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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 99 77 104
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +27
Contract jobs citing BDD 46 54 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 1.80% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 2.46% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 11
Average daily rate
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£365 £413 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% +27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
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
2814 2193 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.34% 73.12% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.83 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +27.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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
(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 -5 19 £375 +2.73% 35
Cheshire -13 10 £263 -48.52% 12
Lancashire 0 7 £345 -16.36% 2
Merseyside -15 1 - - 6
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 90 (89.11%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (76.24%) TDD
3 37 (36.63%) HTML
4 36 (35.64%) Java
4 36 (35.64%) JavaScript
5 29 (28.71%) CSS
6 24 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (21.78%) Kanban
7 22 (21.78%) OO
7 22 (21.78%) Software Engineering
7 22 (21.78%) Scrum
8 21 (20.79%) Web Services
8 21 (20.79%) AngularJS
9 20 (19.80%) HTML5
9 20 (19.80%) JSON
9 20 (19.80%) OOP
10 19 (18.81%) Git (software)
10 19 (18.81%) Cucumber
11 18 (17.82%) jQuery
11 18 (17.82%) MVC
12 17 (16.83%) E-Commerce
12 17 (16.83%) Linux
12 17 (16.83%) REST
13 16 (15.84%) Finance
14 15 (14.85%) Mobile App
15 14 (13.86%) XML
15 14 (13.86%) Apple iOS
16 13 (12.87%) CSS3
16 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
16 13 (12.87%) Android

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 9 (8.91%) Node.js
2 7 (6.93%) Apache
3 5 (4.95%) CMS
4 4 (3.96%) Confluence
5 3 (2.97%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.98%) nginx
6 2 (1.98%) JBoss
7 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.99%) Mule
7 1 (0.99%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) HTTP
2 4 (3.96%) 3G
2 4 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.96%) LTE
2 4 (3.96%) 4G
3 3 (2.97%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) NoSQL
2 10 (9.90%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.92%) MySQL
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.97%) CouchDB
5 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.98%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.98%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.99%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.99%) Big Data
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (18.81%) Git (software)
1 19 (18.81%) Cucumber
2 12 (11.88%) JIRA
3 10 (9.90%) Subversion
4 8 (7.92%) Selenium
5 7 (6.93%) Gradle
5 7 (6.93%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.93%) Appium
6 6 (5.94%) Maven
7 5 (4.95%) Calabash
8 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.96%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.97%) FishEye
9 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.97%) Ant
9 3 (2.97%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.98%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.98%) CocoaPods
10 2 (1.98%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (15.84%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Banking
3 6 (5.94%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Automotive
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (60.40%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) Java Developer
3 14 (13.86%) Consultant
4 10 (9.90%) Test Consultant
5 9 (8.91%) Web Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Architect
8 5 (4.95%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Scala Developer
9 4 (3.96%) iOS Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Technical Leader
9 4 (3.96%) PHP Web Developer
9 4 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.96%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (2.97%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (36.63%) HTML
2 29 (28.71%) CSS
3 21 (20.79%) Web Services
3 21 (20.79%) AngularJS
4 20 (19.80%) JSON
4 20 (19.80%) HTML5
5 18 (17.82%) jQuery
6 17 (16.83%) REST
7 14 (13.86%) XML
8 13 (12.87%) CSS3
9 12 (11.88%) .NET
9 12 (11.88%) RESTful
10 11 (10.89%) Spring
11 9 (8.91%) J2EE
12 7 (6.93%) XHTML
12 7 (6.93%) Ajax
13 6 (5.94%) Hibernate
13 6 (5.94%) WSDL
13 6 (5.94%) Java EE
14 5 (4.95%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.97%) User Experience
4 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.98%) Tandem
4 2 (1.98%) Animation
4 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.99%) Blog
5 1 (0.99%) Social Network
5 1 (0.99%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.83%) Linux
2 14 (13.86%) Apple iOS
3 13 (12.87%) Android
4 12 (11.88%) Windows
5 6 (5.94%) AIX
5 6 (5.94%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.94%) Windows Vista
5 6 (5.94%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (89.11%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (76.24%) TDD
3 24 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (21.78%) Kanban
4 22 (21.78%) Software Engineering
4 22 (21.78%) OO
4 22 (21.78%) Scrum
5 20 (19.80%) OOP
6 18 (17.82%) MVC
7 17 (16.83%) E-Commerce
8 13 (12.87%) Pair Programming
8 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
9 12 (11.88%) Test Planning
9 12 (11.88%) Software Testing
10 11 (10.89%) Mentoring
10 11 (10.89%) SDLC
11 10 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (8.91%) Project Management
13 7 (6.93%) Web Development
13 7 (6.93%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.64%) Java
1 36 (35.64%) JavaScript
2 12 (11.88%) C#
2 12 (11.88%) Objective-C
3 10 (9.90%) Scala
3 10 (9.90%) Python
4 9 (8.91%) C
4 9 (8.91%) C++
4 9 (8.91%) Ruby
5 6 (5.94%) PHP
5 6 (5.94%) SQL
6 3 (2.97%) Perl
7 2 (1.98%) PHP5
7 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.98%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.99%) R
8 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.92%) Degree
2 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.98%) HND
2 2 (1.98%) ISEB
2 2 (1.98%) PMP
2 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Capistrano
2 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.99%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.97%) Apple
2 3 (2.97%) Atlassian
2 3 (2.97%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.98%) Zend
3 2 (1.98%) Twitter
4 1 (0.99%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.99%) New Relic
4 1 (0.99%) Kony
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) Google
4 1 (0.99%) hybris
4 1 (0.99%) Facebook
4 1 (0.99%) EPiServer
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