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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 103 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.36% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
1721 1384 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.78% 68.48% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 768 780
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 58 114
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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
Coventry +2 8 £550 +4.76% 1
Birmingham -7 2 £375 -9.09% 4
Warwickshire - 1 £288 -
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (96.30%) TDD
2 20 (74.07%) .NET
3 16 (59.26%) C#
3 16 (59.26%) NUnit
4 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 15 (55.56%) MSBuild
5 14 (51.85%) .NET Framework
6 13 (48.15%) ATDD
7 12 (44.44%) SpecFlow
7 12 (44.44%) Web Services
8 11 (40.74%) CRM
8 11 (40.74%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (40.74%) MVC
8 11 (40.74%) Inversion of Control
8 11 (40.74%) NCover
8 11 (40.74%) StyleCop
8 11 (40.74%) MSTest
8 11 (40.74%) NDepend
8 11 (40.74%) ReSharper
8 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
8 11 (40.74%) Domain-Driven Design
8 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (37.04%) Scrum
10 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
10 8 (29.63%) Pair Programming
11 7 (25.93%) WCF
11 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (25.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 1 (3.70%) Node.js
1 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) Couchbase
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.41%) CouchDB
3 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) NUnit
2 15 (55.56%) MSBuild
3 12 (44.44%) SpecFlow
4 11 (40.74%) NCover
4 11 (40.74%) StyleCop
4 11 (40.74%) MSTest
4 11 (40.74%) NDepend
4 11 (40.74%) ReSharper
5 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (18.52%) NuGet
7 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
8 3 (11.11%) JMeter
8 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 3 (11.11%) Selenium
9 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
9 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
10 1 (3.70%) Hudson
10 1 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (3.70%) Moq
10 1 (3.70%) WatiN
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Architect
3 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) CRM Architect
5 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.41%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.70%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (74.07%) .NET
2 14 (51.85%) .NET Framework
3 12 (44.44%) Web Services
4 7 (25.93%) WCF
4 7 (25.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (18.52%) NHibernate
5 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
6 4 (14.81%) Ajax
7 2 (7.41%) WF
7 2 (7.41%) Spring MVC
7 2 (7.41%) REST
7 2 (7.41%) XSLT
7 2 (7.41%) HTML
7 2 (7.41%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (7.41%) Spring
8 1 (3.70%) WinForms
8 1 (3.70%) CSS
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (3.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (18.52%) Open Source
2 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (96.30%) TDD
2 13 (48.15%) ATDD
3 11 (40.74%) CRM
3 11 (40.74%) MVC
3 11 (40.74%) Domain-Driven Design
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) Pair Programming
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.11%) Workflow
7 3 (11.11%) User Stories
8 2 (7.41%) Refactoring
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) ERP
8 2 (7.41%) Test-First Development
8 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.70%) OO
9 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.70%) Project Management
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C#
2 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCTS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) MCP
1 1 (3.70%) MCAD
1 1 (3.70%) MCSD
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) CODA
2 1 (3.70%) Facebook
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago