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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 86 114 112
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 51 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 0.82% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.17% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 11 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
2275 2045 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.23% 70.25% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1040 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Cheshire +12 22 £510 +23.63% 14
Manchester +4 21 £388 +19.23% 13
Lancashire - 3 £473 - 4
Merseyside - - - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 71 (85.54%) TDD
2 52 (62.65%) Java
3 43 (51.81%) C#
4 36 (43.37%) Scala
5 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
6 33 (39.76%) Linux
6 33 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (37.35%) NoSQL
8 29 (34.94%) Open Source
8 29 (34.94%) Web Services
9 27 (32.53%) SQL
9 27 (32.53%) Ruby
9 27 (32.53%) Unit Testing
10 26 (31.33%) RESTful
10 26 (31.33%) PHP
10 26 (31.33%) C++
11 25 (30.12%) Python
12 24 (28.92%) Scrum
13 20 (24.10%) JSON
14 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (20.48%) Spring
15 17 (20.48%) HTML
15 17 (20.48%) CSS
16 15 (18.07%) Ajax
17 14 (16.87%) J2EE
17 14 (16.87%) XML
18 13 (15.66%) UML
19 11 (13.25%) OOP
19 11 (13.25%) .NET
19 11 (13.25%) MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.02%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (6.02%) Escenic
2 5 (6.02%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.02%) MQSeries
2 5 (6.02%) CMS
2 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.41%) Node.js
4 1 (1.20%) nginx
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) PaaS
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.20%) Office 365
1 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (37.35%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.84%) MySQL
3 7 (8.43%) Big Data
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.02%) CouchDB
5 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.02%) Couchbase
6 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) JIRA
2 6 (7.23%) Cucumber
2 6 (7.23%) Calabash
3 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.61%) Gradle
3 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.61%) Ant
3 3 (3.61%) Maven
4 2 (2.41%) Selenium
4 2 (2.41%) Subversion
4 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.41%) Hudson
4 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.20%) RSpec
5 1 (1.20%) TestNG
5 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.20%) JUnit
5 1 (1.20%) JMeter
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Retail
2 2 (2.41%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (67.47%) Developer
2 23 (27.71%) Java Developer
3 16 (19.28%) Analyst
4 15 (18.07%) Senior Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Business Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) C# Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) iOS Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Consultant
10 5 (6.02%) Programmer
10 5 (6.02%) Java Programmer
10 5 (6.02%) Developer Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) J2EE Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Senior Programmer
10 5 (6.02%) Senior Java Programmer
11 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
11 4 (4.82%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.94%) Web Services
2 26 (31.33%) RESTful
3 20 (24.10%) JSON
4 17 (20.48%) Spring
4 17 (20.48%) HTML
4 17 (20.48%) CSS
5 15 (18.07%) Ajax
6 14 (16.87%) J2EE
6 14 (16.87%) XML
7 11 (13.25%) .NET
8 10 (12.05%) XHTML
8 10 (12.05%) Hibernate
9 6 (7.23%) Spring MVC
9 6 (7.23%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (7.23%) jQuery
9 6 (7.23%) CSS3
9 6 (7.23%) HTML5
10 5 (6.02%) EJB
10 5 (6.02%) Struts
10 5 (6.02%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.94%) Open Source
2 4 (4.82%) New Media
3 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.41%) iPhone
3 2 (2.41%) iPad
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.20%) Kindle
4 1 (1.20%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.20%) Social Network
4 1 (1.20%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.76%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) Android
2 7 (8.43%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (85.54%) TDD
2 33 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.53%) Unit Testing
4 24 (28.92%) Scrum
5 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.66%) UML
7 11 (13.25%) OOP
7 11 (13.25%) MVC
8 10 (12.05%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.05%) User Stories
9 9 (10.84%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (8.43%) RAD
11 6 (7.23%) Pair Programming
11 6 (7.23%) OOD
12 5 (6.02%) iOS Development
12 5 (6.02%) Dependency Injection
12 5 (6.02%) ATDD
12 5 (6.02%) RUP
12 5 (6.02%) Project Management
12 5 (6.02%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (62.65%) Java
2 43 (51.81%) C#
3 36 (43.37%) Scala
4 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
5 27 (32.53%) SQL
5 27 (32.53%) Ruby
6 26 (31.33%) PHP
6 26 (31.33%) C++
7 25 (30.12%) Python
8 5 (6.02%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (6.02%) Oracle
1 5 (6.02%) JBoss
2 1 (1.20%) Xamarin
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.20%) Mercator
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Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago