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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 12 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 10.87% 19.57% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.90% 21.43% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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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
42 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 91.30% 91.30% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 22
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) OOP
3 3 (37.50%) Pair Programming
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Objective-C
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) Calabash
3 3 (37.50%) iOS Development
3 3 (37.50%) User Experience
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) New Media
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) iPad
4 2 (25.00%) Games
4 2 (25.00%) iPhone
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) SOA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) Calabash
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) iOS Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) iPad
2 2 (25.00%) New Media
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
3 1 (12.50%) Interactive TV
3 1 (12.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) OOP
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Pair Programming
3 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (37.50%) iOS Development
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Objective-C
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner