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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 72 110 100
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -10
Contract jobs citing BDD 45 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.87% 0.37% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 0.49% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 8 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £376 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
- +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +32 32 £369 -9.23% 4
Coventry +1 4 £290 -33.71%
Staffordshire - 4 £375 - 4
Wolverhampton - 2 £288 - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 62 (89.86%) TDD
2 60 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (62.32%) MVC
4 41 (59.42%) Scrum
5 37 (53.62%) .NET
6 34 (49.28%) SQL Server
6 34 (49.28%) Git (software)
7 28 (40.58%) Subversion
8 26 (37.68%) Linux
9 25 (36.23%) Python
10 23 (33.33%) RESTful
10 23 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (33.33%) Mentoring
11 22 (31.88%) Flask
11 22 (31.88%) Django
11 22 (31.88%) C#
12 21 (30.43%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (28.99%) Selenium
14 19 (27.54%) Ubuntu
14 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
14 19 (27.54%) Debian
15 18 (26.09%) ASP.NET
16 16 (23.19%) SOA
17 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
18 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET MVC
18 13 (18.84%) NoSQL
18 13 (18.84%) Vagrant
18 13 (18.84%) Microservices
18 13 (18.84%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (7.25%) Node.js
2 4 (5.80%) CMS
3 2 (2.90%) JBoss
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (49.28%) SQL Server
2 21 (30.43%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (18.84%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.35%) Couchbase
4 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.35%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.90%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (2.90%) OLAP
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (49.28%) Git (software)
2 28 (40.58%) Subversion
3 20 (28.99%) Selenium
3 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.70%) NUnit
5 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.90%) Moq
6 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.90%) JUnit
7 1 (1.45%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.45%) Grunt
7 1 (1.45%) Ranorex
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Games
3 4 (5.80%) Automotive
3 4 (5.80%) Multimedia
4 3 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (79.71%) Developer
2 23 (33.33%) Python Developer
3 13 (18.84%) .NET Developer
4 12 (17.39%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Python Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Java Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (7.25%) C++ Developer
7 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Engineering Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (53.62%) .NET
2 23 (33.33%) RESTful
3 22 (31.88%) Django
3 22 (31.88%) Flask
4 18 (26.09%) ASP.NET
5 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (14.49%) HTML
7 9 (13.04%) CSS
7 9 (13.04%) WCF
8 7 (10.14%) HTML5
8 7 (10.14%) Entity Framework
8 7 (10.14%) Spring
8 7 (10.14%) .NET Framework
9 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (7.25%) Spring MVC
11 4 (5.80%) CSS3
11 4 (5.80%) React
12 3 (4.35%) jQuery
12 3 (4.35%) JSON
12 3 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
1 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.45%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 26 (37.68%) Linux
2 19 (27.54%) Debian
2 19 (27.54%) Ubuntu
3 3 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (89.86%) TDD
2 60 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (62.32%) MVC
4 41 (59.42%) Scrum
5 23 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
7 16 (23.19%) SOA
8 13 (18.84%) Microservices
8 13 (18.84%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 12 (17.39%) TOGAF
10 9 (13.04%) DevOps
11 7 (10.14%) Unit Testing
11 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
12 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
13 5 (7.25%) Web Application Development
13 5 (7.25%) Kanban
14 4 (5.80%) OO
15 3 (4.35%) Open Source
15 3 (4.35%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) Python
2 22 (31.88%) C#
3 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.04%) Java
5 7 (10.14%) C++
5 7 (10.14%) Ruby
6 4 (5.80%) SQL
7 1 (1.45%) VB
7 1 (1.45%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) ISEB
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
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