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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 101 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 56 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.50% 1.04% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.44% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
2845 2227 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.42% 72.49% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1628 1170 834
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 109 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.32 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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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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 +3 24 £370 -4.51% 23
Cheshire 0 12 £375 -1.96% 11
Lancashire +4 10 £500 +21.21% 2
Merseyside -15 1 £325 -21.21% 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 107 (88.43%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (79.34%) TDD
3 50 (41.32%) Java
4 43 (35.54%) JavaScript
5 42 (34.71%) HTML
6 36 (29.75%) Software Engineering
7 30 (24.79%) CSS
7 30 (24.79%) Scrum
8 28 (23.14%) Git (software)
9 27 (22.31%) Kanban
10 26 (21.49%) Linux
11 25 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (19.83%) OO
13 23 (19.01%) MVC
13 23 (19.01%) Web Services
13 23 (19.01%) jQuery
14 22 (18.18%) Cucumber
14 22 (18.18%) OOP
14 22 (18.18%) AngularJS
15 19 (15.70%) JSON
16 18 (14.88%) Software Testing
16 18 (14.88%) Waterfall
16 18 (14.88%) Windows
16 18 (14.88%) Test Planning
17 17 (14.05%) Mobile App
17 17 (14.05%) REST
17 17 (14.05%) HTML5
18 16 (13.22%) Selenium
18 16 (13.22%) E-Commerce
19 15 (12.40%) Spring

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (6.61%) Apache
1 8 (6.61%) Node.js
2 4 (3.31%) Confluence
3 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.48%) CMS
3 3 (2.48%) nginx
4 2 (1.65%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.65%) JBoss
4 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.83%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (0.83%) Mule
5 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.83%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) HTTP
2 4 (3.31%) 3G
2 4 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.31%) LTE
2 4 (3.31%) 4G
3 3 (2.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.92%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.79%) MySQL
3 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.48%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.65%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.65%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.83%) Big Data
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.83%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 28 (23.14%) Git (software)
2 22 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 16 (13.22%) Selenium
4 15 (12.40%) JIRA
5 12 (9.92%) Subversion
6 9 (7.44%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (6.61%) Eclipse
8 7 (5.79%) Maven
8 7 (5.79%) Gradle
8 7 (5.79%) WebDriver
8 7 (5.79%) Appium
9 6 (4.96%) Jasmine
10 5 (4.13%) Calabash
11 4 (3.31%) JUnit
12 3 (2.48%) Ant
12 3 (2.48%) FishEye
12 3 (2.48%) Artifactory
12 3 (2.48%) RSpec
13 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (11.57%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (63.64%) Developer
2 24 (19.83%) Java Developer
3 14 (11.57%) Consultant
4 12 (9.92%) Web Developer
5 10 (8.26%) Analyst
5 10 (8.26%) Test Consultant
6 8 (6.61%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Technical Leader
8 5 (4.13%) iOS Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Scala Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Architect
8 5 (4.13%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.13%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.31%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.31%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Tester
9 4 (3.31%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (34.71%) HTML
2 30 (24.79%) CSS
3 23 (19.01%) Web Services
3 23 (19.01%) jQuery
4 22 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 19 (15.70%) JSON
6 17 (14.05%) HTML5
6 17 (14.05%) REST
7 15 (12.40%) Spring
8 14 (11.57%) RESTful
9 12 (9.92%) XML
9 12 (9.92%) CSS3
10 11 (9.09%) .NET
10 11 (9.09%) J2EE
11 8 (6.61%) Ajax
11 8 (6.61%) Hibernate
11 8 (6.61%) Spring MVC
12 7 (5.79%) Java EE
13 6 (4.96%) WSDL
13 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.05%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.65%) User Experience
4 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.65%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.65%) Tandem
4 2 (1.65%) Animation
4 2 (1.65%) W3C
5 1 (0.83%) DTV
5 1 (0.83%) Blog
5 1 (0.83%) Social Network
5 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.49%) Linux
2 18 (14.88%) Windows
3 15 (12.40%) Apple iOS
4 14 (11.57%) Android
5 6 (4.96%) Mac OS
5 6 (4.96%) Windows Vista
5 6 (4.96%) AIX
5 6 (4.96%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.48%) UNIX
7 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (88.43%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (79.34%) TDD
3 36 (29.75%) Software Engineering
4 30 (24.79%) Scrum
5 27 (22.31%) Kanban
6 25 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (19.83%) OO
8 23 (19.01%) MVC
9 22 (18.18%) OOP
10 18 (14.88%) Software Testing
10 18 (14.88%) Test Planning
10 18 (14.88%) Waterfall
11 16 (13.22%) E-Commerce
12 14 (11.57%) Pair Programming
13 11 (9.09%) Project Management
13 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
14 10 (8.26%) SDLC
15 9 (7.44%) Coaching
16 8 (6.61%) Agile Project Management
16 8 (6.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 50 (41.32%) Java
2 43 (35.54%) JavaScript
3 12 (9.92%) C#
3 12 (9.92%) SQL
3 12 (9.92%) Objective-C
4 11 (9.09%) Ruby
4 11 (9.09%) Python
5 10 (8.26%) Scala
6 9 (7.44%) C
6 9 (7.44%) PHP
6 9 (7.44%) C++
7 3 (2.48%) Perl
7 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.65%) PHP5
8 2 (1.65%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.83%) R
9 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.26%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (6.61%) HND
2 8 (6.61%) ISEB
3 2 (1.65%) PMP
3 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) Capistrano
1 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.48%) Apple
2 3 (2.48%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.65%) Zend
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle
3 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.83%) hybris
4 1 (0.83%) Facebook
4 1 (0.83%) Twitter
4 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.83%) Kony
4 1 (0.83%) SAP
4 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
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