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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 63 102 76
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -26
Contract jobs citing BDD 108 49 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.87% 1.32% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 1.71% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 29 43
Median daily rate £464 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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
3043 2858 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.95% 77.14% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1928 1694 1213
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 123 94
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 +34 68 £375 - 27
Cheshire +13 30 £475 +26.66% 6
Merseyside -1 2 - - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 187 (86.98%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (73.95%) TDD
3 103 (47.91%) Java
4 69 (32.09%) Scrum
5 67 (31.16%) JavaScript
6 53 (24.65%) Selenium
7 50 (23.26%) Web Services
8 44 (20.47%) XML
8 44 (20.47%) Software Engineering
9 42 (19.53%) C#
10 40 (18.60%) Ruby
11 38 (17.67%) CSS
11 38 (17.67%) Finance
12 36 (16.74%) JIRA
13 35 (16.28%) HTML
13 35 (16.28%) Jenkins
14 34 (15.81%) SQL
14 34 (15.81%) Kanban
14 34 (15.81%) RESTful
15 33 (15.35%) Unit Testing
16 31 (14.42%) .NET
17 30 (13.95%) Cucumber
18 29 (13.49%) Waterfall
18 29 (13.49%) MVC
18 29 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (13.49%) Git (software)
19 28 (13.02%) Node.js
20 26 (12.09%) HTML5
20 26 (12.09%) PHP
20 26 (12.09%) Spring

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 11 (5.12%) CMS
2 5 (2.33%) CICS
2 5 (2.33%) JBoss
2 5 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (2.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.86%) Drupal
4 3 (1.40%) Apache
4 3 (1.40%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.40%) GeoServer
5 2 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.47%) Mingle
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Magento
2 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.19%) GitHub
2 8 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.19%) HTTP
2 2 (0.93%) Network Security
3 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.44%) NoSQL
1 16 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.65%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.33%) DB2
5 3 (1.40%) GIS
5 3 (1.40%) MySQL
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.93%) Spatial Data
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.47%) HBase
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (24.65%) Selenium
2 36 (16.74%) JIRA
3 35 (16.28%) Jenkins
4 30 (13.95%) Cucumber
5 29 (13.49%) Git (software)
6 20 (9.30%) WebDriver
7 16 (7.44%) Subversion
8 11 (5.12%) JUnit
9 10 (4.65%) Mocha
10 7 (3.26%) HP UFT
10 7 (3.26%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.79%) Grunt
11 6 (2.79%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.33%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.33%) ClearCase
12 5 (2.33%) QUnit
13 4 (1.86%) gulp
13 4 (1.86%) Maven
14 3 (1.40%) JsTestDriver
General
1 38 (17.67%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Banking
3 5 (2.33%) Publishing
4 4 (1.86%) Retail
5 3 (1.40%) Games
6 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (59.07%) Developer
2 53 (24.65%) Java Developer
3 29 (13.49%) Senior Developer
4 28 (13.02%) Analyst
5 26 (12.09%) Agile Developer
6 21 (9.77%) Senior Java Developer
7 20 (9.30%) JavaScript Developer
8 18 (8.37%) Agile Java Developer
8 18 (8.37%) Node.js Developer
8 18 (8.37%) Test Analyst
9 15 (6.98%) .NET Developer
10 13 (6.05%) Applications Developer
10 13 (6.05%) Test Engineer
11 12 (5.58%) Software Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) Test Automation Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) Tester
13 10 (4.65%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.65%) Java Applications Developer
13 10 (4.65%) Senior Applications Developer
13 10 (4.65%) Senior Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.26%) Web Services
2 44 (20.47%) XML
3 38 (17.67%) CSS
4 35 (16.28%) HTML
5 34 (15.81%) RESTful
6 31 (14.42%) .NET
7 28 (13.02%) Node.js
8 26 (12.09%) HTML5
8 26 (12.09%) Spring
9 24 (11.16%) J2EE
10 23 (10.70%) JSON
11 22 (10.23%) AngularJS
12 18 (8.37%) WSDL
13 17 (7.91%) REST
13 17 (7.91%) SOAP
14 16 (7.44%) React
15 15 (6.98%) ASP.NET
15 15 (6.98%) JDBC
16 14 (6.51%) CSS3
17 13 (6.05%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.23%) User Experience
2 18 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.19%) Algorithms
5 7 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.33%) PMI
7 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.40%) Animation
9 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.93%) MHEG
9 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.93%) Semantic Web
9 2 (0.93%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.51%) Linux
2 12 (5.58%) Android
3 11 (5.12%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (86.98%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (73.95%) TDD
3 69 (32.09%) Scrum
4 44 (20.47%) Software Engineering
5 34 (15.81%) Kanban
6 33 (15.35%) Unit Testing
7 29 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (13.49%) MVC
7 29 (13.49%) Waterfall
8 24 (11.16%) Integration Testing
9 22 (10.23%) Automated Testing
9 22 (10.23%) SDLC
10 21 (9.77%) Pair Programming
10 21 (9.77%) Test Scripting
11 19 (8.84%) System Integration Testing
12 18 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (7.91%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (7.44%) OO
14 16 (7.44%) Web Development
15 15 (6.98%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (47.91%) Java
2 67 (31.16%) JavaScript
3 42 (19.53%) C#
4 40 (18.60%) Ruby
5 34 (15.81%) SQL
6 26 (12.09%) PHP
7 25 (11.63%) Scala
8 12 (5.58%) Python
9 11 (5.12%) PL/SQL
10 9 (4.19%) C++
11 5 (2.33%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.33%) Assembly Language
11 5 (2.33%) COBOL
11 5 (2.33%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.93%) C
12 2 (0.93%) VB
13 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.65%) Degree
3 9 (4.19%) ISEB
4 6 (2.79%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.40%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.23%) QA
2 5 (2.33%) WCAG
3 4 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.47%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (4.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (6.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.65%) Oracle
3 9 (4.19%) HP
4 5 (2.33%) Chordiant
4 5 (2.33%) EPiServer
4 5 (2.33%) IBM
4 5 (2.33%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.86%) Capita
6 3 (1.40%) ESRI
6 3 (1.40%) Sun
7 2 (0.93%) Adobe
7 2 (0.93%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.93%) Twitter
7 2 (0.93%) WSO2
8 1 (0.47%) Facebook
8 1 (0.47%) Rally
8 1 (0.47%) Telerik
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