The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 39 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.78% 2.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 3.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
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£325 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
BDD
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
258 115 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 67.36% 62.84% 71.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 68 90
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -11 3 £325 -21.21% 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Xcode
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Appium
1 2 (66.67%) CocoaPods
2 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
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%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (66.67%) UIKit
1 2 (66.67%) Core Animation
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
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%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
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%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
1 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Apple