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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 94 102 113
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing BDD 41 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.42% 1.00% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.32% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 6
Median daily rate £450 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 - -
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
2330 2042 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.87% 75.83% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1228 942
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 103 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -1 17 £350 -3.44% 2
Coventry +5 14 £463 +62.28% 2
Warwickshire +2 6 £450 +16.19% 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 (80.00%) TDD
2 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (48.33%) Scrum
4 28 (46.67%) C#
5 22 (36.67%) .NET
6 19 (31.67%) HTML
6 19 (31.67%) Kanban
7 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
9 15 (25.00%) CSS
9 15 (25.00%) MVC
10 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (20.00%) Subversion
11 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 12 (20.00%) HTML5
11 12 (20.00%) CSS3
11 12 (20.00%) AngularJS
12 11 (18.33%) Backbone.js
12 11 (18.33%) Front End Development
12 11 (18.33%) SOLID
13 10 (16.67%) SQL
13 10 (16.67%) Selenium
14 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
14 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (13.33%) WPF
15 8 (13.33%) MVVM
15 8 (13.33%) Node.js
16 7 (11.67%) SpecFlow
16 7 (11.67%) Multithreading

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 8 (13.33%) Node.js
2 2 (3.33%) Liferay
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) BigMachines
1 3 (5.00%) Eloqua
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.00%) SaaS
3 2 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (20.00%) Subversion
3 10 (16.67%) Selenium
4 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.67%) SpecFlow
5 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.67%) Grunt
6 4 (6.67%) gulp
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.67%) Gatling
9 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.67%) JIRA
9 1 (1.67%) MSTest
9 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
1 2 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (65.00%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) C# Developer
3 9 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Agile Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Angular Developer
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Developer in Test
7 4 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Perl Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) .NET
2 19 (31.67%) HTML
3 15 (25.00%) CSS
4 12 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (20.00%) CSS3
4 12 (20.00%) HTML5
5 11 (18.33%) Backbone.js
6 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (13.33%) WPF
8 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (6.67%) Ember.js
9 4 (6.67%) Entity Framework
9 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
9 4 (6.67%) LINQ
9 4 (6.67%) Mason
9 4 (6.67%) React
9 4 (6.67%) Sass
9 4 (6.67%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (5.00%) User Experience
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Android
2 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (80.00%) TDD
2 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (48.33%) Scrum
4 19 (31.67%) Kanban
5 15 (25.00%) MVC
6 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (18.33%) Front End Development
7 11 (18.33%) SOLID
8 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (13.33%) MVVM
10 7 (11.67%) Multithreading
10 7 (11.67%) OO
11 6 (10.00%) CRM
12 5 (8.33%) Coaching
12 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (8.33%) Web Development
13 4 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
13 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
14 3 (5.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) C#
2 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.67%) SQL
4 7 (11.67%) Java
5 5 (8.33%) PHP
6 3 (5.00%) Apex Code
6 3 (5.00%) C
6 3 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (1.67%) Groovy
7 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) ISEB
1 6 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (5.00%) Siebel