The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 54 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 10 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.36% 0.78% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.01% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
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£363 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
565 692 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.56% 77.32% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 345 272
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 4 £350 - 2
Knutsford - 2 £390 - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Chester - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (61.54%) Linux
4 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
5 7 (53.85%) HTML
5 7 (53.85%) Java
5 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (46.15%) C#
6 6 (46.15%) HTTP
7 5 (38.46%) CSS
7 5 (38.46%) Web Services
7 5 (38.46%) MVC
7 5 (38.46%) MVVM
7 5 (38.46%) REST
8 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
8 4 (30.77%) Spring
8 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
9 3 (23.08%) Ant
9 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
9 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
9 3 (23.08%) Java EE
9 3 (23.08%) jQuery
9 3 (23.08%) RESTful
9 3 (23.08%) XHR
10 2 (15.38%) CouchDB
10 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
10 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
10 2 (15.38%) Gradle

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) CouchDB
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Ant
3 2 (15.38%) Gradle
3 2 (15.38%) Bower
3 2 (15.38%) Grunt
3 2 (15.38%) Maven
3 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) NUnit
4 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) MSTest
4 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
5 2 (15.38%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (7.69%) Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
3 4 (30.77%) Spring
4 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Java EE
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) RESTful
4 3 (23.08%) XHR
5 2 (15.38%) HTML5
5 2 (15.38%) JSON
5 2 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) WSDL
6 1 (7.69%) SOAP
6 1 (7.69%) J2EE
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
2 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) AIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) MVVM
5 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 2 (15.38%) ATDD
7 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 2 (15.38%) Web Development
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) OOP
7 2 (15.38%) OO
7 2 (15.38%) Service Management
8 1 (7.69%) Kanban
8 1 (7.69%) DevOps
8 1 (7.69%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Objective-C
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) C
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle