Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 81 59
Rank change year-on-year +23 -22 +50
Contract jobs citing BDD 212 139 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.46% 2.42% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 2.93% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 112 179
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% +17.33%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £300
90th Percentile £548 £525 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £45.50
% change year-on-year -23.08% +7.14% -

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 5,174 4,740 6,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.45% 82.54% 83.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,282 2,907 3,910
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 204 194
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £35.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.86% +32.08% -3.64%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.75 £12.33
90th Percentile £51.40 £52.26 £54.91
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +15 134 £425 +6.25% 62
Lancashire +20 40 £483 +20.63% 7
Cheshire -3 24 £350 -12.50% 11
Merseyside -2 13 £409 -9.17% 3
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 161 (75.94%) TDD
2 157 (74.06%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (60.38%) Java
4 95 (44.81%) Scrum
5 91 (42.92%) Test Automation
6 71 (33.49%) JavaScript
7 65 (30.66%) Git (software)
7 65 (30.66%) Kanban
8 63 (29.72%) Selenium
9 57 (26.89%) JIRA
10 53 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (24.06%) QA
11 51 (24.06%) SQL
12 50 (23.58%) Spring
13 49 (23.11%) Jenkins
14 47 (22.17%) .NET
14 47 (22.17%) CSS
15 44 (20.75%) Software Engineering
16 42 (19.81%) C#
17 41 (19.34%) Microservices
18 40 (18.87%) HTML
19 39 (18.40%) Spring Boot
20 38 (17.92%) MVC
21 37 (17.45%) Java 8
22 36 (16.98%) Web Services
23 35 (16.51%) Cucumber
24 34 (16.04%) AngularJS
24 34 (16.04%) Pair Programming
25 33 (15.57%) PostgreSQL
26 31 (14.62%) Amazon AWS

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 30 (14.15%) Confluence
2 5 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.94%) Apache
4 2 (0.94%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.94%) CICS
4 2 (0.94%) CMS
4 2 (0.94%) JBoss
4 2 (0.94%) Mule ESB
4 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.94%) WildFly
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.47%) Drupal
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.42%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.94%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.08%) GitHub
4 10 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.72%) Slack
5 7 (3.30%) BrowserStack
5 7 (3.30%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.83%) SaaS
7 5 (2.36%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.42%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.42%) IaaS
9 3 (1.42%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.42%) HTTP
1 3 (1.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.57%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (11.79%) SQL Server
3 24 (11.32%) MySQL
4 23 (10.85%) NoSQL
5 19 (8.96%) Relational Database
6 18 (8.49%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.77%) Big Data
8 7 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.83%) CouchDB
9 6 (2.83%) Neo4j
9 6 (2.83%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.89%) Blockchain
12 3 (1.42%) DB2
12 3 (1.42%) Redis
13 2 (0.94%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.47%) HBase
14 1 (0.47%) Riak
Development Applications
1 65 (30.66%) Git (software)
2 63 (29.72%) Selenium
3 57 (26.89%) JIRA
4 49 (23.11%) Jenkins
5 35 (16.51%) Cucumber
6 23 (10.85%) JMeter
7 17 (8.02%) Gatling
8 11 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (4.72%) JUnit
9 10 (4.72%) SpecFlow
10 9 (4.25%) Jasmine
10 9 (4.25%) Maven
10 9 (4.25%) SoapUI
11 8 (3.77%) The Grinder
12 7 (3.30%) Gradle
13 6 (2.83%) Bitbucket
13 6 (2.83%) Subversion
13 6 (2.83%) WebDriver
14 5 (2.36%) LoadRunner
14 5 (2.36%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (11.79%) Finance
2 8 (3.77%) Retail
3 7 (3.30%) Banking
4 6 (2.83%) Marketing
5 4 (1.89%) Electronics
5 4 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Law
