Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 53 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 -28 +37
Contract jobs citing BDD 132 103 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.25% 3.48% 5.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.18% 4.23% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 76 172
Manchester median daily rate £444 £400 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% -6.16% +10.71%
10th Percentile £309 £311 £325
90th Percentile £558 £581 £538
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £440
% change year-on-year +9.38% -9.09% +13.55%
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 2,546 2,433 3,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.89% 82.28% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,637 1,547 1,933
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 65
Manchester median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +22.58% -20.51%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.08%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 - 4 - - 1
Stockport +6 3 £388 - 4
Sale - 2 £380 -
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 101 (76.52%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (71.97%) TDD
3 86 (65.15%) Java
4 71 (53.79%) Test Automation
5 56 (42.42%) Selenium
6 55 (41.67%) Scrum
7 43 (32.58%) Spring
8 37 (28.03%) Python
8 37 (28.03%) JIRA
9 36 (27.27%) Jenkins
9 36 (27.27%) Java 8
10 34 (25.76%) Node.js
10 34 (25.76%) .NET
10 34 (25.76%) Software Engineering
11 33 (25.00%) DevOps
12 31 (23.48%) Docker
13 30 (22.73%) JavaScript
13 30 (22.73%) QA
14 29 (21.97%) Kanban
15 27 (20.45%) Ansible
16 25 (18.94%) Spring Boot
16 25 (18.94%) Git (software)
16 25 (18.94%) RESTful
16 25 (18.94%) PostgreSQL
17 24 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
17 24 (18.18%) Microservices
18 22 (16.67%) C#
19 21 (15.91%) SQL
19 21 (15.91%) Web Services
19 21 (15.91%) Continuous Integration

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 10 (7.58%) Confluence
2 5 (3.79%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.52%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.52%) CICS
3 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.52%) JBoss
3 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.76%) Apache
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.52%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.58%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.58%) SaaS
4 9 (6.82%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (3.03%) GitHub
6 3 (2.27%) IaaS
7 2 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.52%) Slack
8 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.94%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (12.88%) MySQL
3 9 (6.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.79%) Big Data
6 5 (3.79%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.03%) DB2
7 4 (3.03%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.27%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.52%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.52%) HBase
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (42.42%) Selenium
2 37 (28.03%) JIRA
3 36 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 25 (18.94%) Git (software)
5 17 (12.88%) Gatling
5 17 (12.88%) JUnit
6 16 (12.12%) Maven
7 15 (11.36%) Gradle
8 14 (10.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (10.61%) Spock
9 13 (9.85%) JMeter
10 12 (9.09%) Cucumber
10 12 (9.09%) WebDriver
11 8 (6.06%) Jasmine
12 5 (3.79%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (3.03%) Mercurial
13 4 (3.03%) Subversion
14 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
14 3 (2.27%) The Grinder
14 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (15.15%) Retail
2 7 (5.30%) Marketing
3 6 (4.55%) Finance
4 4 (3.03%) Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (40.15%) Developer
2 21 (15.91%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 16 (12.12%) Java Engineer
5 8 (6.06%) Software Developer
5 8 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.30%) Analyst
6 7 (5.30%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.55%) Consultant
7 6 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (4.55%) QA Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (3.79%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Node.js Developer
8 5 (3.79%) React Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (32.58%) Spring
2 34 (25.76%) .NET
2 34 (25.76%) Node.js
3 25 (18.94%) RESTful
3 25 (18.94%) Spring Boot
4 21 (15.91%) Web Services
5 17 (12.88%) React
6 15 (11.36%) Hibernate
7 13 (9.85%) CSS
8 12 (9.09%) HTML
9 11 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 11 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (7.58%) Spring Security
11 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET
12 6 (4.55%) REST
12 6 (4.55%) SOAP
13 5 (3.79%) Ajax
14 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (3.03%) Gherkin
14 4 (3.03%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.30%) User Experience
3 5 (3.79%) iPad
3 5 (3.79%) Wiki
4 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.52%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.52%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.76%) Blog
7 1 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.76%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.30%) Unix
2 5 (3.79%) Linux
3 4 (3.03%) Windows
4 3 (2.27%) Android
5 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (76.52%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (71.97%) TDD
3 71 (53.79%) Test Automation
4 55 (41.67%) Scrum
5 34 (25.76%) Software Engineering
6 33 (25.00%) DevOps
7 29 (21.97%) Kanban
8 24 (18.18%) Microservices
9 21 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (15.15%) SOA
11 17 (12.88%) Pair Programming
12 16 (12.12%) MVC
12 16 (12.12%) User Stories
13 14 (10.61%) E-Commerce
14 13 (9.85%) Functional Testing
15 11 (8.33%) API Development
15 11 (8.33%) Mentoring
16 10 (7.58%) Non-Functional Testing
16 10 (7.58%) Performance Testing
16 10 (7.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 86 (65.15%) Java
2 37 (28.03%) Python
3 36 (27.27%) Java 8
4 30 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 22 (16.67%) C#
6 21 (15.91%) SQL
7 16 (12.12%) PHP
8 12 (9.09%) Groovy
9 5 (3.79%) Scala
10 2 (1.52%) JCL
10 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.52%) Ruby
10 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.03%) Degree
2 3 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.76%) PMP
3 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (22.73%) QA
System Software
1 31 (23.48%) Docker
2 3 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (20.45%) Ansible
2 18 (13.64%) Kubernetes
3 14 (10.61%) Terraform
4 10 (7.58%) Puppet
5 9 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.76%) Grafana
7 1 (0.76%) Graylog
7 1 (0.76%) Packer
Vendors
1 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.30%) IBM
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle
3 5 (3.79%) Blue Prism
4 2 (1.52%) Adobe
4 2 (1.52%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.52%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.52%) hybris
4 2 (1.52%) MapR
4 2 (1.52%) Teradata
4 2 (1.52%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.76%) Google
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.76%) Sitecore