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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 88 90
Rank change year-on-year +37 +2  
Contract jobs citing BDD 49 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.67% 1.43% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 1.78% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 21
Median daily rate £450 £360 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £332 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1497 1907 1910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.45% 80.13% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 1051 940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 75 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +20 23 £500 +38.88% 6
Bracknell +15 12 £525 - 1
Newbury - 3 £285 - 3
Slough - 1 £340 - 2
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 76 (89.41%) TDD
2 71 (83.53%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (52.94%) Java
4 44 (51.76%) Test Automation
5 40 (47.06%) Scrum
6 39 (45.88%) JavaScript
7 37 (43.53%) REST
8 30 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (35.29%) Maven
9 26 (30.59%) Web Services
9 26 (30.59%) Selenium
10 23 (27.06%) JSON
10 23 (27.06%) Gradle
11 20 (23.53%) WebDriver
12 19 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (21.18%) User Stories
13 18 (21.18%) XML
13 18 (21.18%) OO
13 18 (21.18%) Content Management
14 17 (20.00%) OOP
14 17 (20.00%) HTTP
14 17 (20.00%) Git (software)
14 17 (20.00%) Kanban
15 16 (18.82%) Bitbucket
16 15 (17.65%) Spring
16 15 (17.65%) C++
16 15 (17.65%) JIRA
16 15 (17.65%) DevOps
17 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (16.47%) 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 14 (16.47%) CMS
2 13 (15.29%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (11.76%) Confluence
4 6 (7.06%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (5.88%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.53%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.35%) Apache
7 2 (2.35%) IIS
7 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.18%) JBoss
8 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.24%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (7.06%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (7.06%) Amazon S3
4 5 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (5.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (5.88%) CloudFront
5 2 (2.35%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.71%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.35%) Redis
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) OLTP
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (35.29%) Maven
2 26 (30.59%) Selenium
3 23 (27.06%) Gradle
4 20 (23.53%) WebDriver
5 17 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 16 (18.82%) Bitbucket
7 15 (17.65%) JIRA
8 14 (16.47%) JMeter
8 14 (16.47%) JUnit
9 13 (15.29%) Ant
9 13 (15.29%) Apache Ivy
9 13 (15.29%) eggPlant
9 13 (15.29%) Jenkins
10 11 (12.94%) Cucumber
11 10 (11.76%) Eclipse
11 10 (11.76%) IntelliJ
11 10 (11.76%) Mercurial
12 9 (10.59%) Gatling
12 9 (10.59%) NeoLoad
13 8 (9.41%) webpack
General
1 4 (4.71%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Games
2 3 (3.53%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Publishing
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (50.59%) Developer
2 16 (18.82%) Java Developer
3 8 (9.41%) Test Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Developer in Test
4 6 (7.06%) Performance Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Scrum Master
4 6 (7.06%) Software Developer
4 6 (7.06%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Test Leader
5 5 (5.88%) Tester
6 4 (4.71%) AWS Developer
6 4 (4.71%) JavaScript Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (3.53%) QA Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (43.53%) REST
2 26 (30.59%) Web Services
3 23 (27.06%) JSON
4 18 (21.18%) XML
5 15 (17.65%) Spring
6 14 (16.47%) React
7 11 (12.94%) AngularJS
7 11 (12.94%) HTML
8 10 (11.76%) CSS
8 10 (11.76%) JSF
8 10 (11.76%) Node.js
8 10 (11.76%) SOAP
8 10 (11.76%) Spring MVC
8 10 (11.76%) Struts
9 8 (9.41%) RESTful
10 7 (8.24%) CSS3
10 7 (8.24%) HTML5
11 6 (7.06%) .NET
12 5 (5.88%) Semantic HTML
12 5 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.35%) Windows
1 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (89.41%) TDD
2 71 (83.53%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (51.76%) Test Automation
4 40 (47.06%) Scrum
5 30 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (21.18%) Content Management
6 18 (21.18%) OO
6 18 (21.18%) User Stories
7 17 (20.00%) Kanban
7 17 (20.00%) OOP
8 15 (17.65%) DevOps
9 14 (16.47%) Microservices
10 13 (15.29%) Functional Testing
10 13 (15.29%) Project Management
11 12 (14.12%) MVC
11 12 (14.12%) SDLC
11 12 (14.12%) Unit Testing
12 11 (12.94%) Test Scripting
12 11 (12.94%) Visualisation
13 10 (11.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 45 (52.94%) Java
2 39 (45.88%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.65%) C++
4 13 (15.29%) C#
4 13 (15.29%) Groovy
4 13 (15.29%) Python
4 13 (15.29%) Ruby
5 5 (5.88%) ES6
6 4 (4.71%) ECMAScript
6 4 (4.71%) PHP
7 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.53%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.35%) C
8 2 (2.35%) SQL
9 1 (1.18%) Scala
9 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.12%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) IFRS
3 1 (1.18%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 12 (14.12%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Sitecore
1 13 (15.29%) Splunk
2 10 (11.76%) HP
3 5 (5.88%) Adobe
4 4 (4.71%) Apigee
4 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle
5 3 (3.53%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.18%) VMware
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