The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Manchester / Salford
Rank 15 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1  
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 9.72% 45.24% 13.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.61% 46.34% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 3
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
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 £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

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 Salford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 66 41 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 91.67% 97.62% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 31 15
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford 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 Salford

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Salford

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Salford region with a requirement for BDD.

1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) TDD
3 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
4 10 (66.67%) Scrum
5 8 (53.33%) HTML5
5 8 (53.33%) Apple iOS
5 8 (53.33%) Games
5 8 (53.33%) HTML
6 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (46.67%) Web Services
6 7 (46.67%) REST
6 7 (46.67%) Android
6 7 (46.67%) Apache Cordova
6 7 (46.67%) React
7 6 (40.00%) Mobile App
7 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (40.00%) RESTful
7 6 (40.00%) Node.js
7 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (40.00%) High Availability
7 6 (40.00%) SQL
7 6 (40.00%) HTTP
7 6 (40.00%) Linux
7 6 (40.00%) JUnit
8 5 (33.33%) Finance
8 5 (33.33%) XML
8 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (26.67%) JSON

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Salford 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) MarkLogic
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Babel
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) webpack
General
1 8 (53.33%) Games
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Scala Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) iOS Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Android Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Android Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
1 8 (53.33%) HTML5
2 7 (46.67%) Apache Cordova
2 7 (46.67%) React
2 7 (46.67%) REST
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) Node.js
3 6 (40.00%) RESTful
4 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 5 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (26.67%) JSON
6 3 (20.00%) XSLT
7 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (13.33%) JMS
7 2 (13.33%) React Native
8 1 (6.67%) Ember.js
8 1 (6.67%) Pixi.js
8 1 (6.67%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) New Media
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Apple iOS
2 7 (46.67%) Android
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) TDD
3 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
4 10 (66.67%) Scrum
5 6 (40.00%) High Availability
6 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (20.00%) Kanban
7 3 (20.00%) OOP
7 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
8 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
9 1 (6.67%) 3D Programming
9 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (6.67%) Android Development
9 1 (6.67%) Game Development
9 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Scala
4 2 (13.33%) ES6
4 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.67%) ECMAScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Twitter
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
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