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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 38 53 55
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Contract jobs citing BDD 20 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.13% 1.09% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 1.35% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Median daily rate £463 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £300 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -2.92% -  

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 516 519 534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.75% 80.84% 76.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 323 333
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 18
Median hourly rate £14.63 £13.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.37% -41.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.44 £8.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Birmingham

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (88.46%) TDD
2 13 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 13 (50.00%) React
3 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
4 9 (34.62%) HTML
4 9 (34.62%) Front End Development
5 7 (26.92%) Java
5 7 (26.92%) CSS
5 7 (26.92%) jQuery
6 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 6 (23.08%) Ember.js
7 5 (19.23%) Angular 2
7 5 (19.23%) Selenium
7 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
7 5 (19.23%) Spring
8 4 (15.38%) Web Development
8 4 (15.38%) Scrum
8 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
9 3 (11.54%) Jasmine
9 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
9 3 (11.54%) MVC
9 3 (11.54%) PHP
9 3 (11.54%) .NET
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.54%) OO
10 2 (7.69%) Spring MVC

BDD
Top Related 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 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) QlikView
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
2 5 (19.23%) Selenium
3 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (11.54%) Jasmine
4 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.69%) JIRA
5 2 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (7.69%) Protractor
5 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.85%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.85%) git-flow
6 1 (3.85%) Grunt
6 1 (3.85%) gulp
6 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.85%) JUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Maven
6 1 (3.85%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Angular Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Architect
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Excel Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior .NET Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 13 (50.00%) React
2 9 (34.62%) HTML
3 7 (26.92%) CSS
3 7 (26.92%) jQuery
4 6 (23.08%) Ember.js
5 5 (19.23%) Angular 2
5 5 (19.23%) Spring
6 3 (11.54%) .NET
7 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 2 (7.69%) HTML5
7 2 (7.69%) JSON
7 2 (7.69%) Node.js
7 2 (7.69%) RESTful
7 2 (7.69%) Spring MVC
7 2 (7.69%) Struts
7 2 (7.69%) Struts2
7 2 (7.69%) Symfony
8 1 (3.85%) Java EE
8 1 (3.85%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.85%) Fintech
1 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (88.46%) TDD
2 9 (34.62%) Front End Development
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) Web Development
4 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 3 (11.54%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.69%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Web Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.85%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (3.85%) Progressive Enhancement
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 7 (26.92%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Groovy
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft