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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 30 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.48% 0.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.06% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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
170 188 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 77.63% 88.68% 84.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 109 49
Median daily rate £413 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £312 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 13
Median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 12 (100.00%) JDBC
1 12 (100.00%) SOAP
1 12 (100.00%) Web Services
1 12 (100.00%) XML
1 12 (100.00%) WSDL
1 12 (100.00%) JAXB
1 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) J2EE
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
1 12 (100.00%) Spring
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 12 (100.00%) AOP
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) JSON
1 12 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 12 (100.00%) JAX-WS
1 12 (100.00%) Kanban
1 12 (100.00%) RESTful
1 12 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 12 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (91.67%) Java Developer
2 11 (91.67%) Senior Developer
2 11 (91.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 10 (83.33%) Applications Developer
4 9 (75.00%) Java Applications Developer
4 9 (75.00%) Senior Applications Developer
4 9 (75.00%) Senior Java Applications Developer
5 5 (41.67%) Digital Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Smartphone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) J2EE
1 12 (100.00%) JAXB
1 12 (100.00%) JAX-WS
1 12 (100.00%) JDBC
1 12 (100.00%) JSON
1 12 (100.00%) RESTful
1 12 (100.00%) SOAP
1 12 (100.00%) Spring
1 12 (100.00%) Web Services
1 12 (100.00%) WSDL
1 12 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) AOP
1 12 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Kanban
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 12 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 12 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle