Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 62 88
Rank change year-on-year -4 +26 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 34 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.59% 1.52% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 1.84% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 28
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.77% +1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £295 £314 £318
90th Percentile £522 £444 £475
North West median daily rate £390 £425 £389
% change year-on-year -8.24% +9.32% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 1,116 870 1,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.87% 82.54% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 612 1,109
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 49
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.26% +2.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £10.83 £15.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £60.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £37.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -42.01% +6.43% +59.09%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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
Knutsford +3 15 £420 +5.00% 2
Chester +2 5 £335 -12.42% 3
Warrington -7 5 £500 +19.05%
Crewe - 3 £556 -
Macclesfield - 1 £325 - 1
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 19 (55.88%) TDD
1 19 (55.88%) Test Automation
2 18 (52.94%) Java
3 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
5 12 (35.29%) Git (software)
6 11 (32.35%) JSON
6 11 (32.35%) Finance
7 9 (26.47%) HTML
7 9 (26.47%) CSS
7 9 (26.47%) JIRA
7 9 (26.47%) React
8 8 (23.53%) SDLC
8 8 (23.53%) HTML5
8 8 (23.53%) CSS3
8 8 (23.53%) Selenium
8 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
9 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (20.59%) jQuery
9 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
9 7 (20.59%) Banking
9 7 (20.59%) .NET
9 7 (20.59%) Linux
9 7 (20.59%) Node.js
9 7 (20.59%) Sass
9 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
9 7 (20.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (20.59%) ES6
9 7 (20.59%) Redux
9 7 (20.59%) npm

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 (14.71%) Confluence
2 3 (8.82%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) npm
2 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (11.76%) BrowserStack
4 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (8.82%) Amazon S3
4 3 (8.82%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.94%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.94%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 9 (26.47%) JIRA
3 8 (23.53%) Selenium
4 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
5 6 (17.65%) Grunt
5 6 (17.65%) gulp
5 6 (17.65%) SonarQube
6 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
7 4 (11.76%) Bitbucket
7 4 (11.76%) JUnit
7 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
8 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
8 3 (8.82%) Toad
9 2 (5.88%) Gradle
9 2 (5.88%) Maven
9 2 (5.88%) NUnit
10 1 (2.94%) Arquillian
10 1 (2.94%) Burp Suite
10 1 (2.94%) Mockito
10 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Advertising
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) UI Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Test Lead
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.88%) React Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Scrum Master
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) JSON
2 9 (26.47%) CSS
2 9 (26.47%) HTML
2 9 (26.47%) React
3 8 (23.53%) CSS3
3 8 (23.53%) HTML5
4 7 (20.59%) .NET
4 7 (20.59%) jQuery
4 7 (20.59%) Node.js
4 7 (20.59%) Redux
4 7 (20.59%) Sass
4 7 (20.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (17.65%) Ajax
5 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
5 6 (17.65%) Spring
6 5 (14.71%) Middleware
6 5 (14.71%) REST
7 4 (11.76%) Hibernate
7 4 (11.76%) SOAP
7 4 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.94%) Online Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
1 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) TDD
1 19 (55.88%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) SDLC
3 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
5 6 (17.65%) IT Strategy
5 6 (17.65%) Kanban
5 6 (17.65%) Performance Optimisation
5 6 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (14.71%) DevOps
6 5 (14.71%) Microservices
7 4 (11.76%) ETL
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
7 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.82%) Migration
8 3 (8.82%) MVC
8 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Java
2 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) ES6
4 5 (14.71%) Java 8
4 5 (14.71%) SQL
5 4 (11.76%) C
5 4 (11.76%) TypeScript
6 3 (8.82%) C++
6 3 (8.82%) Go
6 3 (8.82%) Groovy
6 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.82%) Python
6 3 (8.82%) Ruby
6 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.88%) C#
8 1 (2.94%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) ISEB
1 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) QEMU
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
1 1 (2.94%) Nessus
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Perforce
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft