Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 51 74
Rank change year-on-year -28 +23 +79
Contract jobs citing BDD 140 170 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.84% 3.58% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 4.26% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 109 93
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +18.57%
10th Percentile £384 £343 £287
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £510 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.37% +2.70% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.54% -
England median hourly rate £33.75 £33.00 £45.87
% change year-on-year +2.27% -28.06% +22.32%

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 4,316 3,994 4,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 87.69% 84.17% 84.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,674 2,520 2,737
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £243 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 146 157
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £24.99 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.97% +27.43% +3.21%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.25 £10.71
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £41.80
England median hourly rate £23.84 £24.00 £24.42
% change year-on-year -0.69% -1.72% +6.17%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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
Shropshire -19 46 £423 -11.29% 6
Birmingham +12 43 £450 +4.35% 13
Coventry -27 42 £525 +16.67% 3
Solihull - 1 - - 12
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 132 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (71.43%) Scrum
3 89 (63.57%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (60.00%) Kanban
4 84 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 84 (60.00%) TDD
5 71 (50.71%) Java
6 64 (45.71%) HTML
7 62 (44.29%) Web Services
8 59 (42.14%) JavaScript
9 56 (40.00%) .NET
10 55 (39.29%) SQL Server
11 52 (37.14%) Selenium
12 51 (36.43%) CSS
12 51 (36.43%) Cucumber
13 49 (35.00%) Jenkins
13 49 (35.00%) C#
14 44 (31.43%) JIRA
15 43 (30.71%) Maven
15 43 (30.71%) Test Automation
15 43 (30.71%) Microservices
15 43 (30.71%) Confluence
16 42 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 42 (30.00%) SQL
17 41 (29.29%) ASP.NET
18 40 (28.57%) MVC
18 40 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
18 40 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
19 37 (26.43%) Documentum
19 37 (26.43%) Pega

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 43 (30.71%) Confluence
2 37 (26.43%) Documentum
3 13 (9.29%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.29%) CMS
5 6 (4.29%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.71%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Magento
1 1 (0.71%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 42 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.57%) Slack
5 1 (0.71%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 84 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 52 (37.14%) Selenium
3 51 (36.43%) Cucumber
4 49 (35.00%) Jenkins
5 44 (31.43%) JIRA
6 43 (30.71%) Maven
7 29 (20.71%) WebDriver
8 15 (10.71%) DbUnit
8 15 (10.71%) jMock
8 15 (10.71%) JUnit
8 15 (10.71%) Mockito
8 15 (10.71%) SonarQube
9 13 (9.29%) Subversion
10 8 (5.71%) GitLab
10 8 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (5.71%) SpecFlow
11 6 (4.29%) JMeter
12 5 (3.57%) Android Studio
12 5 (3.57%) HP UFT
12 5 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (59.29%) Developer
2 30 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 28 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 28 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 28 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
3 28 (20.00%) Tester
4 26 (18.57%) .NET Developer
5 23 (16.43%) Java Automation Tester
6 16 (11.43%) Lead Developer
7 13 (9.29%) Agile Developer
7 13 (9.29%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 10 (7.14%) Test Engineer
9 9 (6.43%) Agile .NET Developer
9 9 (6.43%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.71%) Agile C# Developer
10 8 (5.71%) Analyst
10 8 (5.71%) Lead .NET Developer
10 8 (5.71%) Senior Automation Tester
10 8 (5.71%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (45.71%) HTML
2 62 (44.29%) Web Services
3 56 (40.00%) .NET
4 51 (36.43%) CSS
5 41 (29.29%) ASP.NET
6 40 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 40 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 36 (25.71%) Dapper ORM
8 33 (23.57%) REST
9 29 (20.71%) Spring
10 27 (19.29%) Spring Boot
11 26 (18.57%) .NET Framework
12 25 (17.86%) Apache Camel
13 23 (16.43%) SOAP
14 19 (13.57%) Hibernate
15 15 (10.71%) J2EE
15 15 (10.71%) PowerMock
15 15 (10.71%) RESTful
16 13 (9.29%) RabbitMQ
17 11 (7.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (7.14%) User Experience
4 5 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (71.43%) Scrum
3 89 (63.57%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (60.00%) Kanban
4 84 (60.00%) TDD
5 43 (30.71%) Microservices
5 43 (30.71%) Test Automation
6 40 (28.57%) MVC
7 36 (25.71%) SOLID
8 28 (20.00%) DevOps
9 22 (15.71%) Content Management
9 22 (15.71%) Domain-Driven Design
9 22 (15.71%) SOA
10 21 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (14.29%) Workflow
12 19 (13.57%) Technical Leadership
13 18 (12.86%) Collaborative Working
14 17 (12.14%) Coaching
14 17 (12.14%) Mentoring
14 17 (12.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 71 (50.71%) Java
2 59 (42.14%) JavaScript
3 49 (35.00%) C#
4 42 (30.00%) SQL
5 29 (20.71%) Java 8
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.71%) CCA
4 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) WCAG
2 3 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (10.71%) Docker
2 6 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (14.29%) Puppet
2 7 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.29%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (3.57%) Nessus
5 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (26.43%) Pega
2 27 (19.29%) Atlassian
3 13 (9.29%) IBM
4 8 (5.71%) Oracle
5 6 (4.29%) VMware
6 4 (2.86%) Microsoft