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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 134 186 176
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -10
Permanent jobs citing BDD 88 17 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 0.32% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.40% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 78 17 31
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £75,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
4448 4205 3711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.90% 78.31% 76.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3741 3558 3141
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +19 42 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Warwickshire - 26 £42,500 - 3
Solihull - 14 £41,000 - 1
Coventry - 4 £60,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £35,000 -
Walsall - 1 £47,500 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 141 (85.98%) TDD
2 109 (66.46%) C#
3 104 (63.41%) .NET
4 102 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (60.98%) Scrum
6 81 (49.39%) ASP.NET
7 80 (48.78%) MVC
8 61 (37.20%) HTML
9 60 (36.59%) SQL Server
10 56 (34.15%) CSS
11 51 (31.10%) JavaScript
12 50 (30.49%) Git (software)
13 48 (29.27%) Pair Programming
14 44 (26.83%) jQuery
15 42 (25.61%) XAML
15 42 (25.61%) Multithreading
15 42 (25.61%) Low Latency
16 37 (22.56%) RESTful
17 36 (21.95%) ASP.NET Web API
18 35 (21.34%) Node.js
19 34 (20.73%) SQL
20 33 (20.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 30 (18.29%) ASP.NET MVC
21 30 (18.29%) PHP
21 30 (18.29%) Ruby
21 30 (18.29%) .NET Framework
22 28 (17.07%) OO
22 28 (17.07%) Web Application Development
23 26 (15.85%) HTML5
24 25 (15.24%) KnockoutJS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 35 (21.34%) Node.js
2 20 (12.20%) WordPress
3 7 (4.27%) CMS
4 5 (3.05%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) GitHub
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.88%) Internet
2 2 (1.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.63%) NoSQL
3 20 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (8.54%) MySQL
6 13 (7.93%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (30.49%) Git (software)
2 24 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (13.41%) Visual Studio
4 16 (9.76%) PHPUnit
4 16 (9.76%) Subversion
5 15 (9.15%) ReSharper
6 14 (8.54%) Jenkins
6 14 (8.54%) Behat
7 13 (7.93%) JIRA
8 10 (6.10%) Selenium
8 10 (6.10%) Hudson
9 6 (3.66%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.05%) JUnit
11 3 (1.83%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.83%) QUnit
11 3 (1.83%) T4 Templates
11 3 (1.83%) NUnit
11 3 (1.83%) FitNesse
12 2 (1.22%) JMeter
12 2 (1.22%) jMock
General
1 18 (10.98%) Advertising
2 15 (9.15%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.66%) Marketing
4 5 (3.05%) Retail
4 5 (3.05%) Games
5 4 (2.44%) Back Office
5 4 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 134 (81.71%) Developer
2 87 (53.05%) .NET Developer
3 64 (39.02%) C# Developer
4 58 (35.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (26.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 43 (26.22%) ASP.NET Developer
6 26 (15.85%) Web Developer
7 19 (11.59%) C# Web Developer
8 15 (9.15%) .NET Web Developer
9 13 (7.93%) PHP Developer
9 13 (7.93%) Software Engineer
10 8 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.05%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (2.44%) Tester
12 4 (2.44%) Consultant
12 4 (2.44%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.44%) ScrumMaster
12 4 (2.44%) Test Consultant
12 4 (2.44%) Software Consultant
13 3 (1.83%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (63.41%) .NET
2 81 (49.39%) ASP.NET
3 61 (37.20%) HTML
4 56 (34.15%) CSS
5 44 (26.83%) jQuery
6 37 (22.56%) RESTful
7 36 (21.95%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (20.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 30 (18.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (18.29%) .NET Framework
10 26 (15.85%) HTML5
11 25 (15.24%) KnockoutJS
12 23 (14.02%) CSS3
13 22 (13.41%) Ajax
14 20 (12.20%) WCF
14 20 (12.20%) LINQ
15 19 (11.59%) Yii
15 19 (11.59%) Symfony
16 15 (9.15%) JSON
17 12 (7.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.37%) Open Source
2 16 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (7.32%) Social Media
4 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.05%) BBC
6 3 (1.83%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.71%) Windows
2 7 (4.27%) Linux
3 4 (2.44%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.61%) Android
4 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (85.98%) TDD
2 102 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (60.98%) Scrum
4 80 (48.78%) MVC
5 48 (29.27%) Pair Programming
6 42 (25.61%) Multithreading
6 42 (25.61%) Low Latency
7 28 (17.07%) OO
7 28 (17.07%) Web Application Development
8 21 (12.80%) Software Engineering
9 18 (10.98%) OO PHP
10 14 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.88%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.27%) ATDD
12 7 (4.27%) Performance Testing
12 7 (4.27%) E-Commerce
13 5 (3.05%) Dependency Injection
13 5 (3.05%) Test Automation
13 5 (3.05%) Customer Engagement
13 5 (3.05%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 109 (66.46%) C#
2 51 (31.10%) JavaScript
3 42 (25.61%) XAML
4 34 (20.73%) SQL
5 30 (18.29%) PHP
5 30 (18.29%) Ruby
6 9 (5.49%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.88%) VB.NET
8 7 (4.27%) Java
9 3 (1.83%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.61%) XPath
11 1 (0.61%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (4.27%) Degree
2 5 (3.05%) ISEB
3 3 (1.83%) MCPD
3 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.80%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (14.02%) Facebook
2 22 (13.41%) Zend
3 5 (3.05%) Red Gate
3 5 (3.05%) DevExpress
3 5 (3.05%) Yahoo!
3 5 (3.05%) Google
3 5 (3.05%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.05%) Sony
3 5 (3.05%) Apple
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