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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 52 52 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 10 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 2.11% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.65% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 6
Median daily rate £415 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £491 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
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
561 791 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.11% 79.58% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 561 306
Median daily rate £415 £438 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +10.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 40
Median hourly rate £19.64 £17.64 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -37.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.68 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -1 5 £415 +27.69%
Chester +3 2 £318 -34.87%
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) TDD
3 18 (62.07%) Java
4 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
5 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
6 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
7 10 (34.48%) Finance
7 10 (34.48%) RESTful
7 10 (34.48%) Unit Testing
8 9 (31.03%) JSON
8 9 (31.03%) Spring
8 9 (31.03%) Web Services
8 9 (31.03%) XML
9 8 (27.59%) J2EE
9 8 (27.59%) SQL
9 8 (27.59%) Scrum
10 7 (24.14%) SOAP
10 7 (24.14%) C#
10 7 (24.14%) HTML
10 7 (24.14%) CSS
10 7 (24.14%) Kanban
10 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
11 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
11 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
11 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
11 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (20.69%) JAX-WS
11 6 (20.69%) AOP
11 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
11 6 (20.69%) 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 4 (13.79%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Slack
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
3 4 (13.79%) MySQL
3 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
3 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.79%) JIRA
5 3 (10.34%) Bitbucket
5 3 (10.34%) Selenium
6 2 (6.90%) Ant
6 2 (6.90%) Grunt
6 2 (6.90%) gulp
6 2 (6.90%) JUnit
6 2 (6.90%) Maven
6 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.90%) Xcode
7 1 (3.45%) Android Studio
7 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.45%) EasyMock
7 1 (3.45%) Gradle
7 1 (3.45%) JBehave
7 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Senior Developer
3 8 (27.59%) Java Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Software Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Applications Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Java Applications Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Lead Software Engineer
6 5 (17.24%) Senior Applications Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Principal Software Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Digital Developer
8 2 (6.90%) iOS Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) RESTful
2 9 (31.03%) JSON
2 9 (31.03%) Spring
2 9 (31.03%) Web Services
2 9 (31.03%) XML
3 8 (27.59%) J2EE
4 7 (24.14%) CSS
4 7 (24.14%) HTML
4 7 (24.14%) SOAP
5 6 (20.69%) JAXB
5 6 (20.69%) JAX-WS
5 6 (20.69%) JDBC
5 6 (20.69%) WSDL
6 5 (17.24%) .NET
6 5 (17.24%) Node.js
6 5 (17.24%) REST
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 4 (13.79%) CSS3
7 4 (13.79%) Entity Framework
7 4 (13.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) TDD
3 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
4 10 (34.48%) Unit Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
6 7 (24.14%) Kanban
7 6 (20.69%) AOP
7 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
7 6 (20.69%) OO
7 6 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.79%) Microservices
8 4 (13.79%) MVC
8 4 (13.79%) Open Source
8 4 (13.79%) SFIA
8 4 (13.79%) Web Development
9 3 (10.34%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 7 (24.14%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) Apple Swift
5 2 (6.90%) Objective-C
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) Groovy
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Capistrano
1 1 (3.45%) Nagios
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Telerik