Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 119 123
Rank change year-on-year +52 +4 +31
Contract jobs citing BDD 135 94 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.81% 1.53% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 1.85% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 61 48
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -20.00%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £282
90th Percentile £518 £513 £400
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.54% - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.47% +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 3985 5084 3929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.00% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 3044 2252
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £236
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 135 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.63 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +37 53 £450 +22.87% 2
Birmingham +21 30 £425 +17.24% 4
Staffordshire +13 10 £360 +15.20% 1
Wolverhampton +2 5 £350 -12.50%
Warwickshire 0 5 £375 +7.14%
Shropshire +10 3 £500 +5.26% 2
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 118 (87.41%) TDD
2 101 (74.81%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (59.26%) .NET
4 78 (57.78%) C#
5 73 (54.07%) MVC
6 61 (45.19%) Scrum
7 58 (42.96%) Git (software)
8 57 (42.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 53 (39.26%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (37.78%) Kanban
11 49 (36.30%) HTML
12 48 (35.56%) CSS
13 46 (34.07%) SQL Server
14 45 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 43 (31.85%) JavaScript
16 35 (25.93%) Test Automation
17 30 (22.22%) Web Services
18 29 (21.48%) SOLID
19 27 (20.00%) SpecFlow
20 26 (19.26%) ASP.NET
21 25 (18.52%) .NET Framework
21 25 (18.52%) User Experience
21 25 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
22 24 (17.78%) Java
23 21 (15.56%) HTML5
23 21 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
24 18 (13.33%) AngularJS
25 17 (12.59%) Dapper ORM
25 17 (12.59%) Responsive Web Design
25 17 (12.59%) Backbone.js

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 11 (8.15%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (6.67%) CMS
3 8 (5.93%) DNN
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) JBoss
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 57 (42.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.48%) IaaS
4 2 (1.48%) PaaS
4 2 (1.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) Internet
2 3 (2.22%) Bluetooth
2 3 (2.22%) HTTP
2 3 (2.22%) SSL
2 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (34.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.96%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.74%) MySQL
5 1 (0.74%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (42.96%) Git (software)
2 27 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 15 (11.11%) Selenium
3 15 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 14 (10.37%) Jenkins
5 13 (9.63%) JUnit
6 12 (8.89%) Maven
6 12 (8.89%) Mockito
7 11 (8.15%) Cucumber
7 11 (8.15%) DbUnit
7 11 (8.15%) jMock
7 11 (8.15%) SonarQube
8 5 (3.70%) JIRA
9 4 (2.96%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.96%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.22%) JMeter
11 2 (1.48%) Android Studio
11 2 (1.48%) Gradle
11 2 (1.48%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (4.44%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Retail
3 4 (2.96%) Advertising
3 4 (2.96%) Automotive
4 1 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (70.37%) Developer
2 47 (34.81%) .NET Developer
3 25 (18.52%) Azure Developer
4 23 (17.04%) C# Developer
5 18 (13.33%) Agile Developer
6 16 (11.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 15 (11.11%) Test Leader
8 13 (9.63%) Web Developer
9 12 (8.89%) Analyst
10 11 (8.15%) Agile .NET Developer
11 10 (7.41%) Automation Test Lead
11 10 (7.41%) Java Developer
12 8 (5.93%) Lead Developer
12 8 (5.93%) SQL Developer
12 8 (5.93%) Test Analyst
13 7 (5.19%) Automation Test Analyst
13 7 (5.19%) C# Software Developer
13 7 (5.19%) HTML Developer
13 7 (5.19%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (59.26%) .NET
2 49 (36.30%) HTML
3 48 (35.56%) CSS
4 45 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 30 (22.22%) Web Services
6 26 (19.26%) ASP.NET
7 25 (18.52%) .NET Framework
7 25 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (15.56%) HTML5
9 18 (13.33%) AngularJS
10 17 (12.59%) Backbone.js
10 17 (12.59%) Dapper ORM
10 17 (12.59%) jQuery
10 17 (12.59%) RESTful
11 14 (10.37%) Spring
12 12 (8.89%) CSS3
12 12 (8.89%) Node.js
13 11 (8.15%) PowerMock
13 11 (8.15%) SOAP
14 10 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.52%) User Experience
2 21 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (10.37%) Wiki
4 12 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.22%) Android
1 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.22%) Linux
1 3 (2.22%) Windows
2 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.74%) CentOS
3 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (87.41%) TDD
2 101 (74.81%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (54.07%) MVC
4 61 (45.19%) Scrum
5 53 (39.26%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (37.78%) Kanban
7 35 (25.93%) Test Automation
8 29 (21.48%) SOLID
9 17 (12.59%) Responsive Web Design
9 17 (12.59%) Web Development
10 16 (11.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 15 (11.11%) Microservices
12 14 (10.37%) Web Application Development
13 12 (8.89%) E-Commerce
13 12 (8.89%) Front End Development
14 11 (8.15%) Pair Programming
14 11 (8.15%) Refactoring
14 11 (8.15%) SEO
15 10 (7.41%) Business Analysis
15 10 (7.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 78 (57.78%) C#
2 43 (31.85%) JavaScript
3 24 (17.78%) Java
4 13 (9.63%) SQL
5 10 (7.41%) TypeScript
6 6 (4.44%) Ruby
7 4 (2.96%) VB
7 4 (2.96%) VBScript
8 3 (2.22%) PHP
8 3 (2.22%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.48%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.48%) Scala
10 1 (0.74%) ES6
10 1 (0.74%) Groovy
10 1 (0.74%) Jython
10 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.74%) Python
10 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (8.15%) ISEB
1 11 (8.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.44%) Degree
3 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) QA
1 2 (1.48%) WCAG
2 1 (0.74%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.70%) vSphere
2 1 (0.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.70%) VMware
3 3 (2.22%) Zend
4 1 (0.74%) Google
4 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.74%) Talend