Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 86 59
Rank change year-on-year +21 -27 +26
Contract jobs citing BDD 30 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.91% 1.26% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.55% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 28
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £359 £150 £300
90th Percentile £475 £453 £400
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -20.00%
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 1269 1223 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.93% 81.42% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 789 648
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £231 £249 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £502
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 27 (90.00%) TDD
2 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) Scrum
3 15 (50.00%) Java
3 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 13 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (43.33%) Spring
5 12 (40.00%) Maven
5 12 (40.00%) JUnit
5 12 (40.00%) Web Services
5 12 (40.00%) Kanban
5 12 (40.00%) RESTful
5 12 (40.00%) Mockito
5 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 11 (36.67%) SonarQube
6 11 (36.67%) DbUnit
6 11 (36.67%) PowerMock
6 11 (36.67%) jMock
6 11 (36.67%) SOAP
7 10 (33.33%) Spring Boot
8 9 (30.00%) J2EE
9 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
10 7 (23.33%) .NET
10 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (23.33%) Open Source
10 7 (23.33%) Apache Camel
10 7 (23.33%) Microservices
11 6 (20.00%) C#
12 5 (16.67%) OO
12 5 (16.67%) VMware

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 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) DNN
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.33%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.33%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (40.00%) JUnit
2 12 (40.00%) Maven
2 12 (40.00%) Mockito
3 11 (36.67%) DbUnit
3 11 (36.67%) jMock
3 11 (36.67%) SonarQube
4 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (13.33%) Selenium
5 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.33%) IntelliJ
7 1 (3.33%) JIRA
7 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (3.33%) WebStorm
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Java Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) Spring
2 12 (40.00%) RESTful
2 12 (40.00%) Web Services
3 11 (36.67%) PowerMock
3 11 (36.67%) SOAP
4 10 (33.33%) Spring Boot
5 9 (30.00%) J2EE
6 7 (23.33%) .NET
6 7 (23.33%) Apache Camel
7 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 5 (16.67%) Gherkin
7 5 (16.67%) REST
8 3 (10.00%) HTML
8 3 (10.00%) HTML5
8 3 (10.00%) jQuery
8 3 (10.00%) Symfony
9 2 (6.67%) Backbone.js
9 2 (6.67%) CSS
9 2 (6.67%) CSS3
9 2 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (13.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) CentOS
2 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) TDD
2 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) Scrum
4 13 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (40.00%) Kanban
6 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 7 (23.33%) Microservices
7 7 (23.33%) Open Source
8 5 (16.67%) OO
8 5 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (13.33%) MVC
9 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.33%) Web Development
10 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 2 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 2 (6.67%) OWASP
10 2 (6.67%) Progressive Web App
10 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (6.67%) Service Design
10 2 (6.67%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
4 1 (3.33%) Groovy
4 1 (3.33%) Jython
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) Scala
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) DBS Check
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (10.00%) Zend
3 1 (3.33%) Talend