Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 15 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 67 39
Rank change year-on-year +11 -28 +40
Contract jobs citing BDD 229 164 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.84% 2.85% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 3.47% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 128 235
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% +13.55%
10th Percentile £313 £333 £335
90th Percentile £553 £567 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.98% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -26.67% +20.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,959 4,731 5,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.08% 82.25% 84.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,145 3,018 3,808
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £578 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 203 181
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.41% +28.30% -31.05%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.18 £51.12 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the North West

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the North West

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the North West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 November 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
Manchester +4 132 £444 +10.94% 47
Lancashire +15 51 £475 +18.75% 7
Cheshire 0 29 £400 - 9
Merseyside -13 13 £400 -11.11% 5
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 North West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 187 (81.66%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (62.45%) TDD
3 138 (60.26%) Java
4 110 (48.03%) Test Automation
5 92 (40.17%) Scrum
6 86 (37.55%) Selenium
7 71 (31.00%) Spring
8 69 (30.13%) JIRA
9 66 (28.82%) Jenkins
10 62 (27.07%) Software Engineering
11 59 (25.76%) Git (software)
12 56 (24.45%) QA
13 54 (23.58%) Kanban
14 51 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (22.27%) Java 8
15 50 (21.83%) JavaScript
16 48 (20.96%) PostgreSQL
17 47 (20.52%) Spring Boot
18 46 (20.09%) Microservices
19 44 (19.21%) DevOps
19 44 (19.21%) SQL
20 41 (17.90%) .NET
20 41 (17.90%) JMeter
21 40 (17.47%) Node.js
22 39 (17.03%) Python
23 36 (15.72%) C#
24 34 (14.85%) RESTful
24 34 (14.85%) Pair Programming
24 34 (14.85%) Cucumber
25 33 (14.41%) User Stories

