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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 88 106 104
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 29 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.43% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.60% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 4
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£350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 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 August 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 +20 16 £375 -11.76% 7
Staffordshire -4 4 £375 +63.04% 2
Coventry -4 3 £276 -38.61%
Solihull - 3 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 68 (90.67%) TDD
2 61 (81.33%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (57.33%) MVC
4 40 (53.33%) Scrum
5 36 (48.00%) .NET
6 35 (46.67%) Git (software)
7 34 (45.33%) SQL Server
8 28 (37.33%) Subversion
9 26 (34.67%) Selenium
10 25 (33.33%) Linux
10 25 (33.33%) Python
11 23 (30.67%) RESTful
11 23 (30.67%) Mentoring
12 22 (29.33%) Flask
12 22 (29.33%) Django
12 22 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (29.33%) C#
13 21 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (25.33%) Test Automation
15 19 (25.33%) Ubuntu
15 19 (25.33%) Debian
16 18 (24.00%) ASP.NET
16 18 (24.00%) SOA
17 16 (21.33%) JavaScript
18 15 (20.00%) HTML
18 15 (20.00%) Java
19 14 (18.67%) CSS
20 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
20 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (6.67%) Node.js
2 4 (5.33%) CMS
3 2 (2.67%) JBoss
3 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (45.33%) SQL Server
2 21 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (17.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.67%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.67%) OLAP
4 2 (2.67%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.67%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (46.67%) Git (software)
2 28 (37.33%) Subversion
3 26 (34.67%) Selenium
4 20 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (10.67%) WebDriver
6 6 (8.00%) NUnit
7 5 (6.67%) PHPUnit
8 4 (5.33%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.67%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (2.67%) Moq
9 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.67%) JUnit
10 1 (1.33%) Grunt
10 1 (1.33%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Games
3 4 (5.33%) Automotive
3 4 (5.33%) Multimedia
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (81.33%) Developer
2 23 (30.67%) Python Developer
3 13 (17.33%) .NET Developer
4 12 (16.00%) Senior Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Senior Python Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (6.67%) C++ Developer
8 4 (5.33%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Tester
8 4 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Engineering Manager
9 3 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (48.00%) .NET
2 23 (30.67%) RESTful
3 22 (29.33%) Django
3 22 (29.33%) Flask
4 18 (24.00%) ASP.NET
5 15 (20.00%) HTML
6 14 (18.67%) CSS
7 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (16.00%) HTML5
9 9 (12.00%) WCF
9 9 (12.00%) CSS3
10 7 (9.33%) Entity Framework
10 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
11 6 (8.00%) Spring
11 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (6.67%) JSON
12 5 (6.67%) LAMP
13 4 (5.33%) Spring MVC
13 4 (5.33%) jQuery
13 4 (5.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Linked Data
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.33%) Linux
2 19 (25.33%) Debian
2 19 (25.33%) Ubuntu
3 4 (5.33%) Android
3 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (90.67%) TDD
2 61 (81.33%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (57.33%) MVC
4 40 (53.33%) Scrum
5 23 (30.67%) Mentoring
6 22 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (25.33%) Test Automation
8 18 (24.00%) SOA
9 13 (17.33%) Microservices
9 13 (17.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 12 (16.00%) TOGAF
11 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
11 8 (10.67%) DevOps
12 7 (9.33%) Data Protection
12 7 (9.33%) RDF
13 5 (6.67%) OO
13 5 (6.67%) Automated Testing
13 5 (6.67%) Web Application Development
14 4 (5.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) Python
2 22 (29.33%) C#
3 16 (21.33%) JavaScript
4 15 (20.00%) Java
5 8 (10.67%) PHP
6 7 (9.33%) C++
6 7 (9.33%) Ruby
7 4 (5.33%) SQL
8 1 (1.33%) VB
8 1 (1.33%) C
8 1 (1.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) ISEB
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Microsoft