Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 98 158
Rank change year-on-year +19 +60 +29
Contract jobs citing BDD 203 201 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.47% 2.07% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.50% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 126 77
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +6.73% -11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £294
90th Percentile £525 £513 £475
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.54% - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.47% +21.33% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6831 8035 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.07% 82.60% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4350 4909 3919
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 205 260
Midlands median hourly rate £21.37 £16.50 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.52% -10.91% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.80 £42.67
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the Midlands

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BDD in the Midlands

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +44 135 £425 +6.25% 15
East Midlands -18 68 £425 - 18
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 167 (82.27%) TDD
2 151 (74.38%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (45.32%) C#
3 92 (45.32%) .NET
4 90 (44.33%) Scrum
5 75 (36.95%) MVC
6 73 (35.96%) Test Automation
7 70 (34.48%) Git (software)
8 68 (33.50%) Kanban
9 65 (32.02%) HTML
10 63 (31.03%) CSS
11 61 (30.05%) Continuous Integration
11 61 (30.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 60 (29.56%) JavaScript
13 55 (27.09%) Java
14 51 (25.12%) SQL Server
15 49 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 42 (20.69%) Selenium
17 34 (16.75%) SOLID
18 31 (15.27%) HTML5
19 30 (14.78%) Web Services
20 29 (14.29%) SpecFlow
21 28 (13.79%) ASP.NET
22 27 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
22 27 (13.30%) .NET Framework
22 27 (13.30%) User Experience
23 26 (12.81%) AngularJS
24 25 (12.32%) Node.js
25 24 (11.82%) Enterprise Software
26 23 (11.33%) ISEB

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.42%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (4.43%) CMS
3 8 (3.94%) DNN
4 3 (1.48%) Confluence
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) JBoss
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 61 (30.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.45%) npm
4 5 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.46%) PaaS
5 4 (1.97%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.99%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.99%) IaaS
6 2 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.97%) Internet
2 3 (1.48%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.48%) HTTP
2 3 (1.48%) SSL
2 3 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.12%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.40%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.91%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.49%) Big Data
7 1 (0.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.49%) MySQL
7 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.49%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (34.48%) Git (software)
2 42 (20.69%) Selenium
3 29 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 23 (11.33%) Cucumber
4 23 (11.33%) JUnit
5 22 (10.84%) Jenkins
6 21 (10.34%) WebDriver
7 18 (8.87%) JIRA
8 16 (7.88%) SonarQube
9 15 (7.39%) Visual Studio
10 12 (5.91%) Maven
10 12 (5.91%) Mockito
11 11 (5.42%) DbUnit
11 11 (5.42%) jMock
12 10 (4.93%) gulp
13 8 (3.94%) Grunt
13 8 (3.94%) Protractor
14 7 (3.45%) JMeter
15 5 (2.46%) FitNesse
15 5 (2.46%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 20 (9.85%) Retail
2 17 (8.37%) Finance
3 8 (3.94%) Advertising
4 4 (1.97%) Automotive
4 4 (1.97%) Banking
5 3 (1.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 118 (58.13%) Developer
2 50 (24.63%) .NET Developer
3 28 (13.79%) Analyst
4 25 (12.32%) Azure Developer
5 24 (11.82%) C# Developer
5 24 (11.82%) Test Analyst
6 22 (10.84%) Automation Test Analyst
7 21 (10.34%) Test Leader
8 20 (9.85%) Agile Developer
9 16 (7.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 13 (6.40%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (6.40%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
11 13 (6.40%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (6.40%) Web Developer
12 12 (5.91%) Java Developer
12 12 (5.91%) Lead Developer
13 11 (5.42%) Agile .NET Developer
13 11 (5.42%) Automation Test Lead
13 11 (5.42%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (45.32%) .NET
2 65 (32.02%) HTML
3 63 (31.03%) CSS
4 49 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 31 (15.27%) HTML5
6 30 (14.78%) Web Services
7 28 (13.79%) ASP.NET
8 27 (13.30%) .NET Framework
8 27 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (12.81%) AngularJS
10 25 (12.32%) Node.js
11 22 (10.84%) RESTful
12 21 (10.34%) CSS3
13 20 (9.85%) jQuery
14 19 (9.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (8.37%) Backbone.js
15 17 (8.37%) Dapper ORM
15 17 (8.37%) Sass
16 14 (6.90%) Spring
17 11 (5.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.30%) User Experience
2 24 (11.82%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (6.90%) Wiki
4 12 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.49%) Animation
6 1 (0.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.48%) Android
1 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
1 3 (1.48%) Linux
1 3 (1.48%) Windows
2 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.49%) CentOS
3 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (82.27%) TDD
2 151 (74.38%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (44.33%) Scrum
4 75 (36.95%) MVC
5 73 (35.96%) Test Automation
6 68 (33.50%) Kanban
7 61 (30.05%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (16.75%) SOLID
9 22 (10.84%) Microservices
9 22 (10.84%) Responsive Web Design
10 20 (9.85%) Web Development
11 17 (8.37%) Unit Testing
12 16 (7.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 16 (7.88%) Front End Development
13 15 (7.39%) E-Commerce
13 15 (7.39%) Open Source
13 15 (7.39%) Web Application Development
14 12 (5.91%) OO
14 12 (5.91%) Pair Programming
14 12 (5.91%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 92 (45.32%) C#
2 60 (29.56%) JavaScript
3 55 (27.09%) Java
4 14 (6.90%) SQL
4 14 (6.90%) TypeScript
5 11 (5.42%) ES6
6 7 (3.45%) Ruby
7 4 (1.97%) VB
7 4 (1.97%) VBScript
8 3 (1.48%) PHP
8 3 (1.48%) Scala
8 3 (1.48%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.99%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.99%) Python
10 1 (0.49%) Clojure
10 1 (0.49%) Groovy
10 1 (0.49%) Jython
10 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (11.33%) ISEB
1 23 (11.33%) ISTQB
2 11 (5.42%) Degree
3 5 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.48%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.99%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.99%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.93%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) WCAG
3 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (5.42%) Docker
2 5 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (5.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.46%) Google
2 5 (2.46%) Perforce
2 5 (2.46%) VMware
3 3 (1.48%) Zend
4 2 (0.99%) Capita
4 2 (0.99%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe
5 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.49%) hybris
5 1 (0.49%) SAP
5 1 (0.49%) Talend