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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 92 88 112
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Contract jobs citing BDD 78 48 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 1.56% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.09% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 12
Average daily rate
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£403 £406 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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
3408 2293 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.80% 74.33% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2092 1270 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +1 40 £385 +0.98% 25
Lancashire -2 11 £519 +26.13% 3
Cheshire -18 11 £368 -27.94% 16
Merseyside - 6 - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 113 (85.61%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (70.45%) TDD
3 43 (32.58%) JavaScript
4 37 (28.03%) HTML
4 37 (28.03%) Java
5 30 (22.73%) CSS
6 29 (21.97%) Scrum
7 26 (19.70%) Git (software)
8 25 (18.94%) C#
9 24 (18.18%) Web Services
10 23 (17.42%) Ruby
10 23 (17.42%) Waterfall
11 21 (15.91%) HTML5
11 21 (15.91%) QA
11 21 (15.91%) AngularJS
12 20 (15.15%) Cucumber
12 20 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (15.15%) .NET
13 19 (14.39%) Linux
13 19 (14.39%) Kanban
13 19 (14.39%) REST
14 18 (13.64%) Selenium
14 18 (13.64%) OO
14 18 (13.64%) SQL
14 18 (13.64%) Software Testing
14 18 (13.64%) Finance
14 18 (13.64%) SDLC
15 16 (12.12%) NoSQL
15 16 (12.12%) Gherkin
16 15 (11.36%) Mobile App

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (9.09%) Node.js
2 5 (3.79%) Apache
2 5 (3.79%) nginx
2 5 (3.79%) Confluence
3 4 (3.03%) CMS
4 3 (2.27%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.52%) JBoss
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.76%) Mule
6 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Google Analytics
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.82%) HTTP
2 4 (3.03%) 3G
2 4 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.03%) LTE
2 4 (3.03%) 4G
3 2 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.12%) NoSQL
2 12 (9.09%) MySQL
3 11 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 10 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.27%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.27%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.52%) SQLite
8 2 (1.52%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.76%) Big Data
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 20 (15.15%) Cucumber
3 18 (13.64%) Selenium
4 13 (9.85%) JIRA
4 13 (9.85%) Subversion
5 9 (6.82%) SoapUI
6 8 (6.06%) Calabash
6 8 (6.06%) Appium
7 7 (5.30%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.55%) Gradle
9 5 (3.79%) RSpec
9 5 (3.79%) Maven
9 5 (3.79%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.03%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.03%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.03%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.27%) Artifactory
11 3 (2.27%) FishEye
11 3 (2.27%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.52%) Ant
General
1 18 (13.64%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Retail
4 3 (2.27%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 65 (49.24%) Developer
2 23 (17.42%) Analyst
3 19 (14.39%) Business Analyst
4 17 (12.88%) Java Developer
5 15 (11.36%) Consultant
5 15 (11.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 13 (9.85%) Test Consultant
7 9 (6.82%) Architect
8 8 (6.06%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (3.79%) ScrumMaster
10 5 (3.79%) Scala Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Tester
10 5 (3.79%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.79%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.03%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.03%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.03%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.03%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.03%) HTML
2 30 (22.73%) CSS
3 24 (18.18%) Web Services
4 21 (15.91%) HTML5
4 21 (15.91%) AngularJS
5 20 (15.15%) .NET
6 19 (14.39%) REST
7 16 (12.12%) Gherkin
8 15 (11.36%) Ruby on Rails
8 15 (11.36%) JSON
9 14 (10.61%) jQuery
10 13 (9.85%) CSS3
11 11 (8.33%) Spring
11 11 (8.33%) SOAP
12 10 (7.58%) XML
12 10 (7.58%) XHTML
12 10 (7.58%) Sinatra
13 9 (6.82%) RESTful
14 8 (6.06%) J2EE
15 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.36%) Mobile App
2 11 (8.33%) User Experience
3 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.52%) NHS
5 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.52%) Tandem
6 1 (0.76%) Blog
6 1 (0.76%) Social Network
6 1 (0.76%) iPhone
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.39%) Linux
2 14 (10.61%) Apple iOS
3 12 (9.09%) Android
4 9 (6.82%) Windows
5 4 (3.03%) AIX
5 4 (3.03%) Mac OS
5 4 (3.03%) UNIX
6 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.27%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (85.61%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (70.45%) TDD
3 29 (21.97%) Scrum
4 23 (17.42%) Waterfall
5 20 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (14.39%) Kanban
7 18 (13.64%) OO
7 18 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 18 (13.64%) SDLC
8 15 (11.36%) E-Commerce
8 15 (11.36%) MVC
9 14 (10.61%) Software Engineering
10 13 (9.85%) Analytics
11 12 (9.09%) Test Planning
11 12 (9.09%) Project Management
12 11 (8.33%) Pair Programming
12 11 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (8.33%) Open Source
13 10 (7.58%) Test Automation
13 10 (7.58%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.58%) JavaScript
2 37 (28.03%) Java
3 25 (18.94%) C#
4 23 (17.42%) Ruby
5 18 (13.64%) SQL
6 13 (9.85%) C++
6 13 (9.85%) Scala
7 11 (8.33%) Python
8 9 (6.82%) Objective-C
9 7 (5.30%) C
10 6 (4.55%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.27%) Perl
12 1 (0.76%) PHP
12 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.27%) Degree
2 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) Capistrano
2 7 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.76%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (3.79%) Telerik
1 5 (3.79%) Google
1 5 (3.79%) New Relic
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.27%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.27%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.52%) Twitter
5 1 (0.76%) SAP
5 1 (0.76%) Perforce
5 1 (0.76%) Facebook
5 1 (0.76%) SaltStack
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