Period
to 23 January 2019

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 6 months to 23 January 2019 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 50 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 -26 +18
Contract jobs citing BDD 116 117 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.92% 4.14% 6.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.70% 4.93% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 90 154
Manchester median daily rate £450 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.35% -
10th Percentile £300 £306 £325
90th Percentile £545 £576 £538
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £426
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.16% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,466 2,372 2,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.31% 83.99% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,590 1,538 1,691
Manchester median daily rate £414 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 94 46
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £18.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +4.40% -36.36%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.64 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £41.48 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £24.33 £21.70 £21.05
% change year-on-year +12.12% +3.11% -31.05%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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 6 months to 23 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 6 £425 - 2
Stockport +5 2 £388 +10.71% 2
Sale - 2 £380 -
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for BDD.

1 87 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (69.83%) TDD
3 72 (62.07%) Java
4 66 (56.90%) Test Automation
5 55 (47.41%) Selenium
6 39 (33.62%) Scrum
7 38 (32.76%) Java 8
8 36 (31.03%) DevOps
9 32 (27.59%) Spring
9 32 (27.59%) .NET
10 31 (26.72%) Jenkins
11 30 (25.86%) Python
11 30 (25.86%) Software Engineering
11 30 (25.86%) Docker
12 29 (25.00%) QA
13 28 (24.14%) Node.js
14 27 (23.28%) JIRA
15 26 (22.41%) JUnit
16 23 (19.83%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (19.83%) Ansible
17 22 (18.97%) C#
17 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
18 20 (17.24%) Kanban
19 19 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (15.52%) Cucumber
20 18 (15.52%) Maven
20 18 (15.52%) Retail
20 18 (15.52%) PHP
20 18 (15.52%) MySQL
20 18 (15.52%) Gatling

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 8 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.59%) Confluence
3 2 (1.72%) CICS
3 2 (1.72%) JBoss
3 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.03%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.17%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (5.17%) SaaS
5 3 (2.59%) IaaS
6 2 (1.72%) GitHub
7 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.86%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.86%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.83%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (15.52%) MySQL
3 6 (5.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.59%) DB2
7 2 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.86%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.86%) Big Data
8 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.86%) HBase
8 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (47.41%) Selenium
2 31 (26.72%) Jenkins
3 27 (23.28%) JIRA
4 26 (22.41%) JUnit
5 18 (15.52%) Cucumber
5 18 (15.52%) Gatling
5 18 (15.52%) Maven
6 17 (14.66%) Gradle
6 17 (14.66%) Spock
7 16 (13.79%) JMeter
7 16 (13.79%) WebDriver
8 11 (9.48%) Jasmine
9 10 (8.62%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (5.17%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.72%) Android Studio
12 2 (1.72%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.72%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.72%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.72%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (15.52%) Retail
2 5 (4.31%) Marketing
3 2 (1.72%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Finance
3 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.86%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (43.10%) Developer
2 20 (17.24%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.52%) Java Engineer
4 17 (14.66%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.62%) Agile Developer
5 10 (8.62%) Analyst
6 9 (7.76%) Senior Developer
6 9 (7.76%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (7.76%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.90%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (6.90%) AWS Developer
7 8 (6.90%) React Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Senior Agile Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.17%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Node.js Developer
10 5 (4.31%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.59%) .NET
1 32 (27.59%) Spring
2 28 (24.14%) Node.js
3 17 (14.66%) Hibernate
3 17 (14.66%) RESTful
3 17 (14.66%) Web Services
4 13 (11.21%) Spring Boot
5 11 (9.48%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (8.62%) React
7 8 (6.90%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.17%) Spring Security
9 5 (4.31%) Middleware
10 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.45%) CSS
10 4 (3.45%) Gherkin
11 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.59%) HTML
11 3 (2.59%) REST
12 2 (1.72%) SOAP
12 2 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
1 9 (7.76%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.31%) User Experience
3 4 (3.45%) Wiki
4 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.72%) Fintech
5 2 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.72%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.86%) Blog
6 1 (0.86%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.86%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.86%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.45%) Windows
2 3 (2.59%) Android
2 3 (2.59%) Linux
3 2 (1.72%) Unix
3 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (69.83%) TDD
3 66 (56.90%) Test Automation
4 39 (33.62%) Scrum
5 36 (31.03%) DevOps
6 30 (25.86%) Software Engineering
7 20 (17.24%) Kanban
8 14 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (12.07%) Pair Programming
9 13 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (11.21%) Integration Testing
9 13 (11.21%) User Stories
10 12 (10.34%) SDET
11 11 (9.48%) MVC
12 10 (8.62%) Functional Testing
13 9 (7.76%) Defect Management
13 9 (7.76%) Front End Development
13 9 (7.76%) SDLC
13 9 (7.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 72 (62.07%) Java
2 38 (32.76%) Java 8
3 30 (25.86%) Python
4 22 (18.97%) C#
4 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
5 18 (15.52%) PHP
6 16 (13.79%) SQL
7 3 (2.59%) Ruby
8 2 (1.72%) JCL
8 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.72%) Scala
8 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (7.76%) Degree
2 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.86%) PMP
2 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 30 (25.86%) Docker
2 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (19.83%) Ansible
2 17 (14.66%) Terraform
3 8 (6.90%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.03%) Puppet
5 6 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.45%) Packer
7 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.86%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle
3 3 (2.59%) Google
4 2 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (0.86%) Cadence
5 1 (0.86%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.86%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.86%) MapR
5 1 (0.86%) Teradata
5 1 (0.86%) Xamarin