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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 64 108 96
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -12
Contract jobs citing BDD 58 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.46% 0.43% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 0.57% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 9 2
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£350 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £388 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
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
1754 1766 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.45% 75.37% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 927 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 137 61
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.32 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% -9.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 43 £350 -9.67% 2
Coventry +7 5 £295 -30.58% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £350 - 2
Warwickshire 0 2 £400 +45.45% 5
Wolverhampton - 2 £288 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 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 60 (89.55%) TDD
2 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (61.19%) MVC
3 41 (61.19%) Scrum
4 35 (52.24%) .NET
5 33 (49.25%) SQL Server
5 33 (49.25%) Git (software)
6 28 (41.79%) Subversion
7 26 (38.81%) Linux
8 25 (37.31%) Python
9 23 (34.33%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (34.33%) Mentoring
10 22 (32.84%) Flask
10 22 (32.84%) Django
10 22 (32.84%) RESTful
11 21 (31.34%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (29.85%) C#
12 20 (29.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (29.85%) Selenium
13 19 (28.36%) Ubuntu
13 19 (28.36%) Test Automation
13 19 (28.36%) Debian
14 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
14 16 (23.88%) SOA
15 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
16 13 (19.40%) Vagrant
16 13 (19.40%) Microservices
16 13 (19.40%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
17 12 (17.91%) NoSQL
17 12 (17.91%) TOGAF

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 4 (5.97%) CMS
1 4 (5.97%) Node.js
2 2 (2.99%) JBoss
2 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (49.25%) SQL Server
2 21 (31.34%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (17.91%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.48%) Couchbase
4 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.48%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.99%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (2.99%) OLAP
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (49.25%) Git (software)
2 28 (41.79%) Subversion
3 20 (29.85%) Selenium
3 20 (29.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.96%) NUnit
5 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.97%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.99%) Moq
6 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.99%) JUnit
7 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.49%) Grunt
7 1 (1.49%) Ranorex
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Games
3 4 (5.97%) Automotive
3 4 (5.97%) Multimedia
4 3 (4.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (80.60%) Developer
2 23 (34.33%) Python Developer
3 12 (17.91%) Senior Developer
3 12 (17.91%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Senior Python Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (7.46%) C++ Developer
7 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Tester
7 4 (5.97%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Engineering Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (52.24%) .NET
2 22 (32.84%) RESTful
2 22 (32.84%) Django
2 22 (32.84%) Flask
3 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
4 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (14.93%) HTML
6 9 (13.43%) CSS
7 8 (11.94%) WCF
8 7 (10.45%) HTML5
8 7 (10.45%) Spring
9 6 (8.96%) .NET Framework
9 6 (8.96%) Entity Framework
10 5 (7.46%) Spring MVC
10 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (5.97%) CSS3
11 4 (5.97%) React
12 3 (4.48%) jQuery
12 3 (4.48%) JSON
12 3 (4.48%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
1 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.49%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.81%) Linux
2 19 (28.36%) Debian
2 19 (28.36%) Ubuntu
3 3 (4.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (89.55%) TDD
2 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (61.19%) MVC
3 41 (61.19%) Scrum
4 23 (34.33%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (34.33%) Mentoring
5 19 (28.36%) Test Automation
6 16 (23.88%) SOA
7 13 (19.40%) Microservices
7 13 (19.40%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 12 (17.91%) TOGAF
9 9 (13.43%) DevOps
10 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.46%) Kanban
12 4 (5.97%) Web Application Development
13 3 (4.48%) Continuous Delivery
13 3 (4.48%) Open Source
13 3 (4.48%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) Python
2 20 (29.85%) C#
3 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.43%) Java
5 7 (10.45%) C++
6 6 (8.96%) Ruby
7 4 (5.97%) SQL
8 1 (1.49%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) C
8 1 (1.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) ISEB
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
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