The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 74 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.47% 1.10% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.32% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 2
Median daily rate £425 £394 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -8.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £313 £427
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £395
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 - -
BDD
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
919 833 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.23% 83.13% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 523 314
Median daily rate £425 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £298 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 45
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Cheshire region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Knutsford -6 8 £425 +13.33% 1
Chester +3 3 £475 +15.15% 1
Warrington -12 3 £350 -17.64%
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 28 (87.50%) Java
2 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (62.50%) TDD
4 16 (50.00%) J2EE
4 16 (50.00%) Web Services
5 15 (46.88%) Finance
6 13 (40.63%) Banking
7 11 (34.38%) Git (software)
7 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
8 10 (31.25%) XML
8 10 (31.25%) WSDL
8 10 (31.25%) RESTful
8 10 (31.25%) Spring
8 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (31.25%) Waterfall
9 9 (28.13%) Hibernate
9 9 (28.13%) Scrum
9 9 (28.13%) JBoss
10 8 (25.00%) Oracle
10 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (25.00%) SDLC
11 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
11 7 (21.88%) Subversion
11 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
11 7 (21.88%) SQL
12 6 (18.75%) JUnit
12 6 (18.75%) SOAP
12 6 (18.75%) Selenium
12 6 (18.75%) Kanban
13 5 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 9 (28.13%) JBoss
2 5 (15.63%) CICS
2 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
2 5 (15.63%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.25%) Apache
3 2 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (3.13%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) DB2
2 3 (9.38%) Couchbase
2 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 7 (21.88%) Subversion
3 6 (18.75%) JUnit
3 6 (18.75%) Selenium
4 5 (15.63%) ClearCase
5 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.50%) Gradle
6 3 (9.38%) Ant
6 3 (9.38%) Maven
6 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.25%) Bitbucket
7 2 (6.25%) JIRA
7 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.25%) TestNG
8 1 (3.13%) Android Studio
8 1 (3.13%) Gatling
8 1 (3.13%) JBehave
8 1 (3.13%) VersionOne
8 1 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Publishing
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Developer
2 15 (46.88%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Digital Developer
5 2 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Java Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) J2EE
1 16 (50.00%) Web Services
2 10 (31.25%) RESTful
2 10 (31.25%) Spring
2 10 (31.25%) WSDL
2 10 (31.25%) XML
3 9 (28.13%) Hibernate
4 6 (18.75%) SOAP
5 5 (15.63%) EJB
5 5 (15.63%) JMS
5 5 (15.63%) JSON
5 5 (15.63%) JSP
5 5 (15.63%) Servlets
5 5 (15.63%) Struts
5 5 (15.63%) XSD
6 4 (12.50%) HTML
7 3 (9.38%) .NET
7 3 (9.38%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (9.38%) JAXB
7 3 (9.38%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (15.63%) Mainframe
1 5 (15.63%) PMI
2 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) Android
3 2 (6.25%) AIX
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
3 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) TDD
3 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 9 (28.13%) Scrum
5 8 (25.00%) SDLC
5 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Kanban
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (15.63%) CMMI
8 5 (15.63%) PRINCE
8 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
8 5 (15.63%) Project Management
8 5 (15.63%) RUP
8 5 (15.63%) Service Management
9 3 (9.38%) MVC
9 3 (9.38%) OOP
9 3 (9.38%) Open Source
9 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 5 (15.63%) Assembly Language
4 5 (15.63%) COBOL
5 4 (12.50%) Objective-C
6 3 (9.38%) C
6 3 (9.38%) C#
6 3 (9.38%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.13%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.13%) Groovy
7 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) PMI Certification
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Sun Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Chordiant
2 5 (15.63%) IBM
3 3 (9.38%) Sun
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) MuleSoft
4 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.25%) WSO2
5 1 (3.13%) Rally
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