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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 73 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.67% 1.32% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.59% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
Median daily rate £490 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £250 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
867 820 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.08% 83.08% 80.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 524 313
Median daily rate £425 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 33
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 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 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 25 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
Warrington -7 9 £625 +47.05% 1
Chester +4 6 £483 +16.96% 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) Java
3 22 (61.11%) TDD
4 17 (47.22%) Finance
4 17 (47.22%) Software Engineering
5 14 (38.89%) J2EE
6 13 (36.11%) Web Services
7 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 11 (30.56%) Unit Testing
8 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (30.56%) XML
8 11 (30.56%) WSDL
8 11 (30.56%) Waterfall
9 10 (27.78%) Banking
10 9 (25.00%) Spring
10 9 (25.00%) RESTful
11 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
11 8 (22.22%) Data Management
11 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
11 8 (22.22%) JBoss
11 8 (22.22%) Oracle
12 7 (19.44%) SQL
12 7 (19.44%) SOAP
12 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Hibernate
12 7 (19.44%) Scrum
12 7 (19.44%) Kanban
13 6 (16.67%) JAX-WS
13 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
13 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

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 8 (22.22%) JBoss
2 5 (13.89%) CICS
2 5 (13.89%) WebLogic
2 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) GitHub
2 1 (2.78%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.78%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (16.67%) Selenium
3 5 (13.89%) ClearCase
3 5 (13.89%) Subversion
4 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.11%) JUnit
5 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.56%) Gradle
6 2 (5.56%) JIRA
6 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.56%) TestNG
7 1 (2.78%) Android Studio
7 1 (2.78%) Ant
7 1 (2.78%) Gatling
7 1 (2.78%) JBehave
7 1 (2.78%) Maven
7 1 (2.78%) VersionOne
7 1 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Publishing
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Digital Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Applications Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Applications Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Principal Software Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.56%) iOS Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Smartphone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) J2EE
2 13 (36.11%) Web Services
3 11 (30.56%) WSDL
3 11 (30.56%) XML
4 9 (25.00%) RESTful
4 9 (25.00%) Spring
5 7 (19.44%) Hibernate
5 7 (19.44%) SOAP
6 6 (16.67%) JAXB
6 6 (16.67%) JAX-WS
6 6 (16.67%) JDBC
6 6 (16.67%) JSON
7 5 (13.89%) EJB
7 5 (13.89%) JMS
7 5 (13.89%) JSP
7 5 (13.89%) Servlets
7 5 (13.89%) Struts
7 5 (13.89%) XSD
8 3 (8.33%) .NET
9 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (13.89%) Mainframe
2 5 (13.89%) PMI
3 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.33%) Android
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) TDD
3 17 (47.22%) Software Engineering
4 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (30.56%) Unit Testing
4 11 (30.56%) Waterfall
5 8 (22.22%) Data Management
5 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Kanban
6 7 (19.44%) Scrum
7 6 (16.67%) AOP
7 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 6 (16.67%) SDLC
7 6 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (13.89%) PRINCE
8 5 (13.89%) Project Management
8 5 (13.89%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) Assembly Language
4 5 (13.89%) COBOL
5 4 (11.11%) C++
6 3 (8.33%) C#
6 3 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.78%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.78%) C
8 1 (2.78%) Groovy
8 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) PMI Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Chordiant
2 5 (13.89%) IBM
3 3 (8.33%) Sun
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.56%) WSO2
5 1 (2.78%) Rally