Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 90 74
Rank change year-on-year -18 -16 +52
Contract jobs citing BDD 65 83 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.55% 2.09% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.44% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 57
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +23.29%
10th Percentile £367 £312 £294
90th Percentile £525 £493 £576
South East median daily rate £463 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -2.63% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +9.89%

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 3,656 3,400 3,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.36% 85.82% 83.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,777 1,699 1,564
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.98%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £263
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 81 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £22.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +46.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.75 £39.15
South East median hourly rate £32.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.61% +22.50% -11.11%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 +8 44 £450 +20.00% 7
Newbury +3 7 £363 +15.54% 2
Bracknell -16 6 £450 -18.18% 1
Wokingham - 4 £375 -
Windsor - 3 £450 -
Slough -6 1 - - 1
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 47 (72.31%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (67.69%) TDD
3 33 (50.77%) JavaScript
4 31 (47.69%) HTML
4 31 (47.69%) CSS
5 27 (41.54%) Git (software)
6 26 (40.00%) Java
7 23 (35.38%) C#
8 22 (33.85%) Test Automation
9 20 (30.77%) SQL
9 20 (30.77%) .NET
9 20 (30.77%) Web Services
10 19 (29.23%) OO
10 19 (29.23%) Scrum
11 17 (26.15%) Maven
11 17 (26.15%) Cucumber
11 17 (26.15%) REST
12 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
12 16 (24.62%) MVC
13 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
13 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (21.54%) CSS3
15 13 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (20.00%) OOP
15 13 (20.00%) JUnit
15 13 (20.00%) Spring
15 13 (20.00%) Web Design
15 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (20.00%) Kanban
16 12 (18.46%) Selenium

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 10 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 7 (10.77%) Apache
3 6 (9.23%) Liferay
4 5 (7.69%) Confluence
5 3 (4.62%) CMS
5 3 (4.62%) JBoss
6 1 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.31%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.54%) GitHub
3 1 (1.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (41.54%) Git (software)
2 17 (26.15%) Cucumber
2 17 (26.15%) Maven
3 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 13 (20.00%) JUnit
5 12 (18.46%) Selenium
6 11 (16.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (13.85%) SonarQube
8 8 (12.31%) Ant
8 8 (12.31%) DbUnit
8 8 (12.31%) JIRA
8 8 (12.31%) jMock
8 8 (12.31%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (12.31%) Mocha
8 8 (12.31%) Mockito
9 7 (10.77%) Jasmine
9 7 (10.77%) Sinon.JS
9 7 (10.77%) webpack
10 5 (7.69%) Subversion
11 4 (6.15%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Retail
2 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Police
Job Titles
1 51 (78.46%) Developer
2 21 (32.31%) Java Developer
3 16 (24.62%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (23.08%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (10.77%) C# Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Developer in Test
6 6 (9.23%) Java Developer in Test
6 6 (9.23%) React Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Backend Developer
8 4 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Lead Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (47.69%) CSS
1 31 (47.69%) HTML
2 20 (30.77%) .NET
2 20 (30.77%) Web Services
3 17 (26.15%) REST
4 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
5 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (21.54%) CSS3
7 13 (20.00%) Spring
8 12 (18.46%) React
9 11 (16.92%) SOAP
10 10 (15.38%) J2EE
10 10 (15.38%) XML
11 9 (13.85%) Hibernate
12 8 (12.31%) Apache Camel
12 8 (12.31%) Chai
12 8 (12.31%) PowerMock
12 8 (12.31%) RESTful
12 8 (12.31%) Sass
12 8 (12.31%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) Linux
1 1 (1.54%) Unix
1 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (72.31%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (67.69%) TDD
3 22 (33.85%) Test Automation
4 19 (29.23%) OO
4 19 (29.23%) Scrum
5 16 (24.62%) MVC
6 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (20.00%) Kanban
6 13 (20.00%) OOP
6 13 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (20.00%) Web Design
7 10 (15.38%) Microservices
7 10 (15.38%) User Stories
8 8 (12.31%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.77%) Web Development
10 6 (9.23%) Open Source
10 6 (9.23%) OWASP
11 5 (7.69%) DevOps
11 5 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.77%) JavaScript
2 26 (40.00%) Java
3 23 (35.38%) C#
4 20 (30.77%) SQL
5 5 (7.69%) Groovy
5 5 (7.69%) Python
5 5 (7.69%) TypeScript
6 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.62%) Java 8
7 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) VB
8 1 (1.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.15%) ISEB
3 4 (6.15%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Docker
2 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) VMware
2 4 (6.15%) IBM
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) Google
4 1 (1.54%) Adobe
4 1 (1.54%) Atlassian