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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 84 108
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +24
Contract jobs citing BDD 62 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 1.39% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 1.90% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 9
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£383 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £459 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +6 30 £350 - 20
Lancashire -10 20 £400 -5.88% 1
Cheshire +8 10 £363 +6.61% 9
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 74 (87.06%) TDD
2 71 (83.53%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (44.71%) Java
3 38 (44.71%) JavaScript
4 31 (36.47%) MVC
5 27 (31.76%) HTML
6 25 (29.41%) Linux
6 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
7 24 (28.24%) Scrum
8 23 (27.06%) jQuery
9 22 (25.88%) CSS
10 21 (24.71%) Git (software)
11 19 (22.35%) C#
12 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (20.00%) OO
14 16 (18.82%) Selenium
15 14 (16.47%) Spring
15 14 (16.47%) Web Services
15 14 (16.47%) SQL
16 12 (14.12%) .NET
17 11 (12.94%) OOP
17 11 (12.94%) Windows
17 11 (12.94%) Software Testing
17 11 (12.94%) HTML5
17 11 (12.94%) Waterfall
17 11 (12.94%) REST
18 10 (11.76%) AngularJS
18 10 (11.76%) Spring MVC
18 10 (11.76%) Ajax
19 9 (10.59%) JIRA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (5.88%) Apache
2 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.53%) Node.js
3 2 (2.35%) nginx
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) Big Data
2 5 (5.88%) Couchbase
3 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) MySQL
4 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.53%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.35%) RavenDB
5 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.18%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 21 (24.71%) Git (software)
2 16 (18.82%) Selenium
3 9 (10.59%) JIRA
3 9 (10.59%) Eclipse
3 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.24%) WebDriver
5 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.24%) Jasmine
6 6 (7.06%) Subversion
7 4 (4.71%) Hudson
8 3 (3.53%) Maven
8 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.53%) Ant
8 3 (3.53%) JUnit
8 3 (3.53%) QUnit
8 3 (3.53%) Sinon.JS
8 3 (3.53%) Trac
8 3 (3.53%) Grunt
8 3 (3.53%) Gradle
General
1 7 (8.24%) Games
2 5 (5.88%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Law
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Publishing
4 1 (1.18%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (70.59%) Developer
2 17 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (14.12%) Web Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Technical Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Architect
5 7 (8.24%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.53%) Java Architect
9 3 (3.53%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.53%) iOS Developer
9 3 (3.53%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (3.53%) Android Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.76%) HTML
2 23 (27.06%) jQuery
3 22 (25.88%) CSS
4 14 (16.47%) Spring
4 14 (16.47%) Web Services
5 12 (14.12%) .NET
6 11 (12.94%) HTML5
6 11 (12.94%) REST
7 10 (11.76%) AngularJS
7 10 (11.76%) Spring MVC
7 10 (11.76%) Ajax
8 9 (10.59%) J2EE
8 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET
8 9 (10.59%) RESTful
9 7 (8.24%) Hibernate
9 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (8.24%) CSS3
10 6 (7.06%) JSON
11 5 (5.88%) .NET Framework
11 5 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Open Source
2 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.53%) W3C
3 3 (3.53%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.53%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.35%) New Media
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Animation
5 1 (1.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.41%) Linux
2 11 (12.94%) Windows
3 5 (5.88%) UNIX
4 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.53%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.35%) AIX
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (87.06%) TDD
2 71 (83.53%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (36.47%) MVC
4 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 24 (28.24%) Scrum
6 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (20.00%) OO
8 11 (12.94%) OOP
8 11 (12.94%) Software Testing
8 11 (12.94%) Waterfall
9 9 (10.59%) Validation
9 9 (10.59%) Test Scripting
9 9 (10.59%) V-Model
9 9 (10.59%) Test Planning
9 9 (10.59%) Coaching
10 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.41%) Pair Programming
11 7 (8.24%) Web Development
11 7 (8.24%) Kanban
11 7 (8.24%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.71%) Java
1 38 (44.71%) JavaScript
2 19 (22.35%) C#
3 14 (16.47%) SQL
4 8 (9.41%) PHP
4 8 (9.41%) Ruby
5 7 (8.24%) Scala
6 3 (3.53%) Objective-C
6 3 (3.53%) Python
6 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.35%) C++
7 2 (2.35%) C
8 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.18%) PHP5
8 1 (1.18%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) HND
1 9 (10.59%) ISEB
1 9 (10.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Capistrano
1 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle
2 2 (2.35%) Apple
3 1 (1.18%) SAP
3 1 (1.18%) Zend
3 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day depending on experienc
Posted: Yesterday
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago