Period
to 20 July 2018

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 6 months to 20 July 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 87 145
Rank change year-on-year +41 +58 -31
Contract jobs citing BDD 223 94 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.29% 2.13% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.15% 2.56% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 58 50
West Midlands median daily rate £451 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% -11.11% +24.14%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £150
90th Percentile £600 £529 £518
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £48.75 £40.75
% change year-on-year -7.69% +19.63% -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,332 3,673 5,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.29% 83.14% 83.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,606 2,311 2,903
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 134 113
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +17.65% -24.44%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £36.65 £49.25 £38.95
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the West Midlands

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
Birmingham +21 81 £440 -1.07% 23
Coventry +24 67 £475 -7.77% 6
Shropshire +10 42 £500 - 2
Staffordshire 0 10 £325 -5.80% 5
Herefordshire +4 6 £375 +15.38% 1
Wolverhampton -9 2 £463 +32.14%
Solihull - 2 £375 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 205 (91.93%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (70.40%) TDD
3 122 (54.71%) Scrum
4 119 (53.36%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (43.50%) Git (software)
6 94 (42.15%) Kanban
7 82 (36.77%) Test Automation
7 82 (36.77%) Java
7 82 (36.77%) JavaScript
8 77 (34.53%) .NET
9 76 (34.08%) HTML
10 75 (33.63%) CSS
11 72 (32.29%) Selenium
12 71 (31.84%) Web Services
13 66 (29.60%) C#
14 64 (28.70%) MVC
15 61 (27.35%) SQL Server
16 59 (26.46%) Jenkins
17 56 (25.11%) SQL
18 55 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
19 48 (21.52%) ASP.NET
20 46 (20.63%) Maven
21 45 (20.18%) .NET Framework
21 45 (20.18%) Cucumber
22 43 (19.28%) Enterprise Software
22 43 (19.28%) DevOps
23 42 (18.83%) ASP.NET MVC
24 41 (18.39%) ASP.NET Web API
25 40 (17.94%) Security Cleared
26 39 (17.49%) Spring

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 35 (15.70%) Documentum
2 24 (10.76%) Confluence
3 11 (4.93%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.90%) Apache
6 2 (0.90%) Captiva
6 2 (0.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (1.35%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.28%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.14%) Slack
5 4 (1.79%) Serverless
6 2 (0.90%) SaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Force.com
7 1 (0.45%) GitHub
7 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.45%) IaaS
7 1 (0.45%) PaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.48%) Internet
2 2 (0.90%) Network Security
3 1 (0.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (27.35%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.42%) Relational Database
3 20 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.79%) MySQL
7 3 (1.35%) Cloud Spanner
7 3 (1.35%) QlikView
7 3 (1.35%) Redis
7 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.45%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 97 (43.50%) Git (software)
2 72 (32.29%) Selenium
3 59 (26.46%) Jenkins
4 46 (20.63%) Maven
5 45 (20.18%) Cucumber
6 37 (16.59%) JIRA
7 33 (14.80%) WebDriver
8 32 (14.35%) SpecFlow
9 25 (11.21%) DbUnit
9 25 (11.21%) jMock
9 25 (11.21%) JUnit
9 25 (11.21%) Mockito
9 25 (11.21%) SonarQube
10 19 (8.52%) SoapUI
11 11 (4.93%) Subversion
12 10 (4.48%) TestRail
12 10 (4.48%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (3.59%) PHPUnit
14 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
15 6 (2.69%) gulp
General
1 11 (4.93%) Retail
2 2 (0.90%) Finance
2 2 (0.90%) Legal
3 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 136 (60.99%) Developer
2 52 (23.32%) .NET Developer
2 52 (23.32%) Java Developer
3 27 (12.11%) Analyst
4 26 (11.66%) Senior Developer
5 22 (9.87%) Agile Developer
5 22 (9.87%) Azure Developer
5 22 (9.87%) C# Developer
5 22 (9.87%) Tester
6 20 (8.97%) Full Stack Developer
7 19 (8.52%) Automation Tester
7 19 (8.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (7.62%) Test Analyst
8 17 (7.62%) Test Leader
9 16 (7.17%) J2EE Developer
9 16 (7.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 13 (5.83%) Automation Test Analyst
11 12 (5.38%) Microsoft Developer
11 12 (5.38%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (4.93%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (34.53%) .NET
2 76 (34.08%) HTML
3 75 (33.63%) CSS
4 71 (31.84%) Web Services
5 48 (21.52%) ASP.NET
6 45 (20.18%) .NET Framework
7 42 (18.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (18.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 39 (17.49%) Spring
9 39 (17.49%) Spring Boot
10 38 (17.04%) Apache Camel
11 37 (16.59%) RESTful
12 36 (16.14%) Dapper ORM
13 33 (14.80%) SOAP
14 25 (11.21%) J2EE
14 25 (11.21%) PowerMock
15 24 (10.76%) Gherkin
16 18 (8.07%) REST
17 17 (7.62%) Hibernate
18 14 (6.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.28%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (7.62%) User Experience
3 11 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.48%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.24%) NHS
6 5 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.90%) iPad
7 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.45%) Blog
8 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.52%) Unix
2 8 (3.59%) Linux
2 8 (3.59%) Mac OS X
3 4 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (91.93%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (70.40%) TDD
3 122 (54.71%) Scrum
4 119 (53.36%) Continuous Integration
5 94 (42.15%) Kanban
6 82 (36.77%) Test Automation
7 64 (28.70%) MVC
8 43 (19.28%) DevOps
9 28 (12.56%) Microservices
9 28 (12.56%) SOLID
10 24 (10.76%) E-Commerce
11 23 (10.31%) Domain-Driven Design
12 22 (9.87%) Mentoring
13 20 (8.97%) Acceptance Criteria
13 20 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (8.97%) SOA
14 19 (8.52%) User Stories
15 17 (7.62%) Migration
16 16 (7.17%) Coaching
16 16 (7.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 82 (36.77%) Java
1 82 (36.77%) JavaScript
2 66 (29.60%) C#
3 56 (25.11%) SQL
4 17 (7.62%) Java 8
5 10 (4.48%) PHP
5 10 (4.48%) TypeScript
6 5 (2.24%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.79%) Ruby
8 3 (1.35%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.45%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.45%) Python
9 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (17.94%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.35%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.83%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.04%) ISEB
5 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.90%) Degree
7 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.28%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) PMO
3 2 (0.90%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (6.28%) Docker
1 14 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (6.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (8.97%) Puppet
2 2 (0.90%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.45%) Kibana
3 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (16.14%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.45%) Pega
3 14 (6.28%) IBM
3 14 (6.28%) VMware
4 8 (3.59%) Zend
5 7 (3.14%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.14%) Oracle
6 6 (2.69%) OpenText
7 3 (1.35%) Siebel
8 2 (0.90%) ATG
8 2 (0.90%) EMC
8 2 (0.90%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.45%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) Splunk
9 1 (0.45%) Xamarin