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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 38 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 80 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.42% 2.24% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.39% 2.89% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 25 15
Average daily rate £425 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
1483 1106 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.84% 77.45% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 669 479
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 13 £425 +11.47% 1
Stockport - 11 £370 - 3
Oldham - 1 £283 - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 132 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (73.43%) TDD
3 93 (65.03%) Scrum
4 58 (40.56%) Java
5 53 (37.06%) Web Services
6 42 (29.37%) Selenium
7 40 (27.97%) QA
7 40 (27.97%) JavaScript
8 38 (26.57%) AngularJS
9 35 (24.48%) HTML
10 34 (23.78%) C#
10 34 (23.78%) REST
11 31 (21.68%) MVC
12 30 (20.98%) JIRA
12 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (20.28%) Git (software)
14 28 (19.58%) .NET
14 28 (19.58%) SDLC
15 27 (18.88%) SQL
15 27 (18.88%) CSS
15 27 (18.88%) RESTful
15 27 (18.88%) HTML5
15 27 (18.88%) NoSQL
16 25 (17.48%) Linux
16 25 (17.48%) JSON
17 24 (16.78%) Software Engineering
17 24 (16.78%) Kanban
17 24 (16.78%) Cucumber
17 24 (16.78%) XML
18 21 (14.69%) Scala

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (7.69%) CMS
1 11 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (6.29%) Node.js
3 3 (2.10%) Apache
3 3 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.40%) nginx
5 1 (0.70%) JBoss
5 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Mingle
1 3 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.80%) GitHub
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.89%) HTTP
2 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.88%) NoSQL
2 13 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.59%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.90%) GIS
4 7 (4.90%) MySQL
5 5 (3.50%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.40%) QGIS
7 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.40%) SQLite
8 1 (0.70%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (29.37%) Selenium
2 30 (20.98%) JIRA
3 29 (20.28%) Git (software)
4 24 (16.78%) Cucumber
5 14 (9.79%) SpecFlow
6 12 (8.39%) Gradle
6 12 (8.39%) Jenkins
7 10 (6.99%) JBehave
8 9 (6.29%) Maven
8 9 (6.29%) Subversion
8 9 (6.29%) WebDriver
9 8 (5.59%) JUnit
10 4 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.80%) Mocha
10 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.10%) Ant
11 3 (2.10%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.10%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.40%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.40%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Banking
3 3 (2.10%) Games
4 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (63.64%) Developer
2 26 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.29%) Agile Developer
4 18 (12.59%) .NET Developer
5 16 (11.19%) Architect
6 14 (9.79%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.29%) Agile Java Developer
7 9 (6.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (6.29%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Agile C# Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Java Scala Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Scala Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Tester
9 7 (4.90%) Android Developer
9 7 (4.90%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) GIS Developer
9 7 (4.90%) HTML Developer
9 7 (4.90%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (37.06%) Web Services
2 38 (26.57%) AngularJS
3 35 (24.48%) HTML
4 34 (23.78%) REST
5 28 (19.58%) .NET
6 27 (18.88%) CSS
6 27 (18.88%) HTML5
6 27 (18.88%) RESTful
7 25 (17.48%) JSON
8 24 (16.78%) XML
9 17 (11.89%) CSS3
10 16 (11.19%) jQuery
11 13 (9.09%) Spring
12 12 (8.39%) .NET Framework
13 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET
13 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (6.29%) Gherkin
14 8 (5.59%) Java EE
15 7 (4.90%) PostGIS
15 7 (4.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) User Experience
2 11 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (6.29%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.80%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.10%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.10%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.70%) BBC
6 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.70%) Informatics
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) iPhone
6 1 (0.70%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.48%) Linux
2 15 (10.49%) Android
3 14 (9.79%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.90%) Windows
5 6 (4.20%) AIX
5 6 (4.20%) Mac OS
5 6 (4.20%) Windows Vista
5 6 (4.20%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (73.43%) TDD
3 93 (65.03%) Scrum
4 31 (21.68%) MVC
5 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (19.58%) SDLC
7 24 (16.78%) Kanban
7 24 (16.78%) Software Engineering
8 16 (11.19%) Test Automation
9 15 (10.49%) High Availability
9 15 (10.49%) OO
9 15 (10.49%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (9.09%) Web Testing
11 12 (8.39%) Microservices
12 11 (7.69%) Open Source
12 11 (7.69%) OWASP
12 11 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (7.69%) Service Delivery
12 11 (7.69%) Software Testing
13 10 (6.99%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.56%) Java
2 40 (27.97%) JavaScript
3 34 (23.78%) C#
4 27 (18.88%) SQL
5 21 (14.69%) Scala
6 12 (8.39%) C++
7 11 (7.69%) Objective-C
8 10 (6.99%) Python
9 6 (4.20%) C
10 5 (3.50%) Ruby
11 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.40%) ES6
11 2 (1.40%) PHP
12 1 (0.70%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.70%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.70%) R
12 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.20%) Degree
1 6 (4.20%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.10%) ISEB
3 2 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.97%) QA
2 11 (7.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) Capistrano
1 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.69%) EPiServer
2 11 (7.69%) Sitecore
3 6 (4.20%) Capita
4 5 (3.50%) ESRI
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle
6 2 (1.40%) Telerik
6 2 (1.40%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.70%) Assembla
7 1 (0.70%) SAP
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