Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 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 July 2017 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)
Cheshire > Knutsford
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 26 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 4.17% 7.18% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.08% 8.07% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 3
Knutsford median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £389 £323 £363
90th Percentile £403 £497 £388
Cheshire median daily rate £395 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -16.84% +18.75% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Knutsford median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Knutsford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Knutsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 118 161 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 81.94% 88.95% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 108 73
Knutsford median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £304 £312 £304
90th Percentile £488 £521 £523
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Knutsford median hourly rate £14.25 £9.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -42.93% -5.20%
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year +71.43% -4.19% -36.47%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Knutsford

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Knutsford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Confluence
3 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Big Data
4 2 (33.33%) JPA
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (33.33%) Spring
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Knutsford 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 3 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Banking Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Banking Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (33.33%) JPA
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL