Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 68 120
Rank change year-on-year -1 +52 +3
Contract jobs citing BDD 168 134 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.29% 2.78% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 3.32% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 81 62
West Midlands median daily rate £457 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £230
90th Percentile £561 £513 £513
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.54% -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% -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 4,394 4,041 5,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.99% 83.98% 84.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,687 2,587 3,143
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 141 153
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +46.03% -14.40%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £39.75 £48.75 £39.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

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 November 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 17 November 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 +30 59 £450 +5.88% 21
Coventry -12 54 £475 +5.56% 2
Shropshire -12 40 £485 -3.00% 6
Herefordshire -11 2 £451 +38.62% 1
Wolverhampton -5 1 £450 +28.57%
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 158 (94.05%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (64.88%) TDD
3 103 (61.31%) Scrum
4 98 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (54.17%) Git (software)
6 86 (51.19%) Kanban
7 76 (45.24%) Java
8 66 (39.29%) JavaScript
9 64 (38.10%) Web Services
10 62 (36.90%) .NET
11 61 (36.31%) HTML
12 60 (35.71%) Jenkins
13 58 (34.52%) CSS
14 50 (29.76%) Microsoft Azure
15 46 (27.38%) Spring
16 45 (26.79%) SQL Server
16 45 (26.79%) MVC
16 45 (26.79%) Test Automation
17 44 (26.19%) Selenium
18 43 (25.60%) ASP.NET
18 43 (25.60%) Microservices
19 42 (25.00%) SQL
20 40 (23.81%) Maven
20 40 (23.81%) Spring Boot
21 39 (23.21%) C#
22 38 (22.62%) ASP.NET MVC
23 37 (22.02%) Security Cleared
23 37 (22.02%) Cucumber
24 36 (21.43%) JIRA
25 35 (20.83%) Apache Camel

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 31 (18.45%) Documentum
2 27 (16.07%) Confluence
3 13 (7.74%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.57%) CMS
5 2 (1.19%) Apache
5 2 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) Captiva
6 1 (0.60%) Drupal
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Magento
1 1 (0.60%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 50 (29.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.98%) Slack
5 3 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.19%) GitHub
6 2 (1.19%) Serverless
7 1 (0.60%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.60%) Force.com
7 1 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
7 1 (0.60%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 19 (11.31%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.79%) MySQL
6 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 91 (54.17%) Git (software)
2 60 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 44 (26.19%) Selenium
4 40 (23.81%) Maven
5 37 (22.02%) Cucumber
6 36 (21.43%) JIRA
7 21 (12.50%) DbUnit
7 21 (12.50%) jMock
7 21 (12.50%) JUnit
7 21 (12.50%) Mockito
7 21 (12.50%) SonarQube
8 20 (11.90%) WebDriver
9 14 (8.33%) Subversion
10 9 (5.36%) SoapUI
10 9 (5.36%) SpecFlow
11 8 (4.76%) HP UFT
12 7 (4.17%) JMeter
13 6 (3.57%) LoadRunner
14 5 (2.98%) Bitbucket
14 5 (2.98%) Grunt
General
1 6 (3.57%) Retail
2 4 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (0.60%) Back Office
3 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (60.12%) Developer
2 47 (27.98%) Java Developer
3 35 (20.83%) .NET Developer
4 23 (13.69%) Analyst
5 18 (10.71%) Agile Developer
6 17 (10.12%) Tester
7 16 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 16 (9.52%) Business Analyst
8 15 (8.93%) Azure Developer
9 14 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
9 14 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
9 14 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
9 14 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 14 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 14 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
10 12 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
11 11 (6.55%) Agile .NET Developer
12 10 (5.95%) Senior Developer
13 9 (5.36%) Lead Developer
13 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (38.10%) Web Services
2 62 (36.90%) .NET
3 61 (36.31%) HTML
4 58 (34.52%) CSS
5 46 (27.38%) Spring
6 43 (25.60%) ASP.NET
7 40 (23.81%) Spring Boot
8 38 (22.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (20.83%) Apache Camel
9 35 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 32 (19.05%) Dapper ORM
11 30 (17.86%) RESTful
11 30 (17.86%) SOAP
12 28 (16.67%) REST
13 27 (16.07%) .NET Framework
14 23 (13.69%) Hibernate
15 21 (12.50%) J2EE
15 21 (12.50%) PowerMock
16 16 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
17 13 (7.74%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.88%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.93%) User Experience
3 5 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.98%) NHS
3 5 (2.98%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.60%) Blog
4 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.98%) Unix
2 4 (2.38%) Linux
2 4 (2.38%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.60%) Android
3 1 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (94.05%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (64.88%) TDD
3 103 (61.31%) Scrum
4 98 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (51.19%) Kanban
6 45 (26.79%) MVC
6 45 (26.79%) Test Automation
7 43 (25.60%) Microservices
8 27 (16.07%) SOLID
9 25 (14.88%) Domain-Driven Design
10 23 (13.69%) Migration
11 21 (12.50%) SOA
12 18 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (10.71%) Workflow
13 17 (10.12%) Content Management
13 17 (10.12%) User Stories
14 16 (9.52%) Mentoring
15 14 (8.33%) DevOps
15 14 (8.33%) OO
16 13 (7.74%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (45.24%) Java
2 66 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 42 (25.00%) SQL
4 39 (23.21%) C#
5 29 (17.26%) Java 8
6 7 (4.17%) PHP
7 3 (1.79%) Ruby
8 2 (1.19%) PHP 7
8 2 (1.19%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.19%) Scala
9 1 (0.60%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.60%) ES6
Qualifications
1 37 (22.02%) Security Cleared
2 32 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.57%) ISEB
5 2 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.19%) Degree
6 1 (0.60%) CCA
6 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) QA
2 5 (2.98%) WCAG
3 4 (2.38%) PMO
4 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (8.93%) Docker
2 9 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (10.12%) Puppet
2 5 (2.98%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.98%) Nessus
3 4 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.79%) Terraform
5 2 (1.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.60%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.60%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (13.10%) Pega
2 15 (8.93%) Atlassian
3 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.74%) IBM
5 9 (5.36%) OpenText
5 9 (5.36%) VMware
6 5 (2.98%) Zend
7 3 (1.79%) Oracle
8 1 (0.60%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.60%) EMC
8 1 (0.60%) Google
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) Splunk