Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 65 78
Rank change year-on-year +32 +13 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 59 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.40% 2.35% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 2.85% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 11
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £380 £388 £325
90th Percentile £543 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £445 £412
% change year-on-year +1.12% +8.01% +26.77%
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 1,128 1,298 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.05% 82.57% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 937 697
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £554 £538 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 34
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% +3.33% -10.45%
10th Percentile £10.93 £9.31 £10.60
90th Percentile £44.13 £45.35 £27.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £18.94
% change year-on-year -30.43% +21.44% -5.30%

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 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 58 (98.31%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (91.53%) TDD
3 50 (84.75%) Java
4 45 (76.27%) Spring
5 44 (74.58%) Git (software)
6 40 (67.80%) Spring Boot
7 39 (66.10%) Apache Camel
8 32 (54.24%) HTML
9 31 (52.54%) SQL
9 31 (52.54%) Hibernate
10 30 (50.85%) JavaScript
10 30 (50.85%) Security Cleared
11 29 (49.15%) Java 8
12 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
12 28 (47.46%) CSS
12 28 (47.46%) Microservices
13 26 (44.07%) RabbitMQ
14 25 (42.37%) SC Cleared
14 25 (42.37%) Relational Database
14 25 (42.37%) Migration
14 25 (42.37%) PostgreSQL
14 25 (42.37%) Subversion
14 25 (42.37%) Trunk-Based Development
15 24 (40.68%) WebSphere
15 24 (40.68%) Scrum
15 24 (40.68%) IBM
16 21 (35.59%) Web Services
16 21 (35.59%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (33.90%) Kanban
17 20 (33.90%) Jenkins

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 24 (40.68%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.17%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.69%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
2 25 (42.37%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (42.37%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 44 (74.58%) Git (software)
2 25 (42.37%) Subversion
3 20 (33.90%) Jenkins
4 16 (27.12%) DbUnit
4 16 (27.12%) jMock
4 16 (27.12%) JUnit
4 16 (27.12%) Maven
4 16 (27.12%) Mockito
4 16 (27.12%) SonarQube
5 8 (13.56%) Cucumber
5 8 (13.56%) Selenium
6 4 (6.78%) Android Studio
6 4 (6.78%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.08%) JIRA
8 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.69%) JMeter
9 1 (1.69%) Moq
9 1 (1.69%) NUnit
9 1 (1.69%) Protractor
9 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (5.08%) Retail
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (86.44%) Developer
2 45 (76.27%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Full Stack Developer
4 9 (15.25%) J2EE Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Android Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Java Developer in Test
6 3 (5.08%) Agile Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (5.08%) AWS Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Lead Architect
6 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.39%) Developer in Test
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Tester
8 1 (1.69%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (1.69%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (76.27%) Spring
2 40 (67.80%) Spring Boot
3 39 (66.10%) Apache Camel
4 32 (54.24%) HTML
5 31 (52.54%) Hibernate
6 28 (47.46%) CSS
7 26 (44.07%) RabbitMQ
8 21 (35.59%) Web Services
9 18 (30.51%) RESTful
10 17 (28.81%) SOAP
11 16 (27.12%) J2EE
11 16 (27.12%) PowerMock
12 6 (10.17%) REST
13 5 (8.47%) JPA
14 4 (6.78%) .NET
14 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
14 4 (6.78%) Gherkin
15 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3 (5.08%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
1 4 (6.78%) User Experience
2 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (98.31%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (91.53%) TDD
3 28 (47.46%) Microservices
4 25 (42.37%) Migration
4 25 (42.37%) Trunk-Based Development
5 24 (40.68%) Scrum
6 21 (35.59%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (33.90%) Kanban
8 8 (13.56%) E-Commerce
9 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 4 (6.78%) Android Development
11 4 (6.78%) SDET
12 3 (5.08%) DevOps
12 3 (5.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 3 (5.08%) MVC
12 3 (5.08%) OO
12 3 (5.08%) Open Source
12 3 (5.08%) SOLID
12 3 (5.08%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 50 (84.75%) Java
2 31 (52.54%) SQL
3 30 (50.85%) JavaScript
4 29 (49.15%) Java 8
5 8 (13.56%) C#
6 1 (1.69%) ES6
6 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (50.85%) Security Cleared
2 25 (42.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) ISEB
3 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) PMO
3 1 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (10.17%) vSphere
2 4 (6.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Ansible
1 2 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) IBM
2 6 (10.17%) VMware
3 1 (1.69%) Atlassian