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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 75 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 18 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.18% 1.21% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.68% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
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£365 £330 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £403 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
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
1151 891 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.43% 72.15% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 478 393
Average daily rate £375 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.25 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Stockport - 3 £335 - 2
Salford +1 2 £393 +14.18%
Bolton -6 1 £350 - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 44 (86.27%) TDD
2 43 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (45.10%) CSS
4 21 (41.18%) HTML
5 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
6 16 (31.37%) Scrum
7 13 (25.49%) Software Engineering
7 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
8 12 (23.53%) HTML5
8 12 (23.53%) CSS3
8 12 (23.53%) Java
9 11 (21.57%) MVC
9 11 (21.57%) JSON
9 11 (21.57%) REST
10 10 (19.61%) Kanban
10 10 (19.61%) .NET
10 10 (19.61%) C#
11 9 (17.65%) OO
11 9 (17.65%) jQuery
11 9 (17.65%) Pair Programming
12 8 (15.69%) Web Services
12 8 (15.69%) J2EE
13 7 (13.73%) XHTML
13 7 (13.73%) OOP
13 7 (13.73%) JIRA
13 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (11.76%) DevOps
14 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
14 6 (11.76%) NoSQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (11.76%) Apache
2 5 (9.80%) CMS
2 5 (9.80%) Node.js
3 3 (5.88%) Umbraco
3 3 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.92%) nginx
5 1 (1.96%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) HTTP
2 3 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
1 6 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) JIRA
2 5 (9.80%) Selenium
3 4 (7.84%) WebDriver
3 4 (7.84%) SpecFlow
4 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.92%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.92%) RSpec
5 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.96%) Gradle
6 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (72.55%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Web Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
4 4 (7.84%) PHP Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (7.84%) PHP Web Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Scala Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (45.10%) CSS
2 21 (41.18%) HTML
3 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
4 12 (23.53%) CSS3
4 12 (23.53%) HTML5
5 11 (21.57%) REST
5 11 (21.57%) JSON
6 10 (19.61%) .NET
7 9 (17.65%) jQuery
8 8 (15.69%) J2EE
8 8 (15.69%) Web Services
9 7 (13.73%) XHTML
10 6 (11.76%) XML
11 5 (9.80%) Spring
11 5 (9.80%) Ajax
11 5 (9.80%) React
12 4 (7.84%) Akka
12 4 (7.84%) Play Framework
12 4 (7.84%) Laravel
12 4 (7.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.92%) User Experience
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (86.27%) TDD
2 43 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (31.37%) Scrum
4 13 (25.49%) Software Engineering
5 11 (21.57%) MVC
6 10 (19.61%) Kanban
7 9 (17.65%) Pair Programming
7 9 (17.65%) OO
8 7 (13.73%) OOP
8 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (11.76%) DevOps
9 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.76%) Web Development
10 4 (7.84%) Software Architecture
10 4 (7.84%) Coaching
10 4 (7.84%) User Stories
11 3 (5.88%) Automation Testing
11 3 (5.88%) API Design
11 3 (5.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
2 12 (23.53%) Java
3 10 (19.61%) C#
4 6 (11.76%) PHP
4 6 (11.76%) Python
4 6 (11.76%) Scala
5 3 (5.88%) Ruby
6 2 (3.92%) PHP5
6 2 (3.92%) SQL
6 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.96%) R
7 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) PMP
1 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Capistrano
1 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Sitecore
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Zend
2 2 (3.92%) Twitter
3 1 (1.96%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.96%) Kony
3 1 (1.96%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.96%) Facebook
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