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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 62 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 40 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.13% 1.53% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.00% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 8
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£385 £381 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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
1450 1002 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.25% 76.66% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 597 469
Average daily rate £388 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Stockport - 4 £325 - 2
Salford +2 1 £385 +10.00%
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 47 (75.81%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (72.58%) TDD
3 21 (33.87%) Scrum
3 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
4 20 (32.26%) CSS
5 19 (30.65%) QA
6 18 (29.03%) C#
6 18 (29.03%) HTML
7 17 (27.42%) Selenium
8 15 (24.19%) AngularJS
8 15 (24.19%) Gherkin
9 13 (20.97%) Java
9 13 (20.97%) .NET
10 12 (19.35%) HTML5
10 12 (19.35%) REST
10 12 (19.35%) CSS3
11 11 (17.74%) SQL
12 10 (16.13%) Web Services
13 9 (14.52%) OO
13 9 (14.52%) MVC
13 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
13 9 (14.52%) SoapUI
13 9 (14.52%) User Stories
13 9 (14.52%) Automation Testing
14 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
14 8 (12.90%) XHTML
14 8 (12.90%) SOAP
14 8 (12.90%) J2EE
15 7 (11.29%) Linux
15 7 (11.29%) JSON

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (11.29%) Node.js
2 5 (8.06%) nginx
2 5 (8.06%) Apache
3 4 (6.45%) CMS
4 3 (4.84%) Umbraco
4 3 (4.84%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.23%) SQLite
6 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.61%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.61%) Big Data
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Selenium
2 9 (14.52%) SoapUI
3 7 (11.29%) JIRA
3 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.06%) RSpec
4 5 (8.06%) LoadRunner
5 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
5 4 (6.45%) Mercurial
6 3 (4.84%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.61%) Gradle
8 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (53.23%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Business Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (8.06%) QA Tester
6 5 (8.06%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Tester
6 5 (8.06%) Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Scala Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Software Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) CSS
2 18 (29.03%) HTML
3 15 (24.19%) Gherkin
3 15 (24.19%) AngularJS
4 13 (20.97%) .NET
5 12 (19.35%) REST
5 12 (19.35%) CSS3
5 12 (19.35%) HTML5
6 10 (16.13%) Web Services
7 8 (12.90%) J2EE
7 8 (12.90%) XHTML
7 8 (12.90%) SOAP
8 7 (11.29%) JSON
9 6 (9.68%) jQuery
9 6 (9.68%) Spring
9 6 (9.68%) Ajax
10 5 (8.06%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
10 5 (8.06%) XML
10 5 (8.06%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) Social Network
3 1 (1.61%) iPhone
3 1 (1.61%) iPad
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
3 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (75.81%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (72.58%) TDD
3 21 (33.87%) Scrum
4 9 (14.52%) OO
4 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
4 9 (14.52%) MVC
4 9 (14.52%) User Stories
4 9 (14.52%) Automation Testing
5 7 (11.29%) Software Delivery
5 7 (11.29%) Pair Programming
6 6 (9.68%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Functional Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Kanban
7 5 (8.06%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.84%) Analytics
9 3 (4.84%) Open Source
9 3 (4.84%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
2 18 (29.03%) C#
3 13 (20.97%) Java
4 11 (17.74%) SQL
5 6 (9.68%) Ruby
5 6 (9.68%) Scala
6 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.06%) Python
7 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.06%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.61%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Telerik
2 3 (4.84%) Sitecore
2 3 (4.84%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.23%) Twitter
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) SAP
4 1 (1.61%) Facebook
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