Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 85 78
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 +34
Permanent jobs citing BDD 95 125 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.59% 3.01% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 3.32% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 85 121 125
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +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 3,307 3,764 3,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.18% 90.72% 87.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,420 2,827 2,958
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,124 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 68 (71.58%) TDD
2 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (53.68%) C#
4 50 (52.63%) Java
5 49 (51.58%) Test Automation
6 42 (44.21%) .NET
7 40 (42.11%) Selenium
8 38 (40.00%) Jenkins
9 37 (38.95%) Finance
10 33 (34.74%) JavaScript
10 33 (34.74%) Degree
11 30 (31.58%) SQL
11 30 (31.58%) Scrum
12 28 (29.47%) MVC
13 25 (26.32%) Unit Testing
13 25 (26.32%) Cucumber
14 24 (25.26%) QA
15 23 (24.21%) RESTful
16 22 (23.16%) JUnit
17 21 (22.11%) Open Source
18 19 (20.00%) HTML
18 19 (20.00%) CSS
18 19 (20.00%) Linux
18 19 (20.00%) Python
18 19 (20.00%) Maven
19 17 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
20 16 (16.84%) Computer Science
20 16 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
20 16 (16.84%) Functional Testing
20 16 (16.84%) Spring

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 14 (14.74%) JBoss
2 13 (13.68%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.21%) IIS
3 4 (4.21%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.16%) Apache
4 3 (3.16%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.16%) Confluence
5 2 (2.11%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.05%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.11%) Serverless
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) HTTP
1 1 (1.05%) MPLS
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.05%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) DB2
3 4 (4.21%) MySQL
4 3 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.11%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.11%) Big Data
5 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.11%) Riak
6 1 (1.05%) Bigtable
6 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.05%) Flink
6 1 (1.05%) HBase
6 1 (1.05%) Impala
6 1 (1.05%) OLAP
6 1 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.05%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.05%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 40 (42.11%) Selenium
2 38 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 25 (26.32%) Cucumber
4 22 (23.16%) JUnit
5 19 (20.00%) Maven
6 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 15 (15.79%) SpecFlow
7 14 (14.74%) Bitbucket
8 11 (11.58%) Protractor
8 11 (11.58%) Subversion
9 8 (8.42%) Appium
9 8 (8.42%) SoapUI
9 8 (8.42%) WebDriver
10 7 (7.37%) JBehave
10 7 (7.37%) JMeter
10 7 (7.37%) NUnit
10 7 (7.37%) TeamCity
10 7 (7.37%) WATIR
11 6 (6.32%) JIRA
11 6 (6.32%) TestNG
General
1 37 (38.95%) Finance
2 15 (15.79%) Financial Institution
3 14 (14.74%) Banking
4 12 (12.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (58.95%) Developer
2 28 (29.47%) Java Developer
3 16 (16.84%) C# Developer
4 15 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 13 (13.68%) Graduate
6 12 (12.63%) Graduate C# Developer
6 12 (12.63%) Graduate Developer
6 12 (12.63%) Graduate Java Developer
6 12 (12.63%) Graduate Python Developer
6 12 (12.63%) Junior
6 12 (12.63%) Junior C# Developer
6 12 (12.63%) Junior Developer
6 12 (12.63%) Junior Java Developer
6 12 (12.63%) Junior Python Developer
6 12 (12.63%) Python Developer
7 11 (11.58%) Analyst
7 11 (11.58%) Test Analyst
8 10 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (9.47%) Test Engineer
9 9 (9.47%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (44.21%) .NET
2 23 (24.21%) RESTful
3 19 (20.00%) CSS
3 19 (20.00%) HTML
4 16 (16.84%) J2EE
4 16 (16.84%) Spring
5 15 (15.79%) ASP.NET
5 15 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (14.74%) Node.js
7 13 (13.68%) XML
8 10 (10.53%) Hibernate
8 10 (10.53%) HTML5
9 9 (9.47%) CSS3
10 8 (8.42%) Gherkin
11 7 (7.37%) AngularJS
11 7 (7.37%) Java EE
11 7 (7.37%) SOAP
12 6 (6.32%) EJB
12 6 (6.32%) JMS
12 6 (6.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.37%) User Experience
4 5 (5.26%) iSeries
4 5 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Blog
6 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) Fintech
6 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Linux
2 13 (13.68%) Windows
3 8 (8.42%) Unix
4 1 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (71.58%) TDD
2 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (51.58%) Test Automation
4 30 (31.58%) Scrum
5 28 (29.47%) MVC
6 25 (26.32%) Unit Testing
7 21 (22.11%) Open Source
8 16 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (16.84%) Functional Testing
8 16 (16.84%) Mentoring
9 15 (15.79%) Collateral Management
9 15 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 14 (14.74%) SDLC
10 14 (14.74%) Software Testing
11 13 (13.68%) Microservices
12 11 (11.58%) Web Testing
13 9 (9.47%) Coaching
13 9 (9.47%) DevOps
13 9 (9.47%) Front End Development
14 8 (8.42%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (53.68%) C#
2 50 (52.63%) Java
3 33 (34.74%) JavaScript
4 30 (31.58%) SQL
5 19 (20.00%) Python
6 14 (14.74%) Scala
7 11 (11.58%) Groovy
7 11 (11.58%) RPG
8 7 (7.37%) Perl
9 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
9 6 (6.32%) XPath
10 5 (5.26%) Delphi
11 4 (4.21%) PHP
12 1 (1.05%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.05%) Ruby
12 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (34.74%) Degree
2 15 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (7.37%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.32%) ISEB
4 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.05%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.26%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (2.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.11%) HDFS
3 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.21%) Puppet
2 2 (2.11%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 8 (8.42%) Oracle
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) IBM
4 4 (4.21%) Sitecore
4 4 (4.21%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.05%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) HP
5 1 (1.05%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.05%) Tableau
5 1 (1.05%) Vertica
5 1 (1.05%) VMware