The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 34.09% 13.04% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.88% 14.29% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Median daily rate £413 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £490 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 - -
BDD
Manchester

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
43 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 97.73% 91.30% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 18
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £325 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Salford region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Salford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 28 (100.00%) TDD
2 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 15 (53.57%) Java
5 12 (42.86%) Scrum
6 11 (39.29%) SQL
6 11 (39.29%) Web Services
6 11 (39.29%) XML
6 11 (39.29%) Linux
6 11 (39.29%) HTTP
6 11 (39.29%) NoSQL
6 11 (39.29%) REST
6 11 (39.29%) High Availability
6 11 (39.29%) JSON
6 11 (39.29%) RESTful
6 11 (39.29%) Scala
6 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (39.29%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (35.71%) React
7 10 (35.71%) Node.js
7 10 (35.71%) CSS
7 10 (35.71%) PHP
8 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 4 (14.29%) User Experience
11 3 (10.71%) Android
11 3 (10.71%) HTML5
11 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
11 3 (10.71%) XSLT
11 3 (10.71%) HTML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (35.71%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) Grunt
4 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.57%) Maven
4 1 (3.57%) QUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Node.js Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Java Scala Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Scala Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Android Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Mobility Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) JSON
1 11 (39.29%) REST
1 11 (39.29%) RESTful
1 11 (39.29%) Web Services
1 11 (39.29%) XML
2 10 (35.71%) CSS
2 10 (35.71%) React
3 3 (10.71%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) HTML5
3 3 (10.71%) XSLT
4 2 (7.14%) Spring
5 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.57%) lodash
5 1 (3.57%) RequireJS
5 1 (3.57%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) MHEG
3 1 (3.57%) BBC
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Android
2 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) TDD
2 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) Scrum
4 11 (39.29%) High Availability
4 11 (39.29%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) OOP
6 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Analytics
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.57%) Graceful Degradation
7 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.57%) OO
7 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Web Design
7 1 (3.57%) Web Development
7 1 (3.57%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 15 (53.57%) Java
3 11 (39.29%) Scala
3 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) PHP
5 2 (7.14%) Apple Swift
5 2 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA