The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 9 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 13.33% 10.87% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.38% 11.90% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £325 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Salford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 86.67% 91.30% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 22
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Salford region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Salford

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Salford region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 4 (57.14%) OOP
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Android
2 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Objective-C
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 3 (42.86%) Calabash
2 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
3 2 (28.57%) New Media
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) iPad
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) iPhone
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Social Network
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (14.29%) Interactive TV
4 1 (14.29%) Publishing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) Calabash
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) iOS Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) iPhone
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
1 2 (28.57%) New Media
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Streaming Video
2 1 (14.29%) Interactive TV
2 1 (14.29%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) OOP
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
2 3 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Objective-C
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner