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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 109 96 95
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.092% 0.72% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 1.03% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
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£425 £275 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -17.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
1482 1458 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.39% 69.93% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 787 619
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 73 113
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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
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 26 January 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 - - - - 2
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 6
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (68.42%) ATDD
4 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
4 12 (63.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (63.16%) .NET
4 12 (63.16%) CRM
5 11 (57.89%) Web Services
5 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 11 (57.89%) NUnit
5 11 (57.89%) ReSharper
5 11 (57.89%) MSBuild
5 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
5 11 (57.89%) Domain-Driven Design
5 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (57.89%) NCover
5 11 (57.89%) StyleCop
5 11 (57.89%) MSTest
5 11 (57.89%) NDepend
5 11 (57.89%) Inversion of Control
6 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
7 7 (36.84%) C#
7 7 (36.84%) Pair Programming
8 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (26.32%) NHibernate
9 5 (26.32%) WCF
9 5 (26.32%) Scrum
9 5 (26.32%) Open Source
9 5 (26.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (26.32%) NuGet

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
1 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.26%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) CouchDB
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Couchbase
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
2 11 (57.89%) MSBuild
2 11 (57.89%) NCover
2 11 (57.89%) StyleCop
2 11 (57.89%) MSTest
2 11 (57.89%) NDepend
2 11 (57.89%) NUnit
2 11 (57.89%) ReSharper
3 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (26.32%) NuGet
5 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (5.26%) JIRA
6 1 (5.26%) WatiN
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium
6 1 (5.26%) Hudson
6 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Architect
3 5 (26.32%) CRM Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) CRM Developer
4 2 (10.53%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) Web Services
3 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
4 5 (26.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (26.32%) WCF
4 5 (26.32%) NHibernate
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 2 (10.53%) XSLT
6 2 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (10.53%) Spring
6 2 (10.53%) WF
6 2 (10.53%) REST
6 2 (10.53%) Spring MVC
7 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.26%) jQuery
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (26.32%) Open Source
2 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Wiki
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (68.42%) ATDD
4 12 (63.16%) CRM
5 11 (57.89%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (36.84%) Pair Programming
7 5 (26.32%) Scrum
8 4 (21.05%) Workflow
9 3 (15.79%) MVC
9 3 (15.79%) User Stories
10 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
10 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (5.26%) Kanban
11 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
11 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
11 1 (5.26%) Web Development
11 1 (5.26%) Test-First Development
11 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
11 1 (5.26%) ERP
11 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
2 7 (36.84%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) CODA
2 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
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