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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / West Midlands
Rank 51 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 74 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.12% 0.57% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 0.70% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 7 0
Median daily rate £475 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
1876 2154 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.02% 82.53% 72.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1217 937
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 50 106
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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 +22 31 £515 +11.35% 3
Birmingham +16 18 £463 +2.77% 7
Shropshire +33 9 £500 - 2
Herefordshire - 4 £285 -
Staffordshire - 4 £345 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £170 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 130 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (78.57%) TDD
3 63 (45.00%) .NET
4 60 (42.86%) HTML
4 60 (42.86%) Scrum
5 57 (40.71%) CSS
6 55 (39.29%) MVC
6 55 (39.29%) Microsoft
7 51 (36.43%) JavaScript
8 50 (35.71%) ASP.NET
9 49 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 43 (30.71%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (30.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 42 (30.00%) Web Services
12 39 (27.86%) Kanban
13 38 (27.14%) SQL
13 38 (27.14%) Java
14 35 (25.00%) CRM
15 34 (24.29%) C#
16 31 (22.14%) Migration
16 31 (22.14%) Data Migration
17 29 (20.71%) Web Development
18 27 (19.29%) Dynamics CRM
19 26 (18.57%) Selenium
19 26 (18.57%) ASP.NET Web API
20 24 (17.14%) Cucumber
21 23 (16.43%) HTML5
21 23 (16.43%) Marketing
22 22 (15.71%) MS Excel
23 21 (15.00%) Data Conversion

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 7 (5.00%) Confluence
2 4 (2.86%) CMS
2 4 (2.86%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.14%) Documentum
3 3 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.14%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.43%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.71%) Drupal
Applications
1 22 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (19.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.71%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 49 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.29%) IaaS
2 13 (9.29%) PaaS
2 13 (9.29%) SaaS
3 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.71%) GitHub
4 1 (0.71%) Google Play
4 1 (0.71%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.43%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.57%) MySQL
4 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.14%) QlikView
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (18.57%) Selenium
2 24 (17.14%) Cucumber
3 15 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 13 (9.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (8.57%) JIRA
5 12 (8.57%) SpecFlow
6 10 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 9 (6.43%) JUnit
8 8 (5.71%) NUnit
9 6 (4.29%) Jasmine
9 6 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (4.29%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.86%) Grunt
10 4 (2.86%) gulp
10 4 (2.86%) Mockito
10 4 (2.86%) MSTest
10 4 (2.86%) Protractor
10 4 (2.86%) ReSharper
10 4 (2.86%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (16.43%) Marketing
2 9 (6.43%) Finance
3 4 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.43%) Automotive
4 2 (1.43%) Electronics
4 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 99 (70.71%) Developer
2 24 (17.14%) CRM Developer
3 22 (15.71%) .NET Developer
4 18 (12.86%) Analyst
5 16 (11.43%) Java Developer
6 12 (8.57%) C# Developer
6 12 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 10 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
7 10 (7.14%) Agile Developer
7 10 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 10 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (6.43%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (6.43%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (4.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (45.00%) .NET
2 60 (42.86%) HTML
3 57 (40.71%) CSS
4 50 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 43 (30.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 42 (30.00%) Web Services
7 26 (18.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (16.43%) HTML5
9 18 (12.86%) AngularJS
9 18 (12.86%) Entity Framework
9 18 (12.86%) RESTful
10 17 (12.14%) .NET Framework
11 15 (10.71%) Sass
12 14 (10.00%) Dapper ORM
13 13 (9.29%) React
14 12 (8.57%) LESS
15 10 (7.14%) Gherkin
15 10 (7.14%) Spring
16 8 (5.71%) REST
17 7 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) User Experience
2 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.43%) iPad
4 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.71%) iPhone
4 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.71%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.86%) Android
2 4 (2.86%) Windows
3 2 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (78.57%) TDD
3 60 (42.86%) Scrum
4 55 (39.29%) MVC
5 43 (30.71%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (27.86%) Kanban
7 35 (25.00%) CRM
8 31 (22.14%) Data Migration
8 31 (22.14%) Migration
9 29 (20.71%) Web Development
10 21 (15.00%) Campaign Management
10 21 (15.00%) Data Conversion
10 21 (15.00%) Domain-Driven Design
11 18 (12.86%) Functional Testing
11 18 (12.86%) SOLID
12 17 (12.14%) Continuous Deployment
12 17 (12.14%) Test Automation
13 16 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (10.71%) CQRS
15 14 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.43%) JavaScript
2 38 (27.14%) Java
2 38 (27.14%) SQL
3 34 (24.29%) C#
4 8 (5.71%) Ruby
5 4 (2.86%) Objective-C
5 4 (2.86%) PHP
5 4 (2.86%) Scala
6 3 (2.14%) Apple Swift
6 3 (2.14%) Groovy
6 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.14%) Python
6 3 (2.14%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.43%) ES6
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) Go
8 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (9.29%) ISEB
3 9 (6.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.14%) Degree
4 3 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.71%) SDET
2 1 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (4.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Ansible
1 3 (2.14%) Grafana
1 3 (2.14%) Kibana
1 3 (2.14%) logstash
1 3 (2.14%) Puppet
1 3 (2.14%) rkt
2 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 55 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.14%) AppDynamics
2 3 (2.14%) Apple
2 3 (2.14%) Splunk
3 2 (1.43%) SAP
3 2 (1.43%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.71%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.71%) CODA
4 1 (0.71%) Google
4 1 (0.71%) Kony
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle
4 1 (0.71%) Pega
4 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
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