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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 55 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.64% 1.40% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.64% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 2
Median daily rate £475 £388 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £488 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
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
679 977 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.84% 85.33% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 671 320
Median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £602 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 41
Median hourly rate £21.02 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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 +13 8 £450 +31.38%
Chester +6 3 £475 +13.43% 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (66.67%) TDD
2 28 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 26 (61.90%) Java
4 20 (47.62%) Finance
5 18 (42.86%) Unit Testing
6 16 (38.10%) XML
6 16 (38.10%) JSON
6 16 (38.10%) RESTful
7 15 (35.71%) Spring
7 15 (35.71%) SOAP
7 15 (35.71%) Web Services
8 14 (33.33%) J2EE
8 14 (33.33%) Kanban
9 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
9 13 (30.95%) AOP
9 13 (30.95%) Integration Testing
9 13 (30.95%) JAX-WS
9 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (30.95%) WSDL
9 13 (30.95%) JDBC
9 13 (30.95%) JAXB
9 13 (30.95%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 12 (28.57%) Git (software)
11 11 (26.19%) Data Management
12 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (21.43%) Scrum
14 8 (19.05%) SFIA

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 4 (9.52%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.52%) MySQL
3 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (11.90%) Bitbucket
3 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.52%) JIRA
5 3 (7.14%) Xcode
6 2 (4.76%) Android Studio
6 2 (4.76%) Grunt
6 2 (4.76%) gulp
7 1 (2.38%) Ant
7 1 (2.38%) Gradle
7 1 (2.38%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Maven
7 1 (2.38%) Selenium
7 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (47.62%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Developer
2 17 (40.48%) Senior Developer
3 14 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 12 (28.57%) Applications Developer
4 12 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (26.19%) Software Engineer
6 10 (23.81%) Java Applications Developer
6 10 (23.81%) Senior Applications Developer
6 10 (23.81%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 7 (16.67%) Digital Developer
8 6 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
8 6 (14.29%) Principal Software Engineer
9 5 (11.90%) Lead Software Engineer
10 4 (9.52%) Agile Developer
11 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
11 3 (7.14%) iOS Developer
12 2 (4.76%) Android Developer
12 2 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
12 2 (4.76%) HTML Developer
12 2 (4.76%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) JSON
1 16 (38.10%) RESTful
1 16 (38.10%) XML
2 15 (35.71%) SOAP
2 15 (35.71%) Spring
2 15 (35.71%) Web Services
3 14 (33.33%) J2EE
4 13 (30.95%) JAXB
4 13 (30.95%) JAX-WS
4 13 (30.95%) JDBC
4 13 (30.95%) WSDL
5 5 (11.90%) CSS
5 5 (11.90%) HTML
5 5 (11.90%) REST
6 4 (9.52%) jQuery
6 4 (9.52%) Node.js
7 3 (7.14%) .NET
7 3 (7.14%) CSS3
7 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
7 3 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 28 (66.67%) TDD
3 18 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 14 (33.33%) Kanban
5 13 (30.95%) AOP
5 13 (30.95%) Integration Testing
5 13 (30.95%) System Integration Testing
5 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
6 11 (26.19%) Data Management
7 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (21.43%) Scrum
9 8 (19.05%) SFIA
10 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.90%) OO
11 4 (9.52%) Microservices
11 4 (9.52%) Open Source
11 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (61.90%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) C++
5 4 (9.52%) Python
6 3 (7.14%) Apple Swift
6 3 (7.14%) C#
6 3 (7.14%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.76%) C
7 2 (4.76%) PHP
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle
Knutsford, Cheshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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