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 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 20 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.74% 1.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £318 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.87% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
BDD
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
94 112 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.74% 87.50% 80.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 86 37
Median daily rate £403 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £360 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 19
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Chester region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 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 Chester region with a requirement for BDD.

1 9 (90.00%) Java
1 9 (90.00%) XML
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) JSON
1 9 (90.00%) RESTful
2 8 (80.00%) J2EE
3 7 (70.00%) Spring
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 7 (70.00%) Kanban
4 6 (60.00%) JAX-WS
4 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (60.00%) AOP
4 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 6 (60.00%) JDBC
4 6 (60.00%) SOAP
4 6 (60.00%) WSDL
4 6 (60.00%) JAXB
4 6 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) OO
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
7 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (20.00%) QA
7 2 (20.00%) Selenium

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 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) Gradle
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Applications Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Java Applications Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Senior Applications Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Senior Java Applications Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) JSON
1 9 (90.00%) RESTful
1 9 (90.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) J2EE
3 7 (70.00%) Spring
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
4 6 (60.00%) JAXB
4 6 (60.00%) JAX-WS
4 6 (60.00%) JDBC
4 6 (60.00%) SOAP
4 6 (60.00%) WSDL
5 1 (10.00%) Akka
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) OSGi
5 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Kanban
3 6 (60.00%) AOP
3 6 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
7 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (10.00%) Test Management
7 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Groovy
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Telerik