The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 51 29
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22  
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 19 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.82% 2.31% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.77% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 35
Median daily rate £425 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.86% -4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £150 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £495 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 493 686 592
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.35% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 480 399
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Birmingham

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Birmingham

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for BDD.

1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (93.55%) TDD
3 14 (45.16%) AngularJS
4 12 (38.71%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) Java
5 11 (35.48%) React
6 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
6 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
7 8 (25.81%) Front End Development
8 7 (22.58%) Ember.js
8 7 (22.58%) RESTful
8 7 (22.58%) jQuery
8 7 (22.58%) HTML
8 7 (22.58%) JUnit
8 7 (22.58%) CSS
8 7 (22.58%) SOAP
8 7 (22.58%) Spring
9 6 (19.35%) Maven
9 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (19.35%) Mockito
9 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
9 6 (19.35%) SonarQube
10 5 (16.13%) Spring Boot
10 5 (16.13%) PowerMock
10 5 (16.13%) DbUnit
10 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
10 5 (16.13%) Kanban
10 5 (16.13%) jMock
10 5 (16.13%) MVC

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) DNN
2 1 (3.23%) Drupal
2 1 (3.23%) Mule
2 1 (3.23%) Mule ESB
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) QlikView
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
2 7 (22.58%) JUnit
3 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 6 (19.35%) Maven
3 6 (19.35%) Mockito
3 6 (19.35%) SonarQube
4 5 (16.13%) DbUnit
4 5 (16.13%) jMock
5 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (9.68%) IntelliJ
6 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
6 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.45%) Grunt
7 2 (6.45%) gulp
7 2 (6.45%) Jasmine
7 2 (6.45%) Selenium
8 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (3.23%) PhantomJS
8 1 (3.23%) Protractor
General
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (83.87%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Symfony Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Applications Architect
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.23%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) AngularJS
2 11 (35.48%) React
3 7 (22.58%) CSS
3 7 (22.58%) Ember.js
3 7 (22.58%) HTML
3 7 (22.58%) jQuery
3 7 (22.58%) RESTful
3 7 (22.58%) SOAP
3 7 (22.58%) Spring
4 5 (16.13%) PowerMock
4 5 (16.13%) Spring Boot
5 4 (12.90%) .NET
5 4 (12.90%) Angular 2
5 4 (12.90%) REST
5 4 (12.90%) Web Services
6 3 (9.68%) Symfony
6 3 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
7 2 (6.45%) CSS3
7 2 (6.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (93.55%) TDD
3 12 (38.71%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) Front End Development
5 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.13%) Kanban
6 5 (16.13%) MVC
6 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.68%) Open Source
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.45%) DevOps
8 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.45%) ETL
8 2 (6.45%) Microservices
8 2 (6.45%) OO
8 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) Service Design
8 2 (6.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) Groovy
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
1 2 (6.45%) WAI
2 1 (3.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Zend