The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.99% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £415 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £409 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
72 90 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 71.29% 84.91% 84.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 68 56
Median daily rate £403 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 13
Median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017, 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 Chester region with a requirement for BDD.

1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) OSGi
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Gradle
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Akka
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Gradle
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Akka
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) OSGi
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Telerik