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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 36 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 81 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.41% 1.72% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.39% 2.25% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 22 13
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £415
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 £45.25 - -
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
1502 1291 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.76% 76.53% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 696 548
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 £300 £270 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 42
Median hourly rate £26.50 £16.16 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.95% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 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 2 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 +1 15 £413 -8.33%
Stockport - 6 £300 - 4
Oldham - 1 £283 - 2
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 146 (89.02%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (73.78%) TDD
3 77 (46.95%) Scrum
4 75 (45.73%) Java
5 50 (30.49%) JavaScript
6 48 (29.27%) Web Services
6 48 (29.27%) Selenium
7 35 (21.34%) HTML
8 34 (20.73%) C#
8 34 (20.73%) CSS
9 33 (20.12%) AngularJS
10 30 (18.29%) SQL
10 30 (18.29%) JIRA
11 28 (17.07%) Cucumber
11 28 (17.07%) XML
11 28 (17.07%) MVC
12 27 (16.46%) .NET
12 27 (16.46%) REST
13 25 (15.24%) NoSQL
13 25 (15.24%) HTML5
14 24 (14.63%) Scala
14 24 (14.63%) Kanban
14 24 (14.63%) SDLC
15 23 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (14.02%) Software Engineering
16 22 (13.41%) JSON
16 22 (13.41%) QA
16 22 (13.41%) RESTful
17 21 (12.80%) Node.js
17 21 (12.80%) Linux

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 21 (12.80%) Node.js
2 14 (8.54%) CMS
3 11 (6.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (3.05%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Mingle
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.05%) GitHub
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.24%) NoSQL
2 9 (5.49%) MongoDB
2 9 (5.49%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.05%) GIS
5 3 (1.83%) MySQL
6 2 (1.22%) QGIS
6 2 (1.22%) 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
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (29.27%) Selenium
2 30 (18.29%) JIRA
3 28 (17.07%) Cucumber
4 20 (12.20%) Git (software)
4 20 (12.20%) Jenkins
5 14 (8.54%) WebDriver
6 12 (7.32%) SpecFlow
7 11 (6.71%) JUnit
8 8 (4.88%) Gradle
8 8 (4.88%) Maven
8 8 (4.88%) Subversion
9 7 (4.27%) Mocha
10 6 (3.66%) HP UFT
10 6 (3.66%) JBehave
11 3 (1.83%) Ant
12 2 (1.22%) GitLab
12 2 (1.22%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.22%) QUnit
12 2 (1.22%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (10.37%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Banking
3 3 (1.83%) Games
4 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 95 (57.93%) Developer
2 39 (23.78%) Java Developer
3 26 (15.85%) Agile Developer
4 19 (11.59%) Agile Java Developer
5 17 (10.37%) Analyst
6 16 (9.76%) Node.js Developer
7 14 (8.54%) .NET Developer
7 14 (8.54%) Senior Developer
7 14 (8.54%) Test Engineer
8 13 (7.93%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (7.93%) Test Automation Engineer
9 12 (7.32%) Architect
10 10 (6.10%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (6.10%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.49%) Business Analyst
11 9 (5.49%) C# Developer
11 9 (5.49%) Java Scala Developer
11 9 (5.49%) Scala Developer
11 9 (5.49%) Senior Agile Developer
11 9 (5.49%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (29.27%) Web Services
2 35 (21.34%) HTML
3 34 (20.73%) CSS
4 33 (20.12%) AngularJS
5 28 (17.07%) XML
6 27 (16.46%) .NET
6 27 (16.46%) REST
7 25 (15.24%) HTML5
8 22 (13.41%) JSON
8 22 (13.41%) RESTful
9 15 (9.15%) Spring
10 13 (7.93%) CSS3
10 13 (7.93%) React
11 12 (7.32%) .NET Framework
12 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET
12 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (5.49%) jQuery
13 7 (4.27%) Express
13 7 (4.27%) XSLT
14 5 (3.05%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.20%) User Experience
2 11 (6.71%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.05%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.44%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.22%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.22%) MHEG
6 2 (1.22%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.22%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.61%) BBC
7 1 (0.61%) Informatics
7 1 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.80%) Linux
2 7 (4.27%) Android
3 5 (3.05%) AIX
3 5 (3.05%) Mac OS
3 5 (3.05%) Windows
3 5 (3.05%) Windows Vista
3 5 (3.05%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (89.02%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (73.78%) TDD
3 77 (46.95%) Scrum
4 28 (17.07%) MVC
5 24 (14.63%) Kanban
5 24 (14.63%) SDLC
6 23 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (14.02%) Software Engineering
7 19 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (10.98%) Test Automation
8 18 (10.98%) Test Scripting
9 15 (9.15%) Open Source
9 15 (9.15%) Pair Programming
9 15 (9.15%) Web Testing
10 12 (7.32%) Automated Testing
10 12 (7.32%) High Availability
10 12 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (6.71%) Analytics
11 11 (6.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 75 (45.73%) Java
2 50 (30.49%) JavaScript
3 34 (20.73%) C#
4 30 (18.29%) SQL
5 24 (14.63%) Scala
6 20 (12.20%) Ruby
7 18 (10.98%) PHP
8 9 (5.49%) Python
9 8 (4.88%) C++
10 5 (3.05%) C
10 5 (3.05%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.05%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.22%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.61%) R
12 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (6.10%) Degree
2 6 (3.66%) ISEB
3 5 (3.05%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.41%) QA
2 11 (6.71%) WCAG
3 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.61%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (5.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.71%) EPiServer
2 11 (6.71%) Sitecore
3 6 (3.66%) Capita
4 5 (3.05%) HP
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle
6 3 (1.83%) ESRI
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