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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 107 102 112
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 27 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.12% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.56% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 14
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£388 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
2330 2120 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.99% 71.94% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1332 1072 1182
Average daily rate £375 £333 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £237 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 113 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 -8 20 £388 +19.23% 15
Cheshire +1 4 £423 +12.66% 8
Lancashire - 2 £413 - 1
Merseyside - - - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (84.52%) TDD
2 70 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (61.90%) Java
4 42 (50.00%) C#
5 40 (47.62%) JavaScript
6 38 (45.24%) Scala
7 34 (40.48%) Linux
8 30 (35.71%) Open Source
8 30 (35.71%) NoSQL
9 29 (34.52%) Web Services
9 29 (34.52%) PHP
10 28 (33.33%) SQL
10 28 (33.33%) Unit Testing
11 27 (32.14%) Ruby
12 26 (30.95%) C++
12 26 (30.95%) Python
12 26 (30.95%) Mentoring
13 24 (28.57%) RESTful
13 24 (28.57%) Scrum
14 22 (26.19%) HTML
14 22 (26.19%) CSS
15 21 (25.00%) JSON
15 21 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (21.43%) Ajax
17 16 (19.05%) Spring
18 15 (17.86%) MVC
18 15 (17.86%) J2EE
19 14 (16.67%) XML
20 13 (15.48%) UML
21 12 (14.29%) OOP

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.95%) MQSeries
2 5 (5.95%) CMS
2 5 (5.95%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.95%) Escenic
2 5 (5.95%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (2.38%) Node.js
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) PaaS
1 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.71%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.71%) MySQL
3 8 (9.52%) Big Data
4 5 (5.95%) Couchbase
4 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.95%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.95%) CouchDB
5 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) JIRA
2 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 6 (7.14%) Calabash
3 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.57%) Subversion
4 3 (3.57%) Maven
4 3 (3.57%) Hudson
4 3 (3.57%) Ant
4 3 (3.57%) Gradle
5 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.38%) Selenium
6 1 (1.19%) TestNG
6 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.19%) JUnit
6 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.19%) JMeter
6 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.19%) QUnit
General
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Games
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (67.86%) Developer
2 21 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 16 (19.05%) Analyst
3 16 (19.05%) Senior Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Business Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) J2EE Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Programmer
8 5 (5.95%) Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Java Programmer
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Programmer
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Java Programmer
8 5 (5.95%) iOS Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Product Owner
9 4 (4.76%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.52%) Web Services
2 24 (28.57%) RESTful
3 22 (26.19%) HTML
3 22 (26.19%) CSS
4 21 (25.00%) JSON
5 18 (21.43%) Ajax
6 16 (19.05%) Spring
7 15 (17.86%) J2EE
8 14 (16.67%) XML
9 11 (13.10%) Hibernate
10 10 (11.90%) XHTML
10 10 (11.90%) .NET
10 10 (11.90%) jQuery
10 10 (11.90%) HTML5
11 8 (9.52%) CSS3
12 6 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (7.14%) Spring MVC
13 5 (5.95%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (5.95%) EJB
13 5 (5.95%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 30 (35.71%) Open Source
2 5 (5.95%) User Experience
3 4 (4.76%) New Media
4 3 (3.57%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.38%) iPad
5 2 (2.38%) iPhone
6 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) W3C
6 1 (1.19%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.19%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.19%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.48%) Linux
2 7 (8.33%) Android
2 7 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (84.52%) TDD
2 70 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 26 (30.95%) Mentoring
5 24 (28.57%) Scrum
6 21 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (17.86%) MVC
8 13 (15.48%) UML
9 12 (14.29%) OOP
10 10 (11.90%) User Stories
11 9 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
12 8 (9.52%) OO
12 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
13 7 (8.33%) Pair Programming
13 7 (8.33%) RAD
14 6 (7.14%) ATDD
15 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (5.95%) iOS Development
15 5 (5.95%) RUP
15 5 (5.95%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 52 (61.90%) Java
2 42 (50.00%) C#
3 40 (47.62%) JavaScript
4 38 (45.24%) Scala
5 29 (34.52%) PHP
6 28 (33.33%) SQL
7 27 (32.14%) Ruby
8 26 (30.95%) C++
8 26 (30.95%) Python
9 5 (5.95%) Objective-C
10 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
2 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.19%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) Oracle
1 5 (5.95%) JBoss
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) Mercator
3 1 (1.19%) Xamarin
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