Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 82 53
Rank change year-on-year +46 -29 +29
Contract jobs citing BDD 53 19 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.19% 1.30% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.09% 1.63% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 12 58
Reading median daily rate £370 £406 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.92% +9.80% -7.50%
10th Percentile £277 £358 £319
90th Percentile £548 £475 £498
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £406 £365
% change year-on-year -1.54% +11.30% -6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1041 1164 1492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.36% 79.84% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 608 926
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £275 £227 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 82
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
% change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +78.38%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 49 (92.45%) TDD
2 41 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
4 25 (47.17%) Scrum
5 24 (45.28%) HTML
5 24 (45.28%) CSS
6 23 (43.40%) ES6
7 22 (41.51%) Test Automation
8 21 (39.62%) HTML5
8 21 (39.62%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (39.62%) AngularJS
8 21 (39.62%) ECMAScript
8 21 (39.62%) webpack
9 20 (37.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (35.85%) Sass
10 19 (35.85%) CRM
10 19 (35.85%) Degree
11 18 (33.96%) Computer Science
11 18 (33.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (32.08%) npm
12 17 (32.08%) gulp
12 17 (32.08%) Protractor
12 17 (32.08%) Twitter
12 17 (32.08%) Jasmine
12 17 (32.08%) Karma Test Runner
12 17 (32.08%) Open Source
13 14 (26.42%) Front End Development
14 11 (20.75%) REST
15 10 (18.87%) C#
16 9 (16.98%) .NET

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 1 (1.89%) Apache
1 1 (1.89%) IIS
1 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.08%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) DSL
2 1 (1.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.77%) Redis
3 1 (1.89%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (39.62%) webpack
2 17 (32.08%) gulp
2 17 (32.08%) Jasmine
2 17 (32.08%) Karma Test Runner
2 17 (32.08%) Protractor
3 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.77%) Selenium
5 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.89%) Appium
6 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (1.89%) Maven
6 1 (1.89%) PyCharm
6 1 (1.89%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.89%) Sahi
General
1 3 (5.66%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (73.58%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (13.21%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Sitecore Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Tester
5 3 (5.66%) Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Scrum Master
5 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Agile Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Sitecore Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.77%) Xamarin Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Lead DevOps
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Agile Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) CSS
1 24 (45.28%) HTML
2 21 (39.62%) AngularJS
2 21 (39.62%) HTML5
3 20 (37.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 19 (35.85%) Sass
5 11 (20.75%) REST
6 9 (16.98%) .NET
7 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
7 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (11.32%) React
8 6 (11.32%) React Native
9 5 (9.43%) JSON
9 5 (9.43%) OAuth
9 5 (9.43%) Redux
9 5 (9.43%) Semantic HTML
10 4 (7.55%) CSS3
10 4 (7.55%) RESTful
10 4 (7.55%) SOAP
11 3 (5.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.96%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (92.45%) TDD
2 41 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (47.17%) Scrum
4 22 (41.51%) Test Automation
5 21 (39.62%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (35.85%) CRM
7 17 (32.08%) Open Source
8 14 (26.42%) Front End Development
9 7 (13.21%) MVC
10 4 (7.55%) Kanban
10 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.55%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.55%) Workflow
11 3 (5.66%) API Design
11 3 (5.66%) ATDD
11 3 (5.66%) Functional Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Microservices
11 3 (5.66%) Mobile Development
11 3 (5.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
2 23 (43.40%) ES6
3 21 (39.62%) ECMAScript
4 10 (18.87%) C#
5 7 (13.21%) Java
6 4 (7.55%) SQL
7 2 (3.77%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Degree
2 18 (33.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Twitter
2 4 (7.55%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.77%) IBM
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Xamarin