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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 80 88 99
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing BDD 65 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 1.57% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.18% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 +4 36 £400 +10.34% 20
Lancashire -9 16 £400 -5.88% 1
Cheshire +5 9 £363 -2.68% 9
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 88 (88.89%) TDD
2 81 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 42 (42.42%) Java
5 34 (34.34%) HTML
6 32 (32.32%) Software Engineering
7 31 (31.31%) MVC
8 28 (28.28%) Scrum
9 27 (27.27%) CSS
9 27 (27.27%) Linux
9 27 (27.27%) jQuery
10 23 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (23.23%) Git (software)
11 22 (22.22%) OO
12 19 (19.19%) C#
13 18 (18.18%) Selenium
14 16 (16.16%) OOP
14 16 (16.16%) Web Services
15 15 (15.15%) HTML5
16 14 (14.14%) AngularJS
16 14 (14.14%) Windows
16 14 (14.14%) SQL
17 13 (13.13%) .NET
17 13 (13.13%) REST
17 13 (13.13%) Waterfall
17 13 (13.13%) Kanban
18 12 (12.12%) JSON
18 12 (12.12%) Spring
18 12 (12.12%) Mentoring
19 11 (11.11%) Coaching

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (6.06%) Apache
2 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.03%) Node.js
3 2 (2.02%) nginx
3 2 (2.02%) CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.01%) EPiServer CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) Mingle
3 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) HTTP
2 1 (1.01%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) Big Data
2 5 (5.05%) MySQL
3 4 (4.04%) Couchbase
3 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.02%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.02%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.01%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 23 (23.23%) Git (software)
2 18 (18.18%) Selenium
3 11 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.10%) JIRA
5 9 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (9.09%) Eclipse
6 8 (8.08%) Subversion
6 8 (8.08%) WebDriver
7 7 (7.07%) Jasmine
8 6 (6.06%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.03%) Trac
9 3 (3.03%) Grunt
9 3 (3.03%) Sinon.JS
9 3 (3.03%) Gradle
9 3 (3.03%) Hudson
9 3 (3.03%) Maven
9 3 (3.03%) Ant
9 3 (3.03%) JUnit
9 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.03%) QUnit
General
1 9 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Games
3 4 (4.04%) Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Retail
5 2 (2.02%) Electronics
5 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Marketing
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
6 1 (1.01%) Law
6 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (70.71%) Developer
2 19 (19.19%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.15%) Web Developer
4 8 (8.08%) Technical Architect
4 8 (8.08%) Architect
5 7 (7.07%) Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.07%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (5.05%) iOS Developer
6 5 (5.05%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.04%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Tester
7 4 (4.04%) Consultant
7 4 (4.04%) PHP Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Technical Leader
7 4 (4.04%) Android Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Scala Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Java Architect
8 3 (3.03%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (34.34%) HTML
2 27 (27.27%) CSS
2 27 (27.27%) jQuery
3 16 (16.16%) Web Services
4 15 (15.15%) HTML5
5 14 (14.14%) AngularJS
6 13 (13.13%) REST
6 13 (13.13%) .NET
7 12 (12.12%) Spring
7 12 (12.12%) JSON
8 10 (10.10%) RESTful
8 10 (10.10%) Ajax
8 10 (10.10%) J2EE
8 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET
9 9 (9.09%) CSS3
10 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (8.08%) Spring MVC
11 6 (6.06%) Hibernate
12 5 (5.05%) .NET Framework
12 5 (5.05%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Open Source
2 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.05%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.03%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.03%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.03%) W3C
5 2 (2.02%) DTV
5 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Animation
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.02%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.02%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
6 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.27%) Linux
2 14 (14.14%) Windows
3 6 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.05%) Android
5 4 (4.04%) Mac OS
5 4 (4.04%) UNIX
5 4 (4.04%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.04%) AIX
5 4 (4.04%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (88.89%) TDD
2 81 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (32.32%) Software Engineering
4 31 (31.31%) MVC
5 28 (28.28%) Scrum
6 23 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (22.22%) OO
8 16 (16.16%) OOP
9 13 (13.13%) Kanban
9 13 (13.13%) Waterfall
10 12 (12.12%) Mentoring
11 11 (11.11%) Coaching
11 11 (11.11%) Software Testing
12 10 (10.10%) Test Planning
13 9 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 9 (9.09%) Web Development
13 9 (9.09%) Pair Programming
13 9 (9.09%) V-Model
13 9 (9.09%) Validation
14 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 42 (42.42%) Java
3 19 (19.19%) C#
4 14 (14.14%) SQL
5 10 (10.10%) PHP
6 9 (9.09%) Ruby
7 8 (8.08%) Scala
8 7 (7.07%) Objective-C
9 6 (6.06%) Python
10 4 (4.04%) C++
10 4 (4.04%) C
11 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.01%) Clojure
13 1 (1.01%) R
13 1 (1.01%) PHP5
13 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) HND
1 9 (9.09%) ISEB
1 9 (9.09%) Degree
1 9 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.02%) PMP
2 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Capistrano
1 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.01%) Puppet
2 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.03%) Apple
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle
3 2 (2.02%) SAP
4 1 (1.01%) Zend
4 1 (1.01%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.01%) hybris
4 1 (1.01%) Kony
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Posted: 2 days ago
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