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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 65 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.58% 1.29% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.83% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 9
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£370 £388 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +20.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £425 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1113 873 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.42% 70.46% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 446 351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 42
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.69 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 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 22 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 0 2 £450 +5.88%
Stockport - 2 £335 - 4
Bolton -11 1 £350 -6.66% 2
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 54 (88.52%) TDD
2 51 (83.61%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (39.34%) HTML
4 23 (37.70%) CSS
4 23 (37.70%) Scrum
5 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
6 20 (32.79%) Software Engineering
7 15 (24.59%) Kanban
8 13 (21.31%) Java
8 13 (21.31%) MVC
8 13 (21.31%) AngularJS
9 12 (19.67%) jQuery
10 11 (18.03%) OO
10 11 (18.03%) CSS3
11 10 (16.39%) HTML5
11 10 (16.39%) JIRA
11 10 (16.39%) JSON
12 9 (14.75%) Pair Programming
12 9 (14.75%) OOP
12 9 (14.75%) C#
12 9 (14.75%) PHP
12 9 (14.75%) .NET
12 9 (14.75%) REST
12 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
13 8 (13.11%) Coaching
13 8 (13.11%) Web Services
13 8 (13.11%) Apache
13 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (11.48%) J2EE
15 6 (9.84%) MySQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 8 (13.11%) Apache
2 4 (6.56%) nginx
3 3 (4.92%) Node.js
3 3 (4.92%) CMS
4 2 (3.28%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.28%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.64%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.64%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Skype
1 3 (4.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) MySQL
2 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
5 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.64%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.64%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) JIRA
2 6 (9.84%) Selenium
3 5 (8.20%) WebDriver
3 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.56%) RSpec
5 3 (4.92%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.28%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.28%) Subversion
6 2 (3.28%) Hudson
6 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.28%) Trac
6 2 (3.28%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.28%) QUnit
7 1 (1.64%) Gradle
7 1 (1.64%) Moq
7 1 (1.64%) MSTest
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 43 (70.49%) Developer
2 11 (18.03%) Web Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Technical Leader
4 5 (8.20%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 4 (6.56%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (6.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (6.56%) PHP Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Scala Developer
6 3 (4.92%) iOS Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) HTML
2 23 (37.70%) CSS
3 13 (21.31%) AngularJS
4 12 (19.67%) jQuery
5 11 (18.03%) CSS3
6 10 (16.39%) HTML5
6 10 (16.39%) JSON
7 9 (14.75%) .NET
7 9 (14.75%) REST
8 8 (13.11%) Web Services
9 7 (11.48%) J2EE
10 5 (8.20%) Spring
10 5 (8.20%) XHTML
11 4 (6.56%) LAMP
11 4 (6.56%) XML
11 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
11 4 (6.56%) RESTful
11 4 (6.56%) Ajax
11 4 (6.56%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (6.56%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) Open Source
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) W3C
4 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) Social Network
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.28%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (88.52%) TDD
2 51 (83.61%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (37.70%) Scrum
4 20 (32.79%) Software Engineering
5 15 (24.59%) Kanban
6 13 (21.31%) MVC
7 11 (18.03%) OO
8 9 (14.75%) Pair Programming
8 9 (14.75%) OOP
8 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
9 8 (13.11%) Coaching
9 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.84%) Web Development
11 5 (8.20%) DevOps
11 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (6.56%) PRINCE
12 4 (6.56%) Project Management
12 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
12 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
12 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
2 13 (21.31%) Java
3 9 (14.75%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) PHP
4 6 (9.84%) Python
4 6 (9.84%) Ruby
4 6 (9.84%) Scala
5 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.28%) PHP5
7 1 (1.64%) R
7 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) PMP
2 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Capistrano
1 4 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Sitecore
2 2 (3.28%) Zend
3 1 (1.64%) Facebook
3 1 (1.64%) Twitter
3 1 (1.64%) Kony
3 1 (1.64%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.64%) EPiServer
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