The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 17 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.29% 0.56% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 0.72% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
BDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 138 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 72.52% 76.67% 69.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 76 47
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Docker
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Symfony
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Doctrine
3 2 (40.00%) Behat
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) OO PHP
3 2 (40.00%) Case Management
4 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Ansible
4 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) gulp
4 1 (20.00%) ES6
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (20.00%) Grunt

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Grunt
3 1 (20.00%) gulp
3 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (20.00%) Mocha
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (40.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Symfony Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Behat
1 2 (40.00%) Doctrine
1 2 (40.00%) Symfony
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Case Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) OO PHP
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) ES6
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible