Period
to 4 March 2021

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 4 March 2021 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 121 78
Rank change year-on-year +43 -43 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 32 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.16% 1.05% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.24% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 85
Median daily rate £500 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - +23.33%
10th Percentile £197 £356 £313
90th Percentile £578 £488 £615
South East median daily rate £500 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £58.00 £58.00 -

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 1,219 2,589 3,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 88.21% 84.86% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 1,404 1,759
Median daily rate £463 £438 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -1.13% +4.12%
10th Percentile £249 £227 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 87 100
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +21.74% +23.21%
10th Percentile £11.45 £14.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.77 £78.75 £48.78
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £26.65
% change year-on-year +20.00% -15.57% +18.44%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BDD in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BDD in Berkshire over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

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 4 March 2021. 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 +34 11 £525 +13.51% 14
Newbury - 3 £195 -
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, 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 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 9 (56.25%) Java
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
4 8 (50.00%) Azure
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) Docker
5 7 (43.75%) DevOps
6 6 (37.50%) Data Ingestion
6 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 6 (37.50%) Migration
6 6 (37.50%) AWS
6 6 (37.50%) Data Migration
7 5 (31.25%) Selenium
7 5 (31.25%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (31.25%) Google
7 5 (31.25%) Unified Communications
7 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
7 5 (31.25%) Node.js
7 5 (31.25%) OO
7 5 (31.25%) Serverless
7 5 (31.25%) Cloud Native
7 5 (31.25%) Postman
7 5 (31.25%) Microservices
7 5 (31.25%) Go
7 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
7 5 (31.25%) CQRS
7 5 (31.25%) IaaS

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 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Azure
2 6 (37.50%) AWS
3 5 (31.25%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (31.25%) GCP
3 5 (31.25%) IaaS
3 5 (31.25%) Serverless
4 1 (6.25%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (31.25%) Postman
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) JMeter
4 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
5 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 2 (12.50%) REST Assured
6 1 (6.25%) Appium
6 1 (6.25%) Cypress.io
6 1 (6.25%) JUnit
6 1 (6.25%) Protractor
6 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (6.25%) Games
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Azure Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Data Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Test Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Migration Architect
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Azure Test Lead
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
2 5 (31.25%) Node.js
3 3 (18.75%) RESTful
3 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 2 (12.50%) Swagger
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) Puppeteer
5 1 (6.25%) REST
5 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Cloud Native
2 2 (12.50%) Smart City
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
4 6 (37.50%) Data Ingestion
4 6 (37.50%) Data Migration
4 6 (37.50%) Migration
4 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 5 (31.25%) API Testing
5 5 (31.25%) CQRS
5 5 (31.25%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (31.25%) Microservices
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) SOLID
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) Service Design
7 3 (18.75%) Test Management
7 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
7 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) Go
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (18.75%) Terraform
2 2 (12.50%) Giant Swarm
2 2 (12.50%) HP ALM
2 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Google
2 4 (25.00%) Databricks
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft