Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 73 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 +30
Contract jobs citing BDD 203 150 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.49% 2.76% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 3.30% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 118 161
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £550 £600 £525
England median daily rate £485 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +4.86% +2.78% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 4,983 4,549 6,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.60% 83.59% 83.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,135 2,807 3,917
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £244 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 198 231
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £36.74 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.85% +13.04% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £53.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +8.96% +9.52%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -2 113 £400 - 56
Lancashire +23 41 £410 -6.55% 11
Cheshire -11 25 £345 -12.66% 10
Merseyside 0 21 £450 -5.26% 4
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 148 (72.91%) TDD
2 136 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (45.32%) Java
4 83 (40.89%) JavaScript
5 76 (37.44%) Scrum
6 74 (36.45%) Test Automation
7 64 (31.53%) Kanban
8 59 (29.06%) SQL
9 53 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (25.62%) CSS
11 51 (25.12%) C#
12 50 (24.63%) .NET
12 50 (24.63%) Git (software)
13 47 (23.15%) Selenium
14 45 (22.17%) HTML
14 45 (22.17%) AngularJS
15 42 (20.69%) JIRA
16 41 (20.20%) MVC
16 41 (20.20%) Jenkins
16 41 (20.20%) Node.js
17 40 (19.70%) Software Engineering
18 39 (19.21%) REST
19 35 (17.24%) Microservices
19 35 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
20 33 (16.26%) SQL Server
21 31 (15.27%) Mentoring
22 30 (14.78%) MySQL
23 29 (14.29%) Web Services
23 29 (14.29%) NoSQL
24 28 (13.79%) Confluence

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 28 (13.79%) Confluence
2 5 (2.46%) CMS
3 4 (1.97%) Apache
4 3 (1.48%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.99%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.99%) JBoss
5 2 (0.99%) Mule ESB
5 2 (0.99%) nginx
5 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.99%) WildFly
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.49%) Drupal
6 1 (0.49%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) Magento
2 2 (0.99%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.90%) GitHub
3 14 (6.90%) Slack
4 8 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.45%) BrowserStack
6 5 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.48%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.48%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.99%) Serverless
9 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.46%) HTTP
2 2 (0.99%) SSL
3 1 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.78%) MySQL
3 29 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 23 (11.33%) MongoDB
4 23 (11.33%) Relational Database
5 19 (9.36%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (4.43%) CouchDB
7 9 (4.43%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.94%) Neo4j
9 6 (2.96%) Big Data
10 5 (2.46%) Redis
11 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.99%) Riak
13 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (24.63%) Git (software)
2 47 (23.15%) Selenium
3 42 (20.69%) JIRA
4 41 (20.20%) Jenkins
5 26 (12.81%) Cucumber
6 18 (8.87%) JMeter
7 16 (7.88%) JUnit
8 13 (6.40%) Jasmine
9 9 (4.43%) Gatling
10 8 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (3.45%) Gradle
11 7 (3.45%) HP UFT
11 7 (3.45%) Maven
11 7 (3.45%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.96%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.96%) NUnit
13 5 (2.46%) LoadRunner
13 5 (2.46%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.46%) Subversion
13 5 (2.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (12.32%) Finance
2 11 (5.42%) Banking
3 6 (2.96%) Games
3 6 (2.96%) Marketing
4 5 (2.46%) Electronics
4 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.46%) Retail
4 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.48%) Law
6 2 (0.99%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Military
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (56.16%) Developer
2 32 (15.76%) .NET Developer
3 27 (13.30%) Java Developer
4 21 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 18 (8.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (7.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (7.88%) Software Engineer
7 14 (6.90%) Tester
8 12 (5.91%) Scrum Master
8 12 (5.91%) Test Engineer
9 11 (5.42%) Automation Tester
9 11 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (4.43%) Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) Agile Developer
12 7 (3.45%) Architect
12 7 (3.45%) React Developer
12 7 (3.45%) SQL Developer
13 6 (2.96%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.96%) QA Tester
13 6 (2.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (25.62%) CSS
2 50 (24.63%) .NET
3 45 (22.17%) AngularJS
3 45 (22.17%) HTML
4 41 (20.20%) Node.js
5 39 (19.21%) REST
6 29 (14.29%) Web Services
7 28 (13.79%) Spring
8 24 (11.82%) HTML5
8 24 (11.82%) React
9 23 (11.33%) CSS3
9 23 (11.33%) jQuery
9 23 (11.33%) SOAP
10 20 (9.85%) Gherkin
11 19 (9.36%) ASP.NET
12 17 (8.37%) Ajax
12 17 (8.37%) RESTful
13 16 (7.88%) JSON
14 14 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (6.90%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.88%) User Experience
2 10 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.46%) Wiki
7 4 (1.97%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.49%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.49%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.81%) Linux
2 9 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.96%) Android
4 5 (2.46%) Windows
5 4 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (72.91%) TDD
2 136 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (37.44%) Scrum
4 74 (36.45%) Test Automation
5 64 (31.53%) Kanban
6 53 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (20.20%) MVC
8 40 (19.70%) Software Engineering
9 35 (17.24%) Microservices
10 31 (15.27%) Mentoring
11 25 (12.32%) DevOps
11 25 (12.32%) Front End Development
12 22 (10.84%) Pair Programming
13 21 (10.34%) Refactoring
13 21 (10.34%) SDLC
13 21 (10.34%) Waterfall
14 19 (9.36%) Open Source
14 19 (9.36%) SFIA
15 17 (8.37%) Coaching
15 17 (8.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 92 (45.32%) Java
2 83 (40.89%) JavaScript
3 59 (29.06%) SQL
4 51 (25.12%) C#
5 16 (7.88%) Python
6 15 (7.39%) ES6
6 15 (7.39%) Java 8
7 13 (6.40%) Ruby
8 11 (5.42%) Groovy
9 9 (4.43%) Scala
9 9 (4.43%) TypeScript
10 7 (3.45%) Go
11 6 (2.96%) C
12 4 (1.97%) C++
12 4 (1.97%) Java 9
12 4 (1.97%) PHP
13 3 (1.48%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.48%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.99%) VB
14 2 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (3.94%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.45%) PMI Certification
2 7 (3.45%) PMP
3 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) Degree
5 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.49%) ISEB
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.32%) QA
2 5 (2.46%) WCAG
3 4 (1.97%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (3.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.48%) QEMU
2 3 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.94%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.96%) Puppet
3 5 (2.46%) Nessus
3 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.48%) Ansible
5 1 (0.49%) Kibana
5 1 (0.49%) logstash
Vendors
1 20 (9.85%) Oracle
2 12 (5.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.43%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.94%) Google
5 7 (3.45%) SAP
6 3 (1.48%) VMware
7 2 (0.99%) Citrix
7 2 (0.99%) Ivanti
7 2 (0.99%) Siebel
7 2 (0.99%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.99%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.99%) Zend
8 1 (0.49%) HP
8 1 (0.49%) Splunk
8 1 (0.49%) WorldPay