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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 59 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.92% 0.55% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.73% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £388 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -
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
581 551 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.75% 76.32% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 351 320
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.59 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 18 (69.23%) HTML
1 18 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 16 (61.54%) Java
2 16 (61.54%) Selenium
3 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (46.15%) Cucumber
5 12 (46.15%) Scrum
5 12 (46.15%) CSS
5 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
6 10 (38.46%) TDD
6 10 (38.46%) Mobile App
6 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
7 9 (34.62%) QA
8 8 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (30.77%) MS Office
8 8 (30.77%) Functional Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (30.77%) QA Automation
9 7 (26.92%) .NET
10 6 (23.08%) Web Services
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
11 5 (19.23%) HTML5
11 5 (19.23%) User Experience
11 5 (19.23%) C#
12 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
12 4 (15.38%) Subversion
12 4 (15.38%) Spring

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 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 8 (30.77%) MS Office
2 8 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.69%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Google Play
2 1 (3.85%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Selenium
2 12 (46.15%) Cucumber
3 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
4 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 4 (15.38%) Subversion
4 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.69%) Jasmine
5 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.69%) JIRA
5 2 (7.69%) JUnit
5 2 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (7.69%) Maven
5 2 (7.69%) Mockito
5 2 (7.69%) Protractor
5 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.85%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Automation Tester
2 8 (30.77%) QA Automation Tester
2 8 (30.77%) QA Tester
2 8 (30.77%) Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Developer in Test
3 4 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (7.69%) HTML Developer
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.69%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Angular Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 1 (3.85%) Objective-C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) HTML
2 12 (46.15%) CSS
3 7 (26.92%) .NET
4 6 (23.08%) Web Services
5 5 (19.23%) HTML5
6 4 (15.38%) Spring
7 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.69%) CSS3
7 2 (7.69%) J2EE
7 2 (7.69%) jQuery
7 2 (7.69%) React
7 2 (7.69%) RESTful
7 2 (7.69%) Smarty
7 2 (7.69%) Spring MVC
7 2 (7.69%) Struts
7 2 (7.69%) Struts2
7 2 (7.69%) XML
8 1 (3.85%) Android SDK
8 1 (3.85%) Angular 2
8 1 (3.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 5 (19.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (46.15%) Scrum
4 10 (38.46%) TDD
5 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (30.77%) Functional Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (30.77%) QA Automation
6 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Front End Development
7 4 (15.38%) Re-Platforming
7 4 (15.38%) Web Development
8 3 (11.54%) Kanban
8 3 (11.54%) MVC
9 2 (7.69%) AOP
9 2 (7.69%) Change Management
9 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
9 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 16 (61.54%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Objective-C
4 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Apple
2 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.85%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) Kony
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Xamarin