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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West / Manchester
Rank 46 37 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 48 91 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.55% 5.03% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 5.91% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 73 28
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
1120 1541 1157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.84% 85.14% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 897 698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -15 7 £425 -
Oldham +3 1 £400 +41.59%
Stockport -2 1 - -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 148 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (81.40%) TDD
3 87 (50.58%) Scrum
4 79 (45.93%) Java
5 66 (38.37%) JavaScript
6 49 (28.49%) Cucumber
7 45 (26.16%) Git (software)
8 42 (24.42%) SQL
9 41 (23.84%) Software Engineering
10 39 (22.67%) AngularJS
11 38 (22.09%) HTML
12 36 (20.93%) Node.js
13 35 (20.35%) RESTful
13 35 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (19.19%) Web Services
15 31 (18.02%) REST
16 29 (16.86%) Python
17 28 (16.28%) Linux
17 28 (16.28%) JIRA
18 27 (15.70%) Selenium
18 27 (15.70%) NoSQL
18 27 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
19 26 (15.12%) Jenkins
20 25 (14.53%) Scala
20 25 (14.53%) Android
21 24 (13.95%) Kanban
21 24 (13.95%) CSS
22 23 (13.37%) Games
23 22 (12.79%) .NET
23 22 (12.79%) JSON

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 11 (6.40%) GeoServer
2 7 (4.07%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.49%) Drupal
3 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.33%) Confluence
5 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.16%) CMS
5 2 (1.16%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.16%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.58%) DNN
6 1 (0.58%) Immediacy CMS
6 1 (0.58%) Kentico
6 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.58%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.65%) GitHub
3 6 (3.49%) Google Analytics
3 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.33%) Slack
6 3 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.70%) NoSQL
2 14 (8.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.23%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.23%) MySQL
4 8 (4.65%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.49%) Big Data
5 6 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.74%) HDInsight
6 3 (1.74%) Spark SQL
7 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.16%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.58%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (28.49%) Cucumber
2 45 (26.16%) Git (software)
3 28 (16.28%) JIRA
4 27 (15.70%) Selenium
5 26 (15.12%) Jenkins
6 21 (12.21%) JUnit
7 15 (8.72%) WebDriver
8 13 (7.56%) Maven
9 12 (6.98%) JBehave
10 11 (6.40%) Gradle
11 9 (5.23%) JMeter
11 9 (5.23%) Subversion
12 8 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (3.49%) Bitbucket
14 5 (2.91%) SoapUI
15 4 (2.33%) Jasmine
15 4 (2.33%) PhantomJS
16 3 (1.74%) NUnit
16 3 (1.74%) SpecFlow
16 3 (1.74%) TestNG
General
1 23 (13.37%) Games
2 15 (8.72%) Finance
3 4 (2.33%) Electronics
3 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.33%) Marketing
3 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 106 (61.63%) Developer
2 28 (16.28%) Java Developer
3 24 (13.95%) Senior Developer
4 16 (9.30%) JavaScript Developer
4 16 (9.30%) Software Engineer
5 11 (6.40%) .NET Developer
5 11 (6.40%) Analyst
5 11 (6.40%) Consultant
6 10 (5.81%) Agile Developer
6 10 (5.81%) Android Developer
6 10 (5.81%) Tester
7 9 (5.23%) Agile Java Developer
8 8 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (4.65%) Automation Tester
8 8 (4.65%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (4.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.49%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (22.67%) AngularJS
2 38 (22.09%) HTML
3 36 (20.93%) Node.js
4 35 (20.35%) RESTful
5 33 (19.19%) Web Services
6 31 (18.02%) REST
7 24 (13.95%) CSS
8 22 (12.79%) .NET
8 22 (12.79%) JSON
9 21 (12.21%) React
10 20 (11.63%) Apache Cordova
10 20 (11.63%) HTML5
11 13 (7.56%) ASP.NET
11 13 (7.56%) Gherkin
11 13 (7.56%) jQuery
11 13 (7.56%) XML
12 12 (6.98%) React Native
13 11 (6.40%) Leaflet
13 11 (6.40%) OpenLayers
13 11 (6.40%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.98%) User Experience
3 7 (4.07%) Mobile Games
4 5 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.74%) New Media
7 2 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.58%) Tandem
8 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.28%) Linux
2 25 (14.53%) Android
3 20 (11.63%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.49%) Unix
5 4 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (81.40%) TDD
3 87 (50.58%) Scrum
4 41 (23.84%) Software Engineering
5 35 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (13.95%) Kanban
7 22 (12.79%) High Availability
7 22 (12.79%) Open Source
8 19 (11.05%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (11.05%) Unit Testing
9 18 (10.47%) Pair Programming
9 18 (10.47%) Project Management
10 16 (9.30%) Test Automation
11 15 (8.72%) MVC
12 13 (7.56%) Android Development
12 13 (7.56%) Web Development
13 12 (6.98%) DevOps
13 12 (6.98%) Microservices
13 12 (6.98%) OOP
13 12 (6.98%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 79 (45.93%) Java
2 66 (38.37%) JavaScript
3 42 (24.42%) SQL
4 29 (16.86%) Python
5 25 (14.53%) Scala
6 20 (11.63%) C#
7 18 (10.47%) Ruby
8 11 (6.40%) ES6
9 8 (4.65%) Objective-C
10 7 (4.07%) PHP
11 5 (2.91%) Clojure
11 5 (2.91%) F#
11 5 (2.91%) Groovy
12 4 (2.33%) C++
13 3 (1.74%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.16%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.58%) C
15 1 (0.58%) Go
15 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (6.40%) Degree
2 6 (3.49%) ISEB
3 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.63%) QA
2 3 (1.74%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (5.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.07%) Kibana
2 6 (3.49%) Ansible
2 6 (3.49%) logstash
2 6 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.40%) ESRI
2 9 (5.23%) Google
3 6 (3.49%) Splunk
4 5 (2.91%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.33%) Oracle
5 4 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.33%) SAP
6 3 (1.74%) Twitter
7 1 (0.58%) Alterian
7 1 (0.58%) HP
7 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.58%) Sybase
7 1 (0.58%) Xamarin
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