Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 72 47
Rank change year-on-year -16 -25 +39
Contract jobs citing BDD 25 127 220
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 2.73% 4.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 3.16% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 81 140
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £402 £388 £324
90th Percentile £543 £570 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% -7.69%

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 1,566 4,024 4,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.74% 86.48% 84.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 2,526 2,619
Median daily rate £441 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £589 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 115 194
Median hourly rate £20.57 £25.43 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +64.03% -26.19%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.40 £47.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £31.94 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +27.76% +13.64% -12.00%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing BDD as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BDD in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for BDD in the West Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BDD in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BDD in the West Midlands

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BDD in the West Midlands.

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 12 July 2020. 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
Coventry -4 10 £475 - 2
Birmingham +11 9 £475 +2.70% 3
Shropshire +20 5 £434 -17.90%
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 20 (80.00%) TDD
2 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Azure
3 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (48.00%) Java
5 11 (44.00%) SQL
6 10 (40.00%) AWS
7 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (36.00%) Scrum
7 9 (36.00%) DevOps
7 9 (36.00%) Public Sector
8 8 (32.00%) .NET
8 8 (32.00%) Kanban
9 7 (28.00%) Selenium
9 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
9 7 (28.00%) C#
9 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (28.00%) Web Services
10 6 (24.00%) XML
10 6 (24.00%) Unix
10 6 (24.00%) HTML
10 6 (24.00%) CSS
10 6 (24.00%) MVC
10 6 (24.00%) RESTful
10 6 (24.00%) Open Source
10 6 (24.00%) Kubernetes
10 6 (24.00%) Docker
11 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 5 (20.00%) Mule
1 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Liferay
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (60.00%) Azure
2 10 (40.00%) AWS
3 5 (20.00%) Serverless
3 5 (20.00%) Tricentis Tosca
4 4 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (16.00%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (12.00%) Azure Functions
6 2 (8.00%) GitHub
6 2 (8.00%) Logic Apps
6 2 (8.00%) npm
7 1 (4.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (4.00%) IaaS
7 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.00%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (28.00%) Selenium
3 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 5 (20.00%) JMeter
3 5 (20.00%) Mockito
3 5 (20.00%) Toad
4 4 (16.00%) DbUnit
4 4 (16.00%) jMock
4 4 (16.00%) JUnit
4 4 (16.00%) Maven
4 4 (16.00%) SonarQube
4 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.00%) git-flow
6 1 (4.00%) Mocha
6 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
6 1 (4.00%) Postman
6 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (36.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Azure Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Agile C# Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) Web Services
3 6 (24.00%) CSS
3 6 (24.00%) HTML
3 6 (24.00%) RESTful
3 6 (24.00%) XML
4 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (20.00%) JSON
4 5 (20.00%) SOAP
5 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (16.00%) Node.js
5 4 (16.00%) PowerMock
5 4 (16.00%) REST
5 4 (16.00%) Spring
6 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (12.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) TDD
2 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (36.00%) DevOps
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 8 (32.00%) Kanban
5 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (24.00%) MVC
6 6 (24.00%) Open Source
7 5 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (20.00%) Microservices
7 5 (20.00%) SOLID
8 4 (16.00%) Architectural Design
9 3 (12.00%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
9 3 (12.00%) Task Automation
10 2 (8.00%) Content Management
10 2 (8.00%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Java
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (28.00%) C#
5 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) Java 8
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Docker
2 4 (16.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Kubernetes
2 5 (20.00%) Rancher
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
1 5 (20.00%) webMethods
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) WSO2