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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 42 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 68 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.71% 1.55% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.61% 2.07% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 10
Median daily rate £375 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £324 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £503 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
1474 1160 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.41% 75.13% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 638 469
Median daily rate £400 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 39
Median hourly rate £34.25 £16.29 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.21% -9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.85 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +3 13 £488 +8.33%
Stockport -3 6 £300 -10.44% 3
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 147 (89.09%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (75.15%) TDD
3 74 (44.85%) Java
3 74 (44.85%) Scrum
4 48 (29.09%) Selenium
5 47 (28.48%) Web Services
6 45 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 39 (23.64%) C#
8 33 (20.00%) MVC
9 32 (19.39%) .NET
9 32 (19.39%) CSS
9 32 (19.39%) JIRA
10 30 (18.18%) SQL
11 29 (17.58%) HTML
11 29 (17.58%) AngularJS
12 28 (16.97%) XML
12 28 (16.97%) REST
13 27 (16.36%) Scala
14 25 (15.15%) Cucumber
14 25 (15.15%) NoSQL
15 24 (14.55%) Node.js
15 24 (14.55%) RESTful
15 24 (14.55%) Ruby
15 24 (14.55%) Jenkins
16 23 (13.94%) SDLC
16 23 (13.94%) HTML5
17 22 (13.33%) QA
17 22 (13.33%) User Experience
18 21 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
19 20 (12.12%) Software Engineering

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 24 (14.55%) Node.js
2 15 (9.09%) CMS
3 11 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (3.64%) GeoServer
5 2 (1.21%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.21%) Drupal
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Mingle
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.42%) GitHub
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.30%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.15%) NoSQL
2 13 (7.88%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.64%) GIS
5 3 (1.82%) MySQL
6 2 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.21%) QGIS
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.61%) Big Data
7 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.61%) HBase
Development Applications
1 48 (29.09%) Selenium
2 32 (19.39%) JIRA
3 25 (15.15%) Cucumber
4 24 (14.55%) Jenkins
5 18 (10.91%) Git (software)
6 13 (7.88%) SpecFlow
6 13 (7.88%) WebDriver
7 11 (6.67%) JUnit
8 10 (6.06%) Mocha
9 8 (4.85%) Gradle
9 8 (4.85%) Maven
10 7 (4.24%) Subversion
11 6 (3.64%) HP UFT
12 5 (3.03%) JBehave
13 3 (1.82%) Ant
13 3 (1.82%) Grunt
13 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (1.21%) GitLab
14 2 (1.21%) NUnit
14 2 (1.21%) QUnit
General
1 14 (8.48%) Finance
2 5 (3.03%) Banking
3 3 (1.82%) Games
4 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 101 (61.21%) Developer
2 38 (23.03%) Java Developer
3 24 (14.55%) Agile Developer
4 18 (10.91%) Analyst
4 18 (10.91%) Node.js Developer
5 17 (10.30%) Agile Java Developer
6 16 (9.70%) .NET Developer
7 14 (8.48%) Test Engineer
8 13 (7.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (7.88%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.88%) Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (6.06%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.45%) Architect
10 9 (5.45%) Business Analyst
10 9 (5.45%) C# Developer
10 9 (5.45%) Consultant
10 9 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (5.45%) Test Analyst
11 8 (4.85%) Scala Developer
11 8 (4.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.48%) Web Services
2 32 (19.39%) .NET
2 32 (19.39%) CSS
3 29 (17.58%) AngularJS
3 29 (17.58%) HTML
4 28 (16.97%) REST
4 28 (16.97%) XML
5 24 (14.55%) RESTful
6 23 (13.94%) HTML5
7 19 (11.52%) JSON
8 15 (9.09%) .NET Framework
9 14 (8.48%) ASP.NET
9 14 (8.48%) CSS3
9 14 (8.48%) React
10 13 (7.88%) Spring
11 12 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (6.06%) Express
13 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (4.85%) jQuery
13 8 (4.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.33%) User Experience
2 12 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.42%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.21%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.21%) MHEG
8 2 (1.21%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.21%) Semantic Web
8 2 (1.21%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.52%) Linux
2 9 (5.45%) Android
3 3 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.21%) AIX
4 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.21%) Windows
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (89.09%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (75.15%) TDD
3 74 (44.85%) Scrum
4 33 (20.00%) MVC
5 23 (13.94%) SDLC
6 21 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
7 20 (12.12%) Software Engineering
8 19 (11.52%) Kanban
9 18 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (10.30%) Test Scripting
11 15 (9.09%) Pair Programming
11 15 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 15 (9.09%) Web Testing
12 14 (8.48%) Open Source
13 12 (7.27%) Automated Testing
13 12 (7.27%) High Availability
13 12 (7.27%) OO
13 12 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
14 11 (6.67%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 74 (44.85%) Java
2 45 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 39 (23.64%) C#
4 30 (18.18%) SQL
5 27 (16.36%) Scala
6 24 (14.55%) Ruby
7 19 (11.52%) PHP
8 10 (6.06%) Python
9 6 (3.64%) C++
10 5 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.82%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.21%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.21%) C
13 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (4.85%) Degree
2 7 (4.24%) ISEB
3 5 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.33%) QA
2 11 (6.67%) WCAG
3 3 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (7.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.67%) EPiServer
2 11 (6.67%) Sitecore
3 6 (3.64%) Capita
4 5 (3.03%) HP
5 4 (2.42%) ESRI
6 3 (1.82%) Oracle
7 1 (0.61%) Twitter
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