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 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 24 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.58% - 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% - 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
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
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
153 167 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 80.53% 84.77% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 70 47
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £320 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.00
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

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 Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
5 2 (33.33%) Symfony
5 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (33.33%) PHP
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) OO
5 2 (33.33%) HTTP
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) Behat
5 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (33.33%) Doctrine
5 2 (33.33%) Case Management
5 2 (33.33%) OO PHP
5 2 (33.33%) Docker
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) Confluence
6 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (16.67%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) PHP Developer
1 2 (33.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Symfony Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Agile Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Behat
1 2 (33.33%) Doctrine
1 2 (33.33%) Symfony
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Case Management
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) OO PHP
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker