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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West / Manchester
Rank 38 37 61
Rank change year-on-year -1 +24  
Contract jobs citing BDD 52 92 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.00% 5.18% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 6.18% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 73 24
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £313 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -2.92% -  

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 1054 1488 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.01% 83.83% 78.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 893 679
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -11 7 £425 - 1
Oldham +1 1 £400 +41.59%
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 116 (81.12%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (79.02%) TDD
3 72 (50.35%) Java
4 66 (46.15%) Scrum
5 51 (35.66%) JavaScript
6 38 (26.57%) Software Engineering
7 37 (25.87%) SQL
8 36 (25.17%) AngularJS
9 35 (24.48%) Git (software)
9 35 (24.48%) Node.js
10 34 (23.78%) Cucumber
11 32 (22.38%) RESTful
12 29 (20.28%) REST
13 28 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (19.58%) Selenium
13 28 (19.58%) Web Services
14 27 (18.88%) Python
15 25 (17.48%) Linux
15 25 (17.48%) HTML
15 25 (17.48%) High Availability
15 25 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (16.78%) JIRA
17 23 (16.08%) QA
17 23 (16.08%) NoSQL
17 23 (16.08%) JUnit
18 22 (15.38%) Games
19 21 (14.69%) Android
19 21 (14.69%) React
20 20 (13.99%) Apache Cordova
20 20 (13.99%) Scala

BDD
Top Related 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 9 (6.29%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.59%) GeoServer
3 7 (4.90%) Confluence
4 5 (3.50%) Drupal
4 5 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.10%) CMS
6 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.40%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) DNN
7 1 (0.70%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (0.70%) Kentico
7 1 (0.70%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.70%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.90%) GitHub
2 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.50%) Google Analytics
3 5 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.80%) Slack
5 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.40%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.08%) NoSQL
2 11 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 9 (6.29%) Big Data
4 7 (4.90%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.90%) MySQL
5 6 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.10%) HDInsight
7 3 (2.10%) Spark SQL
8 2 (1.40%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (1.40%) MarkLogic
8 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (24.48%) Git (software)
2 34 (23.78%) Cucumber
3 28 (19.58%) Selenium
4 24 (16.78%) JIRA
5 23 (16.08%) JUnit
6 17 (11.89%) Jenkins
6 17 (11.89%) WebDriver
7 11 (7.69%) Maven
8 9 (6.29%) Gradle
8 9 (6.29%) JBehave
9 8 (5.59%) JMeter
10 7 (4.90%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.50%) Jasmine
11 5 (3.50%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.80%) IntelliJ
13 3 (2.10%) Mockito
13 3 (2.10%) SpecFlow
13 3 (2.10%) Subversion
13 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (2.10%) TestNG
General
1 22 (15.38%) Games
2 18 (12.59%) Finance
3 6 (4.20%) Electronics
3 6 (4.20%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.20%) Marketing
3 6 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (55.94%) Developer
2 21 (14.69%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.19%) JavaScript Developer
3 16 (11.19%) Software Engineer
4 10 (6.99%) Consultant
4 10 (6.99%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.29%) Tester
6 8 (5.59%) Automation Tester
7 7 (4.90%) Agile Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Android Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Scala Software Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) QA Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (2.80%) Applications Developer
10 4 (2.80%) Developer in Test
10 4 (2.80%) Digital Developer
10 4 (2.80%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (2.80%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (25.17%) AngularJS
2 35 (24.48%) Node.js
3 32 (22.38%) RESTful
4 29 (20.28%) REST
5 28 (19.58%) Web Services
6 25 (17.48%) HTML
7 21 (14.69%) React
8 20 (13.99%) Apache Cordova
9 17 (11.89%) HTML5
10 16 (11.19%) .NET
11 15 (10.49%) CSS
12 14 (9.79%) XML
13 13 (9.09%) JSON
14 12 (8.39%) React Native
15 10 (6.99%) Spring
15 10 (6.99%) WebGL
16 9 (6.29%) Pixi.js
17 8 (5.59%) Gherkin
17 8 (5.59%) Leaflet
17 8 (5.59%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.59%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.90%) Mobile Games
2 7 (4.90%) User Experience
3 4 (2.80%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (2.10%) New Media
5 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.40%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.70%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.70%) Tandem
6 1 (0.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.48%) Linux
2 21 (14.69%) Android
3 16 (11.19%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.50%) Unix
5 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (81.12%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (79.02%) TDD
3 66 (46.15%) Scrum
4 38 (26.57%) Software Engineering
5 28 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (17.48%) High Availability
7 19 (13.29%) Open Source
8 17 (11.89%) Kanban
8 17 (11.89%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (11.19%) Unit Testing
10 15 (10.49%) Test Automation
11 13 (9.09%) DevOps
12 12 (8.39%) Pair Programming
13 11 (7.69%) OO
13 11 (7.69%) Test Scripting
14 10 (6.99%) Performance Testing
15 9 (6.29%) Android Development
15 9 (6.29%) Data Migration
15 9 (6.29%) Migration
15 9 (6.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (50.35%) Java
2 51 (35.66%) JavaScript
3 37 (25.87%) SQL
4 27 (18.88%) Python
5 20 (13.99%) Scala
6 12 (8.39%) C#
7 11 (7.69%) ES6
8 9 (6.29%) Ruby
9 5 (3.50%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.80%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.10%) C
11 3 (2.10%) Clojure
11 3 (2.10%) F#
11 3 (2.10%) Groovy
12 2 (1.40%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.40%) C++
12 2 (1.40%) ECMAScript
12 2 (1.40%) PHP
13 1 (0.70%) Go
13 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.59%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) ISEB
3 2 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.08%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (6.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) Kibana
2 5 (3.50%) Ansible
2 5 (3.50%) logstash
2 5 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (6.99%) Google
2 8 (5.59%) ESRI
3 6 (4.20%) SAP
4 5 (3.50%) Splunk
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle
5 4 (2.80%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.10%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.10%) Twitter
7 2 (1.40%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.70%) Alterian
8 1 (0.70%) HP
8 1 (0.70%) Perforce
8 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.70%) Sybase
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