The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 49 48
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs citing BDD 22 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.76% 2.53% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 3.15% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 18
Median daily rate £440 £360 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +2.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £349 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £369 £406
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 £48.75 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +20.37% -  

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 463 698 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.15% 80.23% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 414 323
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 38
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.95 £40.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Reading

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Reading over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for BDD.

1 29 (90.63%) TDD
2 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) Test Automation
4 13 (40.63%) Scrum
5 10 (31.25%) C#
5 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (28.13%) JSON
6 9 (28.13%) REST
7 8 (25.00%) User Stories
8 6 (18.75%) Mobile App
8 6 (18.75%) SDLC
8 6 (18.75%) RESTful
8 6 (18.75%) HTML
8 6 (18.75%) Java
8 6 (18.75%) CSS
9 5 (15.63%) SOAP
9 5 (15.63%) C++
9 5 (15.63%) Kanban
9 5 (15.63%) OAuth
9 5 (15.63%) React Native
9 5 (15.63%) ES6
9 5 (15.63%) Redux
9 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
9 5 (15.63%) Semantic HTML
10 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 4 (12.50%) CSS3
10 4 (12.50%) DevOps
10 4 (12.50%) Apigee
10 4 (12.50%) webpack

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
1 1 (3.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.25%) Redis
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) OLTP
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Selenium
1 4 (12.50%) webpack
2 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.25%) Fiddler
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) JIRA
3 2 (6.25%) Maven
3 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.13%) Appium
4 1 (3.13%) Calabash
4 1 (3.13%) DbUnit
4 1 (3.13%) jMock
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Mockito
4 1 (3.13%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (9.38%) Games
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 4 (12.50%) Scrum Master
2 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 3 (9.38%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (3.13%) Developer in Test
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Agile Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) JSON
1 9 (28.13%) REST
2 6 (18.75%) CSS
2 6 (18.75%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) RESTful
3 5 (15.63%) OAuth
3 5 (15.63%) React Native
3 5 (15.63%) Redux
3 5 (15.63%) Semantic HTML
3 5 (15.63%) SOAP
4 4 (12.50%) CSS3
4 4 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (12.50%) XML
5 3 (9.38%) .NET
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
5 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.38%) J2EE
5 3 (9.38%) Node.js
5 3 (9.38%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (9.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) TDD
2 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) Test Automation
4 13 (40.63%) Scrum
5 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (25.00%) User Stories
7 6 (18.75%) SDLC
8 5 (15.63%) Kanban
8 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.50%) DevOps
9 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.50%) Workflow
10 3 (9.38%) ATDD
10 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
10 3 (9.38%) Mobile Development
10 3 (9.38%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Software Delivery
10 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) C#
1 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.75%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) C++
3 5 (15.63%) ES6
4 4 (12.50%) ECMAScript
5 2 (6.25%) C
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
6 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) IFRS
2 1 (3.13%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Apigee
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
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