The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 28 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 103 119
Rank change year-on-year +48 +16  
Contract jobs citing BDD 61 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.74% 0.95% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 1.16% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 6
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £315 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £400
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 £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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1779 2248 1946
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.03% 82.16% 75.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 1247 1121
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the West Midlands

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the West Midlands

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 19 £463 +5.71% 3
Coventry +9 17 £520 +12.43% 2
Herefordshire - 8 £313 -
Shropshire +39 6 £500 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £345 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £170 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 107 (93.04%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (81.74%) TDD
3 51 (44.35%) .NET
4 49 (42.61%) JavaScript
4 49 (42.61%) HTML
5 47 (40.87%) CSS
6 43 (37.39%) MVC
7 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
8 41 (35.65%) ASP.NET
8 41 (35.65%) Scrum
9 38 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
10 36 (31.30%) SQL
10 36 (31.30%) Web Services
11 30 (26.09%) CRM
11 30 (26.09%) Java
12 29 (25.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (24.35%) Kanban
13 28 (24.35%) Web Development
14 27 (23.48%) Migration
14 27 (23.48%) Data Migration
15 26 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (22.61%) C#
15 26 (22.61%) Dynamics CRM
16 23 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 22 (19.13%) Marketing
18 21 (18.26%) Data Conversion
18 21 (18.26%) AngularJS
18 21 (18.26%) Campaign Management
19 19 (16.52%) Cucumber
19 19 (16.52%) MS Excel

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 4 (3.48%) Confluence
1 4 (3.48%) NServiceBus
2 3 (2.61%) CMS
2 3 (2.61%) Documentum
2 3 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.74%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.74%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.87%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (16.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (22.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.48%) IaaS
2 4 (3.48%) PaaS
2 4 (3.48%) SaaS
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.83%) MySQL
3 7 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.48%) QlikView
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (16.52%) Cucumber
2 15 (13.04%) Selenium
3 10 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.70%) SpecFlow
4 8 (6.96%) JUnit
4 8 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.09%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.09%) JIRA
5 7 (6.09%) NUnit
6 4 (3.48%) Grunt
6 4 (3.48%) gulp
6 4 (3.48%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.48%) Mockito
6 4 (3.48%) MSTest
6 4 (3.48%) ReSharper
6 4 (3.48%) SonarQube
6 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.61%) Travis CI
General
1 22 (19.13%) Marketing
2 8 (6.96%) Finance
3 7 (6.09%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Automotive
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
4 1 (0.87%) Local Government
4 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (70.43%) Developer
2 20 (17.39%) CRM Developer
3 16 (13.91%) Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) .NET Developer
5 12 (10.43%) Java Developer
6 11 (9.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 9 (7.83%) Agile Business Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Agile Developer
8 8 (6.96%) C# Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Developer
9 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Test Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Agile Test Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (5.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Digital Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (44.35%) .NET
2 49 (42.61%) HTML
3 47 (40.87%) CSS
4 41 (35.65%) ASP.NET
5 36 (31.30%) Web Services
6 29 (25.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 21 (18.26%) AngularJS
9 13 (11.30%) React
10 12 (10.43%) HTML5
11 11 (9.57%) RESTful
12 8 (6.96%) Angular 2
12 8 (6.96%) Entity Framework
12 8 (6.96%) jQuery
13 7 (6.09%) .NET Framework
13 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 7 (6.09%) Ember.js
13 7 (6.09%) Gherkin
13 7 (6.09%) Sass
13 7 (6.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (0.87%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.96%) Windows
2 2 (1.74%) Android
2 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (93.04%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (81.74%) TDD
3 43 (37.39%) MVC
4 41 (35.65%) Scrum
5 30 (26.09%) CRM
6 28 (24.35%) Kanban
6 28 (24.35%) Web Development
7 27 (23.48%) Data Migration
7 27 (23.48%) Migration
8 26 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (18.26%) Campaign Management
9 21 (18.26%) Data Conversion
10 16 (13.91%) Functional Testing
11 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
12 12 (10.43%) Domain-Driven Design
12 12 (10.43%) Open Source
13 11 (9.57%) Front End Development
14 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
14 10 (8.70%) Pair Programming
15 9 (7.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.61%) JavaScript
2 36 (31.30%) SQL
3 30 (26.09%) Java
4 26 (22.61%) C#
5 6 (5.22%) Ruby
6 3 (2.61%) PHP
6 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.61%) Scala
6 3 (2.61%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.74%) ES6
7 2 (1.74%) Groovy
7 2 (1.74%) Python
8 1 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.87%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.83%) ISEB
3 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) Degree
5 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.87%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Ansible
1 3 (2.61%) Grafana
1 3 (2.61%) Kibana
1 3 (2.61%) logstash
1 3 (2.61%) Puppet
1 3 (2.61%) rkt
2 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.48%) Google
3 3 (2.61%) AppDynamics
3 3 (2.61%) Splunk
4 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.87%) CODA
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle
5 1 (0.87%) Pega
5 1 (0.87%) SAP
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