The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 54 55 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing BDD 29 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.07% 2.32% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 3.13% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 6
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1032 830 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.71% 73.91% 70.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 440 391
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £110.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Manchester region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -3 5 £350 -5.08%
Bolton -1 1 £300 - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 40 (86.96%) TDD
2 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) MVC
4 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
5 15 (32.61%) HTML
5 15 (32.61%) jQuery
6 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 14 (30.43%) Scrum
7 13 (28.26%) CSS
8 12 (26.09%) OO
9 10 (21.74%) C#
9 10 (21.74%) .NET
10 9 (19.57%) OOP
11 8 (17.39%) JIRA
11 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (17.39%) Java
11 8 (17.39%) PHP
11 8 (17.39%) Coaching
12 7 (15.22%) HTML5
12 7 (15.22%) CSS3
12 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
13 6 (13.04%) Games
13 6 (13.04%) Kanban
13 6 (13.04%) Ajax
14 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
14 5 (10.87%) Pair Programming
14 5 (10.87%) RESTful
14 5 (10.87%) Refactoring
14 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
14 5 (10.87%) Microsoft

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) nginx
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Big Data
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.35%) RavenDB
4 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.17%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) JIRA
2 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.70%) Hudson
2 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.70%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.52%) QUnit
3 3 (6.52%) Jasmine
3 3 (6.52%) Trac
3 3 (6.52%) Sinon.JS
4 2 (4.35%) RSpec
5 1 (2.17%) NUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Moq
5 1 (2.17%) MSTest
5 1 (2.17%) Calabash
5 1 (2.17%) Grunt
5 1 (2.17%) Gradle
General
1 6 (13.04%) Games
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Web Developer
3 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.52%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.52%) iOS Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Android Developer
6 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) HTML
1 15 (32.61%) jQuery
2 13 (28.26%) CSS
3 10 (21.74%) .NET
4 7 (15.22%) HTML5
4 7 (15.22%) CSS3
4 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.04%) Ajax
6 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
6 5 (10.87%) RESTful
6 5 (10.87%) Web Services
6 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (10.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.70%) Spring
8 3 (6.52%) Spring MVC
8 3 (6.52%) Sass
8 3 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.52%) W3C
2 3 (6.52%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.35%) New Media
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) iPhone
4 1 (2.17%) DTV
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (86.96%) TDD
2 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) MVC
4 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
4 14 (30.43%) Scrum
5 12 (26.09%) OO
6 9 (19.57%) OOP
7 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (17.39%) Coaching
8 6 (13.04%) Kanban
9 5 (10.87%) Pair Programming
9 5 (10.87%) Refactoring
9 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
9 5 (10.87%) ATDD
9 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.70%) User Stories
10 4 (8.70%) SOA
10 4 (8.70%) Project Management
10 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
2 10 (21.74%) C#
3 8 (17.39%) Java
3 8 (17.39%) PHP
4 3 (6.52%) Ruby
4 3 (6.52%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.17%) PHP5
6 1 (2.17%) Scala
6 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Zend
2 1 (2.17%) SAP
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