The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 60 19 61
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +42
Contract jobs citing BDD 10 41 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.30% 5.49% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 7.27% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 3
Median daily rate £150 £369 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.32% -4.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
641 564 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.14% 75.50% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 358 326
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for BDD.

1 16 (59.26%) HTML
1 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Selenium
4 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 12 (44.44%) CSS
4 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 11 (40.74%) Scrum
5 11 (40.74%) TDD
6 10 (37.04%) QA
6 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
6 10 (37.04%) Mobile App
7 8 (29.63%) MS Office
7 8 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
7 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (29.63%) QA Automation
8 7 (25.93%) .NET
9 6 (22.22%) C#
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 5 (18.52%) Kanban
10 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
10 5 (18.52%) SpecFlow
11 4 (14.81%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Front End Development
11 4 (14.81%) Re-Platforming
11 4 (14.81%) CSS3

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (7.41%) Liferay
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 8 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Selenium
2 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
3 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
4 5 (18.52%) SpecFlow
5 4 (14.81%) Subversion
5 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
6 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.41%) JUnit
6 2 (7.41%) Maven
6 2 (7.41%) Mockito
6 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.70%) Grunt
7 1 (3.70%) gulp
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 9 (33.33%) Tester
3 8 (29.63%) QA Automation Tester
3 8 (29.63%) QA Tester
4 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Developer in Test
6 3 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (7.41%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (7.41%) HTML Developer
7 2 (7.41%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.41%) PHP Developer
7 2 (7.41%) PHP Web Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) HTML
2 12 (44.44%) CSS
3 7 (25.93%) .NET
4 4 (14.81%) CSS3
4 4 (14.81%) HTML5
4 4 (14.81%) J2EE
4 4 (14.81%) Spring
4 4 (14.81%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
5 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
5 2 (7.41%) LINQ
5 2 (7.41%) Smarty
5 2 (7.41%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.70%) Backbone.js
6 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) Scrum
3 11 (40.74%) TDD
4 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (29.63%) QA Automation
5 5 (18.52%) Kanban
5 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Front End Development
6 4 (14.81%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (7.41%) AOP
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.41%) DevOps
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle