Period
to 11 July 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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 95 95
Rank change year-on-year +9 0 -20
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 86 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.77% 2.02% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 2.30% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 73 40
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £364 £370 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.13 - -
South East median hourly rate £55.56 - £45.00

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 1,427 3,746 3,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.34% 87.81% 86.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1,827 1,771
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £269
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 124 83
Median hourly rate £26.71 £22.33 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +3.84% +43.33%
10th Percentile £16.14 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £54.39 £76.38 £49.75
Median hourly rate £28.75 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.73% +34.04% +17.50%

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 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 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 -14 7 £370 -17.78% 1
Bracknell +24 2 £606 +7.78% 1
Slough +19 1 - - 1
Maidenhead +15 1 £400 -
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) .NET
3 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
4 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) CRM
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (38.46%) Selenium
5 5 (38.46%) DevOps
6 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 4 (30.77%) REST
6 4 (30.77%) React
6 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 4 (30.77%) JMeter
6 4 (30.77%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) MVC
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) HTML
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (23.08%) CSS

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 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (15.38%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (15.38%) Serverless
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.69%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) JMeter
4 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (15.38%) Mercurial
5 2 (15.38%) Ranorex
5 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.69%) Gradle
6 1 (7.69%) JUnit
6 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) QA Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) React
3 4 (30.77%) REST
4 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) LESS
4 3 (23.08%) Node.js
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Angular 2
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (15.38%) WCF
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Core
6 1 (7.69%) GraphQL
6 1 (7.69%) Redux
6 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Digital TV
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) CRM
2 5 (38.46%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Kanban
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Microservices
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Sprint Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Sprint Retrospective
5 2 (15.38%) Sprint Review
5 2 (15.38%) Typography
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) TypeScript
5 1 (7.69%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP ALM
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) HP