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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 26 59 67
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +8
Contract jobs citing BDD 107 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.97% 2.23% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.28% 2.80% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 27 15
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
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
1470 1502 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.03% 79.81% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 899 659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 - 18 £419 - 1
Stockport -7 4 £300 -7.69% 1
Oldham - 4 £450 - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 160 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (81.82%) TDD
3 86 (48.86%) Scrum
4 73 (41.48%) Java
5 53 (30.11%) JavaScript
6 43 (24.43%) HTML
7 42 (23.86%) Git (software)
8 41 (23.30%) Jenkins
9 39 (22.16%) Ruby
9 39 (22.16%) Cucumber
10 37 (21.02%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (20.45%) CSS
12 34 (19.32%) MVC
13 32 (18.18%) Web Services
13 32 (18.18%) C#
13 32 (18.18%) Unit Testing
14 31 (17.61%) User Experience
15 30 (17.05%) .NET
15 30 (17.05%) SQL Server
15 30 (17.05%) ASP.NET
16 29 (16.48%) Pair Programming
17 28 (15.91%) OOP
17 28 (15.91%) Node.js
18 27 (15.34%) Scala
18 27 (15.34%) Kanban
19 25 (14.20%) Android
19 25 (14.20%) JSON
19 25 (14.20%) Subversion
20 24 (13.64%) JIRA
20 24 (13.64%) RESTful

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 9 (5.11%) Drupal
2 6 (3.41%) GeoServer
3 4 (2.27%) CMS
3 4 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.70%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.14%) Jetty
5 2 (1.14%) nginx
5 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.25%) GitHub
3 6 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.27%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.68%) HTTP
2 7 (3.98%) Internet
3 2 (1.14%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.39%) MongoDB
2 13 (7.39%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (2.84%) MySQL
5 4 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.27%) GIS
6 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) QGIS
7 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (23.86%) Git (software)
2 41 (23.30%) Jenkins
3 39 (22.16%) Cucumber
4 25 (14.20%) Subversion
5 24 (13.64%) JIRA
6 20 (11.36%) Selenium
7 13 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (5.68%) Mocha
9 7 (3.98%) JUnit
10 6 (3.41%) PhantomJS
11 5 (2.84%) JMeter
11 5 (2.84%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.27%) Bitbucket
12 4 (2.27%) Calabash
12 4 (2.27%) Jasmine
12 4 (2.27%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.27%) Xcode
13 3 (1.70%) JsTestDriver
13 3 (1.70%) Maven
13 3 (1.70%) NUnit
General
1 11 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (2.27%) Banking
3 3 (1.70%) Games
4 2 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 130 (73.86%) Developer
2 50 (28.41%) Java Developer
3 28 (15.91%) Senior Developer
4 27 (15.34%) Agile Developer
5 24 (13.64%) Agile Java Developer
6 20 (11.36%) .NET Developer
7 18 (10.23%) Analyst
8 17 (9.66%) Android Developer
8 17 (9.66%) Node.js Developer
9 16 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (8.52%) C# Developer
11 13 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 13 (7.39%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (7.39%) Senior Agile Developer
11 13 (7.39%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 12 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (6.82%) Business Analyst
13 11 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (5.68%) HTML Developer
14 10 (5.68%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (24.43%) HTML
2 36 (20.45%) CSS
3 32 (18.18%) Web Services
4 30 (17.05%) .NET
4 30 (17.05%) ASP.NET
5 28 (15.91%) Node.js
6 25 (14.20%) JSON
7 24 (13.64%) RESTful
8 21 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (10.80%) HTML5
9 19 (10.80%) jQuery
10 18 (10.23%) AngularJS
11 16 (9.09%) XML
12 15 (8.52%) REST
13 13 (7.39%) .NET Framework
13 13 (7.39%) Entity Framework
13 13 (7.39%) Sass
14 12 (6.82%) WCF
15 11 (6.25%) Gherkin
16 10 (5.68%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.61%) User Experience
2 13 (7.39%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.41%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.70%) Animation
5 3 (1.70%) Streaming Media
6 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.14%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.57%) Fintech
7 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.20%) Android
2 23 (13.07%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.11%) Linux
4 4 (2.27%) Windows
5 3 (1.70%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (81.82%) TDD
3 86 (48.86%) Scrum
4 37 (21.02%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (19.32%) MVC
6 32 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 29 (16.48%) Pair Programming
8 28 (15.91%) OOP
9 27 (15.34%) Kanban
10 23 (13.07%) Project Management
10 23 (13.07%) Software Engineering
11 22 (12.50%) Web Development
12 19 (10.80%) OO
13 18 (10.23%) Android Development
14 17 (9.66%) Concurrent Programming
14 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (9.09%) Mobile Development
15 16 (9.09%) Multithreading
16 15 (8.52%) Low Latency
16 15 (8.52%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 73 (41.48%) Java
2 53 (30.11%) JavaScript
3 39 (22.16%) Ruby
4 32 (18.18%) C#
5 27 (15.34%) Scala
6 17 (9.66%) SQL
7 16 (9.09%) Objective-C
7 16 (9.09%) PHP
8 11 (6.25%) Python
9 6 (3.41%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.27%) C++
11 2 (1.14%) Clojure
11 2 (1.14%) F#
11 2 (1.14%) Groovy
11 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (3.98%) Degree
2 6 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.27%) ISEB
4 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.93%) QA
2 4 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.14%) SDET
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.98%) Ansible
2 6 (3.41%) Puppet
3 5 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.27%) Kibana
4 4 (2.27%) logstash
5 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.41%) ESRI
3 5 (2.84%) Splunk
4 4 (2.27%) Google
5 2 (1.14%) Twitter
6 1 (0.57%) Facebook
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle
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