The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 30 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.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 30 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs citing BDD 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.83% 0.46% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 102 172 121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 84.30% 78.90% 79.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 86 50
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) Domain Models
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Games
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (20.00%) Grunt
4 1 (20.00%) Ansible
4 1 (20.00%) Docker
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) gulp
4 1 (20.00%) ES6
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Grunt
1 1 (20.00%) gulp
1 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (20.00%) Mocha
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Domain Models
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) ES6
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible