The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 104 65 113
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +48
Contract jobs citing BDD 36 57 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 2.40% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 3.15% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 9
Median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2455 1809 1834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.11% 76.17% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1484 1122 969
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 139
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 West Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -25 19 £335 -4.28% 3
Coventry -1 8 £450 +52.54% 4
Warwickshire -5 3 - - 1
Shropshire - 3 £475 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (67.74%) TDD
3 31 (50.00%) Scrum
4 24 (38.71%) HTML
5 23 (37.10%) JavaScript
6 21 (33.87%) .NET
7 20 (32.26%) C#
7 20 (32.26%) CSS
8 19 (30.65%) Selenium
9 17 (27.42%) Kanban
9 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
9 17 (27.42%) Java
10 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
10 15 (24.19%) MVC
10 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (24.19%) AngularJS
11 14 (22.58%) Cucumber
12 13 (20.97%) Backbone.js
13 12 (19.35%) Mobile App
13 12 (19.35%) Front End Development
13 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
14 11 (17.74%) SQL
14 11 (17.74%) QA
14 11 (17.74%) SOLID
15 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (16.13%) CSS3
15 10 (16.13%) HTML5
16 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET
16 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
16 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 2 (3.23%) Liferay
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.90%) MS Office
2 8 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) Selenium
2 14 (22.58%) Cucumber
3 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
4 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 7 (11.29%) SpecFlow
6 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
7 4 (6.45%) Grunt
7 4 (6.45%) gulp
7 4 (6.45%) Subversion
7 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.23%) JUnit
8 2 (3.23%) Maven
8 2 (3.23%) Mockito
9 1 (1.61%) Gatling
9 1 (1.61%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.61%) JIRA
9 1 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
Job Titles
1 35 (56.45%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) .NET Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Automation Tester
2 10 (16.13%) Tester
3 9 (14.52%) QA Automation Tester
3 9 (14.52%) QA Tester
4 7 (11.29%) C# Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Agile Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (9.68%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Angular Developer
6 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.45%) Agile C# Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Developer in Test
7 4 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.71%) HTML
2 21 (33.87%) .NET
3 20 (32.26%) CSS
4 15 (24.19%) AngularJS
5 13 (20.97%) Backbone.js
6 10 (16.13%) CSS3
6 10 (16.13%) HTML5
7 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET
7 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (14.52%) Node.js
8 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (9.68%) J2EE
8 6 (9.68%) Web Services
9 5 (8.06%) Sass
10 4 (6.45%) Entity Framework
10 4 (6.45%) LINQ
10 4 (6.45%) React
10 4 (6.45%) Spring
10 4 (6.45%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.84%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (4.84%) User Experience
3 1 (1.61%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (67.74%) TDD
3 31 (50.00%) Scrum
4 17 (27.42%) Kanban
4 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
5 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (24.19%) MVC
6 12 (19.35%) Front End Development
7 11 (17.74%) SOLID
8 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (14.52%) QA Automation
10 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (11.29%) OO
12 5 (8.06%) Coaching
12 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
12 5 (8.06%) Unit Testing
13 4 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (6.45%) Re-Platforming
13 4 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) JavaScript
2 20 (32.26%) C#
3 17 (27.42%) Java
4 11 (17.74%) SQL
5 3 (4.84%) Scala
6 2 (3.23%) PHP
6 2 (3.23%) Python
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) ISEB
1 7 (11.29%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) WAI
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle
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