The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 69 89 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Permanent jobs citing BDD 61 36 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.95% 1.99% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 2.48% -
Number of salaries quoted 59 34 0
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
BDD
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1757 1450 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 84.96% 80.15% 81.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1441 1284 1041
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BDD across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

BDD
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BDD across the Birmingham region.

BDD Salary Trend in Birmingham

BDD
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BDD across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

BDD Salary Histogram in Birmingham

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 128 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (91.67%) TDD
3 89 (67.42%) Git (software)
4 71 (53.79%) .NET
5 68 (51.52%) C#
6 59 (44.70%) Subversion
7 55 (41.67%) JavaScript
7 55 (41.67%) MVC
8 47 (35.61%) SQL Server
9 46 (34.85%) Games
10 38 (28.79%) NoSQL
11 37 (28.03%) Ruby
12 36 (27.27%) WCF
12 36 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (27.27%) RESTful
12 36 (27.27%) C++
12 36 (27.27%) ASP.NET
13 34 (25.76%) Node.js
13 34 (25.76%) Web Application Development
13 34 (25.76%) ASP.NET Web API
13 34 (25.76%) SQL Server 2014
13 34 (25.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 33 (25.00%) HTML
15 30 (22.73%) OO
16 28 (21.21%) SQL
17 26 (19.70%) Scrum
17 26 (19.70%) .NET Framework
18 24 (18.18%) Entity Framework
18 24 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
19 23 (17.42%) Facebook

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (25.76%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.52%) DigitalOcean
2 2 (1.52%) Heroku
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (35.61%) SQL Server
2 38 (28.79%) NoSQL
3 34 (25.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (67.42%) Git (software)
2 59 (44.70%) Subversion
3 20 (15.15%) Visual Studio
4 18 (13.64%) Selenium
5 14 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (9.85%) SpecFlow
7 12 (9.09%) ReSharper
8 11 (8.33%) WebDriver
9 7 (5.30%) Cucumber
9 7 (5.30%) FogBugz
9 7 (5.30%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.52%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 46 (34.85%) Games
2 16 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.09%) Finance
4 11 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 110 (83.33%) Developer
2 48 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 32 (24.24%) C++ Developer
4 23 (17.42%) Social Media Developer
5 19 (14.39%) C# Developer
6 18 (13.64%) JavaScript Developer
7 16 (12.12%) Senior Developer
8 15 (11.36%) HTML Developer
8 15 (11.36%) Software Developer
9 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 13 (9.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
10 12 (9.09%) Analyst
10 12 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
10 12 (9.09%) Senior C++ Developer
10 12 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
10 12 (9.09%) SQL Developer
10 12 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
10 12 (9.09%) Test Analyst
10 12 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (53.79%) .NET
2 36 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 36 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
2 36 (27.27%) RESTful
2 36 (27.27%) WCF
3 34 (25.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 34 (25.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 33 (25.00%) HTML
5 26 (19.70%) .NET Framework
6 24 (18.18%) Entity Framework
6 24 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
7 20 (15.15%) CSS
8 16 (12.12%) jQuery
8 16 (12.12%) JSON
9 14 (10.61%) DirectX
9 14 (10.61%) HTML5
10 12 (9.09%) Ajax
10 12 (9.09%) LINQ
10 12 (9.09%) OpenGL
11 11 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.42%) BBC
1 23 (17.42%) Social Media
2 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (91.67%) TDD
3 55 (41.67%) MVC
4 34 (25.76%) Web Application Development
5 30 (22.73%) OO
6 26 (19.70%) Scrum
7 18 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 17 (12.88%) Test Automation
9 14 (10.61%) Mobile Development
9 14 (10.61%) Open Source
10 13 (9.85%) Software Engineering
10 13 (9.85%) SOLID
11 12 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
12 11 (8.33%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.06%) Game Development
13 8 (6.06%) Web Development
14 7 (5.30%) Defect Management
14 7 (5.30%) OOP
14 7 (5.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 68 (51.52%) C#
2 55 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 37 (28.03%) Ruby
4 36 (27.27%) C++
5 28 (21.21%) SQL
6 14 (10.61%) Java
7 4 (3.03%) Groovy
7 4 (3.03%) Scala
8 3 (2.27%) C
8 3 (2.27%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.30%) ISTQB
1 7 (5.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.85%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (17.42%) Apple
1 23 (17.42%) Facebook
1 23 (17.42%) Google
1 23 (17.42%) Sony
1 23 (17.42%) Yahoo!
2 2 (1.52%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.76%) BT
3 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
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