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 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 63 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.29% 0.94% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 1.18% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 11 8
Median daily rate £400 £325 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2267 2029 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.41% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1123 997
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 75 92
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BDD Hourly Rate Trend 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 8 December 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
Coventry +8 23 £375 -14.28% 2
Birmingham -13 7 £388 +24.00% 2
Shropshire - 7 £475 -
Warwickshire +2 4 £350 - 1
Staffordshire -3 4 £288 -29.44% 2
Worcestershire - 4 £363 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 85 (86.73%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (74.49%) TDD
3 47 (47.96%) Scrum
4 41 (41.84%) HTML
5 38 (38.78%) .NET
5 38 (38.78%) CSS
6 35 (35.71%) Kanban
7 34 (34.69%) MVC
8 32 (32.65%) Java
8 32 (32.65%) Selenium
9 31 (31.63%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (30.61%) JavaScript
10 30 (30.61%) ASP.NET
10 30 (30.61%) Microsoft
11 29 (29.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (29.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (27.55%) Cucumber
13 24 (24.49%) C#
14 21 (21.43%) HTML5
15 20 (20.41%) SQL
15 20 (20.41%) Web Services
16 19 (19.39%) CRM
17 17 (17.35%) Migration
17 17 (17.35%) Test Automation
17 17 (17.35%) Functional Testing
17 17 (17.35%) Continuous Delivery
18 16 (16.33%) Data Migration
19 15 (15.31%) RESTful
19 15 (15.31%) CQRS
19 15 (15.31%) JIRA

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 10 (10.20%) Confluence
2 5 (5.10%) Documentum
3 3 (3.06%) CMS
4 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.06%) MS Office
2 3 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (29.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (13.27%) IaaS
2 13 (13.27%) PaaS
2 13 (13.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Google Play
3 1 (1.02%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) HTTP
1 1 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.02%) Power BI
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (32.65%) Selenium
2 27 (27.55%) Cucumber
3 15 (15.31%) JIRA
4 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 13 (13.27%) Jenkins
5 13 (13.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (10.20%) SpecFlow
7 7 (7.14%) JUnit
7 7 (7.14%) WebDriver
8 6 (6.12%) SonarQube
8 6 (6.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (6.12%) Travis CI
9 5 (5.10%) Gradle
9 5 (5.10%) Protractor
9 5 (5.10%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.08%) Ant
10 4 (4.08%) Jasmine
10 4 (4.08%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (4.08%) Maven
10 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (11.22%) Marketing
2 5 (5.10%) Retail
3 3 (3.06%) Finance
4 2 (2.04%) Automotive
4 2 (2.04%) Electronics
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (62.24%) Developer
2 18 (18.37%) .NET Developer
3 13 (13.27%) CRM Developer
4 11 (11.22%) Analyst
5 10 (10.20%) Java Developer
6 9 (9.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (9.18%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.18%) Tester
7 8 (8.16%) Test Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) Agile Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Angular Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Automation Test Lead
10 5 (5.10%) Automation Tester
10 5 (5.10%) QA Tester
10 5 (5.10%) Test Leader
11 4 (4.08%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (41.84%) HTML
2 38 (38.78%) .NET
2 38 (38.78%) CSS
3 30 (30.61%) ASP.NET
4 29 (29.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (21.43%) HTML5
6 20 (20.41%) Web Services
7 15 (15.31%) RESTful
8 14 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 14 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (14.29%) Dapper ORM
8 14 (14.29%) Entity Framework
9 13 (13.27%) LESS
9 13 (13.27%) Sass
10 11 (11.22%) Spring
11 9 (9.18%) AngularJS
12 7 (7.14%) Gherkin
12 7 (7.14%) J2EE
13 5 (5.10%) React
14 4 (4.08%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Data Conversion
1 10 (10.20%) User Experience
2 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.04%) iPad
4 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.02%) iPhone
4 1 (1.02%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.08%) Android
3 2 (2.04%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (86.73%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (74.49%) TDD
3 47 (47.96%) Scrum
4 35 (35.71%) Kanban
5 34 (34.69%) MVC
6 31 (31.63%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (19.39%) CRM
8 17 (17.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (17.35%) Functional Testing
8 17 (17.35%) Migration
8 17 (17.35%) Test Automation
9 16 (16.33%) Data Migration
10 15 (15.31%) CQRS
10 15 (15.31%) SOLID
10 15 (15.31%) Web Development
11 14 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
12 13 (13.27%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 13 (13.27%) Domain-Driven Design
13 11 (11.22%) Waterfall
14 10 (10.20%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.65%) Java
2 30 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 24 (24.49%) C#
4 20 (20.41%) SQL
5 8 (8.16%) Ruby
6 7 (7.14%) Scala
7 6 (6.12%) Python
8 4 (4.08%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.06%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.02%) Go
10 1 (1.02%) Groovy
10 1 (1.02%) PHP
10 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 12 (12.24%) ISEB
3 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.24%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) SDET
3 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.02%) WAI
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) Ansible
Vendors
1 30 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.06%) Apple
3 2 (2.04%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.02%) Birst
4 1 (1.02%) Google
4 1 (1.02%) Kony
4 1 (1.02%) Pega
4 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.02%) Xamarin