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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 107 84 115
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +31
Contract jobs citing BDD 36 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.18% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.54% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 9
Median daily rate £401 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
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
2642 1880 1954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.52% 76.48% 76.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 1121 1021
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 87 133
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -20 9 £350 -6.66%
Shropshire - 8 £475 -
Coventry -12 7 £381 +38.00%
Staffordshire +5 3 £338 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 49 (69.01%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (64.79%) TDD
3 38 (53.52%) Scrum
4 26 (36.62%) Selenium
5 23 (32.39%) C#
5 23 (32.39%) .NET
6 22 (30.99%) HTML
6 22 (30.99%) Java
6 22 (30.99%) Kanban
7 21 (29.58%) Test Automation
7 21 (29.58%) JavaScript
7 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
8 18 (25.35%) CSS
9 16 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (21.13%) MVC
11 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
12 12 (16.90%) MS Excel
12 12 (16.90%) SQL
12 12 (16.90%) QA
12 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
12 12 (16.90%) Functional Testing
12 12 (16.90%) Mobile App
13 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
14 10 (14.08%) SOLID
15 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
15 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
15 9 (12.68%) Web Services
15 9 (12.68%) J2EE

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 3 (4.23%) Confluence
2 2 (2.82%) Documentum
2 2 (2.82%) Liferay
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.27%) MS Office
2 8 (11.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
3 1 (1.41%) PaaS
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.41%) Power BI
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (36.62%) Selenium
2 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
3 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
4 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
5 8 (11.27%) Git (software)
5 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.63%) JUnit
6 4 (5.63%) Maven
6 4 (5.63%) Subversion
6 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.23%) Gradle
7 3 (4.23%) JIRA
7 3 (4.23%) SonarQube
7 3 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (4.23%) Travis CI
8 2 (2.82%) Ant
8 2 (2.82%) Grunt
8 2 (2.82%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.82%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 2 (2.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (56.34%) Developer
2 12 (16.90%) .NET Developer
3 11 (15.49%) Tester
4 9 (12.68%) Automation Tester
4 9 (12.68%) QA Tester
5 8 (11.27%) Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) QA Automation Tester
6 7 (9.86%) Agile Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Angular Developer
7 6 (8.45%) C# Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Developer in Test
7 6 (8.45%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (5.63%) Scala Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.23%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (32.39%) .NET
2 22 (30.99%) HTML
3 18 (25.35%) CSS
4 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
5 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
5 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (12.68%) J2EE
5 9 (12.68%) Web Services
6 8 (11.27%) HTML5
7 7 (9.86%) CSS3
7 7 (9.86%) Spring
8 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (8.45%) Backbone.js
8 6 (8.45%) Node.js
9 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
9 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (7.04%) Entity Framework
9 5 (7.04%) RESTful
10 4 (5.63%) LINQ
10 4 (5.63%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.04%) User Experience
3 2 (2.82%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.41%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) iPad
4 1 (1.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (69.01%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (64.79%) TDD
3 38 (53.52%) Scrum
4 22 (30.99%) Kanban
5 21 (29.58%) Test Automation
6 16 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (21.13%) MVC
8 12 (16.90%) Functional Testing
9 10 (14.08%) SOLID
10 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (11.27%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (11.27%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (11.27%) QA Automation
12 7 (9.86%) Front End Development
13 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
13 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
14 5 (7.04%) Integration Testing
14 5 (7.04%) OO
14 5 (7.04%) OOP
14 5 (7.04%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) C#
2 22 (30.99%) Java
3 21 (29.58%) JavaScript
4 12 (16.90%) SQL
5 5 (7.04%) Python
6 4 (5.63%) Ruby
6 4 (5.63%) Scala
7 2 (2.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.41%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) ISTQB
2 6 (8.45%) ISEB
3 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) WAI
3 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.41%) Apple
2 1 (1.41%) Birst
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle
2 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
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