Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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)
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 43 71
Rank change year-on-year -8 +28 +54
Contract jobs citing BDD 184 273 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.24% 4.20% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 4.99% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 214 166
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £480 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.24% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.87 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.06% +22.32% -

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 4625 5473 7027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.43% 84.23% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2981 3534 4294
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 161 281
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.85 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.19% -24.23% +72.29%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 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
Manchester -25 108 £400 -5.88% 35
Cheshire +1 27 £450 - 10
Merseyside +20 24 £400 +14.29% 6
Lancashire +9 21 £400 -11.11% 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 North West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 154 (83.70%) TDD
2 143 (77.72%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (50.00%) Java
4 89 (48.37%) Scrum
5 81 (44.02%) Test Automation
6 72 (39.13%) Git (software)
7 71 (38.59%) JavaScript
8 61 (33.15%) Kanban
9 52 (28.26%) Cucumber
10 48 (26.09%) Linux
11 47 (25.54%) JIRA
12 46 (25.00%) SQL
13 45 (24.46%) Node.js
14 44 (23.91%) Microservices
15 43 (23.37%) MongoDB
16 42 (22.83%) Open Source
17 41 (22.28%) NoSQL
17 41 (22.28%) Jenkins
18 40 (21.74%) CSS
18 40 (21.74%) HTML
19 37 (20.11%) Software Engineering
20 36 (19.57%) Mentoring
21 35 (19.02%) REST
22 34 (18.48%) User Stories
22 34 (18.48%) MySQL
23 33 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
23 33 (17.93%) AngularJS
24 31 (16.85%) Coaching
25 29 (15.76%) Continuous Delivery
25 29 (15.76%) PostgreSQL

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 26 (14.13%) Confluence
2 16 (8.70%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.17%) nginx
4 4 (2.17%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.63%) Drupal
6 2 (1.09%) Apache
7 1 (0.54%) CMS
7 1 (0.54%) SAS
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (13.04%) Slack
3 8 (4.35%) npm
4 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (3.26%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (3.26%) GitHub
5 6 (3.26%) Serverless
6 5 (2.72%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.63%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.63%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.63%) SaaS
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.09%) Route 53
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) HTTP
1 2 (1.09%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.37%) MongoDB
2 41 (22.28%) NoSQL
3 34 (18.48%) MySQL
4 29 (15.76%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (9.24%) Big Data
5 17 (9.24%) SQL Server
6 12 (6.52%) Hadoop
7 10 (5.43%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.89%) Oracle Database
9 8 (4.35%) Redis
10 7 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (3.26%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.54%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 72 (39.13%) Git (software)
2 52 (28.26%) Cucumber
3 47 (25.54%) JIRA
4 41 (22.28%) Jenkins
5 19 (10.33%) Selenium
6 15 (8.15%) JUnit
7 13 (7.07%) TeamCity
8 11 (5.98%) Grunt
9 10 (5.43%) Jasmine
9 10 (5.43%) Maven
10 8 (4.35%) Gradle
10 8 (4.35%) SonarQube
11 6 (3.26%) gulp
11 6 (3.26%) Mocha
12 5 (2.72%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.72%) JMeter
12 5 (2.72%) Subversion
13 4 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.63%) Hudson
14 3 (1.63%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (14.13%) Finance
2 19 (10.33%) Manufacturing
3 18 (9.78%) Marketing
4 17 (9.24%) Electronics
4 17 (9.24%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.98%) Banking
5 11 (5.98%) Games
6 2 (1.09%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 131 (71.20%) Developer
2 55 (29.89%) Java Developer
3 22 (11.96%) Scrum Master
4 21 (11.41%) Software Developer
5 20 (10.87%) Java Software Developer
6 17 (9.24%) Senior Developer
7 16 (8.70%) Scala Developer
8 13 (7.07%) Software Engineer
9 12 (6.52%) .NET Developer
9 12 (6.52%) Agile Scrum Master
9 12 (6.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (6.52%) Java Engineer
9 12 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (5.98%) UI Developer
11 10 (5.43%) Apache Spark Developer
11 10 (5.43%) Java Software Engineer
12 9 (4.89%) Agile Developer
13 8 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
13 8 (4.35%) Hadoop Developer
14 7 (3.80%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (24.46%) Node.js
2 40 (21.74%) CSS
2 40 (21.74%) HTML
3 35 (19.02%) REST
4 33 (17.93%) AngularJS
5 28 (15.22%) React
6 27 (14.67%) RESTful
6 27 (14.67%) Spring
7 24 (13.04%) Spring Boot
8 23 (12.50%) .NET
9 21 (11.41%) Web Services
10 20 (10.87%) HTML5
11 19 (10.33%) JSON
12 16 (8.70%) Akka
12 16 (8.70%) CSS3
13 13 (7.07%) ASP.NET
13 13 (7.07%) Velocity
14 11 (5.98%) Sass
14 11 (5.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (5.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.33%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.26%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.72%) User Experience
6 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.63%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.63%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.09%) iPad
8 2 (1.09%) RIA
9 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.09%) Linux
2 20 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.54%) Android
4 1 (0.54%) Mesosphere
4 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (83.70%) TDD
2 143 (77.72%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (48.37%) Scrum
4 81 (44.02%) Test Automation
5 61 (33.15%) Kanban
6 44 (23.91%) Microservices
7 42 (22.83%) Open Source
8 37 (20.11%) Software Engineering
9 36 (19.57%) Mentoring
10 34 (18.48%) User Stories
11 33 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (16.85%) Coaching
13 29 (15.76%) Continuous Delivery
14 27 (14.67%) MVC
15 24 (13.04%) DevOps
15 24 (13.04%) SDLC
16 21 (11.41%) SFIA
17 17 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (9.24%) Front End Development
17 17 (9.24%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (50.00%) Java
2 71 (38.59%) JavaScript
3 46 (25.00%) SQL
4 21 (11.41%) C#
5 20 (10.87%) Python
6 15 (8.15%) Shell Script
7 13 (7.07%) ES6
8 10 (5.43%) Clojure
9 5 (2.72%) PHP
9 5 (2.72%) Scala
9 5 (2.72%) VB
10 4 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.17%) Ruby
10 4 (2.17%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.17%) VBA
11 3 (1.63%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.63%) C
11 3 (1.63%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.54%) Perl
12 1 (0.54%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 13 (7.07%) PMI Certification
1 13 (7.07%) PMP
2 4 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (14.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (4.89%) Ansible
1 9 (4.89%) Puppet
2 6 (3.26%) Kibana
3 4 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.63%) Consul
4 3 (1.63%) logstash
4 3 (1.63%) Zipkin
5 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (9.24%) SAP
2 13 (7.07%) Oracle
3 10 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.35%) Perforce
5 7 (3.80%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.26%) Google
7 3 (1.63%) Splunk
7 3 (1.63%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.09%) Pega
9 1 (0.54%) IBM
9 1 (0.54%) Sitecore