Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 63 94
Rank change year-on-year -48 +31 +32
Permanent jobs citing BDD 86 156 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.30% 4.17% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 4.57% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 80 148 111
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,250 £62,875 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 3,392 3,415 3,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.84% 91.21% 88.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,411 2,686 3,091
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%

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 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 66 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
1 66 (76.74%) TDD
2 51 (59.30%) C#
3 39 (45.35%) Java
4 37 (43.02%) .NET
5 36 (41.86%) JavaScript
5 36 (41.86%) Finance
5 36 (41.86%) Test Automation
6 34 (39.53%) Selenium
7 32 (37.21%) Scrum
8 29 (33.72%) SQL
9 25 (29.07%) SpecFlow
10 22 (25.58%) QA
11 21 (24.42%) MVC
12 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
12 20 (23.26%) Degree
13 18 (20.93%) Python
13 18 (20.93%) Jenkins
14 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
14 16 (18.60%) RESTful
15 15 (17.44%) WebDriver
15 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
15 15 (17.44%) AngularJS
15 15 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (16.28%) Collateral Management
16 14 (16.28%) React
16 14 (16.28%) SDLC
16 14 (16.28%) Computer Science
16 14 (16.28%) 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 (9.30%) JBoss
1 8 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.65%) Apache
2 4 (4.65%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.65%) Confluence
3 3 (3.49%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.33%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.16%) IIS
5 1 (1.16%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.81%) SaaS
4 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) HTTP
1 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.49%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.33%) Big Data
4 2 (2.33%) Bigtable
4 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.33%) Flink
4 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.33%) HBase
4 2 (2.33%) Impala
4 2 (2.33%) OLAP
4 2 (2.33%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (2.33%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.33%) Riak
5 1 (1.16%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 34 (39.53%) Selenium
2 25 (29.07%) SpecFlow
3 18 (20.93%) Jenkins
4 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
5 15 (17.44%) WebDriver
6 12 (13.95%) Cucumber
6 12 (13.95%) Maven
7 11 (12.79%) Visual Studio
8 8 (9.30%) Bitbucket
8 8 (9.30%) JUnit
9 7 (8.14%) JIRA
9 7 (8.14%) Subversion
10 5 (5.81%) NUnit
10 5 (5.81%) SoapUI
10 5 (5.81%) TestNG
11 4 (4.65%) Grunt
11 4 (4.65%) Vagrant
11 4 (4.65%) WATIR
12 3 (3.49%) Bower
12 3 (3.49%) Yeoman
General
1 36 (41.86%) Finance
2 14 (16.28%) Financial Institution
3 8 (9.30%) Banking
4 6 (6.98%) Marketing
5 3 (3.49%) Law
6 2 (2.33%) Advertising
7 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (60.47%) Developer
2 24 (27.91%) Java Developer
3 18 (20.93%) C# Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Tester
5 10 (11.63%) Analyst
5 10 (11.63%) Automation Tester
5 10 (11.63%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (11.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 10 (11.63%) Senior Developer
5 10 (11.63%) Test Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Senior Automation Tester
6 9 (10.47%) Senior Tester
7 8 (9.30%) Graduate
7 8 (9.30%) Junior
8 7 (8.14%) Graduate Developer
8 7 (8.14%) Graduate Java Developer
8 7 (8.14%) Junior Developer
8 7 (8.14%) Junior Java Developer
8 7 (8.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (43.02%) .NET
2 16 (18.60%) RESTful
3 15 (17.44%) AngularJS
4 14 (16.28%) CSS
4 14 (16.28%) HTML
4 14 (16.28%) React
5 13 (15.12%) Spring
6 11 (12.79%) Hibernate
7 10 (11.63%) J2EE
8 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
8 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (8.14%) HTML5
10 5 (5.81%) CSS3
10 5 (5.81%) EJB
10 5 (5.81%) EJB 3.0
10 5 (5.81%) Java EE
10 5 (5.81%) JMS
10 5 (5.81%) JPA
11 4 (4.65%) SOAP
12 3 (3.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (16.28%) Computer Science
3 13 (15.12%) Fintech
4 5 (5.81%) User Experience
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Linux
2 8 (9.30%) Unix
3 5 (5.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
1 66 (76.74%) TDD
2 36 (41.86%) Test Automation
3 32 (37.21%) Scrum
4 21 (24.42%) MVC
5 15 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
6 14 (16.28%) Collateral Management
6 14 (16.28%) Open Source
6 14 (16.28%) SDLC
7 12 (13.95%) Microservices
8 11 (12.79%) Waterfall
9 10 (11.63%) DevOps
9 10 (11.63%) Functional Testing
9 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
9 10 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (10.47%) Coaching
10 9 (10.47%) Load Testing
10 9 (10.47%) SDET
10 9 (10.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (59.30%) C#
2 39 (45.35%) Java
3 36 (41.86%) JavaScript
4 29 (33.72%) SQL
5 18 (20.93%) Python
6 10 (11.63%) Java 8
7 7 (8.14%) Ruby
8 5 (5.81%) Scala
9 3 (3.49%) C
9 3 (3.49%) Perl
9 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.49%) XPath
10 2 (2.33%) PHP
10 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.33%) VB
10 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Degree
2 14 (16.28%) ISEB
3 12 (13.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (5.81%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.33%) PhD
5 2 (2.33%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.58%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.14%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.33%) HDFS
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle
2 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.65%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.33%) Tableau
4 2 (2.33%) Vertica
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.16%) Sitecore