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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / North West
Rank 47 62 81
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +19
Contract jobs citing BDD 99 101 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.80% 2.66% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 3.28% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 77 50
Median daily rate £440 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £409 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
2141 3079 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.13% 80.96% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1876 1423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +3 69 £425 - 20
Merseyside +14 12 £600 +100.00% 3
Cheshire +22 10 £414 +6.43% 5
Lancashire +10 7 £475 - 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 231 (85.24%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (84.13%) TDD
3 136 (50.18%) Java
4 128 (47.23%) Scrum
5 103 (38.01%) JavaScript
6 87 (32.10%) Git (software)
7 75 (27.68%) Cucumber
8 74 (27.31%) SQL
9 70 (25.83%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (25.09%) HTML
11 62 (22.88%) Software Engineering
12 56 (20.66%) RESTful
13 54 (19.93%) Jenkins
14 53 (19.56%) NoSQL
15 50 (18.45%) CSS
16 47 (17.34%) Web Services
16 47 (17.34%) Node.js
16 47 (17.34%) REST
17 45 (16.61%) Kanban
18 44 (16.24%) Unit Testing
19 42 (15.50%) AngularJS
20 39 (14.39%) Linux
20 39 (14.39%) .NET
20 39 (14.39%) JSON
21 38 (14.02%) JIRA
21 38 (14.02%) Selenium
22 36 (13.28%) Ruby
23 35 (12.92%) Microservices
23 35 (12.92%) Open Source
24 34 (12.55%) QA

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 11 (4.06%) GeoServer
2 9 (3.32%) Confluence
3 8 (2.95%) Drupal
4 7 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.21%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.21%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.48%) Apache
7 4 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.11%) CMS
9 2 (0.74%) Immediacy CMS
9 2 (0.74%) JBoss
9 2 (0.74%) Jetty
9 2 (0.74%) Kentico
9 2 (0.74%) nginx
9 2 (0.74%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.74%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.74%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.32%) Slack
3 8 (2.95%) GitHub
4 7 (2.58%) Google Analytics
5 6 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.96%) HTTP
2 6 (2.21%) Internet
3 2 (0.74%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.56%) NoSQL
2 30 (11.07%) MongoDB
3 25 (9.23%) MySQL
4 23 (8.49%) SQL Server
5 11 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.95%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (2.21%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.48%) Big Data
9 3 (1.11%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.11%) HDInsight
9 3 (1.11%) Spark SQL
10 2 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 87 (32.10%) Git (software)
2 75 (27.68%) Cucumber
3 54 (19.93%) Jenkins
4 38 (14.02%) JIRA
4 38 (14.02%) Selenium
5 29 (10.70%) JUnit
6 18 (6.64%) Maven
7 17 (6.27%) Subversion
8 16 (5.90%) WebDriver
9 14 (5.17%) Gradle
9 14 (5.17%) JBehave
10 11 (4.06%) JMeter
10 11 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (2.58%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.21%) HP UFT
12 6 (2.21%) LoadRunner
12 6 (2.21%) PhantomJS
12 6 (2.21%) Xcode
13 5 (1.85%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.48%) Jasmine
General
1 23 (8.49%) Games
2 19 (7.01%) Finance
3 6 (2.21%) General Ledger
4 4 (1.48%) Banking
5 3 (1.11%) Electronics
5 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.11%) Marketing
5 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 168 (61.99%) Developer
2 56 (20.66%) Java Developer
3 40 (14.76%) Senior Developer
4 26 (9.59%) Software Engineer
5 25 (9.23%) Agile Developer
6 23 (8.49%) Agile Java Developer
7 22 (8.12%) .NET Developer
8 20 (7.38%) JavaScript Developer
9 19 (7.01%) Senior Java Developer
10 16 (5.90%) Android Developer
10 16 (5.90%) C# Developer
11 14 (5.17%) Analyst
11 14 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (5.17%) Tester
12 13 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 13 (4.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (4.43%) Senior Agile Developer
13 12 (4.43%) Senior Agile Java Developer
14 11 (4.06%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (25.09%) HTML
2 56 (20.66%) RESTful
3 50 (18.45%) CSS
4 47 (17.34%) Node.js
4 47 (17.34%) REST
4 47 (17.34%) Web Services
5 42 (15.50%) AngularJS
6 39 (14.39%) .NET
6 39 (14.39%) JSON
7 28 (10.33%) Spring
7 28 (10.33%) XML
8 27 (9.96%) HTML5
9 23 (8.49%) Gherkin
10 22 (8.12%) ASP.NET
11 20 (7.38%) jQuery
12 19 (7.01%) React
13 18 (6.64%) Apache Cordova
14 17 (6.27%) .NET Framework
15 15 (5.54%) Ajax
16 14 (5.17%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.23%) Mobile App
2 22 (8.12%) User Experience
3 17 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.58%) Mobile Games
5 4 (1.48%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.11%) New Media
7 2 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.74%) Tandem
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.37%) Blog
8 1 (0.37%) Clustering
8 1 (0.37%) DataPower
8 1 (0.37%) Derivative
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.37%) Fintech
8 1 (0.37%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.39%) Linux
2 33 (12.18%) Android
3 30 (11.07%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.95%) Unix
5 5 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.74%) Windows
7 1 (0.37%) OS/2
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (85.24%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (84.13%) TDD
3 128 (47.23%) Scrum
4 70 (25.83%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (22.88%) Software Engineering
6 45 (16.61%) Kanban
7 44 (16.24%) Unit Testing
8 35 (12.92%) Microservices
8 35 (12.92%) Open Source
9 32 (11.81%) Pair Programming
10 30 (11.07%) MVC
11 25 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (9.23%) DevOps
11 25 (9.23%) Web Development
12 24 (8.86%) Project Management
12 24 (8.86%) Test Automation
13 23 (8.49%) OOP
14 22 (8.12%) OO
14 22 (8.12%) Performance Tuning
15 21 (7.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 136 (50.18%) Java
2 103 (38.01%) JavaScript
3 74 (27.31%) SQL
4 36 (13.28%) Ruby
5 31 (11.44%) C#
5 31 (11.44%) Scala
6 29 (10.70%) Python
7 20 (7.38%) Objective-C
8 11 (4.06%) ES6
9 9 (3.32%) Apple Swift
10 8 (2.95%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.58%) Groovy
11 7 (2.58%) PHP
12 5 (1.85%) Clojure
12 5 (1.85%) F#
13 4 (1.48%) C++
14 3 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.74%) ECMAScript
15 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (4.06%) Degree
2 10 (3.69%) ISEB
3 9 (3.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.74%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.37%) MCAD
6 1 (0.37%) MCP
6 1 (0.37%) MCSD
6 1 (0.37%) MCTS
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (12.55%) QA
2 3 (1.11%) SDET
3 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (4.43%) Docker
2 3 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.06%) Puppet
2 10 (3.69%) Ansible
2 10 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.58%) Kibana
3 7 (2.58%) logstash
4 2 (0.74%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.74%) Nagios
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (8.86%) Oracle
2 12 (4.43%) Google
3 11 (4.06%) ESRI
4 8 (2.95%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.95%) Splunk
5 6 (2.21%) VMware
6 5 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.11%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.11%) SAP
7 3 (1.11%) Twitter
8 2 (0.74%) Alterian
8 2 (0.74%) Apple
8 2 (0.74%) Ektron
8 2 (0.74%) Perforce
8 2 (0.74%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.37%) HP
9 1 (0.37%) IBM
9 1 (0.37%) Sybase
9 1 (0.37%) Telerik
9 1 (0.37%) Yahoo!
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago