Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 87 145
Rank change year-on-year -18 +58 +4
Permanent jobs citing BDD 266 321 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.82% 3.28% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 3.63% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 248 301 230
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% -0.95% +5.00%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,459 8,841 10,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.71% 90.41% 89.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6,485 7,248 8,697
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for BDD in the West Midlands

BDD
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for BDD in the West Midlands

BDD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -50 103 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Coventry +19 79 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Staffordshire +27 26 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Worcestershire +24 25 £35,000 -15.15% 6
Warwickshire 0 11 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Solihull -2 10 £50,000 +17.65%
Shropshire +18 8 £39,000 -13.33% 5
Herefordshire +24 7 £46,250 +2.78% 2
Sutton Coldfield -9 1 £36,000 -20.00%
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 228 (85.71%) TDD
2 216 (81.20%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (66.92%) C#
4 155 (58.27%) .NET
5 135 (50.75%) MVC
6 134 (50.38%) JavaScript
7 126 (47.37%) SQL Server
8 109 (40.98%) AngularJS
9 107 (40.23%) Scrum
10 106 (39.85%) ASP.NET
11 101 (37.97%) RESTful
12 93 (34.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 88 (33.08%) Java
14 86 (32.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 75 (28.20%) KnockoutJS
16 74 (27.82%) Test Automation
17 73 (27.44%) SQL
18 68 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
19 65 (24.44%) NoSQL
20 62 (23.31%) Web Application Development
21 60 (22.56%) Git (software)
22 58 (21.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 54 (20.30%) HTML
24 53 (19.92%) Finance
24 53 (19.92%) SQL Server 2016
25 50 (18.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 49 (18.42%) Spring
27 46 (17.29%) CSS
28 45 (16.92%) Selenium
28 45 (16.92%) SpecFlow

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 18 (6.77%) Tomcat
2 17 (6.39%) CMS
3 13 (4.89%) JBoss
4 9 (3.38%) Apache Spark
5 8 (3.01%) NServiceBus
6 6 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.88%) Confluence
7 5 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.88%) WildFly
8 4 (1.50%) Apache
9 3 (1.13%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.38%) IIS
11 1 (0.38%) nginx
11 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.76%) GitHub
4 9 (3.38%) SaaS
5 3 (1.13%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.14%) Internet
2 3 (1.13%) HTTP
2 3 (1.13%) Hyperconnected
3 2 (0.75%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.75%) DNS
3 2 (0.75%) Intranet
3 2 (0.75%) SSL
3 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 65 (24.44%) NoSQL
3 53 (19.92%) SQL Server 2016
4 29 (10.90%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (9.02%) MongoDB
6 23 (8.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (6.77%) MySQL
7 18 (6.77%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.01%) RavenDB
9 7 (2.63%) Big Data
9 7 (2.63%) Event Store
9 7 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.50%) DB2
12 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.75%) Bigtable
13 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.75%) OLAP
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.75%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 60 (22.56%) Git (software)
2 45 (16.92%) Selenium
2 45 (16.92%) SpecFlow
3 35 (13.16%) JUnit
4 34 (12.78%) Cucumber
5 31 (11.65%) Visual Studio
6 24 (9.02%) Jenkins
6 24 (9.02%) Maven
7 23 (8.65%) JBehave
8 18 (6.77%) WebDriver
9 11 (4.14%) JIRA
10 10 (3.76%) Mockito
11 9 (3.38%) NUnit
11 9 (3.38%) Subversion
12 8 (3.01%) Bitbucket
13 7 (2.63%) Mercurial
13 7 (2.63%) SoapUI
14 5 (1.88%) TestNG
15 4 (1.50%) ReSharper
15 4 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (19.92%) Finance
2 22 (8.27%) Marketing
3 20 (7.52%) Retail
4 14 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.01%) Banking
5 8 (3.01%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.88%) Advertising
7 3 (1.13%) Games
7 3 (1.13%) Law
8 2 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 199 (74.81%) Developer
2 89 (33.46%) .NET Developer
3 49 (18.42%) C# Developer
4 39 (14.66%) Java Developer
5 33 (12.41%) Senior Developer
6 32 (12.03%) Software Developer
7 23 (8.65%) C# Software Developer
8 18 (6.77%) Full Stack Developer
9 15 (5.64%) Lead Developer
10 14 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (5.26%) Tester
11 13 (4.89%) .NET Software Developer
11 13 (4.89%) Analyst
12 12 (4.51%) Automation Tester
12 12 (4.51%) Test Analyst
13 11 (4.14%) Junior
13 11 (4.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 11 (4.14%) Senior Java Developer
13 11 (4.14%) Test Engineer
14 10 (3.76%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (58.27%) .NET
2 109 (40.98%) AngularJS
3 106 (39.85%) ASP.NET
4 101 (37.97%) RESTful
5 93 (34.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 86 (32.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 75 (28.20%) KnockoutJS
8 58 (21.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 54 (20.30%) HTML
10 50 (18.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 49 (18.42%) Spring
12 46 (17.29%) CSS
13 42 (15.79%) Hibernate
14 40 (15.04%) React
15 38 (14.29%) Node.js
16 30 (11.28%) HTML5
17 29 (10.90%) .NET Framework
18 28 (10.53%) JMS
19 27 (10.15%) Entity Framework
20 23 (8.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.40%) Computer Science
1 25 (9.40%) Digital TV
2 18 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.39%) Mobile App
4 16 (6.02%) Fintech
4 16 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (5.64%) Smart Meter
6 12 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.38%) User Experience
8 4 (1.50%) RIA
9 2 (0.75%) Animation
9 2 (0.75%) Blog
9 2 (0.75%) Photography
10 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) Social Media
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.04%) Linux
2 18 (6.77%) Unix
2 18 (6.77%) Windows
3 7 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (85.71%) TDD
2 216 (81.20%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (50.75%) MVC
4 107 (40.23%) Scrum
5 74 (27.82%) Test Automation
6 68 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (23.31%) Web Application Development
8 42 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 41 (15.41%) Microservices
10 40 (15.04%) Unit Testing
11 35 (13.16%) Mentoring
11 35 (13.16%) SDLC
12 25 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (9.02%) Coaching
14 23 (8.65%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (8.65%) Open Source
15 22 (8.27%) Dependency Injection
15 22 (8.27%) Pair Programming
16 21 (7.89%) Front End Development
17 19 (7.14%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (66.92%) C#
2 134 (50.38%) JavaScript
3 88 (33.08%) Java
4 73 (27.44%) SQL
5 41 (15.41%) Ruby
6 32 (12.03%) Java 8
7 28 (10.53%) Python
8 20 (7.52%) Scala
9 19 (7.14%) Shell Script
10 15 (5.64%) Groovy
11 11 (4.14%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.88%) C++
13 5 (1.88%) Perl
13 5 (1.88%) PHP
14 4 (1.50%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.13%) C
15 3 (1.13%) XPath
16 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (16.17%) Degree
2 20 (7.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (5.26%) ISEB
4 7 (2.63%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.75%) PhD
6 2 (0.75%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.28%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (13.53%) Docker
2 2 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.75%) HDFS
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (6.77%) Marathon
1 18 (6.77%) Puppet
2 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) Ansible
3 2 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (11.28%) Oracle
2 16 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.14%) Xamarin
4 4 (1.50%) Google
4 4 (1.50%) RedGate
5 2 (0.75%) Apple
5 2 (0.75%) Tableau
5 2 (0.75%) Vertica
6 1 (0.38%) HP
6 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.38%) Sitecore