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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 29 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.75% 1.59% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.19% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 10
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£413 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
1228 1006 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.93% 72.90% 70.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 524 339
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 48
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.67 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.31 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 3 £450 +20.00%
Bolton -7 1 £350 -6.66%
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 52 (88.14%) TDD
2 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.68%) Scrum
4 22 (37.29%) HTML
5 21 (35.59%) CSS
5 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
5 21 (35.59%) Software Engineering
6 16 (27.12%) Kanban
7 15 (25.42%) MVC
8 14 (23.73%) jQuery
9 13 (22.03%) Java
10 12 (20.34%) OO
11 11 (18.64%) C#
11 11 (18.64%) .NET
11 11 (18.64%) AngularJS
12 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
12 10 (16.95%) OOP
12 10 (16.95%) JIRA
13 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (15.25%) PHP
13 9 (15.25%) Coaching
13 9 (15.25%) CSS3
14 8 (13.56%) HTML5
15 7 (11.86%) J2EE
15 7 (11.86%) JSON
15 7 (11.86%) Pair Programming
16 6 (10.17%) Web Development
16 6 (10.17%) Selenium
16 6 (10.17%) MySQL
16 6 (10.17%) SQL Server

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (10.17%) Apache
2 3 (5.08%) CMS
3 2 (3.39%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.39%) nginx
4 1 (1.69%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.69%) Mingle
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) MySQL
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.39%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.69%) RavenDB
4 1 (1.69%) Big Data
4 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) JIRA
2 6 (10.17%) Selenium
2 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
3 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.08%) Jasmine
4 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.39%) Subversion
5 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.39%) Hudson
5 2 (3.39%) RSpec
5 2 (3.39%) Trac
5 2 (3.39%) QUnit
5 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.39%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (1.69%) Gradle
6 1 (1.69%) Grunt
6 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.69%) Moq
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (66.10%) Developer
2 10 (16.95%) Web Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.47%) Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.47%) Technical Leader
5 4 (6.78%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.78%) PHP Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Scala Developer
6 3 (5.08%) iOS Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.08%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.29%) HTML
2 21 (35.59%) CSS
3 14 (23.73%) jQuery
4 11 (18.64%) .NET
4 11 (18.64%) AngularJS
5 9 (15.25%) CSS3
6 8 (13.56%) HTML5
7 7 (11.86%) J2EE
7 7 (11.86%) JSON
8 6 (10.17%) Web Services
8 6 (10.17%) REST
9 5 (8.47%) RESTful
9 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
9 5 (8.47%) Spring
10 4 (6.78%) LAMP
10 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (6.78%) Laravel
10 4 (6.78%) Akka
10 4 (6.78%) Play Framework
11 3 (5.08%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Open Source
4 2 (3.39%) W3C
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.39%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.39%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.39%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (88.14%) TDD
2 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.68%) Scrum
4 21 (35.59%) Software Engineering
5 16 (27.12%) Kanban
6 15 (25.42%) MVC
7 12 (20.34%) OO
8 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
8 10 (16.95%) OOP
9 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (15.25%) Coaching
10 7 (11.86%) Pair Programming
11 6 (10.17%) Web Development
12 5 (8.47%) DevOps
12 5 (8.47%) Agile Project Management
12 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
12 5 (8.47%) PRINCE
12 5 (8.47%) Project Management
13 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
13 4 (6.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
2 13 (22.03%) Java
3 11 (18.64%) C#
4 9 (15.25%) PHP
5 6 (10.17%) Python
6 5 (8.47%) Scala
7 4 (6.78%) Ruby
8 2 (3.39%) PHP5
8 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.69%) R
9 1 (1.69%) SQL
9 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) PMP
2 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Capistrano
1 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Sitecore
2 2 (3.39%) Zend
3 1 (1.69%) Kony
3 1 (1.69%) Facebook
3 1 (1.69%) Twitter
3 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.69%) EPiServer
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