Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 91 95
Rank change year-on-year -32 +4 -19
Permanent jobs citing BDD 61 109 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.86% 2.97% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.23% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 46 103 120
Birmingham median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,991 3,376 4,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.30% 91.99% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,084 2,533 2,963
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,963 £68,750 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -1.20% +1.22%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Birmingham

BDD
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BDD in Birmingham.

Salary trend for BDD in Birmingham

BDD
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for BDD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for BDD.

1 56 (91.80%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (81.97%) TDD
3 37 (60.66%) Scrum
4 35 (57.38%) Java
5 31 (50.82%) HTML
6 26 (42.62%) C#
6 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
7 25 (40.98%) Git (software)
8 22 (36.07%) Selenium
8 22 (36.07%) Test Automation
9 21 (34.43%) Spring
9 21 (34.43%) .NET
9 21 (34.43%) CSS
10 18 (29.51%) Cucumber
11 16 (26.23%) Python
11 16 (26.23%) Software Engineering
12 14 (22.95%) Marketing
12 14 (22.95%) jQuery
12 14 (22.95%) XML
13 12 (19.67%) J2EE
13 12 (19.67%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (19.67%) QA
13 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (19.67%) Maven
13 12 (19.67%) Waterfall
13 12 (19.67%) WebDriver
14 11 (18.03%) Mentoring
14 11 (18.03%) MVC
15 10 (16.39%) Ruby
15 10 (16.39%) Open Source

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 8 (13.11%) CMS
2 7 (11.48%) Tomcat
3 6 (9.84%) Drupal
4 4 (6.56%) Confluence
5 3 (4.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.56%) MySQL
3 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Git (software)
2 22 (36.07%) Selenium
3 18 (29.51%) Cucumber
4 12 (19.67%) Maven
4 12 (19.67%) WebDriver
5 10 (16.39%) SpecFlow
6 7 (11.48%) JUnit
6 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
7 6 (9.84%) JMeter
7 6 (9.84%) Protractor
7 6 (9.84%) SoapUI
8 4 (6.56%) CircleCI
8 4 (6.56%) JBehave
8 4 (6.56%) JIRA
8 4 (6.56%) PHPUnit
9 3 (4.92%) DbUnit
9 3 (4.92%) Jasmine
9 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.92%) jMock
9 3 (4.92%) Mockito
General
1 14 (22.95%) Marketing
2 2 (3.28%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Developer
2 12 (19.67%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.75%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Software Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Architect
4 7 (11.48%) Technical Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (8.20%) QA Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Android Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Test Automation Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (4.92%) Engineering Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (4.92%) QA Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Quality Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.82%) HTML
2 21 (34.43%) .NET
2 21 (34.43%) CSS
2 21 (34.43%) Spring
3 14 (22.95%) jQuery
3 14 (22.95%) XML
4 12 (19.67%) J2EE
5 10 (16.39%) CSS3
5 10 (16.39%) HTML5
6 9 (14.75%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (13.11%) REST
7 8 (13.11%) SOAP
8 7 (11.48%) AngularJS
8 7 (11.48%) Spring MVC
8 7 (11.48%) Web Services
9 6 (9.84%) .NET Core
9 6 (9.84%) .NET Framework
9 6 (9.84%) Gherkin
9 6 (9.84%) Hibernate
9 6 (9.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Fintech
2 6 (9.84%) NHS
3 4 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Android
2 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (91.80%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (81.97%) TDD
3 37 (60.66%) Scrum
4 22 (36.07%) Test Automation
5 16 (26.23%) Software Engineering
6 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.67%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (19.67%) Waterfall
7 11 (18.03%) Mentoring
7 11 (18.03%) MVC
8 10 (16.39%) Open Source
9 8 (13.11%) Content Management
9 8 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (13.11%) OO
9 8 (13.11%) SDET
9 8 (13.11%) SDLC
10 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.84%) DevOps
11 6 (9.84%) Microservices
11 6 (9.84%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (57.38%) Java
2 26 (42.62%) C#
2 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
3 16 (26.23%) Python
4 10 (16.39%) Ruby
5 9 (14.75%) SQL
6 4 (6.56%) Groovy
6 4 (6.56%) Scala
6 4 (6.56%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.92%) Java 8
8 2 (3.28%) C++
9 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.64%) Ansible
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Apple
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Adobe
4 1 (1.64%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) VMware