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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 19.23% 29.41% 17.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.25% 33.33% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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
16 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 61.54% 88.24% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 16
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 3 (42.86%) Coaching
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Games
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) New Media
5 1 (14.29%) AngularJS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 3 (42.86%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 3 (42.86%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
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