The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 30 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.16% 3.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 4.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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Merseyside

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
173 91 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 67.05% 70.00% 73.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 57 72
Average daily rate £400 £413 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £301 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £95.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Animation
2 2 (66.67%) Cocoa
2 2 (66.67%) Xcode
2 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Core Animation
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (66.67%) UIKit
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) Appium
2 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
2 2 (66.67%) CocoaPods
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Xcode
1 2 (66.67%) Appium
1 2 (66.67%) CocoaPods
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Android Developer
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Developer
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa
1 2 (66.67%) Core Animation
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (66.67%) UIKit
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Animation
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
1 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
1 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Apple