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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 56 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.95% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£375 £450 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +41.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
405 419 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.39% 68.91% 65.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 255 144
Average daily rate £375 £340 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) CouchDB
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) CouchDB
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java