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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 34 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.23% 1.38% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 1.66% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 16
Median daily rate £475 £325 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -36.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
655 782 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.97% 83.28% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 474 312
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 25
Median hourly rate £62.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +12 13 £625 - 3
Chester +6 12 £475 +46.15%
Knutsford +1 3 £450 +20.00%
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 43 (86.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (66.00%) Java
3 32 (64.00%) TDD
4 27 (54.00%) Software Engineering
5 25 (50.00%) Finance
6 21 (42.00%) XML
7 19 (38.00%) J2EE
7 19 (38.00%) Web Services
8 18 (36.00%) WSDL
8 18 (36.00%) Unit Testing
8 18 (36.00%) Waterfall
9 17 (34.00%) RESTful
10 16 (32.00%) JSON
11 15 (30.00%) Spring
11 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
11 15 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (28.00%) Kanban
12 14 (28.00%) SOAP
13 13 (26.00%) AOP
13 13 (26.00%) JDBC
13 13 (26.00%) JAXB
13 13 (26.00%) JAX-WS
13 13 (26.00%) Integration Testing
13 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (26.00%) System Integration Testing
14 11 (22.00%) Data Management
14 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
15 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (20.00%) Banking
15 10 (20.00%) Scrum

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 6 (12.00%) JBoss
2 5 (10.00%) CICS
2 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) DB2
2 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.00%) Selenium
3 5 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 5 (10.00%) ClearCase
3 5 (10.00%) Subversion
4 3 (6.00%) JUnit
4 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.00%) Xcode
5 2 (4.00%) Android Studio
5 2 (4.00%) Grunt
5 2 (4.00%) gulp
5 2 (4.00%) TestNG
5 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.00%) Gatling
6 1 (2.00%) Gradle
6 1 (2.00%) JBehave
6 1 (2.00%) Maven
6 1 (2.00%) VersionOne
General
1 25 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Publishing
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Law
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Developer
2 16 (32.00%) Senior Developer
3 14 (28.00%) Java Developer
4 13 (26.00%) Applications Developer
5 12 (24.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (20.00%) Java Applications Developer
6 10 (20.00%) Senior Applications Developer
6 10 (20.00%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 9 (18.00%) Software Engineer
8 7 (14.00%) Digital Developer
9 6 (12.00%) Principal Engineer
9 6 (12.00%) Principal Software Engineer
10 4 (8.00%) iOS Developer
11 3 (6.00%) Agile Developer
12 2 (4.00%) .NET Developer
12 2 (4.00%) Android Developer
12 2 (4.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
12 2 (4.00%) HTML Developer
12 2 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
12 2 (4.00%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) XML
2 19 (38.00%) J2EE
2 19 (38.00%) Web Services
3 18 (36.00%) WSDL
4 17 (34.00%) RESTful
5 16 (32.00%) JSON
6 15 (30.00%) Spring
7 14 (28.00%) SOAP
8 13 (26.00%) JAXB
8 13 (26.00%) JAX-WS
8 13 (26.00%) JDBC
9 6 (12.00%) Hibernate
10 5 (10.00%) .NET
10 5 (10.00%) EJB
10 5 (10.00%) HTML
10 5 (10.00%) JMS
10 5 (10.00%) JSP
10 5 (10.00%) Servlets
10 5 (10.00%) Struts
10 5 (10.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.00%) PMI
3 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.00%) Android
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (86.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (64.00%) TDD
3 27 (54.00%) Software Engineering
4 18 (36.00%) Unit Testing
4 18 (36.00%) Waterfall
5 15 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (28.00%) Kanban
7 13 (26.00%) AOP
7 13 (26.00%) Integration Testing
7 13 (26.00%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (22.00%) Data Management
9 10 (20.00%) Scrum
10 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
10 8 (16.00%) SDLC
11 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Web Development
12 5 (10.00%) CMMI
12 5 (10.00%) CRM
12 5 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (66.00%) Java
2 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) Assembly Language
4 5 (10.00%) C#
4 5 (10.00%) C++
4 5 (10.00%) COBOL
5 4 (8.00%) Objective-C
5 4 (8.00%) Python
6 3 (6.00%) Apple Swift
7 2 (4.00%) C
7 2 (4.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) Ruby
8 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Sun Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Chordiant
2 5 (10.00%) IBM
3 3 (6.00%) Sun
4 2 (4.00%) Adobe
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.00%) WSO2
5 1 (2.00%) Rally