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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 118 60 113
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +53
Contract jobs citing BDD 28 56 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 2.35% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 3.13% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 45 9
Median daily rate £338 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
2595 1792 1837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.02% 75.20% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1570 1097 972
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 74 134
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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
Birmingham -42 11 £150 -58.62% 6
Coventry -13 6 £400 +35.59% 3
Shropshire - 4 £475 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire -7 1 £338 -10.00% 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 48 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (69.12%) TDD
3 32 (47.06%) Scrum
4 24 (35.29%) HTML
5 23 (33.82%) JavaScript
6 22 (32.35%) C#
6 22 (32.35%) .NET
7 21 (30.88%) Selenium
8 20 (29.41%) CSS
9 19 (27.94%) Test Automation
10 18 (26.47%) Kanban
10 18 (26.47%) Java
11 17 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (23.53%) Cucumber
13 15 (22.06%) AngularJS
13 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
13 15 (22.06%) MVC
14 13 (19.12%) Backbone.js
15 12 (17.65%) Mobile App
15 12 (17.65%) Front End Development
15 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
15 12 (17.65%) SQL
15 12 (17.65%) QA
16 11 (16.18%) SOLID
17 10 (14.71%) SpecFlow
17 10 (14.71%) CSS3
17 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (14.71%) HTML5
18 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
18 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC

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 2 (2.94%) Liferay
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.76%) MS Office
2 8 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (30.88%) Selenium
2 16 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 10 (14.71%) SpecFlow
4 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
5 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
6 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.88%) Grunt
7 4 (5.88%) gulp
7 4 (5.88%) Subversion
7 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.94%) JUnit
8 2 (2.94%) Maven
8 2 (2.94%) Mockito
9 1 (1.47%) Gatling
9 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.47%) JIRA
9 1 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
Job Titles
1 37 (54.41%) Developer
2 11 (16.18%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.71%) Automation Tester
3 10 (14.71%) Tester
4 9 (13.24%) QA Automation Tester
4 9 (13.24%) QA Tester
5 8 (11.76%) Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) C# Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Agile Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (8.82%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Angular Developer
8 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.88%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.29%) HTML
2 22 (32.35%) .NET
3 20 (29.41%) CSS
4 15 (22.06%) AngularJS
5 13 (19.12%) Backbone.js
6 10 (14.71%) CSS3
6 10 (14.71%) HTML5
7 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
7 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (13.24%) Node.js
8 7 (10.29%) J2EE
9 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (8.82%) Web Services
10 5 (7.35%) Sass
11 4 (5.88%) Ember.js
11 4 (5.88%) Entity Framework
11 4 (5.88%) React
11 4 (5.88%) Spring
11 4 (5.88%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.41%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (4.41%) User Experience
3 1 (1.47%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (69.12%) TDD
3 32 (47.06%) Scrum
4 19 (27.94%) Test Automation
5 18 (26.47%) Kanban
6 17 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (22.06%) MVC
8 12 (17.65%) Front End Development
9 11 (16.18%) SOLID
10 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
11 9 (13.24%) QA Automation
12 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (10.29%) OO
14 6 (8.82%) Exploratory Testing
15 5 (7.35%) Coaching
15 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
15 5 (7.35%) Unit Testing
16 4 (5.88%) Integration Testing
16 4 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.82%) JavaScript
2 22 (32.35%) C#
3 18 (26.47%) Java
4 12 (17.65%) SQL
5 4 (5.88%) Scala
6 3 (4.41%) Python
6 3 (4.41%) Ruby
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) ISTQB
2 7 (10.29%) ISEB
3 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) WAI
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle