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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 93 99 117
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Contract jobs citing BDD 51 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 1.31% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.79% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 11
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £442 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Manchester -7 24 £325 -13.33% 11
Lancashire -8 17 £400 -13.51%
Cheshire +7 9 £354 +1.07% 9
Merseyside - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 68 (86.08%) TDD
2 65 (82.28%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (46.84%) JavaScript
4 33 (41.77%) Java
5 29 (36.71%) MVC
6 25 (31.65%) C#
6 25 (31.65%) Linux
7 21 (26.58%) HTML
8 19 (24.05%) Scrum
8 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (24.05%) Git (software)
9 18 (22.78%) Software Engineering
9 18 (22.78%) jQuery
9 18 (22.78%) CSS
10 15 (18.99%) SQL
11 13 (16.46%) Pair Programming
12 12 (15.19%) Spring
12 12 (15.19%) Selenium
13 11 (13.92%) Web Services
13 11 (13.92%) OO
13 11 (13.92%) RESTful
13 11 (13.92%) Scala
13 11 (13.92%) Mentoring
14 10 (12.66%) REST
14 10 (12.66%) PHP
14 10 (12.66%) .NET
15 9 (11.39%) SOA
15 9 (11.39%) Unit Testing
15 9 (11.39%) Ruby
15 9 (11.39%) Ajax

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (3.80%) Apache
1 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.80%) nginx
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) Sitefinity
2 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) IaaS
1 1 (1.27%) PaaS
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) HTTP
2 1 (1.27%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.86%) Big Data
1 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.33%) Couchbase
3 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.80%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.53%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.27%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 19 (24.05%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.19%) Selenium
3 9 (11.39%) JIRA
3 9 (11.39%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.59%) WebDriver
4 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.59%) Jasmine
4 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.59%) Subversion
4 6 (7.59%) Eclipse
5 5 (6.33%) Calabash
6 4 (5.06%) Hudson
6 4 (5.06%) JUnit
7 3 (3.80%) Sinon.JS
7 3 (3.80%) Grunt
7 3 (3.80%) Trac
7 3 (3.80%) QUnit
7 3 (3.80%) RSpec
8 2 (2.53%) TestNG
8 2 (2.53%) MSTest
General
1 7 (8.86%) Games
2 3 (3.80%) Finance
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (70.89%) Developer
2 12 (15.19%) Java Developer
3 11 (13.92%) Web Developer
4 8 (10.13%) C# Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Technical Architect
4 8 (10.13%) Architect
5 7 (8.86%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.33%) iOS Developer
7 4 (5.06%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (3.80%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (3.80%) Java Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) HTML
2 18 (22.78%) jQuery
2 18 (22.78%) CSS
3 12 (15.19%) Spring
4 11 (13.92%) Web Services
4 11 (13.92%) RESTful
5 10 (12.66%) REST
5 10 (12.66%) .NET
6 9 (11.39%) Ajax
6 9 (11.39%) HTML5
7 8 (10.13%) AngularJS
7 8 (10.13%) Spring MVC
7 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
8 7 (8.86%) J2EE
8 7 (8.86%) JSON
8 7 (8.86%) CSS3
8 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (7.59%) Hibernate
10 5 (6.33%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Open Source
2 3 (3.80%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.80%) W3C
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.80%) User Experience
2 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.80%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.53%) iPhone
3 2 (2.53%) New Media
3 2 (2.53%) iPad
3 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) DTV
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) Windows
3 5 (6.33%) UNIX
3 5 (6.33%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.33%) Android
4 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (86.08%) TDD
2 65 (82.28%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (36.71%) MVC
4 19 (24.05%) Scrum
4 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (22.78%) Software Engineering
6 13 (16.46%) Pair Programming
7 11 (13.92%) OO
7 11 (13.92%) Mentoring
8 9 (11.39%) SOA
8 9 (11.39%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
10 7 (8.86%) OOP
10 7 (8.86%) ATDD
11 6 (7.59%) V-Model
11 6 (7.59%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.59%) Test Planning
11 6 (7.59%) Refactoring
11 6 (7.59%) Test Scripting
11 6 (7.59%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) JavaScript
2 33 (41.77%) Java
3 25 (31.65%) C#
4 15 (18.99%) SQL
5 11 (13.92%) Scala
6 10 (12.66%) PHP
7 9 (11.39%) Ruby
8 5 (6.33%) Python
8 5 (6.33%) Objective-C
9 4 (5.06%) C++
10 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.27%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 6 (7.59%) HND
1 6 (7.59%) ISEB
2 3 (3.80%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.80%) Puppet
1 3 (3.80%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle
3 1 (1.27%) SAP
3 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
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