The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 127 137 182
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +45
Permanent jobs citing BDD 109 78 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 1.54% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.86% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 103 71 9
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
BDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4945 4186 3553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.86% 82.73% 82.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4073 3569 2861
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

BDD Salary Trend in the West Midlands

BDD
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BDD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

BDD Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

BDD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +20 61 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Staffordshire +13 18 £33,750 -15.62% 1
Worcestershire - 12 £45,000 - 4
Coventry -6 4 £44,500 -40.66% 2
Warwickshire -45 3 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Shropshire - 2 £32,000 - 2
Solihull - 1 £42,500 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 231 (95.06%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (92.18%) TDD
3 134 (55.14%) C#
3 134 (55.14%) .NET
4 131 (53.91%) Git (software)
5 121 (49.79%) MVC
6 108 (44.44%) SQL Server
7 93 (38.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 92 (37.86%) ASP.NET
9 82 (33.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 77 (31.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 77 (31.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 77 (31.69%) Web Application Development
11 76 (31.28%) RESTful
12 74 (30.45%) JavaScript
13 69 (28.40%) Ruby
14 67 (27.57%) Scrum
14 67 (27.57%) WCF
15 64 (26.34%) NoSQL
15 64 (26.34%) Subversion
16 59 (24.28%) Node.js
17 56 (23.05%) Games
18 52 (21.40%) HTML
19 42 (17.28%) OO
20 39 (16.05%) SQL
20 39 (16.05%) KnockoutJS
20 39 (16.05%) AngularJS
21 38 (15.64%) C++
22 36 (14.81%) QA
22 36 (14.81%) Selenium

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 59 (24.28%) Node.js
2 3 (1.23%) JBoss
2 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.41%) CMS
3 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 7 (2.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.41%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.47%) GitHub
3 2 (0.82%) DigitalOcean
3 2 (0.82%) Heroku
3 2 (0.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.12%) Internet
2 5 (2.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 77 (31.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 64 (26.34%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.23%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.23%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 131 (53.91%) Git (software)
2 64 (26.34%) Subversion
3 36 (14.81%) Selenium
4 20 (8.23%) Cucumber
4 20 (8.23%) SpecFlow
4 20 (8.23%) Visual Studio
5 19 (7.82%) WebDriver
6 16 (6.58%) JIRA
7 14 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (5.35%) Jenkins
8 13 (5.35%) TeamCity
9 12 (4.94%) ReSharper
10 9 (3.70%) NUnit
10 9 (3.70%) RSpec
11 8 (3.29%) Ant
11 8 (3.29%) Hudson
11 8 (3.29%) Mercurial
11 8 (3.29%) WATIR
12 7 (2.88%) FogBugz
12 7 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 56 (23.05%) Games
2 28 (11.52%) Retail
3 27 (11.11%) Finance
4 23 (9.47%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.12%) Marketing
6 7 (2.88%) Electronics
6 7 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (73.66%) Developer
2 101 (41.56%) .NET Developer
3 34 (13.99%) C++ Developer
4 31 (12.76%) Analyst
5 25 (10.29%) C# Developer
5 25 (10.29%) JavaScript Developer
5 25 (10.29%) Software Analyst
6 23 (9.47%) Senior Developer
6 23 (9.47%) Social Media Developer
7 20 (8.23%) Software Test Analyst
7 20 (8.23%) Test Analyst
7 20 (8.23%) Tester
8 18 (7.41%) Automation Analyst
8 18 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
8 18 (7.41%) Software Developer
9 16 (6.58%) HTML Developer
9 16 (6.58%) Web Developer
10 15 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (6.17%) QA Analyst
10 15 (6.17%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (55.14%) .NET
2 93 (38.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 92 (37.86%) ASP.NET
4 82 (33.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 77 (31.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 76 (31.28%) RESTful
7 67 (27.57%) WCF
8 52 (21.40%) HTML
9 39 (16.05%) AngularJS
9 39 (16.05%) KnockoutJS
10 35 (14.40%) CSS
11 30 (12.35%) .NET Framework
11 30 (12.35%) jQuery
12 26 (10.70%) HTML5
12 26 (10.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 24 (9.88%) Entity Framework
14 22 (9.05%) Web Services
15 20 (8.23%) Ajax
15 20 (8.23%) JSON
16 19 (7.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.47%) BBC
1 23 (9.47%) Social Media
2 6 (2.47%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.82%) RIA
5 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.06%) Linux
1 5 (2.06%) Unix
1 5 (2.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (95.06%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (92.18%) TDD
3 121 (49.79%) MVC
4 77 (31.69%) Web Application Development
5 67 (27.57%) Scrum
6 42 (17.28%) OO
7 28 (11.52%) Test Automation
8 26 (10.70%) SDLC
9 25 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (9.47%) Mentoring
11 21 (8.64%) Open Source
12 20 (8.23%) Software Testing
13 18 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (7.41%) E-Commerce
13 18 (7.41%) Mobile Development
14 17 (7.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (7.00%) Software Engineering
15 15 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (5.76%) Automation Testing
17 13 (5.35%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 134 (55.14%) C#
2 74 (30.45%) JavaScript
3 69 (28.40%) Ruby
4 39 (16.05%) SQL
5 38 (15.64%) C++
6 32 (13.17%) Java
7 8 (3.29%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.29%) Perl
7 8 (3.29%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.47%) Scala
9 4 (1.65%) Groovy
10 3 (1.23%) C
10 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.23%) VB
10 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (6.58%) ISTQB
1 16 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (3.29%) Degree
3 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (14.81%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 23 (9.47%) Apple
1 23 (9.47%) Facebook
1 23 (9.47%) Google
1 23 (9.47%) Sony
1 23 (9.47%) Yahoo!
2 8 (3.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.88%) SAP
4 4 (1.65%) Dynatrace
4 4 (1.65%) New Relic
5 2 (0.82%) Rackspace
5 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.41%) BT
6 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
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