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 32 (13.97%) Confluence
2 9 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.62%) Apache Solr
3 6 (2.62%) Mule
4 5 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.31%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.87%) Apache
7 2 (0.87%) CICS
7 2 (0.87%) JBoss
7 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.31%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.44%) Exstream
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (7.42%) Slack
4 10 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.37%) SaaS
5 9 (3.93%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (2.62%) Apigee
7 5 (2.18%) GitHub
7 5 (2.18%) IaaS
8 3 (1.31%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.87%) npm
10 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) Firewall
2 1 (0.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.96%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (12.23%) MySQL
3 21 (9.17%) SQL Server
4 15 (6.55%) MongoDB
4 15 (6.55%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.37%) NoSQL
5 10 (4.37%) RDBMS
6 9 (3.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (3.06%) Big Data
8 4 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.75%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.75%) DB2
9 3 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.31%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.31%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.31%) ZAP BI
10 2 (0.87%) HBase
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.44%) Informix
Development Applications
1 86 (37.55%) Selenium
2 69 (30.13%) JIRA
3 66 (28.82%) Jenkins
4 59 (25.76%) Git (software)
5 41 (17.90%) JMeter
6 34 (14.85%) Cucumber
7 29 (12.66%) Maven
8 26 (11.35%) JUnit
9 24 (10.48%) Gatling
10 17 (7.42%) Gradle
11 15 (6.55%) WebDriver
12 14 (6.11%) LoadRunner
12 14 (6.11%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (6.11%) Spock
13 13 (5.68%) HP UFT
14 10 (4.37%) Jasmine
14 10 (4.37%) Mercurial
14 10 (4.37%) SoapUI
15 9 (3.93%) Burp Suite
16 8 (3.49%) The Grinder
General
1 21 (9.17%) Retail
2 15 (6.55%) Finance
3 7 (3.06%) Marketing
4 5 (2.18%) Banking
5 3 (1.31%) Publishing
6 1 (0.44%) Games
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (36.68%) Developer
2 40 (17.47%) Java Developer
3 23 (10.04%) .NET Developer
4 22 (9.61%) Java Engineer
5 21 (9.17%) Test Engineer
6 19 (8.30%) Analyst
7 16 (6.99%) Tester
8 14 (6.11%) QA Engineer
9 12 (5.24%) Software Engineer
10 11 (4.80%) Automation Tester
11 10 (4.37%) C# Developer
11 10 (4.37%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.93%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.49%) Business Analyst
13 8 (3.49%) Consultant
13 8 (3.49%) Software Developer
14 7 (3.06%) Agile Developer
14 7 (3.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 7 (3.06%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (31.00%) Spring
2 47 (20.52%) Spring Boot
3 41 (17.90%) .NET
4 40 (17.47%) Node.js
5 34 (14.85%) RESTful
6 33 (14.41%) CSS
7 32 (13.97%) Web Services
8 26 (11.35%) REST
9 25 (10.92%) Hibernate
9 25 (10.92%) HTML
10 21 (9.17%) React
11 20 (8.73%) AngularJS
12 19 (8.30%) Spring Security
13 17 (7.42%) Elastic Stack
14 13 (5.68%) ASP.NET
14 13 (5.68%) Gherkin
14 13 (5.68%) XML
15 11 (4.80%) JSON
16 9 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
17 8 (3.49%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.04%) User Experience
2 14 (6.11%) Mobile App
2 14 (6.11%) Wiki
3 10 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.18%) iPad
7 3 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.87%) Blog
8 2 (0.87%) Digital TV
8 2 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.87%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.44%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.44%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.44%) Fintech
9 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.24%) Linux
2 8 (3.49%) Unix
3 5 (2.18%) Windows
4 4 (1.75%) Android
4 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (81.66%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (62.45%) TDD
3 110 (48.03%) Test Automation
4 92 (40.17%) Scrum
5 62 (27.07%) Software Engineering
6 54 (23.58%) Kanban
7 51 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (20.09%) Microservices
9 44 (19.21%) DevOps
10 34 (14.85%) Pair Programming
11 33 (14.41%) User Stories
12 30 (13.10%) SOA
13 29 (12.66%) Integration Testing
13 29 (12.66%) SDLC
14 25 (10.92%) Mentoring
15 24 (10.48%) MVC
16 18 (7.86%) Non-Functional Testing
16 18 (7.86%) OWASP
17 17 (7.42%) Coaching
17 17 (7.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 138 (60.26%) Java
2 51 (22.27%) Java 8
3 50 (21.83%) JavaScript
4 44 (19.21%) SQL
5 39 (17.03%) Python
6 36 (15.72%) C#
7 16 (6.99%) PHP
8 12 (5.24%) Groovy
9 9 (3.93%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.62%) Scala
11 3 (1.31%) Ruby
11 3 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.87%) JCL
12 2 (0.87%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.44%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.44%) ES6
13 1 (0.44%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.44%) VB
13 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (1.75%) DBS Check
3 3 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.31%) Degree
4 1 (0.44%) ISEB
4 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.44%) PMP
4 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (24.45%) QA
2 9 (3.93%) WCAG
3 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (13.54%) Docker
2 3 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (12.23%) Ansible
2 18 (7.86%) Kubernetes
3 15 (6.55%) Terraform
4 12 (5.24%) Puppet
5 9 (3.93%) Nessus
5 9 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.62%) Kibana
6 6 (2.62%) logstash
7 3 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.87%) Grafana
8 2 (0.87%) Graylog
9 1 (0.44%) Packer
Vendors
1 19 (8.30%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.86%) Oracle
3 7 (3.06%) Google
3 7 (3.06%) IBM
4 5 (2.18%) Blue Prism
5 3 (1.31%) Adobe
6 2 (0.87%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.87%) Hortonworks
6 2 (0.87%) hybris
6 2 (0.87%) MapR
6 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.87%) Teradata
6 2 (0.87%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.44%) BMC
7 1 (0.44%) HP
7 1 (0.44%) OpenText
7 1 (0.44%) Remedy
7 1 (0.44%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.44%) Siebel
7 1 (0.44%) TIBCO