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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 59 91 83
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 108 65 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.96% 1.68% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 2.15% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 37 37
Median daily rate £470 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £265 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £470 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
2972 3025 2266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.42% 78.21% 74.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1800 1222
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 101
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.28 £46.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +26 61 £450 +20.00% 29
Cheshire +20 33 £475 +35.71% 3
Lancashire -3 6 £420 +40.00% 2
Merseyside -3 2 £419 - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 197 (89.14%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (78.28%) TDD
3 108 (48.87%) Java
4 68 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 65 (29.41%) Scrum
6 51 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 48 (21.72%) Web Services
8 45 (20.36%) Ruby
9 43 (19.46%) Selenium
10 42 (19.00%) Unit Testing
10 42 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (19.00%) XML
11 41 (18.55%) Jenkins
12 39 (17.65%) C#
13 38 (17.19%) CSS
13 38 (17.19%) Kanban
14 37 (16.74%) Finance
15 35 (15.84%) Git (software)
16 34 (15.38%) RESTful
16 34 (15.38%) JIRA
16 34 (15.38%) HTML
17 32 (14.48%) Pair Programming
18 31 (14.03%) Node.js
19 30 (13.57%) Waterfall
19 30 (13.57%) Cucumber
20 28 (12.67%) Spring
20 28 (12.67%) SQL
21 27 (12.22%) PHP
22 26 (11.76%) J2EE
23 25 (11.31%) User Experience

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 6 (2.71%) CMS
1 6 (2.71%) JBoss
2 5 (2.26%) CICS
2 5 (2.26%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.26%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.81%) Drupal
4 3 (1.36%) Apache
4 3 (1.36%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.36%) GeoServer
4 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.90%) nginx
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.45%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.71%) Magento
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.07%) GitHub
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.71%) HTTP
2 3 (1.36%) Internet
3 2 (0.90%) Network Security
4 1 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.79%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.26%) DB2
5 5 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.36%) GIS
6 3 (1.36%) MySQL
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.45%) Big Data
8 1 (0.45%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.45%) HBase
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (19.46%) Selenium
2 41 (18.55%) Jenkins
3 35 (15.84%) Git (software)
4 34 (15.38%) JIRA
5 30 (13.57%) Cucumber
6 20 (9.05%) Subversion
7 18 (8.14%) WebDriver
8 12 (5.43%) JUnit
9 10 (4.52%) Mocha
10 9 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.71%) Grunt
11 6 (2.71%) HP UFT
11 6 (2.71%) Jasmine
12 5 (2.26%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.26%) ClearCase
12 5 (2.26%) Maven
12 5 (2.26%) QUnit
13 4 (1.81%) gulp
13 4 (1.81%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.81%) Xcode
General
1 37 (16.74%) Finance
2 13 (5.88%) Banking
3 5 (2.26%) Publishing
4 4 (1.81%) Retail
5 3 (1.36%) Games
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (60.63%) Developer
2 60 (27.15%) Java Developer
3 32 (14.48%) Senior Developer
4 30 (13.57%) Agile Developer
5 26 (11.76%) Agile Java Developer
6 25 (11.31%) Analyst
7 24 (10.86%) Senior Java Developer
8 21 (9.50%) Software Engineer
9 19 (8.60%) JavaScript Developer
10 18 (8.14%) Node.js Developer
11 16 (7.24%) Test Analyst
12 14 (6.33%) .NET Developer
12 14 (6.33%) Applications Developer
13 11 (4.98%) Senior Agile Developer
13 11 (4.98%) Senior Agile Java Developer
14 10 (4.52%) Android Developer
14 10 (4.52%) Java Applications Developer
14 10 (4.52%) Senior Applications Developer
14 10 (4.52%) Senior Java Applications Developer
15 9 (4.07%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (21.72%) Web Services
2 42 (19.00%) XML
3 38 (17.19%) CSS
4 34 (15.38%) HTML
4 34 (15.38%) RESTful
5 31 (14.03%) Node.js
6 28 (12.67%) Spring
7 26 (11.76%) J2EE
8 25 (11.31%) .NET
9 22 (9.95%) HTML5
9 22 (9.95%) JSON
10 20 (9.05%) AngularJS
11 18 (8.14%) WSDL
12 17 (7.69%) ASP.NET
13 16 (7.24%) React
14 15 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (6.79%) JDBC
15 14 (6.33%) REST
15 14 (6.33%) SOAP
16 13 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.31%) User Experience
2 24 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.07%) Algorithms
3 9 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.26%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (2.26%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.26%) PMI
5 4 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.36%) Animation
6 3 (1.36%) Streaming Media
7 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) MHEG
7 2 (0.90%) Semantic Web
7 2 (0.90%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.24%) Android
1 16 (7.24%) Apple iOS
2 8 (3.62%) Linux
3 3 (1.36%) Windows
3 3 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (89.14%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (78.28%) TDD
3 65 (29.41%) Scrum
4 51 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 42 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (19.00%) Unit Testing
6 38 (17.19%) Kanban
7 32 (14.48%) Pair Programming
8 30 (13.57%) Waterfall
9 25 (11.31%) MVC
10 22 (9.95%) Integration Testing
10 22 (9.95%) SDLC
11 20 (9.05%) Automated Testing
12 18 (8.14%) Software Testing
13 17 (7.69%) Data Management
13 17 (7.69%) OO
13 17 (7.69%) OOP
13 17 (7.69%) Regression Testing
13 17 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 108 (48.87%) Java
2 68 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 45 (20.36%) Ruby
4 39 (17.65%) C#
5 28 (12.67%) SQL
6 27 (12.22%) PHP
7 23 (10.41%) Scala
8 12 (5.43%) Python
9 11 (4.98%) PL/SQL
10 9 (4.07%) Objective-C
11 7 (3.17%) C++
12 5 (2.26%) Apple Swift
12 5 (2.26%) Assembly Language
12 5 (2.26%) COBOL
13 2 (0.90%) C
14 1 (0.45%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.52%) Degree
3 9 (4.07%) ISEB
4 5 (2.26%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.26%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.36%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.50%) QA
2 5 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.45%) SDET
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) Ansible
2 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 10 (4.52%) Microsoft
1 10 (4.52%) Oracle
2 9 (4.07%) HP
3 5 (2.26%) Chordiant
3 5 (2.26%) IBM
4 3 (1.36%) ESRI
4 3 (1.36%) Sun
5 2 (0.90%) Adobe
5 2 (0.90%) MuleSoft
5 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.90%) Twitter
5 2 (0.90%) WSO2
6 1 (0.45%) Apple
6 1 (0.45%) Facebook
6 1 (0.45%) Rally
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