Period
to 23 October 2018

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 6 months to 23 October 2018 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 67 87
Rank change year-on-year +22 +20 -39
Contract jobs citing BDD 58 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.04% 1.84% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.89% 2.23% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 17
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +25.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £359 £150
90th Percentile £500 £525 £453
West Midlands median daily rate £457 £431 £400
% change year-on-year +5.86% +7.81% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +1.54% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,187 1,255 1,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.66% 82.57% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 910 845
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 17 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.60 £47.45 £36.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
% change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -16.67%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for BDD.

1 56 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (86.21%) TDD
3 46 (79.31%) Java
4 42 (72.41%) Git (software)
5 39 (67.24%) Spring
6 37 (63.79%) Spring Boot
7 36 (62.07%) Apache Camel
8 35 (60.34%) Security Cleared
9 33 (56.90%) Jenkins
10 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
10 32 (55.17%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (46.55%) Web Services
12 26 (44.83%) Scrum
12 26 (44.83%) RESTful
13 24 (41.38%) SOAP
14 23 (39.66%) Kanban
15 22 (37.93%) SQL
16 21 (36.21%) J2EE
16 21 (36.21%) JUnit
16 21 (36.21%) Maven
16 21 (36.21%) jMock
16 21 (36.21%) PowerMock
16 21 (36.21%) DbUnit
16 21 (36.21%) Mockito
16 21 (36.21%) SonarQube
17 20 (34.48%) Hibernate
17 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
18 19 (32.76%) PostgreSQL
18 19 (32.76%) Relational Database
19 17 (29.31%) Java 8

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 13 (22.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
3 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.79%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.72%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) PostgreSQL
1 19 (32.76%) Relational Database
2 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (72.41%) Git (software)
2 33 (56.90%) Jenkins
3 21 (36.21%) DbUnit
3 21 (36.21%) jMock
3 21 (36.21%) JUnit
3 21 (36.21%) Maven
3 21 (36.21%) Mockito
3 21 (36.21%) SonarQube
4 14 (24.14%) Subversion
5 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
5 10 (17.24%) Selenium
6 7 (12.07%) JIRA
7 5 (8.62%) PHPUnit
7 5 (8.62%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.17%) Protractor
9 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
9 2 (3.45%) Sahi
9 2 (3.45%) WATIR
9 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (10.34%) Retail
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (86.21%) Developer
2 40 (68.97%) Java Developer
3 16 (27.59%) J2EE Developer
3 16 (27.59%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 13 (22.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (6.90%) PHP Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Agile Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Backend Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.45%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Developer in Test
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Backend Developer
8 1 (1.72%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (67.24%) Spring
2 37 (63.79%) Spring Boot
3 36 (62.07%) Apache Camel
4 27 (46.55%) Web Services
5 26 (44.83%) RESTful
6 24 (41.38%) SOAP
7 21 (36.21%) J2EE
7 21 (36.21%) PowerMock
8 20 (34.48%) Hibernate
9 16 (27.59%) HTML
9 16 (27.59%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (25.86%) CSS
11 7 (12.07%) REST
12 5 (8.62%) Behat
12 5 (8.62%) Doctrine
13 4 (6.90%) .NET
13 4 (6.90%) Gherkin
13 4 (6.90%) JPA
14 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
14 3 (5.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) NHS
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Blog
4 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Linux
1 4 (6.90%) Mac OS X
1 4 (6.90%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (86.21%) TDD
3 32 (55.17%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (44.83%) Scrum
5 23 (39.66%) Kanban
6 15 (25.86%) Microservices
6 15 (25.86%) Migration
7 14 (24.14%) Test Automation
8 9 (15.52%) Open Source
9 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce
9 8 (13.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.34%) OO
11 5 (8.62%) API Testing
11 5 (8.62%) OO PHP
12 4 (6.90%) Continuous Deployment
12 4 (6.90%) DevOps
12 4 (6.90%) Manual Testing
12 4 (6.90%) SDLC
12 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (79.31%) Java
2 22 (37.93%) SQL
3 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 17 (29.31%) Java 8
5 6 (10.34%) PHP
6 3 (5.17%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) PHP 7
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) ES6
8 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (60.34%) Security Cleared
2 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.90%) ISEB
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
2 4 (6.90%) PMO
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Docker
1 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (13.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Ansible
1 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.72%) Kibana
2 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) IBM
2 8 (13.79%) VMware
3 5 (8.62%) Zend
4 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) Splunk
4 1 (1.72%) Xamarin