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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / West Midlands
Rank 58 94 107
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +13
Contract jobs citing BDD 67 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.80% 0.87% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 1.08% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 8 1
Median daily rate £425 £319 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £409 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
1892 1948 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.06% 81.10% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1187 1064 909
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.09 £11.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the West Midlands region.

BDD Hourly 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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 +10 32 £419 +28.92% 3
Birmingham -4 10 £463 +48.00% 6
Shropshire - 8 £488 - 2
Staffordshire +5 3 £345 -18.82% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £375 - 3
Herefordshire - 3 £343 -
Warwickshire - 1 £350 - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 116 (91.34%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (76.38%) TDD
3 58 (45.67%) Scrum
4 55 (43.31%) .NET
5 52 (40.94%) HTML
6 48 (37.80%) CSS
7 47 (37.01%) MVC
8 44 (34.65%) JavaScript
8 44 (34.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 43 (33.86%) ASP.NET
9 43 (33.86%) Microsoft
10 41 (32.28%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (30.71%) Kanban
11 39 (30.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (30.71%) Web Services
12 33 (25.98%) Java
13 31 (24.41%) C#
13 31 (24.41%) Selenium
14 29 (22.83%) SQL
14 29 (22.83%) CRM
15 27 (21.26%) Cucumber
16 25 (19.69%) HTML5
16 25 (19.69%) Data Migration
16 25 (19.69%) Migration
17 23 (18.11%) Web Development
18 22 (17.32%) ASP.NET Web API
19 21 (16.54%) Dynamics CRM
20 19 (14.96%) Domain-Driven Design
20 19 (14.96%) Marketing
21 18 (14.17%) MS Excel

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 10 (7.87%) Confluence
2 5 (3.94%) Documentum
3 4 (3.15%) NServiceBus
4 3 (2.36%) CMS
5 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (16.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 44 (34.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.24%) IaaS
2 13 (10.24%) PaaS
2 13 (10.24%) SaaS
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) Google Play
4 1 (0.79%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) HTTP
1 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Power BI
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (24.41%) Selenium
2 27 (21.26%) Cucumber
3 17 (13.39%) Git (software)
4 15 (11.81%) JIRA
4 15 (11.81%) SpecFlow
5 14 (11.02%) Jenkins
6 13 (10.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (7.09%) JUnit
8 7 (5.51%) NUnit
8 7 (5.51%) SonarQube
9 6 (4.72%) Gradle
9 6 (4.72%) Jasmine
9 6 (4.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (4.72%) Travis CI
10 5 (3.94%) Maven
10 5 (3.94%) Protractor
10 5 (3.94%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.94%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.15%) Grunt
11 4 (3.15%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 19 (14.96%) Marketing
2 6 (4.72%) Finance
2 6 (4.72%) Retail
3 2 (1.57%) Automotive
3 2 (1.57%) Electronics
3 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (66.14%) Developer
2 22 (17.32%) .NET Developer
3 20 (15.75%) CRM Developer
4 18 (14.17%) Analyst
5 13 (10.24%) Java Developer
6 11 (8.66%) C# Developer
7 10 (7.87%) Agile Business Analyst
7 10 (7.87%) Business Analyst
7 10 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (7.87%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 9 (7.09%) Agile Developer
8 9 (7.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (6.30%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.51%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (5.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Tester
11 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (43.31%) .NET
2 52 (40.94%) HTML
3 48 (37.80%) CSS
4 43 (33.86%) ASP.NET
5 39 (30.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (30.71%) Web Services
6 25 (19.69%) HTML5
7 22 (17.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (14.17%) AngularJS
8 18 (14.17%) RESTful
9 17 (13.39%) .NET Framework
9 17 (13.39%) Entity Framework
10 14 (11.02%) Dapper ORM
10 14 (11.02%) Sass
11 13 (10.24%) LESS
12 12 (9.45%) Spring
13 11 (8.66%) React
14 9 (7.09%) Gherkin
15 7 (5.51%) Ember.js
16 6 (4.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Data Conversion
2 13 (10.24%) User Experience
3 4 (3.15%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.57%) iPad
5 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.79%) iPhone
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.51%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.15%) Android
3 2 (1.57%) Linux
3 2 (1.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (91.34%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (76.38%) TDD
3 58 (45.67%) Scrum
4 47 (37.01%) MVC
5 41 (32.28%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (30.71%) Kanban
7 29 (22.83%) CRM
8 25 (19.69%) Data Migration
8 25 (19.69%) Migration
9 23 (18.11%) Web Development
10 19 (14.96%) Domain-Driven Design
11 18 (14.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (14.17%) Functional Testing
11 18 (14.17%) SOLID
12 17 (13.39%) Campaign Management
12 17 (13.39%) Test Automation
13 15 (11.81%) Continuous Deployment
13 15 (11.81%) CQRS
14 14 (11.02%) Front End Development
14 14 (11.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.65%) JavaScript
2 33 (25.98%) Java
3 31 (24.41%) C#
4 29 (22.83%) SQL
5 6 (4.72%) Ruby
6 4 (3.15%) Objective-C
6 4 (3.15%) Scala
7 3 (2.36%) Apple Swift
7 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.36%) Python
8 2 (1.57%) ES6
8 2 (1.57%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.79%) Go
9 1 (0.79%) Groovy
9 1 (0.79%) PHP
9 1 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (11.02%) ISTQB
2 13 (10.24%) ISEB
3 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.36%) Degree
4 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) SDET
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) Puppet
2 3 (2.36%) Ansible
3 1 (0.79%) Grafana
3 1 (0.79%) Kibana
3 1 (0.79%) logstash
3 1 (0.79%) rkt
Vendors
1 43 (33.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.36%) Apple
2 3 (2.36%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.57%) SAP
3 2 (1.57%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.79%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.79%) Birst
4 1 (0.79%) CODA
4 1 (0.79%) Google
4 1 (0.79%) Kony
4 1 (0.79%) Pega
4 1 (0.79%) Splunk
4 1 (0.79%) Xamarin
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