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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 27 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 43 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.89% 0.45% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.90% 0.62% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 3 1
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£350 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
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
544 486 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.52% 72.43% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 306 192
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -89.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 44 (93.62%) TDD
2 41 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (72.34%) MVC
4 32 (68.09%) Scrum
5 31 (65.96%) SQL Server
6 28 (59.57%) .NET
6 28 (59.57%) Git (software)
7 23 (48.94%) Linux
7 23 (48.94%) Python
7 23 (48.94%) Subversion
8 21 (44.68%) Django
8 21 (44.68%) Mentoring
8 21 (44.68%) Flask
9 20 (42.55%) RESTful
9 20 (42.55%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (40.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (40.43%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (38.30%) Test Automation
11 18 (38.30%) Selenium
11 18 (38.30%) Ubuntu
11 18 (38.30%) Debian
12 15 (31.91%) SOA
13 14 (29.79%) C#
14 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
14 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
14 13 (27.66%) Microservices
14 13 (27.66%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
14 13 (27.66%) Vagrant
15 12 (25.53%) NoSQL
15 12 (25.53%) TOGAF

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 4 (8.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (65.96%) SQL Server
2 20 (42.55%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (25.53%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.38%) Couchbase
4 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) Git (software)
2 23 (48.94%) Subversion
3 19 (40.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (38.30%) Selenium
5 5 (10.64%) NUnit
6 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.26%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (4.26%) Moq
8 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Games
3 3 (6.38%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (85.11%) Developer
2 22 (46.81%) Python Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Senior Python Developer
4 7 (14.89%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) C++ Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Engineering Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.26%) DevOps Architect
8 2 (4.26%) AWS Architect
8 2 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Testing Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (59.57%) .NET
2 21 (44.68%) Django
2 21 (44.68%) Flask
3 20 (42.55%) RESTful
4 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
5 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (14.89%) WCF
7 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
7 6 (12.77%) Entity Framework
8 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (8.51%) React
10 3 (6.38%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (6.38%) Spring
10 3 (6.38%) HTML
10 3 (6.38%) Spring MVC
10 3 (6.38%) HTML5
11 2 (4.26%) NHibernate
11 2 (4.26%) JSON
11 2 (4.26%) CSS
11 2 (4.26%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Linux
2 18 (38.30%) Debian
2 18 (38.30%) Ubuntu
3 3 (6.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (93.62%) TDD
2 41 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (72.34%) MVC
4 32 (68.09%) Scrum
5 21 (44.68%) Mentoring
6 19 (40.43%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (38.30%) Test Automation
8 15 (31.91%) SOA
9 13 (27.66%) Microservices
9 13 (27.66%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 12 (25.53%) TOGAF
11 7 (14.89%) DevOps
12 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
12 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Web Application Development
14 3 (6.38%) ATDD
14 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
14 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
15 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
15 2 (4.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Python
2 14 (29.79%) C#
3 5 (10.64%) C++
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) SQL
7 1 (2.13%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft