BrowserStack
6 1 (3.33%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
1 5 (16.67%) IPv6
2 1 (3.33%) 802.15
2 1 (3.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) GIS
4 1 (3.33%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Selenium
2 14 (46.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (26.67%) JIRA
4 7 (23.33%) JMeter
4 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (20.00%) NUnit
6 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
7 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
7 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (6.67%) Mocha
8 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.33%) Cypress.io
9 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
9 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 1 (3.33%) Protractor
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Azure Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 6 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) React Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum Master
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (63.33%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) CSS
2 12 (40.00%) HTML
3 10 (33.33%) Vue.js
4 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET Core
5 8 (26.67%) Web Services
6 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (20.00%) Node.js
7 5 (16.67%) REST
8 3 (10.00%) CSS3
8 3 (10.00%) HTML5
8 3 (10.00%) LESS
8 3 (10.00%) React
8 3 (10.00%) RESTful
8 3 (10.00%) Sass
9 2 (6.67%) Kafka
9 2 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) TDD
3 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
4 16 (53.33%) DevOps
5 14 (46.67%) Scrum
6 12 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (36.67%) Kanban
7 11 (36.67%) MVC
7 11 (36.67%) User Stories
8 9 (30.00%) Web Design
9 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (26.67%) OWASP
10 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (23.33%) Defect Management
10 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
10 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
11 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
12 5 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) C#
2 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
4 10 (33.33%) Java
5 8 (26.67%) T-SQL
6 4 (13.33%) Python
7 3 (10.00%) TypeScript
8 2 (6.67%) Clojure
9 1 (3.33%) ES6
9 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) CA
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Delphix
3 1 (3.33%) hybris
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore