The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 45 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 64 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.47% 1.86% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 2.43% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 13
Median daily rate £439 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £287 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
1484 1235 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.39% 76.61% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 757 527
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% -15.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +4 15 £400 +1.91%
Stockport -13 3 £475 +41.79% 2
Bury - 1 £281 -
Wigan - 1 £500 -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for BDD.

1 134 (91.16%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (81.63%) TDD
3 65 (44.22%) Java
4 55 (37.41%) Scrum
5 41 (27.89%) JavaScript
6 33 (22.45%) Ruby
7 32 (21.77%) Selenium
8 30 (20.41%) Web Services
9 29 (19.73%) C#
10 27 (18.37%) CSS
10 27 (18.37%) Pair Programming
10 27 (18.37%) Node.js
10 27 (18.37%) Jenkins
11 25 (17.01%) Scala
12 24 (16.33%) JIRA
12 24 (16.33%) MVC
13 23 (15.65%) HTML
13 23 (15.65%) Kanban
14 22 (14.97%) User Experience
15 21 (14.29%) Git (software)
15 21 (14.29%) PHP
16 20 (13.61%) .NET
16 20 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (12.93%) Unit Testing
17 19 (12.93%) Software Engineering
18 18 (12.24%) Cucumber
19 17 (11.56%) QA
19 17 (11.56%) SQL Server
19 17 (11.56%) XML
20 16 (10.88%) ASP.NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (4.08%) CMS
2 4 (2.72%) Drupal
3 3 (2.04%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.04%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Mingle
1 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) GitHub
2 4 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) HTTP
2 3 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 10 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.12%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.04%) GIS
5 3 (2.04%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) HBase
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (21.77%) Selenium
2 27 (18.37%) Jenkins
3 24 (16.33%) JIRA
4 21 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 18 (12.24%) Cucumber
6 15 (10.20%) Subversion
7 10 (6.80%) Mocha
7 10 (6.80%) WebDriver
8 9 (6.12%) JUnit
9 6 (4.08%) HP UFT
9 6 (4.08%) Jasmine
9 6 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (3.40%) QUnit
11 4 (2.72%) Grunt
11 4 (2.72%) Maven
11 4 (2.72%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.04%) Calabash
12 3 (2.04%) Hudson
12 3 (2.04%) JsTestDriver
12 3 (2.04%) Robotium
General
1 12 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (2.04%) Games
3 2 (1.36%) Banking
3 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 95 (64.63%) Developer
2 41 (27.89%) Java Developer
3 25 (17.01%) Agile Developer
4 24 (16.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 19 (12.93%) Analyst
6 18 (12.24%) Node.js Developer
7 16 (10.88%) Senior Developer
8 15 (10.20%) JavaScript Developer
9 12 (8.16%) .NET Developer
9 12 (8.16%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (7.48%) Senior Agile Developer
10 11 (7.48%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 10 (6.80%) Business Analyst
12 9 (6.12%) Scala Developer
12 9 (6.12%) Test Analyst
13 8 (5.44%) Android Developer
13 8 (5.44%) C# Developer
14 7 (4.76%) Consultant
14 7 (4.76%) Software Engineer
14 7 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.41%) Web Services
2 27 (18.37%) CSS
2 27 (18.37%) Node.js
3 23 (15.65%) HTML
4 20 (13.61%) .NET
5 17 (11.56%) XML
6 16 (10.88%) AngularJS
6 16 (10.88%) ASP.NET
6 16 (10.88%) React
6 16 (10.88%) RESTful
7 15 (10.20%) HTML5
8 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (9.52%) REST
9 12 (8.16%) Spring
10 10 (6.80%) Express
11 8 (5.44%) JSON
11 8 (5.44%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (4.76%) J2EE
12 7 (4.76%) jQuery
13 6 (4.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) User Experience
2 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.40%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.04%) Animation
5 3 (2.04%) Streaming Media
6 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.36%) MHEG
6 2 (1.36%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.36%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.16%) Android
2 9 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.76%) Linux
4 3 (2.04%) Windows
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (91.16%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (81.63%) TDD
3 55 (37.41%) Scrum
4 27 (18.37%) Pair Programming
5 24 (16.33%) MVC
6 23 (15.65%) Kanban
7 20 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (12.93%) Software Engineering
8 19 (12.93%) Unit Testing
9 16 (10.88%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (10.20%) OOP
11 13 (8.84%) Concurrent Programming
11 13 (8.84%) SDLC
12 12 (8.16%) Automated Testing
12 12 (8.16%) Low Latency
12 12 (8.16%) Multithreading
12 12 (8.16%) OO
12 12 (8.16%) Test Scripting
13 11 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (44.22%) Java
2 41 (27.89%) JavaScript
3 33 (22.45%) Ruby
4 29 (19.73%) C#
5 25 (17.01%) Scala
6 21 (14.29%) PHP
7 15 (10.20%) SQL
8 8 (5.44%) Python
9 5 (3.40%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.72%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.04%) C++
12 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.08%) Degree
2 6 (4.08%) ISEB
3 3 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.56%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.68%) SDET
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.40%) HP
3 3 (2.04%) ESRI
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle
4 2 (1.36%) Twitter
5 1 (0.68%) Capita
5 1 (0.68%) Facebook
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