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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 95 109
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 98 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.51% 1.47% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 1.90% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 35 24
Median daily rate £425 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £531 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
3185 2895 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.60% 77.53% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1995 1668 1250
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 140 119
Median hourly rate £36.52 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
Manchester +26 70 £388 +3.33% 31
Cheshire -2 17 £490 +30.66% 4
Merseyside -5 2 - - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 North West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 188 (86.24%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (73.39%) TDD
3 104 (47.71%) Java
4 83 (38.07%) Scrum
5 63 (28.90%) JavaScript
6 61 (27.98%) Selenium
7 60 (27.52%) Web Services
8 48 (22.02%) C#
9 46 (21.10%) SQL
9 46 (21.10%) XML
10 42 (19.27%) JIRA
11 39 (17.89%) Software Engineering
12 36 (16.51%) CSS
12 36 (16.51%) .NET
13 35 (16.06%) MVC
13 35 (16.06%) Jenkins
14 34 (15.60%) Cucumber
14 34 (15.60%) HTML
15 33 (15.14%) RESTful
16 32 (14.68%) Finance
17 31 (14.22%) Ruby
17 31 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (13.76%) REST
19 29 (13.30%) AngularJS
19 29 (13.30%) SDLC
20 28 (12.84%) Kanban
21 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
21 27 (12.39%) QA
21 27 (12.39%) Scala
21 27 (12.39%) HTML5

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 26 (11.93%) Node.js
2 15 (6.88%) CMS
3 11 (5.05%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (3.21%) JBoss
5 6 (2.75%) GeoServer
6 5 (2.29%) CICS
6 5 (2.29%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.29%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.38%) Apache
8 2 (0.92%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.92%) Drupal
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.92%) Mingle
2 2 (0.92%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Magento
2 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.75%) GitHub
3 2 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.80%) HTTP
2 1 (0.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.93%) NoSQL
2 15 (6.88%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (5.05%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.75%) GIS
6 5 (2.29%) DB2
7 3 (1.38%) MySQL
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.92%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.92%) QGIS
8 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.46%) Big Data
9 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.46%) HBase
Development Applications
1 61 (27.98%) Selenium
2 42 (19.27%) JIRA
3 35 (16.06%) Jenkins
4 34 (15.60%) Cucumber
5 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
6 22 (10.09%) WebDriver
7 16 (7.34%) JUnit
8 14 (6.42%) Subversion
9 13 (5.96%) SpecFlow
10 10 (4.59%) Mocha
11 9 (4.13%) Maven
12 8 (3.67%) Gradle
13 7 (3.21%) HP UFT
14 6 (2.75%) JBehave
15 5 (2.29%) ClearCase
15 5 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (1.38%) Ant
16 3 (1.38%) Grunt
17 2 (0.92%) QUnit
17 2 (0.92%) TestNG
General
1 32 (14.68%) Finance
2 15 (6.88%) Banking
3 4 (1.83%) Retail
4 3 (1.38%) Games
5 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.92%) Publishing
5 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (56.88%) Developer
2 51 (23.39%) Java Developer
3 27 (12.39%) Analyst
4 26 (11.93%) Agile Developer
5 19 (8.72%) Senior Developer
6 18 (8.26%) Agile Java Developer
6 18 (8.26%) Node.js Developer
6 18 (8.26%) Test Analyst
7 16 (7.34%) .NET Developer
7 16 (7.34%) JavaScript Developer
8 15 (6.88%) Test Engineer
9 14 (6.42%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (5.96%) Test Automation Engineer
11 11 (5.05%) Architect
11 11 (5.05%) Tester
12 10 (4.59%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.59%) Software Developer
12 10 (4.59%) Software Engineer
13 9 (4.13%) Consultant
13 9 (4.13%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (27.52%) Web Services
2 46 (21.10%) XML
3 36 (16.51%) .NET
3 36 (16.51%) CSS
4 34 (15.60%) HTML
5 33 (15.14%) RESTful
6 30 (13.76%) REST
7 29 (13.30%) AngularJS
8 27 (12.39%) HTML5
9 25 (11.47%) JSON
10 22 (10.09%) Spring
11 17 (7.80%) J2EE
12 16 (7.34%) CSS3
13 15 (6.88%) .NET Framework
14 14 (6.42%) ASP.NET
14 14 (6.42%) React
15 13 (5.96%) WSDL
16 12 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (4.59%) Express
17 10 (4.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.47%) User Experience
2 18 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.96%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.13%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.29%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (2.29%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.29%) PMI
7 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.38%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.92%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.92%) MHEG
9 2 (0.92%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.46%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.09%) Linux
2 13 (5.96%) Android
3 9 (4.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.92%) AIX
4 2 (0.92%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.92%) Windows
4 2 (0.92%) Windows Vista
4 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (86.24%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (73.39%) TDD
3 83 (38.07%) Scrum
4 39 (17.89%) Software Engineering
5 35 (16.06%) MVC
6 31 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (13.30%) SDLC
8 28 (12.84%) Kanban
9 24 (11.01%) Unit Testing
9 24 (11.01%) Waterfall
10 23 (10.55%) Test Scripting
11 21 (9.63%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (9.17%) Automated Testing
13 19 (8.72%) Test Automation
14 17 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (7.80%) Web Testing
15 16 (7.34%) Open Source
15 16 (7.34%) Software Testing
16 15 (6.88%) Integration Testing
16 15 (6.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 104 (47.71%) Java
2 63 (28.90%) JavaScript
3 48 (22.02%) C#
4 46 (21.10%) SQL
5 31 (14.22%) Ruby
6 27 (12.39%) Scala
7 23 (10.55%) PHP
8 13 (5.96%) Python
9 11 (5.05%) PL/SQL
10 10 (4.59%) C++
11 5 (2.29%) Assembly Language
11 5 (2.29%) COBOL
11 5 (2.29%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.38%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.38%) C
13 2 (0.92%) VB
14 1 (0.46%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.59%) Degree
1 10 (4.59%) ISEB
1 10 (4.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (2.29%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.38%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.39%) QA
2 11 (5.05%) WCAG
3 3 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (5.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.46%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.05%) EPiServer
2 11 (5.05%) Oracle
2 11 (5.05%) Sitecore
3 9 (4.13%) HP
4 6 (2.75%) Capita
5 5 (2.29%) Chordiant
5 5 (2.29%) IBM
6 4 (1.83%) ESRI
7 3 (1.38%) Sun
8 2 (0.92%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.92%) WSO2
9 1 (0.46%) Rally
9 1 (0.46%) Telerik
9 1 (0.46%) Twitter
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