The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 32 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.83% 1.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
201 204 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.06% 84.65% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 63 28
Average daily rate £401 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £222 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.08 £25.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Chester region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Chester

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) OSGi
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (50.00%) Akka
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Mule
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (100.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) Mule
2 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Gradle
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) OSGi
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Akka
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA