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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 76 110 99
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -11
Contract jobs citing BDD 47 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.85% 0.21% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 0.29% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 4 0
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£350 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
1898 1720 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.67% 72.85% 70.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1180 897 580
Average daily rate £375 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 111 76
Average hourly rate £27.75 £33.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.16% -11.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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
Birmingham +26 34 £350 -9.67% 6
Coventry +5 3 £300 -21.31% 3
Warwickshire +3 3 £388 +3.33% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £220 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 46 (93.88%) TDD
2 42 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (75.51%) Scrum
4 34 (69.39%) MVC
5 26 (53.06%) SQL Server
5 26 (53.06%) Linux
6 25 (51.02%) .NET
6 25 (51.02%) Python
6 25 (51.02%) Git (software)
7 22 (44.90%) Subversion
7 22 (44.90%) Django
7 22 (44.90%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (44.90%) Flask
8 21 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (42.86%) Mentoring
9 20 (40.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (38.78%) RESTful
10 19 (38.78%) Debian
10 19 (38.78%) Ubuntu
11 18 (36.73%) Test Automation
11 18 (36.73%) Selenium
12 16 (32.65%) SOA
13 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
14 13 (26.53%) Vagrant
14 13 (26.53%) Microservices
14 13 (26.53%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 12 (24.49%) TOGAF
16 9 (18.37%) C#
17 8 (16.33%) HTML
17 8 (16.33%) Java

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 3 (6.12%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) JBoss
2 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (53.06%) SQL Server
2 21 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (12.24%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.12%) Couchbase
4 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.12%) CouchDB
5 2 (4.08%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (4.08%) OLAP
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) Git (software)
2 22 (44.90%) Subversion
3 20 (40.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (36.73%) Selenium
5 3 (6.12%) NUnit
5 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.08%) JUnit
7 1 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (2.04%) Moq
7 1 (2.04%) Grunt
7 1 (2.04%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.04%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (85.71%) Developer
2 23 (46.94%) Python Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Python Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (4.08%) AWS Architect
6 2 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.08%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) .NET
2 22 (44.90%) Django
2 22 (44.90%) Flask
3 19 (38.78%) RESTful
4 8 (16.33%) HTML
4 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
5 7 (14.29%) CSS
5 7 (14.29%) Spring
6 5 (10.20%) Spring MVC
6 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (8.16%) HTML5
8 3 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (6.12%) CSS3
8 3 (6.12%) WCF
8 3 (6.12%) jQuery
9 2 (4.08%) React
9 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.08%) JSON
9 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.04%) Linked Data
2 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Linux
2 19 (38.78%) Debian
2 19 (38.78%) Ubuntu
3 3 (6.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (93.88%) TDD
2 42 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (75.51%) Scrum
4 34 (69.39%) MVC
5 22 (44.90%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (42.86%) Mentoring
7 18 (36.73%) Test Automation
8 16 (32.65%) SOA
9 13 (26.53%) Microservices
9 13 (26.53%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 12 (24.49%) TOGAF
11 5 (10.20%) Kanban
11 5 (10.20%) DevOps
12 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.12%) Open Source
12 3 (6.12%) ATDD
12 3 (6.12%) Web Development
12 3 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 2 (4.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) Python
2 9 (18.37%) C#
3 8 (16.33%) Java
3 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.16%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
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