Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 59 76
Rank change year-on-year +30 +17 -29
Contract jobs citing BDD 86 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.86% 2.05% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.18% 2.47% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 19 23
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £438 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +30.60% -10.67%
10th Percentile £360 £355 £150
90th Percentile £595 £515 £553
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 -

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 1,197 1,093 1,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.54% 82.87% 83.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 764 857
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +4.11%
10th Percentile £257 £263 £240
90th Percentile £564 £525 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 18 28
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -6.79% -35.79%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £34.20 £36.80 £38.83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00% -28.89%

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 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 81 (94.19%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (77.91%) TDD
3 63 (73.26%) Java
4 55 (63.95%) Git (software)
5 48 (55.81%) Apache Camel
6 47 (54.65%) Spring
7 45 (52.33%) Spring Boot
8 42 (48.84%) Security Cleared
9 41 (47.67%) SQL
10 37 (43.02%) SC Cleared
11 35 (40.70%) JavaScript
11 35 (40.70%) Jenkins
12 34 (39.53%) Scrum
12 34 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (37.21%) Test Automation
14 30 (34.88%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (34.88%) Relational Database
15 29 (33.72%) Web Services
15 29 (33.72%) RESTful
16 27 (31.40%) Hibernate
16 27 (31.40%) Java 8
17 26 (30.23%) CSS
17 26 (30.23%) SOAP
17 26 (30.23%) HTML
17 26 (30.23%) RabbitMQ
18 25 (29.07%) Selenium
18 25 (29.07%) Migration
19 24 (27.91%) SQL Server
19 24 (27.91%) Kanban
20 23 (26.74%) Subversion

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 22 (25.58%) WebSphere
2 9 (10.47%) Confluence
3 1 (1.16%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.79%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.81%) Slack
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.16%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.16%) GitHub
5 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.88%) PostgreSQL
1 30 (34.88%) Relational Database
2 24 (27.91%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 55 (63.95%) Git (software)
2 35 (40.70%) Jenkins
3 25 (29.07%) Selenium
4 23 (26.74%) Subversion
5 22 (25.58%) DbUnit
5 22 (25.58%) jMock
5 22 (25.58%) JUnit
5 22 (25.58%) Maven
5 22 (25.58%) Mockito
5 22 (25.58%) SonarQube
6 16 (18.60%) Cucumber
7 13 (15.12%) JIRA
8 9 (10.47%) WebDriver
9 8 (9.30%) SpecFlow
10 7 (8.14%) TestRail
11 6 (6.98%) PHPUnit
12 5 (5.81%) SoapUI
12 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
12 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (3.49%) Protractor
General
1 7 (8.14%) Retail
2 2 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (72.09%) Developer
2 50 (58.14%) Java Developer
3 17 (19.77%) J2EE Developer
3 17 (19.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 15 (17.44%) Full Stack Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Tester
6 10 (11.63%) Automation Tester
7 5 (5.81%) Project Leader
7 5 (5.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (5.81%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.65%) Agile Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (4.65%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Test Project Leader
9 3 (3.49%) Backend Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Developer in Test
10 2 (2.33%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (55.81%) Apache Camel
2 47 (54.65%) Spring
3 45 (52.33%) Spring Boot
4 29 (33.72%) RESTful
4 29 (33.72%) Web Services
5 27 (31.40%) Hibernate
6 26 (30.23%) CSS
6 26 (30.23%) HTML
6 26 (30.23%) RabbitMQ
6 26 (30.23%) SOAP
7 22 (25.58%) J2EE
7 22 (25.58%) PowerMock
8 12 (13.95%) Gherkin
9 9 (10.47%) REST
10 6 (6.98%) Behat
10 6 (6.98%) Doctrine
11 5 (5.81%) .NET
12 3 (3.49%) .NET Framework
12 3 (3.49%) JMS
12 3 (3.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (6.98%) NHS
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) Blog
4 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) Unix
2 6 (6.98%) Linux
2 6 (6.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (94.19%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (77.91%) TDD
3 34 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (39.53%) Scrum
4 32 (37.21%) Test Automation
5 25 (29.07%) Migration
6 24 (27.91%) Kanban
7 22 (25.58%) Microservices
8 17 (19.77%) DevOps
9 11 (12.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 10 (11.63%) E-Commerce
10 10 (11.63%) Open Source
11 7 (8.14%) Acceptance Criteria
11 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (8.14%) CRM
11 7 (8.14%) Test Management
11 7 (8.14%) User Stories
12 6 (6.98%) OO
12 6 (6.98%) OO PHP
13 5 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (73.26%) Java
2 41 (47.67%) SQL
3 35 (40.70%) JavaScript
4 27 (31.40%) Java 8
5 8 (9.30%) C#
5 8 (9.30%) PHP
6 3 (3.49%) PHP 7
7 2 (2.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.16%) ES6
8 1 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (48.84%) Security Cleared
2 37 (43.02%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.98%) ISEB
5 2 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) PMO
3 1 (1.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (12.79%) vSphere
2 8 (9.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Ansible
1 2 (2.33%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.16%) Kibana
2 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (25.58%) IBM
2 11 (12.79%) VMware
3 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.98%) Zend
5 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.16%) Splunk
5 1 (1.16%) Xamarin