The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 64 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -7
Contract jobs citing BDD 113 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.81% 1.41% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 1.80% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 32 24
Average daily rate £370 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £325 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £535 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -
BDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3277 3055 2349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.07% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2029 1690 1229
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 143 135
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +33 82 £375 -9.09% 30
Cheshire +4 17 £425 +3.03% 4
Merseyside +2 2 - - 3
Lancashire -1 1 £350 -32.53%
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 185 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (71.63%) TDD
3 110 (51.16%) Java
4 87 (40.47%) Scrum
5 69 (32.09%) JavaScript
6 65 (30.23%) Web Services
7 63 (29.30%) Selenium
8 46 (21.40%) XML
8 46 (21.40%) SQL
9 44 (20.47%) HTML
10 43 (20.00%) C#
11 42 (19.53%) JIRA
12 38 (17.67%) CSS
13 37 (17.21%) Cucumber
14 36 (16.74%) AngularJS
14 36 (16.74%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (15.35%) Software Engineering
15 33 (15.35%) SDLC
16 32 (14.88%) RESTful
16 32 (14.88%) HTML5
16 32 (14.88%) Kanban
16 32 (14.88%) MVC
16 32 (14.88%) Finance
17 31 (14.42%) .NET
17 31 (14.42%) Git (software)
17 31 (14.42%) Jenkins
18 30 (13.95%) REST
19 29 (13.49%) QA
20 28 (13.02%) JSON
20 28 (13.02%) NoSQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (10.70%) Node.js
2 14 (6.51%) CMS
3 11 (5.12%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (4.19%) JBoss
5 5 (2.33%) CICS
5 5 (2.33%) GeoServer
5 5 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Mingle
1 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Magento
2 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.26%) GitHub
3 2 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.44%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.02%) NoSQL
2 12 (5.58%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.12%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.33%) DB2
5 5 (2.33%) GIS
6 4 (1.86%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.40%) MySQL
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.93%) QGIS
8 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.47%) Big Data
9 1 (0.47%) HBase
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 63 (29.30%) Selenium
2 42 (19.53%) JIRA
3 37 (17.21%) Cucumber
4 31 (14.42%) Git (software)
4 31 (14.42%) Jenkins
5 25 (11.63%) WebDriver
6 18 (8.37%) JUnit
7 17 (7.91%) Subversion
8 12 (5.58%) Gradle
8 12 (5.58%) SpecFlow
9 11 (5.12%) Maven
10 7 (3.26%) HP UFT
10 7 (3.26%) JBehave
10 7 (3.26%) Mocha
11 6 (2.79%) Ant
12 5 (2.33%) ClearCase
13 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.93%) Grunt
14 2 (0.93%) Jasmine
14 2 (0.93%) QUnit
General
1 32 (14.88%) Finance
2 21 (9.77%) Banking
3 4 (1.86%) Retail
4 3 (1.40%) Games
5 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (55.81%) Developer
2 57 (26.51%) Java Developer
3 28 (13.02%) Agile Developer
4 26 (12.09%) Analyst
5 20 (9.30%) Agile Java Developer
6 17 (7.91%) Test Analyst
7 16 (7.44%) JavaScript Developer
7 16 (7.44%) Node.js Developer
7 16 (7.44%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.98%) Architect
8 15 (6.98%) Test Engineer
9 14 (6.51%) .NET Developer
9 14 (6.51%) Tester
10 13 (6.05%) Test Automation Engineer
11 12 (5.58%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (4.65%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.65%) Software Developer
13 9 (4.19%) Business Analyst
13 9 (4.19%) Consultant
13 9 (4.19%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (30.23%) Web Services
2 46 (21.40%) XML
3 44 (20.47%) HTML
4 38 (17.67%) CSS
5 36 (16.74%) AngularJS
6 32 (14.88%) HTML5
6 32 (14.88%) RESTful
7 31 (14.42%) .NET
8 30 (13.95%) REST
9 28 (13.02%) JSON
10 25 (11.63%) Spring
11 18 (8.37%) J2EE
12 16 (7.44%) WSDL
13 15 (6.98%) CSS3
14 14 (6.51%) jQuery
15 13 (6.05%) React
16 12 (5.58%) .NET Framework
17 9 (4.19%) ASP.NET
17 9 (4.19%) Hibernate
17 9 (4.19%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.70%) User Experience
2 12 (5.58%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.19%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.79%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.33%) PMI
7 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.86%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.40%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.93%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.93%) MHEG
9 2 (0.93%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.47%) Informatics
10 1 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.63%) Linux
2 10 (4.65%) Android
3 8 (3.72%) AIX
3 8 (3.72%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.72%) Mac OS
3 8 (3.72%) Windows
3 8 (3.72%) Windows Vista
3 8 (3.72%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (71.63%) TDD
3 87 (40.47%) Scrum
4 36 (16.74%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (15.35%) SDLC
5 33 (15.35%) Software Engineering
6 32 (14.88%) Kanban
6 32 (14.88%) MVC
7 27 (12.56%) Waterfall
8 24 (11.16%) Test Scripting
9 22 (10.23%) Automated Testing
9 22 (10.23%) Test Automation
10 20 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (8.84%) Open Source
11 19 (8.84%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (7.91%) Web Testing
13 16 (7.44%) Web Development
14 15 (6.98%) OO
14 15 (6.98%) Pair Programming
14 15 (6.98%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (51.16%) Java
2 69 (32.09%) JavaScript
3 46 (21.40%) SQL
4 43 (20.00%) C#
5 27 (12.56%) Ruby
6 24 (11.16%) Scala
7 22 (10.23%) PHP
8 11 (5.12%) C++
8 11 (5.12%) PL/SQL
9 9 (4.19%) Objective-C
9 9 (4.19%) Python
10 8 (3.72%) C
11 5 (2.33%) Assembly Language
11 5 (2.33%) COBOL
12 2 (0.93%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.93%) VB
13 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.47%) Groovy
13 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (6.98%) Degree
2 10 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.19%) ISEB
4 8 (3.72%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.40%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.49%) QA
2 11 (5.12%) WCAG
3 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.47%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (4.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (6.51%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.58%) Oracle
3 11 (5.12%) EPiServer
3 11 (5.12%) Sitecore
4 9 (4.19%) HP
5 6 (2.79%) Capita
6 5 (2.33%) Chordiant
6 5 (2.33%) IBM
7 3 (1.40%) ESRI
7 3 (1.40%) Sun
8 2 (0.93%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.93%) WSO2
9 1 (0.47%) Rally
9 1 (0.47%) Telerik
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