Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 69 71
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +12
Contract jobs citing BDD 31 19 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.45% 1.53% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.86% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 37
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -15.79% +22.58%
10th Percentile £305 £350 £389
90th Percentile £478 £530 £668
North West median daily rate £425 £419 £450
% change year-on-year +1.49% -6.94% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - -

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,111 1,020 1,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.90% 82.39% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 710 1,079
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £540 £531 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 44 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -1.90%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.66%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 9 £400 - 1
Chester +3 8 £388 +10.71% 4
Knutsford -4 6 £400 - 1
Warrington -5 1 £350 -15.15% 2
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 17 (54.84%) Java
1 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) Selenium
4 12 (38.71%) Cucumber
5 11 (35.48%) JIRA
6 9 (29.03%) Scrum
6 9 (29.03%) TDD
6 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (25.81%) Gherkin
8 7 (22.58%) JMeter
8 7 (22.58%) CSS
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
9 6 (19.35%) JUnit
9 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
9 6 (19.35%) Maven
9 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
9 6 (19.35%) MVC
9 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
9 6 (19.35%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (19.35%) DevOps
9 6 (19.35%) BrowserStack
10 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
10 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
10 5 (16.13%) System Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (16.13%) Confluence

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) BrowserStack
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) ZAP BI
3 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Selenium
2 12 (38.71%) Cucumber
3 11 (35.48%) JIRA
4 7 (22.58%) JMeter
5 6 (19.35%) JUnit
5 6 (19.35%) Maven
5 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
6 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
6 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
8 3 (9.68%) Bitbucket
9 2 (6.45%) Gatling
9 2 (6.45%) webpack
10 1 (3.23%) Arquillian
10 1 (3.23%) Gradle
10 1 (3.23%) Grunt
10 1 (3.23%) gulp
10 1 (3.23%) JBehave
10 1 (3.23%) Mockito
10 1 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Tester
3 8 (25.81%) Automation Tester
4 5 (16.13%) .NET Developer
4 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (16.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (16.13%) C# Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (9.68%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (9.68%) QA Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum Master
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) Gherkin
2 7 (22.58%) CSS
3 5 (16.13%) .NET
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (16.13%) jQuery
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
4 4 (12.90%) Entity Framework
4 4 (12.90%) JSON
4 4 (12.90%) REST
4 4 (12.90%) SOAP
4 4 (12.90%) Spring
5 3 (9.68%) XML
6 2 (6.45%) HTML
6 2 (6.45%) Node.js
6 2 (6.45%) React
6 2 (6.45%) Redux
7 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.23%) HTML5
7 1 (3.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Fintech
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (29.03%) Scrum
3 9 (29.03%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
4 6 (19.35%) MVC
4 6 (19.35%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (16.13%) CRM
5 5 (16.13%) Pair Programming
5 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
5 5 (16.13%) Project Management
5 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.13%) System Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
5 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (12.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) C
5 2 (6.45%) Java 8
6 1 (3.23%) ES6
6 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Cypress Semiconductor