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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 55 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 36 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.35% 1.97% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 2.66% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 9
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£400 £363 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1139 903 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.40% 74.02% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 475 350
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.15 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.95% -37.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.43 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Salford -1 6 £419 +21.81%
Bolton -1 1 £300 -20.00% 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 50 (92.59%) TDD
2 44 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 20 (37.04%) HTML
5 19 (35.19%) MVC
5 19 (35.19%) Scrum
6 18 (33.33%) CSS
6 18 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 17 (31.48%) jQuery
8 14 (25.93%) OO
9 12 (22.22%) .NET
10 11 (20.37%) C#
10 11 (20.37%) Kanban
11 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (18.52%) Java
11 10 (18.52%) PHP
11 10 (18.52%) OOP
11 10 (18.52%) Coaching
12 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
12 9 (16.67%) HTML5
12 9 (16.67%) CSS3
13 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
13 8 (14.81%) JIRA
14 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
14 7 (12.96%) AngularJS
15 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
15 6 (11.11%) RESTful
15 6 (11.11%) Ajax

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (9.26%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) nginx
3 1 (1.85%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) Mingle
3 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) MySQL
3 4 (7.41%) Big Data
4 2 (3.70%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.70%) RavenDB
4 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) JIRA
2 5 (9.26%) Selenium
3 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
3 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.56%) Hudson
4 3 (5.56%) QUnit
4 3 (5.56%) Jasmine
4 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.56%) Trac
4 3 (5.56%) Sinon.JS
4 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.56%) Subversion
5 2 (3.70%) RSpec
6 1 (1.85%) NUnit
6 1 (1.85%) MSTest
6 1 (1.85%) Moq
6 1 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.85%) Grunt
6 1 (1.85%) Gradle
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
1 4 (7.41%) Games
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Publishing
2 1 (1.85%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (68.52%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Web Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Senior Developer
4 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.41%) PHP Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) iOS Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) HTML
2 18 (33.33%) CSS
3 17 (31.48%) jQuery
4 12 (22.22%) .NET
5 9 (16.67%) HTML5
5 9 (16.67%) CSS3
6 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
7 7 (12.96%) AngularJS
8 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (11.11%) RESTful
8 6 (11.11%) Ajax
9 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
9 5 (9.26%) JSON
9 5 (9.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (7.41%) Web Services
10 4 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (5.56%) Sass
11 3 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
1 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 3 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.56%) W3C
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (92.59%) TDD
2 44 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (35.19%) MVC
3 19 (35.19%) Scrum
4 18 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 14 (25.93%) OO
6 11 (20.37%) Kanban
7 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.52%) OOP
7 10 (18.52%) Coaching
8 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Web Development
11 5 (9.26%) Refactoring
11 5 (9.26%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
11 5 (9.26%) PRINCE
11 5 (9.26%) Pair Programming
11 5 (9.26%) Project Management
12 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) JavaScript
2 11 (20.37%) C#
3 10 (18.52%) Java
3 10 (18.52%) PHP
4 4 (7.41%) Python
5 3 (5.56%) SQL
5 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.56%) Ruby
6 2 (3.70%) Scala
6 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.85%) R
7 1 (1.85%) PHP5
7 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) PMP
2 2 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Capistrano
1 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Zend
2 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.85%) Kony
2 1 (1.85%) SAP
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