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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 91 101 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 62 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.14% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.57% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 11
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£395 £413 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% +27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
2930 2231 1697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.59% 72.48% 72.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1177 819
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £247 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 118 81
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.88 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.53 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.85 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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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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 -9 27 £383 +2.00% 23
Cheshire +1 12 £375 -13.29% 10
Lancashire -1 10 £500 +21.21%
Merseyside -16 2 £325 -21.21% 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 107 (86.29%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (79.03%) TDD
3 51 (41.13%) Java
4 45 (36.29%) JavaScript
5 40 (32.26%) HTML
6 37 (29.84%) Software Engineering
7 32 (25.81%) Scrum
8 30 (24.19%) Git (software)
9 29 (23.39%) CSS
9 29 (23.39%) Linux
10 28 (22.58%) Kanban
11 27 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (20.97%) jQuery
13 25 (20.16%) MVC
14 24 (19.35%) OO
15 22 (17.74%) OOP
16 21 (16.94%) Web Services
16 21 (16.94%) Cucumber
17 20 (16.13%) AngularJS
18 19 (15.32%) Test Planning
18 19 (15.32%) Selenium
18 19 (15.32%) Software Testing
19 18 (14.52%) Waterfall
19 18 (14.52%) Windows
20 17 (13.71%) Mobile App
21 16 (12.90%) C#
21 16 (12.90%) E-Commerce
21 16 (12.90%) REST
21 16 (12.90%) JSON
22 15 (12.10%) JIRA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (5.65%) Apache
2 5 (4.03%) Node.js
3 4 (3.23%) CMS
4 3 (2.42%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.42%) Confluence
5 2 (1.61%) nginx
5 2 (1.61%) JBoss
6 1 (0.81%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.81%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.81%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) HTTP
2 4 (3.23%) 3G
2 4 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.23%) LTE
2 4 (3.23%) 4G
3 3 (2.42%) Skype
4 1 (0.81%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 10 (8.06%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.65%) MySQL
5 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.42%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.42%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.61%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.61%) Big Data
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.81%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 30 (24.19%) Git (software)
2 21 (16.94%) Cucumber
3 19 (15.32%) Selenium
4 15 (12.10%) JIRA
5 11 (8.87%) Subversion
6 10 (8.06%) WebDriver
7 9 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (7.26%) Eclipse
8 8 (6.45%) Jenkins
9 7 (5.65%) Appium
10 6 (4.84%) Gradle
10 6 (4.84%) Jasmine
10 6 (4.84%) Maven
11 5 (4.03%) Calabash
12 4 (3.23%) JUnit
13 3 (2.42%) Ant
13 3 (2.42%) Grunt
14 2 (1.61%) Sinon.JS
14 2 (1.61%) CocoaPods
14 2 (1.61%) Bower
General
1 14 (11.29%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Banking
3 5 (4.03%) Retail
4 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (61.29%) Developer
2 24 (19.35%) Java Developer
3 13 (10.48%) Web Developer
3 13 (10.48%) Consultant
4 12 (9.68%) Analyst
5 10 (8.06%) Test Consultant
6 8 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Technical Leader
8 6 (4.84%) Architect
8 6 (4.84%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.84%) AWS Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Scala Developer
9 5 (4.03%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.03%) iOS Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.23%) PHP Web Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.26%) HTML
2 29 (23.39%) CSS
3 26 (20.97%) jQuery
4 21 (16.94%) Web Services
5 20 (16.13%) AngularJS
6 16 (12.90%) JSON
6 16 (12.90%) REST
7 15 (12.10%) RESTful
7 15 (12.10%) Spring
7 15 (12.10%) HTML5
8 13 (10.48%) .NET
9 11 (8.87%) J2EE
10 10 (8.06%) CSS3
11 9 (7.26%) XML
12 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET
12 8 (6.45%) Hibernate
12 8 (6.45%) Spring MVC
13 7 (5.65%) Java EE
13 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (4.84%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.45%) Open Source
3 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.61%) Tandem
6 2 (1.61%) Animation
6 2 (1.61%) W3C
6 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.61%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.81%) DTV
7 1 (0.81%) Blog
7 1 (0.81%) Social Network
7 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.39%) Linux
2 18 (14.52%) Windows
3 15 (12.10%) Apple iOS
4 14 (11.29%) Android
5 6 (4.84%) Mac OS
5 6 (4.84%) Windows Vista
5 6 (4.84%) AIX
5 6 (4.84%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.42%) UNIX
7 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (86.29%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (79.03%) TDD
3 37 (29.84%) Software Engineering
4 32 (25.81%) Scrum
5 28 (22.58%) Kanban
6 27 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (20.16%) MVC
8 24 (19.35%) OO
9 22 (17.74%) OOP
10 19 (15.32%) Software Testing
10 19 (15.32%) Test Planning
11 18 (14.52%) Waterfall
12 16 (12.90%) E-Commerce
13 13 (10.48%) Pair Programming
13 13 (10.48%) Mentoring
14 10 (8.06%) Coaching
14 10 (8.06%) Project Management
15 9 (7.26%) Validation
15 9 (7.26%) Test Scripting
15 9 (7.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.13%) Java
2 45 (36.29%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.90%) C#
4 14 (11.29%) SQL
5 11 (8.87%) Objective-C
6 10 (8.06%) Ruby
6 10 (8.06%) Scala
6 10 (8.06%) Python
7 9 (7.26%) PHP
8 8 (6.45%) C
8 8 (6.45%) C++
9 2 (1.61%) Perl
9 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.61%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.61%) PHP5
10 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (8.87%) Degree
2 9 (7.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (7.26%) HND
2 9 (7.26%) ISEB
3 2 (1.61%) PMP
3 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Capistrano
1 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.42%) Apple
2 3 (2.42%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.61%) Zend
3 2 (1.61%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle
4 1 (0.81%) SAP
4 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.81%) hybris
4 1 (0.81%) Facebook
4 1 (0.81%) Twitter
4 1 (0.81%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.81%) Kony
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