The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 38 69
Rank change year-on-year -31 +31  
Contract jobs citing BDD 20 68 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.43% 3.81% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 4.61% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 50 16
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £298 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1115 1476 1148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.70% 82.60% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 889 686
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 33
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Manchester

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Manchester

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Manchester

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -2 2 £425 +9.67%
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for BDD.

1 57 (77.03%) TDD
2 51 (68.92%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (44.59%) Scrum
4 31 (41.89%) Java
5 27 (36.49%) HTML
6 26 (35.14%) JavaScript
7 22 (29.73%) HTML5
8 21 (28.38%) Test Automation
9 20 (27.03%) Node.js
9 20 (27.03%) CSS
10 18 (24.32%) AngularJS
11 15 (20.27%) React
11 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (20.27%) Finance
11 15 (20.27%) Selenium
12 14 (18.92%) Kanban
12 14 (18.92%) Unit Testing
12 14 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (18.92%) Cucumber
12 14 (18.92%) Sass
13 13 (17.57%) QA
13 13 (17.57%) .NET
14 12 (16.22%) Mobile App
15 11 (14.86%) Jenkins
15 11 (14.86%) DevOps
15 11 (14.86%) Git (software)
15 11 (14.86%) C#
15 11 (14.86%) SQL
16 10 (13.51%) Spring
16 10 (13.51%) Android

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (5.41%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.05%) Confluence
3 2 (2.70%) CMS
3 2 (2.70%) Drupal
3 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.35%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.11%) GitHub
3 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.70%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.35%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) Big Data
2 6 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.76%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.70%) Power BI
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Selenium
2 14 (18.92%) Cucumber
3 11 (14.86%) Git (software)
3 11 (14.86%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.16%) WebDriver
5 8 (10.81%) JIRA
6 7 (9.46%) gulp
7 6 (8.11%) webpack
8 5 (6.76%) JUnit
8 5 (6.76%) NUnit
8 5 (6.76%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.41%) Babel
9 4 (5.41%) Bitbucket
9 4 (5.41%) Mocha
9 4 (5.41%) Mockito
10 3 (4.05%) Grunt
10 3 (4.05%) Jasmine
10 3 (4.05%) JMeter
10 3 (4.05%) Maven
11 2 (2.70%) PhantomJS
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Games
3 3 (4.05%) Electronics
3 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.05%) Marketing
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (60.81%) Developer
2 13 (17.57%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Agile Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (6.76%) Node.js Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Data Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.49%) HTML
2 22 (29.73%) HTML5
3 20 (27.03%) CSS
3 20 (27.03%) Node.js
4 18 (24.32%) AngularJS
5 15 (20.27%) React
6 14 (18.92%) Sass
7 13 (17.57%) .NET
8 10 (13.51%) Spring
9 8 (10.81%) Apache Cordova
9 8 (10.81%) CSS3
10 7 (9.46%) jQuery
10 7 (9.46%) RESTful
11 6 (8.11%) REST
11 6 (8.11%) Web Services
12 4 (5.41%) LESS
13 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
13 3 (4.05%) Backbone.js
13 3 (4.05%) Gherkin
13 3 (4.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Mobile App
2 8 (10.81%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (8.11%) User Experience
4 3 (4.05%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (2.70%) iPad
5 2 (2.70%) New Media
6 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.35%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Android
1 10 (13.51%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Mesosphere
3 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (77.03%) TDD
2 51 (68.92%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (44.59%) Scrum
4 21 (28.38%) Test Automation
5 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (18.92%) Kanban
6 14 (18.92%) Unit Testing
7 11 (14.86%) DevOps
8 10 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (12.16%) Front End Development
10 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
11 6 (8.11%) MVC
11 6 (8.11%) OO
11 6 (8.11%) QA Automation
12 5 (6.76%) Analytics
12 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (6.76%) Mobile Application Development
12 5 (6.76%) Open Source
12 5 (6.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) Java
2 26 (35.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.86%) C#
3 11 (14.86%) SQL
4 7 (9.46%) Python
5 5 (6.76%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.05%) C
6 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.05%) Ruby
6 3 (4.05%) Scala
7 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.70%) ES6
7 2 (2.70%) Groovy
7 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.70%) PHP
7 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Kibana
1 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.05%) Puppet
2 2 (2.70%) Ansible
2 2 (2.70%) logstash
3 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Google
2 3 (4.05%) SAP
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) Splunk
3 2 (2.70%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.35%) Perforce
4 1 (1.35%) Sybase
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Day rate £330-£350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago