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 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 95 109 114
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 49 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.51% 0.52% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.67% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 6
Median daily rate £400 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2634 1949 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.27% 78.15% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 1138 1002
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 113
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £40.00 £42.00
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 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -1 14 £366 - 5
Shropshire - 8 £475 -
Birmingham -4 7 £388 -3.12% 6
Staffordshire +3 6 £313 -19.87% 6
Wolverhampton - 2 £400 -
Warwickshire -5 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 65 (77.38%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (65.48%) TDD
3 43 (51.19%) Scrum
4 34 (40.48%) Selenium
5 33 (39.29%) HTML
6 30 (35.71%) Java
6 30 (35.71%) .NET
7 29 (34.52%) JavaScript
8 28 (33.33%) CSS
9 26 (30.95%) C#
10 25 (29.76%) Cucumber
11 24 (28.57%) Test Automation
12 23 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (26.19%) MVC
14 20 (23.81%) Kanban
15 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
16 16 (19.05%) SQL
16 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET
16 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (16.67%) HTML5
17 14 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (16.67%) Functional Testing
17 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 14 (16.67%) QA
18 13 (15.48%) Web Services
18 13 (15.48%) SpecFlow
19 11 (13.10%) AngularJS
19 11 (13.10%) Mobile App
19 11 (13.10%) User Experience
19 11 (13.10%) RESTful

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 6 (7.14%) Confluence
2 2 (2.38%) CMS
2 2 (2.38%) Documentum
3 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.52%) MS Office
2 8 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.14%) IaaS
2 6 (7.14%) PaaS
2 6 (7.14%) SaaS
3 2 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Google Play
4 1 (1.19%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) HTTP
1 1 (1.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.19%) Power BI
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (40.48%) Selenium
2 25 (29.76%) Cucumber
3 13 (15.48%) SpecFlow
4 11 (13.10%) Git (software)
4 11 (13.10%) WebDriver
5 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
6 8 (9.52%) JIRA
7 7 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (5.95%) JUnit
10 4 (4.76%) Jasmine
10 4 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (4.76%) Maven
10 4 (4.76%) Subversion
10 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.57%) Gradle
11 3 (3.57%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.57%) SonarQube
11 3 (3.57%) Travis CI
11 3 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 2 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (1.19%) Electronics
2 1 (1.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Games
2 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.19%) Marketing
2 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (63.10%) Developer
2 18 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Tester
4 10 (11.90%) QA Tester
5 9 (10.71%) Java Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 8 (9.52%) Developer in Test
6 8 (9.52%) QA Automation Tester
7 7 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Test Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Angular Developer
10 4 (4.76%) CRM Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (4.76%) Scala Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 4 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (39.29%) HTML
2 30 (35.71%) .NET
3 28 (33.33%) CSS
4 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET
4 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (16.67%) HTML5
6 13 (15.48%) Web Services
7 11 (13.10%) AngularJS
7 11 (13.10%) RESTful
8 9 (10.71%) .NET Framework
8 9 (10.71%) Entity Framework
9 8 (9.52%) Spring
10 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (8.33%) Dapper ORM
10 7 (8.33%) J2EE
10 7 (8.33%) LESS
10 7 (8.33%) Sass
11 6 (7.14%) CSS3
12 5 (5.95%) Gherkin
13 4 (4.76%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Mobile App
1 11 (13.10%) User Experience
2 2 (2.38%) iPad
3 1 (1.19%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.19%) iPhone
3 1 (1.19%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (77.38%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (65.48%) TDD
3 43 (51.19%) Scrum
4 24 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 23 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (26.19%) MVC
7 20 (23.81%) Kanban
8 14 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 11 (13.10%) SOLID
10 10 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (10.71%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (10.71%) QA Automation
11 9 (10.71%) Unit Testing
12 8 (9.52%) CQRS
12 8 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (9.52%) OOP
13 7 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
13 7 (8.33%) OO
13 7 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.71%) Java
2 29 (34.52%) JavaScript
3 26 (30.95%) C#
4 16 (19.05%) SQL
5 5 (5.95%) Python
5 5 (5.95%) Ruby
5 5 (5.95%) Scala
6 4 (4.76%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.57%) Apple Swift
7 3 (3.57%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) Groovy
8 1 (1.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
2 8 (9.52%) ISEB
2 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.38%) SDET
2 2 (2.38%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.19%) Birst
3 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.19%) Google
3 1 (1.19%) Kony
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) SAP
3 1 (1.19%) Xamarin
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 25 days ago