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 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 47 92 89
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 131 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.70% 1.76% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.56% 2.19% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 45 37
Median daily rate £465 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
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
2874 3373 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.23% 80.39% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 2035 1311
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 139 106
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £15.77 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 August 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 24 August 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 +28 87 £450 +18.42% 32
Cheshire +21 24 £475 +29.25% 1
Lancashire +8 8 £420 -19.03% 4
Merseyside +2 2 £419 - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 202 (90.99%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (77.93%) TDD
3 104 (46.85%) Java
4 75 (33.78%) Scrum
5 67 (30.18%) JavaScript
6 52 (23.42%) Unit Testing
7 51 (22.97%) Software Engineering
8 47 (21.17%) Ruby
9 46 (20.72%) Git (software)
10 45 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (19.82%) Web Services
11 44 (19.82%) Jenkins
12 42 (18.92%) HTML
13 41 (18.47%) CSS
14 40 (18.02%) RESTful
15 38 (17.12%) XML
16 37 (16.67%) Kanban
17 34 (15.32%) Pair Programming
17 34 (15.32%) Cucumber
18 33 (14.86%) Node.js
18 33 (14.86%) C#
19 31 (13.96%) JSON
20 29 (13.06%) Selenium
20 29 (13.06%) Finance
20 29 (13.06%) User Experience
21 27 (12.16%) MVC
22 26 (11.71%) JIRA
23 25 (11.26%) PHP
24 24 (10.81%) .NET
24 24 (10.81%) OOP

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 8 (3.60%) Drupal
2 5 (2.25%) CMS
2 5 (2.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.80%) GeoServer
3 4 (1.80%) nginx
4 3 (1.35%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.90%) Jetty
5 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.50%) GitHub
2 9 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.35%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.50%) HTTP
2 7 (3.15%) Internet
3 2 (0.90%) AMQP
3 2 (0.90%) Network Security
4 1 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.11%) MongoDB
3 15 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.80%) GIS
6 4 (1.80%) MySQL
6 4 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.45%) HBase
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.45%) QGIS
7 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.45%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 46 (20.72%) Git (software)
2 44 (19.82%) Jenkins
3 34 (15.32%) Cucumber
4 29 (13.06%) Selenium
5 26 (11.71%) JIRA
6 21 (9.46%) Subversion
7 10 (4.50%) Mocha
7 10 (4.50%) WebDriver
7 10 (4.50%) Xcode
8 9 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (3.60%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.60%) JUnit
10 6 (2.70%) Grunt
10 6 (2.70%) Jasmine
11 5 (2.25%) Maven
11 5 (2.25%) QUnit
12 4 (1.80%) gulp
12 4 (1.80%) JMeter
12 4 (1.80%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.35%) Appium
General
1 29 (13.06%) Finance
2 11 (4.95%) Banking
3 5 (2.25%) Publishing
4 3 (1.35%) Games
5 2 (0.90%) Advertising
5 2 (0.90%) Music Industry
5 2 (0.90%) Retail
5 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 151 (68.02%) Developer
2 64 (28.83%) Java Developer
3 37 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 32 (14.41%) Agile Developer
5 28 (12.61%) Senior Java Developer
6 27 (12.16%) Agile Java Developer
7 20 (9.01%) Analyst
7 20 (9.01%) JavaScript Developer
8 19 (8.56%) Node.js Developer
9 18 (8.11%) Software Engineer
10 16 (7.21%) Android Developer
11 15 (6.76%) .NET Developer
11 15 (6.76%) Applications Developer
11 15 (6.76%) Senior Agile Developer
11 15 (6.76%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 12 (5.41%) iOS Developer
12 12 (5.41%) Test Analyst
13 11 (4.95%) HTML Developer
14 10 (4.50%) Java Applications Developer
14 10 (4.50%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.82%) Web Services
2 42 (18.92%) HTML
3 41 (18.47%) CSS
4 40 (18.02%) RESTful
5 38 (17.12%) XML
6 33 (14.86%) Node.js
7 31 (13.96%) JSON
8 24 (10.81%) .NET
8 24 (10.81%) HTML5
8 24 (10.81%) Spring
9 21 (9.46%) AngularJS
9 21 (9.46%) ASP.NET
10 20 (9.01%) J2EE
11 17 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (7.21%) jQuery
13 15 (6.76%) REST
14 14 (6.31%) JDBC
14 14 (6.31%) SOAP
15 13 (5.86%) JAXB
15 13 (5.86%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.06%) User Experience
2 24 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.21%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.25%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.35%) Animation
7 3 (1.35%) Streaming Media
8 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.90%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.90%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.45%) Fintech
9 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.45%) Social Network
9 1 (0.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.36%) Apple iOS
2 22 (9.91%) Android
3 7 (3.15%) Linux
4 3 (1.35%) Windows
4 3 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.45%) OS/2
5 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (90.99%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (77.93%) TDD
3 75 (33.78%) Scrum
4 52 (23.42%) Unit Testing
5 51 (22.97%) Software Engineering
6 45 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (16.67%) Kanban
8 34 (15.32%) Pair Programming
9 27 (12.16%) MVC
10 24 (10.81%) OOP
11 22 (9.91%) OO
12 21 (9.46%) Integration Testing
12 21 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (9.46%) Web Development
13 20 (9.01%) Waterfall
14 17 (7.66%) Android Development
14 17 (7.66%) Data Management
15 16 (7.21%) Automated Testing
15 16 (7.21%) E-Commerce
15 16 (7.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (46.85%) Java
2 67 (30.18%) JavaScript
3 47 (21.17%) Ruby
4 33 (14.86%) C#
5 25 (11.26%) PHP
6 23 (10.36%) Scala
7 19 (8.56%) Objective-C
7 19 (8.56%) SQL
8 12 (5.41%) Python
9 11 (4.95%) Apple Swift
10 7 (3.15%) C++
11 6 (2.70%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.90%) C
13 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.95%) Degree
3 9 (4.05%) ISEB
4 5 (2.25%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.90%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.91%) QA
2 5 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) SDET
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (6.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (2.70%) Ansible
1 6 (2.70%) Puppet
2 4 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.35%) Kibana
3 3 (1.35%) logstash
4 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 11 (4.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.25%) HP
3 4 (1.80%) ESRI
3 4 (1.80%) Splunk
4 3 (1.35%) Apple
4 3 (1.35%) Google
5 2 (0.90%) Adobe
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle
5 2 (0.90%) Twitter
6 1 (0.45%) Facebook
6 1 (0.45%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.45%) WSO2
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