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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 105 67
Rank change year-on-year +23 -38  
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 36 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.20% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.45% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 46
Median daily rate £355 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £150 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £510 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +20.37% -  

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 1689 2489 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.28% 82.75% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1484 1183
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 53 79
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +4 11 £425 +24.08% 6
Wolverhampton - 3 £350 -
Staffordshire - 3 £345 - 4
Coventry +8 1 - - 4
Warwickshire +3 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £325 - 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 92 (91.09%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (83.17%) TDD
3 40 (39.60%) .NET
4 36 (35.64%) JavaScript
4 36 (35.64%) MVC
5 35 (34.65%) CSS
5 35 (34.65%) Scrum
6 34 (33.66%) HTML
6 34 (33.66%) Test Automation
7 30 (29.70%) Java
8 29 (28.71%) C#
8 29 (28.71%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
10 25 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (21.78%) AngularJS
11 22 (21.78%) Web Services
12 21 (20.79%) ASP.NET
13 20 (19.80%) Kanban
14 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
15 18 (17.82%) SQL
16 17 (16.83%) Web Development
17 16 (15.84%) jQuery
18 14 (13.86%) Migration
18 14 (13.86%) SpecFlow
19 13 (12.87%) HTML5
19 13 (12.87%) ISTQB
20 12 (11.88%) ISEB
20 12 (11.88%) Cucumber
20 12 (11.88%) RESTful
20 12 (11.88%) Git (software)

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 6 (5.94%) CMS
2 5 (4.95%) DNN
3 4 (3.96%) NServiceBus
4 3 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.99%) Drupal
5 1 (0.99%) Mule
5 1 (0.99%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.99%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.99%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) PaaS
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.90%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.90%) MySQL
3 8 (7.92%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.96%) QlikView
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (13.86%) SpecFlow
2 12 (11.88%) Cucumber
2 12 (11.88%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.90%) JUnit
4 9 (8.91%) Mockito
4 9 (8.91%) Visual Studio
5 8 (7.92%) Selenium
6 7 (6.93%) NUnit
6 7 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.94%) Maven
7 6 (5.94%) SonarQube
8 5 (4.95%) DbUnit
8 5 (4.95%) jMock
9 4 (3.96%) Grunt
9 4 (3.96%) gulp
9 4 (3.96%) HP UFT
9 4 (3.96%) Jasmine
9 4 (3.96%) MSTest
9 4 (3.96%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Marketing
2 5 (4.95%) Retail
3 1 (0.99%) Automotive
3 1 (0.99%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 69 (68.32%) Developer
2 18 (17.82%) .NET Developer
3 16 (15.84%) Analyst
4 12 (11.88%) Senior Developer
5 11 (10.89%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.91%) C# Developer
6 9 (8.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (7.92%) Agile Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Test Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) Web Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Automation Test Lead
8 7 (6.93%) Business Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.93%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Test Leader
9 6 (5.94%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (5.94%) Digital Business Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (39.60%) .NET
2 35 (34.65%) CSS
3 34 (33.66%) HTML
4 22 (21.78%) AngularJS
4 22 (21.78%) Web Services
5 21 (20.79%) ASP.NET
6 16 (15.84%) jQuery
7 13 (12.87%) HTML5
8 12 (11.88%) RESTful
9 11 (10.89%) Backbone.js
9 11 (10.89%) Ember.js
9 11 (10.89%) React
10 10 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (8.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (7.92%) CSS3
12 8 (7.92%) Sass
13 7 (6.93%) Node.js
13 7 (6.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) User Experience
2 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.99%) Fintech
4 1 (0.99%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.90%) Windows
2 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (91.09%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (83.17%) TDD
3 36 (35.64%) MVC
4 35 (34.65%) Scrum
5 34 (33.66%) Test Automation
6 29 (28.71%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (19.80%) Kanban
8 17 (16.83%) Web Development
9 14 (13.86%) Migration
10 12 (11.88%) Front End Development
10 12 (11.88%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (10.89%) Business Analysis
11 11 (10.89%) Domain-Driven Design
11 11 (10.89%) Mentoring
11 11 (10.89%) Microservices
11 11 (10.89%) Open Source
12 10 (9.90%) User Stories
13 9 (8.91%) CRM
13 9 (8.91%) SDLC
13 9 (8.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.64%) JavaScript
2 30 (29.70%) Java
3 29 (28.71%) C#
4 18 (17.82%) SQL
5 5 (4.95%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.96%) PHP
7 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.97%) Ruby
7 3 (2.97%) Scala
8 2 (1.98%) ES6
8 2 (1.98%) Groovy
8 2 (1.98%) VB
8 2 (1.98%) VBScript
9 1 (0.99%) C++
9 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (12.87%) ISTQB
2 12 (11.88%) ISEB
3 4 (3.96%) Degree
4 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) WAI
3 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (8.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Grafana
1 3 (2.97%) Kibana
1 3 (2.97%) logstash
1 3 (2.97%) rkt
2 2 (1.98%) Ansible
2 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.95%) Google
3 3 (2.97%) AppDynamics
3 3 (2.97%) Splunk
4 1 (0.99%) CODA
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle
4 1 (0.99%) Zend
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