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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 110 109 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing BDD 18 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.092% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.13% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 6
Average daily rate £325 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £425 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
2041 1529 1582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.48% 70.11% 73.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 875 849
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 103 81
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -22.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 12 £325 - 9
Coventry - 1 - - 3
Shropshire - 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 32 (96.97%) TDD
2 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) C#
4 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 11 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 10 (30.30%) HTML
6 10 (30.30%) .NET
6 10 (30.30%) CSS
7 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
7 9 (27.27%) WPF
8 8 (24.24%) HTML5
8 8 (24.24%) MVVM
8 8 (24.24%) Subversion
8 8 (24.24%) MVC
8 8 (24.24%) CSS3
9 7 (21.21%) Scrum
9 7 (21.21%) PHP
9 7 (21.21%) Java
9 7 (21.21%) Selenium
9 7 (21.21%) Multithreading
10 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (18.18%) AngularJS
11 5 (15.15%) Kanban
11 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
11 5 (15.15%) CRM
12 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
12 4 (12.12%) OO
12 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (12.12%) Mason
13 3 (9.09%) Android

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) BigMachines
1 3 (9.09%) Eloqua
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) DSL
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (24.24%) Subversion
3 7 (21.21%) Selenium
4 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.06%) JIRA
5 2 (6.06%) PHPUnit
5 2 (6.06%) ReSharper
5 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.03%) Moq
6 1 (3.03%) MSTest
6 1 (3.03%) NSubstitute
6 1 (3.03%) NuGet
6 1 (3.03%) NUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) C# Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Perl Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Perl Web Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
1 10 (30.30%) CSS
1 10 (30.30%) HTML
2 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 9 (27.27%) WPF
3 8 (24.24%) CSS3
3 8 (24.24%) HTML5
4 6 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (12.12%) Mason
6 3 (9.09%) Backbone.js
6 3 (9.09%) jQuery
6 3 (9.09%) JSON
6 3 (9.09%) REST
6 3 (9.09%) Visualforce
6 3 (9.09%) WCF
7 2 (6.06%) LAMP
7 2 (6.06%) NHibernate
7 2 (6.06%) XML
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Linked Data
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Android
1 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (96.97%) TDD
2 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) MVC
3 8 (24.24%) MVVM
4 7 (21.21%) Multithreading
4 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.15%) CRM
6 5 (15.15%) Kanban
7 4 (12.12%) OO
8 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
8 3 (9.09%) Front End Development
8 3 (9.09%) RDF
8 3 (9.09%) SOA
8 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Web Development
9 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
9 2 (6.06%) Open Source
9 2 (6.06%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C#
2 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) PHP
4 3 (9.09%) Apex Code
4 3 (9.09%) C
4 3 (9.09%) Perl
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Groovy
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (9.09%) Siebel
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