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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 65 70 56
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing BDD 31 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.91% 1.27% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 1.74% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £380 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +1.66%
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
1206 917 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.89% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 475 333
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.63 £24.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -32.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.64 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 +38.46% 1
Bolton -4 1 £300 -20.00%
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 51 (89.47%) TDD
2 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) Software Engineering
3 21 (36.84%) Scrum
4 20 (35.09%) HTML
5 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 18 (31.58%) CSS
7 16 (28.07%) MVC
8 15 (26.32%) jQuery
9 13 (22.81%) OO
10 12 (21.05%) Kanban
11 11 (19.30%) C#
11 11 (19.30%) .NET
12 10 (17.54%) Java
12 10 (17.54%) OOP
12 10 (17.54%) CSS3
12 10 (17.54%) AngularJS
13 9 (15.79%) HTML5
13 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
13 9 (15.79%) Coaching
13 9 (15.79%) PHP
14 8 (14.04%) JIRA
14 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (12.28%) JSON
15 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
16 6 (10.53%) MySQL
16 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
16 6 (10.53%) Apache
16 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
16 6 (10.53%) Web Development

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (3.51%) nginx
3 1 (1.75%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.51%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) MySQL
3 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.51%) RavenDB
4 2 (3.51%) Big Data
4 2 (3.51%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) JIRA
2 5 (8.77%) Selenium
3 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
3 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.26%) Jasmine
4 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.51%) Subversion
5 2 (3.51%) RSpec
5 2 (3.51%) Trac
5 2 (3.51%) Hudson
5 2 (3.51%) QUnit
5 2 (3.51%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.75%) MSTest
6 1 (1.75%) Moq
6 1 (1.75%) Grunt
6 1 (1.75%) Gradle
6 1 (1.75%) NUnit
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Publishing
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (68.42%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Web Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.02%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.02%) PHP Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Leader
5 4 (7.02%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Scala Developer
6 3 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (5.26%) iOS Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) HTML
2 18 (31.58%) CSS
3 15 (26.32%) jQuery
4 11 (19.30%) .NET
5 10 (17.54%) CSS3
5 10 (17.54%) AngularJS
6 9 (15.79%) HTML5
7 7 (12.28%) JSON
8 6 (10.53%) RESTful
8 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
9 5 (8.77%) Web Services
9 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (7.02%) Play Framework
10 4 (7.02%) Akka
10 4 (7.02%) J2EE
10 4 (7.02%) LAMP
10 4 (7.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (7.02%) Laravel
11 3 (5.26%) REST
11 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) Open Source
4 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.51%) W3C
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.51%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (89.47%) TDD
2 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) Scrum
3 21 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 16 (28.07%) MVC
5 13 (22.81%) OO
6 12 (21.05%) Kanban
7 10 (17.54%) OOP
8 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
8 9 (15.79%) Coaching
9 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (10.53%) Web Development
11 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.77%) Project Management
11 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
11 5 (8.77%) PRINCE
11 5 (8.77%) Agile Project Management
12 4 (7.02%) User Stories
12 4 (7.02%) Software Architecture
12 4 (7.02%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (19.30%) C#
3 10 (17.54%) Java
4 9 (15.79%) PHP
5 5 (8.77%) Python
5 5 (8.77%) Scala
6 3 (5.26%) Ruby
7 2 (3.51%) PHP5
7 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.51%) SQL
7 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.75%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) PMP
2 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Capistrano
1 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) Zend
3 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.75%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.75%) Kony
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
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