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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 97 81 112
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +31
Contract jobs citing BDD 61 52 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 1.73% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.36% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 13
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
- +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +5 31 £375 -6.25% 25
Cheshire -18 13 £350 -31.37% 12
Merseyside - 6 - - 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 103 (85.12%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (72.73%) TDD
3 43 (35.54%) JavaScript
4 40 (33.06%) HTML
5 35 (28.93%) Java
6 31 (25.62%) CSS
7 26 (21.49%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (20.66%) Kanban
9 24 (19.83%) Scrum
10 23 (19.01%) HTML5
10 23 (19.01%) AngularJS
11 22 (18.18%) Cucumber
11 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
12 21 (17.36%) C#
13 20 (16.53%) OO
13 20 (16.53%) Finance
13 20 (16.53%) JSON
14 19 (15.70%) E-Commerce
14 19 (15.70%) SDLC
15 18 (14.88%) Web Services
15 18 (14.88%) .NET
15 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
15 18 (14.88%) Waterfall
15 18 (14.88%) REST
16 17 (14.05%) jQuery
16 17 (14.05%) MVC
17 16 (13.22%) Linux
17 16 (13.22%) Ruby
17 16 (13.22%) Software Testing
17 16 (13.22%) Mobile App

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (8.26%) Node.js
2 5 (4.13%) Confluence
2 5 (4.13%) CMS
3 4 (3.31%) Apache
4 3 (2.48%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.65%) nginx
5 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) Mule
6 1 (0.83%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) HTTP
2 4 (3.31%) 3G
2 4 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.31%) LTE
2 4 (3.31%) 4G
3 1 (0.83%) Skype
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.57%) NoSQL
2 13 (10.74%) MySQL
3 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 10 (8.26%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.48%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.48%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.83%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.83%) Big Data
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 22 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 15 (12.40%) Selenium
3 14 (11.57%) Subversion
4 13 (10.74%) JIRA
5 9 (7.44%) Appium
6 8 (6.61%) Calabash
7 6 (4.96%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.96%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.13%) Maven
8 5 (4.13%) Gradle
9 4 (3.31%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.31%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.31%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.48%) FishEye
10 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.48%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.65%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.65%) Ant
11 2 (1.65%) Mercurial
General
1 20 (16.53%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (53.72%) Developer
2 20 (16.53%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.05%) Consultant
4 14 (11.57%) Analyst
4 14 (11.57%) Test Consultant
5 11 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 10 (8.26%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Scala Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Tester
11 4 (3.31%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.31%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.31%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.31%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (3.31%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.31%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (33.06%) HTML
2 31 (25.62%) CSS
3 23 (19.01%) HTML5
3 23 (19.01%) AngularJS
4 20 (16.53%) JSON
5 18 (14.88%) .NET
5 18 (14.88%) Web Services
5 18 (14.88%) REST
6 17 (14.05%) jQuery
7 13 (10.74%) XML
7 13 (10.74%) CSS3
8 11 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
9 10 (8.26%) Spring
9 10 (8.26%) RESTful
10 9 (7.44%) J2EE
10 9 (7.44%) Sinatra
11 8 (6.61%) Gherkin
12 7 (5.79%) ASP.NET
12 7 (5.79%) XHTML
12 7 (5.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.22%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.09%) User Experience
3 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.65%) NHS
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) Tandem
6 1 (0.83%) Animation
6 1 (0.83%) DTV
6 1 (0.83%) Blog
6 1 (0.83%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.22%) Linux
2 15 (12.40%) Apple iOS
3 14 (11.57%) Android
4 12 (9.92%) Windows
5 6 (4.96%) AIX
5 6 (4.96%) Mac OS
6 5 (4.13%) Windows Vista
6 5 (4.13%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.65%) UNIX
8 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (85.12%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (72.73%) TDD
3 26 (21.49%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (20.66%) Kanban
5 24 (19.83%) Scrum
6 20 (16.53%) OO
7 19 (15.70%) E-Commerce
7 19 (15.70%) SDLC
8 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
8 18 (14.88%) Waterfall
9 17 (14.05%) MVC
10 16 (13.22%) Software Testing
11 15 (12.40%) OOP
12 13 (10.74%) Pair Programming
12 13 (10.74%) Test Planning
13 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
13 11 (9.09%) Test Automation
14 10 (8.26%) Mobile Application Development
14 10 (8.26%) Continuous Delivery
15 9 (7.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (35.54%) JavaScript
2 35 (28.93%) Java
3 21 (17.36%) C#
4 16 (13.22%) Ruby
5 15 (12.40%) SQL
6 12 (9.92%) C++
7 11 (9.09%) Python
7 11 (9.09%) Objective-C
7 11 (9.09%) Scala
8 9 (7.44%) C
9 4 (3.31%) PHP
10 3 (2.48%) Perl
11 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.83%) R
12 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.83%) PHP5
12 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Degree
2 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) PMP
3 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.40%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (9.09%) Capistrano
2 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (4.13%) Google
1 5 (4.13%) New Relic
2 4 (3.31%) Telerik
3 3 (2.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.48%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.48%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.65%) Twitter
5 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.83%) hybris
5 1 (0.83%) Facebook
5 1 (0.83%) Kony
5 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.83%) Zend
5 1 (0.83%) Apple
5 1 (0.83%) Perforce
5 1 (0.83%) SAP
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