6 3 (1.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 99 (46.70%) Developer
2 35 (16.51%) Java Developer
3 28 (13.21%) .NET Developer
4 17 (8.02%) Tester
5 16 (7.55%) QA Engineer
6 15 (7.08%) C# Developer
7 14 (6.60%) Software Engineer
8 13 (6.13%) Test Engineer
9 12 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (5.19%) Automation Tester
11 9 (4.25%) Consultant
11 9 (4.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 9 (4.25%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 8 (3.77%) Analyst
13 7 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (3.30%) Java Engineer
13 7 (3.30%) Senior Consultant
14 6 (2.83%) Agile Developer
14 6 (2.83%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.58%) Spring
2 47 (22.17%) .NET
2 47 (22.17%) CSS
3 40 (18.87%) HTML
4 39 (18.40%) Spring Boot
5 36 (16.98%) Web Services
6 34 (16.04%) AngularJS
7 30 (14.15%) Node.js
7 30 (14.15%) REST
8 25 (11.79%) RESTful
9 22 (10.38%) React
9 22 (10.38%) SOAP
10 18 (8.49%) Ajax
11 16 (7.55%) ASP.NET
11 16 (7.55%) Gherkin
11 16 (7.55%) HTML5
11 16 (7.55%) jQuery
11 16 (7.55%) JSON
12 14 (6.60%) CSS3
13 13 (6.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.38%) User Experience
2 14 (6.60%) Mobile App
2 14 (6.60%) Wiki
3 7 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.36%) iPad
5 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.94%) Digital TV
7 2 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.94%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.47%) Blog
8 1 (0.47%) Fintech
8 1 (0.47%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.47%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.91%) Linux
2 7 (3.30%) Unix
2 7 (3.30%) Windows
3 6 (2.83%) Android
4 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.94%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (75.94%) TDD
2 157 (74.06%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (44.81%) Scrum
4 91 (42.92%) Test Automation
5 65 (30.66%) Kanban
6 53 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (20.75%) Software Engineering
8 41 (19.34%) Microservices
9 38 (17.92%) MVC
10 34 (16.04%) Pair Programming
11 27 (12.74%) SDLC
12 26 (12.26%) DevOps
12 26 (12.26%) Refactoring
13 22 (10.38%) SOA
14 21 (9.91%) Mentoring
14 21 (9.91%) Open Source
15 18 (8.49%) Performance Testing
16 17 (8.02%) Front End Development
17 15 (7.08%) Functional Testing
17 15 (7.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 128 (60.38%) Java
2 71 (33.49%) JavaScript
3 51 (24.06%) SQL
4 42 (19.81%) C#
5 37 (17.45%) Java 8
6 25 (11.79%) Python
7 21 (9.91%) Groovy
8 10 (4.72%) ES6
9 9 (4.25%) Scala
10 8 (3.77%) TypeScript
11 7 (3.30%) Go
12 6 (2.83%) C
12 6 (2.83%) Ruby
13 4 (1.89%) C++
13 4 (1.89%) Java 9
14 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.94%) JCL
15 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.94%) VB
15 2 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (1.42%) Degree
2 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.94%) DBS Check
2 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) ISEB
3 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (24.06%) QA
2 4 (1.89%) GCP
2 4 (1.89%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (7.55%) Docker
2 5 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.42%) QEMU
3 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (9.43%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.66%) Ansible
3 9 (4.25%) Puppet
4 8 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.89%) Nessus
6 3 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.94%) Kibana
7 2 (0.94%) logstash
8 1 (0.47%) Grafana
8 1 (0.47%) Graylog
8 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (8.49%) Oracle
2 15 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.30%) IBM
3 7 (3.30%) SAP
4 5 (2.36%) Blue Prism
4 5 (2.36%) Google
4 5 (2.36%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.42%) Siebel
5 3 (1.42%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.42%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.42%) VMware
6 2 (0.94%) Adobe
6 2 (0.94%) Citrix
6 2 (0.94%) hybris
6 2 (0.94%) Ivanti
7 1 (0.47%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.47%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.47%) MapR
7 1 (0.47%) Splunk
7 1 (0.47%) Xamarin