The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 42 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
+21 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.22% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £425 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
BDD
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
514 516 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.19% 68.25% 69.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 302 310
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 2
Average hourly rate £22.64 £21.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -87.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Birmingham region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 47 (94.00%) TDD
2 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (72.00%) MVC
4 32 (64.00%) SQL Server
4 32 (64.00%) Scrum
5 30 (60.00%) Git (software)
6 29 (58.00%) .NET
7 23 (46.00%) Linux
7 23 (46.00%) Python
7 23 (46.00%) Subversion
8 21 (42.00%) RESTful
8 21 (42.00%) Django
8 21 (42.00%) Flask
8 21 (42.00%) Mentoring
9 20 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (38.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (36.00%) Test Automation
11 18 (36.00%) Selenium
11 18 (36.00%) Debian
11 18 (36.00%) Ubuntu
12 17 (34.00%) SOA
13 15 (30.00%) C#
14 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET
14 14 (28.00%) NoSQL
15 13 (26.00%) Microservices
15 13 (26.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 13 (26.00%) Vagrant
15 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
16 12 (24.00%) TOGAF

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (64.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (28.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.00%) Couchbase
4 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.00%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 23 (46.00%) Subversion
3 19 (38.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (36.00%) Selenium
5 5 (10.00%) NUnit
6 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (4.00%) Moq
8 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Games
3 3 (6.00%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (84.00%) Developer
2 22 (44.00%) Python Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Senior Developer
3 8 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Senior Python Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) C++ Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Engineering Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.00%) DevOps Architect
8 2 (4.00%) AWS Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Architect
8 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Testing Manager
8 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (58.00%) .NET
2 21 (42.00%) Django
2 21 (42.00%) RESTful
2 21 (42.00%) Flask
3 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (16.00%) WCF
6 7 (14.00%) Entity Framework
6 7 (14.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (8.00%) React
8 4 (8.00%) HTML
8 4 (8.00%) JSON
8 4 (8.00%) HTML5
9 3 (6.00%) Spring MVC
9 3 (6.00%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (6.00%) Spring
9 3 (6.00%) CSS
9 3 (6.00%) CSS3
10 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 18 (36.00%) Debian
2 18 (36.00%) Ubuntu
3 3 (6.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (94.00%) TDD
2 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (72.00%) MVC
4 32 (64.00%) Scrum
5 21 (42.00%) Mentoring
6 20 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (36.00%) Test Automation
8 17 (34.00%) SOA
9 13 (26.00%) Microservices
9 13 (26.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 12 (24.00%) TOGAF
11 7 (14.00%) DevOps
12 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (12.00%) Unit Testing
13 5 (10.00%) Web Application Development
14 3 (6.00%) Open Source
14 3 (6.00%) ATDD
14 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
14 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
14 3 (6.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Python
2 15 (30.00%) C#
3 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.00%) C++
4 5 (10.00%) Ruby
5 4 (8.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) SQL
7 1 (2.00%) VB
7 1 (2.00%) VB6
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft