Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 24 November 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)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 47 56
Rank change year-on-year +20 +9 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.95% 1.37% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 1.75% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 1
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £352 £306 £275
90th Percentile £488 £437 £325
North West median daily rate £400 £440 £388
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside 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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 408 456 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.12% 77.82% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 285 318
Merseyside median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £188
90th Percentile £538 £513 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.47 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £18.87 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Merseyside

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Merseyside

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +11 17 £400 +8.11% 2
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for BDD.

1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (79.17%) Java
4 17 (70.83%) TDD
5 16 (66.67%) Scrum
6 15 (62.50%) HTML
6 15 (62.50%) CSS
6 15 (62.50%) Kanban
6 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
7 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
7 13 (54.17%) MongoDB
8 12 (50.00%) Selenium
9 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
10 10 (41.67%) Linux
11 9 (37.50%) Spring Boot
11 9 (37.50%) Front End Development
12 8 (33.33%) React
12 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
12 8 (33.33%) Microservices
13 7 (29.17%) Ember.js
13 7 (29.17%) RESTful
13 7 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (25.00%) Dropwizard
14 6 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (25.00%) JSON
14 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
14 6 (25.00%) Node.js
14 6 (25.00%) REST
14 6 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (25.00%) Web Services

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 6 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.83%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (20.83%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) MongoDB
2 6 (25.00%) MySQL
2 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
3 5 (20.83%) Redis
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 12 (50.00%) Selenium
3 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
4 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.83%) Mocha
6 4 (16.67%) Grunt
7 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
8 1 (4.17%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (37.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (20.83%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Senior Agile Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) UI Developer
6 2 (8.33%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (8.33%) UX Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) CSS
1 15 (62.50%) HTML
2 9 (37.50%) Spring Boot
3 8 (33.33%) React
4 7 (29.17%) Ember.js
4 7 (29.17%) RESTful
5 6 (25.00%) Dropwizard
5 6 (25.00%) JSON
5 6 (25.00%) Node.js
5 6 (25.00%) REST
5 6 (25.00%) Spring
5 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.83%) bluebird
6 5 (20.83%) Chai
6 5 (20.83%) Express
6 5 (20.83%) JSON Schema
6 5 (20.83%) Nightwatchjs
6 5 (20.83%) Nunjucks
6 5 (20.83%) Regular Expression
7 4 (16.67%) lodash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) TDD
3 16 (66.67%) Scrum
4 15 (62.50%) Kanban
5 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
6 9 (37.50%) Front End Development
7 8 (33.33%) Microservices
8 7 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (20.83%) Coaching
10 3 (12.50%) Open Source
10 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Wireframes
12 1 (4.17%) DevOps
12 1 (4.17%) MVC
12 1 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
12 1 (4.17%) SDLC
12 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
12 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 19 (79.17%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) ES6
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) PHP 5
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle