The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 33 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.26% 1.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
246 291 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.35% 76.78% 72.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 162 108
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.12% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.31 £135.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southport - 5 £331 -
Liverpool +3 2 £438 - 2
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for BDD.

1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 5 (55.56%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 5 (55.56%) Gherkin
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby
2 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (22.22%) Smarty
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Moq
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (22.22%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (22.22%) HTML Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
2 2 (22.22%) PHP Web Developer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Gherkin
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) CSS3
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) Smarty
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Ajax
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
4 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Blog
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Ruby
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCAD
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSD
1 1 (11.11%) MCTS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA