The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 111 94 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate £438 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
BDD
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 5 £375 - 1
Birmingham -14 2 £500 +42.85% 1
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (79.17%) TDD
2 15 (62.50%) C#
3 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (45.83%) Java
5 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (33.33%) MVC
6 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
7 7 (29.17%) WPF
7 7 (29.17%) OO
8 6 (25.00%) HTML
8 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (25.00%) .NET
8 6 (25.00%) ISEB
8 6 (25.00%) Scrum
8 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (25.00%) User Stories
9 5 (20.83%) SaaS
9 5 (20.83%) Agile Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Silverlight
9 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
9 5 (20.83%) System Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Extreme Programming
9 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
9 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
9 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
9 5 (20.83%) NHibernate
9 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
9 5 (20.83%) Selenium
9 5 (20.83%) FitNesse

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) FitNesse
2 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.50%) QUnit
3 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
1 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 5 (20.83%) C# Software Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Software Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Java Architect
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) WPF
2 6 (25.00%) HTML
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (20.83%) Silverlight
3 5 (20.83%) NHibernate
3 5 (20.83%) CSS
4 4 (16.67%) jQuery
5 3 (12.50%) HTML5
5 3 (12.50%) J2EE
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (8.33%) JSON
6 2 (8.33%) WCF
6 2 (8.33%) Spring
6 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (8.33%) REST
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) W3C
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) TDD
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) MVC
3 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (29.17%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) User Stories
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.83%) System Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Extreme Programming
6 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 5 (20.83%) ERP
6 5 (20.83%) SOA
7 4 (16.67%) Test-First Development
8 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.33%) OOP
9 2 (8.33%) Pair Programming
9 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.83%) C++
5 4 (16.67%) Scala
6 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft