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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank - 34 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 2.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
129 179 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.63% 87.32% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 60 30
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £222 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.07 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% +0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.60 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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