Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 82 131
Rank change year-on-year +20 +49 -26
Contract jobs citing BDD 174 102 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.43% 2.27% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 2.71% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 59 58
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £335 £325 £150
90th Percentile £595 £503 £513
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £47.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year -42.11% +4.40% +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 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 4,274 3,770 5,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.15% 84.00% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,546 2,374 3,144
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 143 124
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +24.05% -17.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.30 £40.21
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +25 62 £450 +2.86% 11
Coventry +6 61 £450 -4.26% 8
Shropshire -11 31 £528 +5.50% 4
Herefordshire -5 4 £413 +27.00%
Staffordshire -13 4 £325 -7.80% 6
Solihull - 2 £375 - 2
Wolverhampton -4 1 £450 +28.57%
Kingswinford - 1 - -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 164 (94.25%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (75.86%) TDD
3 97 (55.75%) Scrum
4 92 (52.87%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (49.43%) Git (software)
6 76 (43.68%) Kanban
7 75 (43.10%) JavaScript
8 71 (40.80%) Java
9 66 (37.93%) HTML
10 65 (37.36%) CSS
11 61 (35.06%) .NET
11 61 (35.06%) Web Services
12 50 (28.74%) MVC
12 50 (28.74%) Microsoft Azure
13 49 (28.16%) SQL
13 49 (28.16%) SQL Server
14 47 (27.01%) Spring
15 46 (26.44%) Jenkins
16 45 (25.86%) Test Automation
17 44 (25.29%) C#
18 43 (24.71%) ASP.NET
18 43 (24.71%) Selenium
18 43 (24.71%) Spring Boot
19 41 (23.56%) Security Cleared
20 40 (22.99%) Apache Camel
21 37 (21.26%) Enterprise Software
22 36 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
23 35 (20.11%) Cucumber
23 35 (20.11%) SC Cleared
24 33 (18.97%) RESTful

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 26 (14.94%) Documentum
2 16 (9.20%) WebSphere
3 14 (8.05%) Confluence
4 6 (3.45%) CMS
5 4 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.72%) Appian
7 2 (1.15%) Apache
7 2 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.57%) Captiva
8 1 (0.57%) Drupal
8 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.72%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (1.72%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 50 (28.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.47%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.30%) Serverless
5 3 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.57%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.57%) Force.com
7 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.57%) IaaS
7 1 (0.57%) PaaS
7 1 (0.57%) SaaS
7 1 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.30%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (28.16%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.22%) Relational Database
3 22 (12.64%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.72%) MySQL
4 3 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.57%) Cloud Spanner
5 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.57%) Redis
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 86 (49.43%) Git (software)
2 46 (26.44%) Jenkins
3 43 (24.71%) Selenium
4 35 (20.11%) Cucumber
5 31 (17.82%) Maven
6 28 (16.09%) JIRA
7 21 (12.07%) DbUnit
7 21 (12.07%) jMock
7 21 (12.07%) JUnit
7 21 (12.07%) Mockito
7 21 (12.07%) SonarQube
8 17 (9.77%) SpecFlow
9 16 (9.20%) Subversion
9 16 (9.20%) WebDriver
10 13 (7.47%) SoapUI
11 6 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (2.87%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.87%) Grunt
12 5 (2.87%) gulp
12 5 (2.87%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (5.17%) Retail
2 4 (2.30%) Finance
3 2 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 110 (63.22%) Developer
2 49 (28.16%) Java Developer
3 42 (24.14%) .NET Developer
4 26 (14.94%) Analyst
5 19 (10.92%) Azure Developer
6 18 (10.34%) Full Stack Developer
7 17 (9.77%) Agile Developer
8 16 (9.20%) Business Analyst
8 16 (9.20%) J2EE Developer
8 16 (9.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 15 (8.62%) Agile Business Analyst
10 13 (7.47%) Tester
11 12 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
11 12 (6.90%) Senior Developer
12 11 (6.32%) Agile .NET Developer
12 11 (6.32%) C# Developer
13 10 (5.75%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (5.75%) Test Analyst
14 9 (5.17%) Automation Tester
15 8 (4.60%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (37.93%) HTML
2 65 (37.36%) CSS
3 61 (35.06%) .NET
3 61 (35.06%) Web Services
4 47 (27.01%) Spring
5 43 (24.71%) ASP.NET
5 43 (24.71%) Spring Boot
6 40 (22.99%) Apache Camel
7 36 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 33 (18.97%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (18.97%) RESTful
9 32 (18.39%) .NET Framework
10 30 (17.24%) Dapper ORM
11 29 (16.67%) SOAP
12 23 (13.22%) Hibernate
13 21 (12.07%) J2EE
13 21 (12.07%) PowerMock
14 19 (10.92%) RabbitMQ
15 16 (9.20%) Gherkin
16 15 (8.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.26%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (9.77%) User Experience
3 8 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.87%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.30%) NHS
6 2 (1.15%) iPad
6 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) Blog
7 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.87%) Unix
2 4 (2.30%) Linux
2 4 (2.30%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (94.25%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (75.86%) TDD
3 97 (55.75%) Scrum
4 92 (52.87%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (43.68%) Kanban
6 50 (28.74%) MVC
7 45 (25.86%) Test Automation
8 33 (18.97%) Microservices
9 24 (13.79%) Migration
10 22 (12.64%) SOLID
11 17 (9.77%) DevOps
11 17 (9.77%) Domain-Driven Design
12 16 (9.20%) User Stories
13 15 (8.62%) Workflow
14 14 (8.05%) E-Commerce
15 13 (7.47%) SOA
16 11 (6.32%) Business Analysis
16 11 (6.32%) Content Management
16 11 (6.32%) Mentoring
16 11 (6.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (43.10%) JavaScript
2 71 (40.80%) Java
3 49 (28.16%) SQL
4 44 (25.29%) C#
5 24 (13.79%) Java 8
6 7 (4.02%) PHP
7 5 (2.87%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.30%) Ruby
8 4 (2.30%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.15%) PHP 7
9 2 (1.15%) Scala
10 1 (0.57%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.57%) ES6
Qualifications
1 41 (23.56%) Security Cleared
2 35 (20.11%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.75%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.45%) ISEB
5 3 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.15%) Degree
7 1 (0.57%) CCA
7 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.05%) QA
2 3 (1.72%) PMO
3 2 (1.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (7.47%) Docker
2 9 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.17%) Puppet
2 5 (2.87%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.72%) Terraform
5 2 (1.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.57%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 23 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.92%) IBM
3 17 (9.77%) Pega
4 9 (5.17%) OpenText
4 9 (5.17%) VMware
5 7 (4.02%) Oracle
6 6 (3.45%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.87%) Zend
8 3 (1.72%) Siebel
9 2 (1.15%) ATG
9 2 (1.15%) Google
10 1 (0.57%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 1 (0.57%) EMC
10 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.57%) Splunk
10 1 (0.57%) Xamarin