Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 26 56
Rank change year-on-year -24 +30 +34
Contract jobs citing BDD 104 213 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.54% 6.01% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 7.16% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 171 66
Manchester median daily rate £400 £428 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +10.32% +10.71%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £293
90th Percentile £580 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £440 £388
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 2382 2975 3048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.05% 83.87% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 1892 1804
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

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 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Stockport -2 4 - - 1
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 94 (90.38%) TDD
2 79 (75.96%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (56.73%) Scrum
4 48 (46.15%) Java
5 35 (33.65%) Test Automation
6 32 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 32 (30.77%) Git (software)
7 29 (27.88%) Kanban
7 29 (27.88%) JIRA
8 27 (25.96%) Open Source
9 23 (22.12%) NoSQL
9 23 (22.12%) Docker
9 23 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (22.12%) JavaScript
10 22 (21.15%) SQL
10 22 (21.15%) Linux
10 22 (21.15%) Mentoring
11 20 (19.23%) Microservices
11 20 (19.23%) AngularJS
12 19 (18.27%) DevOps
12 19 (18.27%) User Stories
12 19 (18.27%) Python
13 18 (17.31%) Software Engineering
13 18 (17.31%) MVC
13 18 (17.31%) Finance
13 18 (17.31%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (17.31%) MongoDB
14 17 (16.35%) Node.js
15 16 (15.38%) Big Data
15 16 (15.38%) Akka

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 15 (14.42%) Apache Spark
2 12 (11.54%) Confluence
3 4 (3.85%) nginx
3 4 (3.85%) NServiceBus
4 3 (2.88%) Drupal
4 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.92%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (11.54%) Slack
2 3 (2.88%) GitHub
2 3 (2.88%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.88%) SaaS
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.92%) Route 53
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.96%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.12%) NoSQL
2 18 (17.31%) MongoDB
2 18 (17.31%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (15.38%) Big Data
3 16 (15.38%) MySQL
4 11 (10.58%) Hadoop
5 10 (9.62%) SQL Server
6 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.81%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.92%) Redis
9 1 (0.96%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 32 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 29 (27.88%) JIRA
3 13 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.69%) Maven
6 5 (4.81%) Gradle
7 4 (3.85%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.85%) JMeter
7 4 (3.85%) Selenium
7 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.88%) JUnit
8 3 (2.88%) NUnit
8 3 (2.88%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.92%) Mockito
10 1 (0.96%) Hudson
10 1 (0.96%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.96%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.96%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 16 (15.38%) Electronics
2 16 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 16 (15.38%) Marketing
2 16 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 11 (10.58%) Games
4 4 (3.85%) Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (66.35%) Developer
2 30 (28.85%) Java Developer
3 19 (18.27%) Scrum Master
4 16 (15.38%) Scala Developer
4 16 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 14 (13.46%) Java Software Developer
6 12 (11.54%) Agile Scrum Master
7 10 (9.62%) Apache Spark Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Senior Developer
9 8 (7.69%) Hadoop Developer
10 7 (6.73%) .NET Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Java Hadoop Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Java Scala Developer
11 6 (5.77%) Java Engineer
11 6 (5.77%) Software Engineer
12 5 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (4.81%) JavaScript Developer
12 5 (4.81%) Linux Developer
12 5 (4.81%) Senior Full Stack Developer
13 4 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) AngularJS
2 17 (16.35%) Node.js
3 16 (15.38%) .NET
3 16 (15.38%) Akka
4 14 (13.46%) Spring
5 13 (12.50%) REST
6 12 (11.54%) CSS
6 12 (11.54%) HTML
6 12 (11.54%) RESTful
6 12 (11.54%) Spring Boot
6 12 (11.54%) Velocity
7 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET
7 10 (9.62%) HTML5
8 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (5.77%) jQuery
9 6 (5.77%) React
9 6 (5.77%) Spring Security
10 5 (4.81%) NHibernate
10 5 (4.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.88%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.92%) iPad
7 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.15%) Linux
2 9 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.92%) Android
3 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.96%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (90.38%) TDD
2 79 (75.96%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (56.73%) Scrum
4 35 (33.65%) Test Automation
5 29 (27.88%) Kanban
6 27 (25.96%) Open Source
7 23 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (21.15%) Mentoring
9 20 (19.23%) Microservices
10 19 (18.27%) DevOps
10 19 (18.27%) User Stories
11 18 (17.31%) MVC
11 18 (17.31%) Software Engineering
12 16 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
12 16 (15.38%) Programme Management
13 13 (12.50%) E-Commerce
14 12 (11.54%) Coaching
15 9 (8.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 48 (46.15%) Java
2 23 (22.12%) JavaScript
3 22 (21.15%) SQL
4 19 (18.27%) Python
5 15 (14.42%) C#
6 12 (11.54%) Shell Script
7 10 (9.62%) Clojure
8 4 (3.85%) PHP
8 4 (3.85%) Scala
8 4 (3.85%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.88%) C
9 3 (2.88%) Ruby
10 2 (1.92%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.96%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 13 (12.50%) PMP
2 4 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 23 (22.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.96%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Puppet
2 6 (5.77%) Ansible
2 6 (5.77%) Kibana
3 4 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.88%) Consul
4 3 (2.88%) logstash
4 3 (2.88%) Zipkin
5 1 (0.96%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (15.38%) SAP
2 6 (5.77%) Google
3 3 (2.88%) Splunk
3 3 (2.88%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.92%) Pega
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.96%) Sitecore