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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 110 105 107
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
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£425 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
1817 1387 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.32% 66.65% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 723 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 58 69
Average hourly rate £29.88 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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
Coventry - 5 £450 -
Birmingham -2 2 £425 +6.25% 4
Warwickshire -8 2 £281 -37.50%
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (93.75%) TDD
2 13 (81.25%) C#
3 12 (75.00%) MVC
4 11 (68.75%) .NET
5 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
6 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
7 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
7 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (31.25%) Scrum
8 5 (31.25%) NUnit
9 4 (25.00%) Ajax
9 4 (25.00%) WCF
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (25.00%) MSBuild
10 3 (18.75%) Selenium
10 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
10 3 (18.75%) JMeter
10 3 (18.75%) WPF
10 3 (18.75%) QA
11 2 (12.50%) Test-First Development
11 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 2 (12.50%) NHibernate
11 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (12.50%) Linux

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) CouchDB
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) NUnit
2 4 (25.00%) MSBuild
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 3 (18.75%) JMeter
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) NBehave
5 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) WatiN
5 1 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (6.25%) Moq
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Agile C# Developer
4 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 4 (25.00%) Ajax
4 4 (25.00%) WCF
4 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (18.75%) WPF
6 2 (12.50%) NHibernate
6 2 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (12.50%) Spring.NET
7 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.25%) RESTful
7 1 (6.25%) CSS3
7 1 (6.25%) HTML
7 1 (6.25%) CSS
7 1 (6.25%) Web Services
7 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) TDD
2 12 (75.00%) MVC
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Test-First Development
5 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) OOP
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (6.25%) ATDD
6 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
6 1 (6.25%) Android Development
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCAD
1 1 (6.25%) MCSD
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCTS
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Facebook