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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 62 77 91
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 102 62 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 1.97% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 2.58% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 50 28
Average daily rate £413 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 +22 80 £425 +18.88% 27
Cheshire +1 16 £390 +7.58% 10
Lancashire -19 1 - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 196 (91.59%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (72.43%) TDD
3 107 (50.00%) Scrum
4 91 (42.52%) Web Services
5 90 (42.06%) Java
6 55 (25.70%) JavaScript
7 50 (23.36%) Selenium
8 48 (22.43%) HTML
9 46 (21.50%) Git (software)
9 46 (21.50%) AngularJS
10 45 (21.03%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (20.56%) QA
12 42 (19.63%) REST
13 40 (18.69%) C#
14 38 (17.76%) Linux
14 38 (17.76%) RESTful
14 38 (17.76%) SDLC
15 36 (16.82%) Cucumber
15 36 (16.82%) JSON
15 36 (16.82%) .NET
15 36 (16.82%) MVC
16 35 (16.36%) Software Engineering
16 35 (16.36%) HTML5
17 34 (15.89%) NoSQL
17 34 (15.89%) JIRA
18 33 (15.42%) Kanban
18 33 (15.42%) CSS
19 32 (14.95%) XML
20 31 (14.49%) Open Source
21 30 (14.02%) SQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 12 (5.61%) Node.js
2 11 (5.14%) CMS
2 11 (5.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (2.80%) JBoss
4 3 (1.40%) Apache
4 3 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.40%) nginx
4 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Mingle
1 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.80%) GitHub
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.88%) HTTP
2 5 (2.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.89%) NoSQL
2 14 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.61%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.67%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.74%) MySQL
6 7 (3.27%) GIS
7 4 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.87%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.93%) QGIS
9 2 (0.93%) Redis
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.93%) SQLite
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (23.36%) Selenium
2 46 (21.50%) Git (software)
3 36 (16.82%) Cucumber
4 34 (15.89%) JIRA
5 18 (8.41%) Subversion
6 17 (7.94%) Gradle
6 17 (7.94%) Jenkins
7 14 (6.54%) SpecFlow
8 13 (6.07%) WebDriver
9 12 (5.61%) Maven
10 11 (5.14%) JUnit
11 10 (4.67%) JBehave
12 8 (3.74%) Appium
13 6 (2.80%) Ant
13 6 (2.80%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.87%) Calabash
14 4 (1.87%) Mocha
14 4 (1.87%) Visual Studio
15 3 (1.40%) RSpec
General
1 30 (14.02%) Finance
2 21 (9.81%) Banking
3 3 (1.40%) Games
3 3 (1.40%) Retail
4 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (57.94%) Developer
2 45 (21.03%) Java Developer
3 24 (11.21%) Analyst
4 21 (9.81%) Architect
5 20 (9.35%) Agile Developer
6 19 (8.88%) Business Analyst
7 18 (8.41%) .NET Developer
8 15 (7.01%) C# Developer
9 11 (5.14%) Consultant
10 10 (4.67%) Agile Java Developer
10 10 (4.67%) Digital Analyst
10 10 (4.67%) Digital Business Analyst
10 10 (4.67%) iOS Developer
10 10 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.67%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.67%) Tester
11 9 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (4.21%) Scala Developer
11 9 (4.21%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (42.52%) Web Services
2 48 (22.43%) HTML
3 46 (21.50%) AngularJS
4 42 (19.63%) REST
5 38 (17.76%) RESTful
6 36 (16.82%) .NET
6 36 (16.82%) JSON
7 35 (16.36%) HTML5
8 33 (15.42%) CSS
9 32 (14.95%) XML
10 25 (11.68%) jQuery
11 21 (9.81%) Spring
12 17 (7.94%) CSS3
12 17 (7.94%) Java EE
13 15 (7.01%) SOAP
14 14 (6.54%) WSDL
15 13 (6.07%) .NET Framework
16 12 (5.61%) ASP.NET
16 12 (5.61%) Gherkin
17 10 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.88%) User Experience
2 16 (7.48%) Mobile App
3 15 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.87%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.87%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.40%) Animation
7 3 (1.40%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.47%) BBC
9 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.47%) Informatics
9 1 (0.47%) iPad
9 1 (0.47%) iPhone
9 1 (0.47%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.76%) Linux
2 24 (11.21%) Apple iOS
3 21 (9.81%) Android
4 15 (7.01%) Windows
5 14 (6.54%) AIX
5 14 (6.54%) Mac OS
6 13 (6.07%) Windows Vista
6 13 (6.07%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.34%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (91.59%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (72.43%) TDD
3 107 (50.00%) Scrum
4 45 (21.03%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (17.76%) SDLC
6 36 (16.82%) MVC
7 35 (16.36%) Software Engineering
8 33 (15.42%) Kanban
9 31 (14.49%) Open Source
10 29 (13.55%) OO
11 28 (13.08%) Waterfall
12 23 (10.75%) Test Automation
13 22 (10.28%) Analytics
13 22 (10.28%) OOP
14 20 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (7.94%) Project Management
16 16 (7.48%) Automated Testing
16 16 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (7.48%) Software Testing
17 15 (7.01%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 90 (42.06%) Java
2 55 (25.70%) JavaScript
3 40 (18.69%) C#
4 30 (14.02%) SQL
5 24 (11.21%) Scala
6 23 (10.75%) Objective-C
7 22 (10.28%) C++
8 14 (6.54%) C
9 13 (6.07%) Ruby
10 12 (5.61%) Python
11 4 (1.87%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.87%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.40%) VB
13 2 (0.93%) ES6
13 2 (0.93%) FQL
13 2 (0.93%) PHP
13 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.47%) Groovy
14 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (7.01%) Degree
2 6 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (2.80%) ISTQB
2 6 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.34%) ISEB
4 4 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (20.56%) QA
2 11 (5.14%) WCAG
3 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (3.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.87%) Capistrano
1 4 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (7.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.14%) EPiServer
2 11 (5.14%) Sitecore
3 6 (2.80%) Capita
4 5 (2.34%) ESRI
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle
5 3 (1.40%) Apple
5 3 (1.40%) Telerik
6 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.47%) Assembla
7 1 (0.47%) Perforce
7 1 (0.47%) Rally
7 1 (0.47%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.47%) SAP
7 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
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