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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 150 182 179
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -3
Permanent jobs citing BDD 66 18 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.23% 0.37% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.47% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63 12 24
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
4444 3799 3559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.99% 78.30% 75.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3881 3138 3102
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +18 40 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Warwickshire +12 20 £48,750 +51.16% 5
Coventry - 3 £67,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +2 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Solihull - 1 - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 129 (83.23%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (76.77%) TDD
3 93 (60.00%) Scrum
4 89 (57.42%) MVC
5 88 (56.77%) C#
6 87 (56.13%) .NET
7 80 (51.61%) HTML
8 73 (47.10%) SQL Server
8 73 (47.10%) CSS
9 62 (40.00%) JavaScript
10 59 (38.06%) jQuery
11 52 (33.55%) Git (software)
12 50 (32.26%) .NET Framework
13 49 (31.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 48 (30.97%) SQL
15 43 (27.74%) ASP.NET
16 41 (26.45%) KnockoutJS
17 38 (24.52%) Ajax
18 37 (23.87%) Visual Studio
18 37 (23.87%) Team Foundation Server
19 35 (22.58%) Telecoms
19 35 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 35 (22.58%) JSON
19 35 (22.58%) ReSharper
19 35 (22.58%) LINQ
19 35 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
19 35 (22.58%) RESTful
19 35 (22.58%) SQL Server 2012
20 34 (21.94%) PHP
21 33 (21.29%) OO

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (20.00%) Node.js
2 19 (12.26%) WordPress
3 8 (5.16%) CMS
4 5 (3.23%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (47.10%) SQL Server
2 35 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 35 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 35 (22.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (14.84%) NoSQL
4 15 (9.68%) MySQL
5 13 (8.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (33.55%) Git (software)
2 37 (23.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (23.87%) Visual Studio
3 35 (22.58%) ReSharper
4 20 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 18 (11.61%) Subversion
5 18 (11.61%) PHPUnit
6 16 (10.32%) Hudson
6 16 (10.32%) Behat
7 11 (7.10%) JIRA
8 8 (5.16%) Selenium
9 5 (3.23%) JUnit
10 4 (2.58%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.94%) QUnit
11 3 (1.94%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.94%) NUnit
11 3 (1.94%) T4 Templates
11 3 (1.94%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.65%) Maven
12 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.03%) Advertising
3 11 (7.10%) Finance
4 3 (1.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 113 (72.90%) Developer
2 73 (47.10%) .NET Developer
3 48 (30.97%) C# Developer
3 48 (30.97%) C# .NET Developer
4 43 (27.74%) Web Developer
5 35 (22.58%) .NET Web Developer
5 35 (22.58%) C# Web Developer
6 15 (9.68%) Software Engineer
7 13 (8.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Junior Developer
8 12 (7.74%) PHP Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Junior C# Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Junior .NET Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Junior Web Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Junior
8 12 (7.74%) Junior C# .NET Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Junior .NET Web Developer
9 11 (7.10%) Analyst
10 10 (6.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (56.13%) .NET
2 80 (51.61%) HTML
3 73 (47.10%) CSS
4 59 (38.06%) jQuery
5 50 (32.26%) .NET Framework
6 49 (31.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 43 (27.74%) ASP.NET
8 41 (26.45%) KnockoutJS
9 38 (24.52%) Ajax
10 35 (22.58%) JSON
10 35 (22.58%) RESTful
10 35 (22.58%) LINQ
11 30 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (17.42%) HTML5
13 24 (15.48%) CSS3
14 22 (14.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (14.19%) WCF
15 21 (13.55%) Symfony
15 21 (13.55%) Yii
16 8 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.61%) Open Source
2 16 (10.32%) Social Media
3 14 (9.03%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.16%) BBC
5 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.94%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.65%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.68%) Windows
2 5 (3.23%) Linux
2 5 (3.23%) Android
2 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.58%) Ubuntu
3 4 (2.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (83.23%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (76.77%) TDD
3 93 (60.00%) Scrum
4 89 (57.42%) MVC
5 33 (21.29%) OO
6 27 (17.42%) Responsive Web Design
7 25 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 22 (14.19%) Web Application Development
9 19 (12.26%) OO PHP
10 17 (10.97%) Pair Programming
11 13 (8.39%) Multithreading
11 13 (8.39%) Low Latency
12 10 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.81%) Unit Testing
14 8 (5.16%) Software Testing
15 7 (4.52%) Business Analysis
16 5 (3.23%) Automated Testing
16 5 (3.23%) Regression Testing
16 5 (3.23%) Kanban
16 5 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 88 (56.77%) C#
2 62 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 48 (30.97%) SQL
4 34 (21.94%) PHP
5 27 (17.42%) Ruby
6 13 (8.39%) XAML
7 9 (5.81%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.81%) Java
8 8 (5.16%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.94%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.65%) XPath
10 1 (0.65%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (5.16%) ISTQB
2 6 (3.87%) Degree
3 5 (3.23%) ISEB
4 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.58%) MCPD
5 3 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (15.48%) Zend
2 22 (14.19%) Facebook
3 13 (8.39%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.16%) Apple
4 8 (5.16%) Sony
4 8 (5.16%) Yahoo!
4 8 (5.16%) Google
5 6 (3.87%) HP
5 6 (3.87%) DevExpress
5 6 (3.87%) Red Gate
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