Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 110 140
Rank change year-on-year -52 +30 -21
Permanent jobs citing BDD 131 272 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.62% 2.72% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.98% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 110 251 214
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £64,063 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% -0.95%

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 7,347 9,120 10,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.02% 91.24% 91.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5,562 7,331 7,988
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -47 72 £58,750 +23.68% 14
Coventry -9 34 £45,000 +12.50%
Staffordshire +36 15 £37,500 -0.66% 6
Herefordshire -13 3 £44,000 +17.33%
Worcestershire -15 3 £30,000 - 5
Shropshire +4 2 £32,500 -48.00% 6
Warwickshire +7 1 £24,000 -36.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £37,500 - 2
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 114 (87.02%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (78.63%) TDD
3 68 (51.91%) Scrum
4 64 (48.85%) Java
5 60 (45.80%) JavaScript
6 55 (41.98%) C#
7 49 (37.40%) Test Automation
8 47 (35.88%) HTML
9 46 (35.11%) Selenium
10 42 (32.06%) Git (software)
10 42 (32.06%) Spring
11 40 (30.53%) .NET
12 37 (28.24%) Cucumber
13 36 (27.48%) CSS
14 30 (22.90%) MVC
14 30 (22.90%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (19.85%) Software Engineering
15 26 (19.85%) Python
16 24 (18.32%) SQL
16 24 (18.32%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (17.56%) Relational Database
17 23 (17.56%) Mentoring
17 23 (17.56%) Hibernate
17 23 (17.56%) QA
17 23 (17.56%) Ruby
17 23 (17.56%) SpecFlow
18 22 (16.79%) jQuery
18 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
18 22 (16.79%) OO
18 22 (16.79%) Docker

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 (13.74%) Tomcat
2 13 (9.92%) CMS
3 6 (4.58%) Drupal
4 4 (3.05%) Confluence
5 3 (2.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.76%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.76%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.92%) GitHub
2 8 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.76%) SaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) SSL
2 2 (1.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.76%) Hyperconnected
3 1 (0.76%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.56%) Relational Database
2 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
3 18 (13.74%) NoSQL
4 12 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (7.63%) MySQL
6 6 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.53%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.76%) Big Data
8 1 (0.76%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.76%) DB2
8 1 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 46 (35.11%) Selenium
2 42 (32.06%) Git (software)
3 37 (28.24%) Cucumber
4 23 (17.56%) SpecFlow
5 18 (13.74%) WebDriver
6 17 (12.98%) Maven
7 16 (12.21%) JUnit
8 15 (11.45%) SoapUI
8 15 (11.45%) Visual Studio
9 12 (9.16%) JMeter
10 10 (7.63%) JBehave
11 9 (6.87%) Concordion
12 8 (6.11%) Gitweb
12 8 (6.11%) Gradle
13 7 (5.34%) Visual Studio Coded UI
14 6 (4.58%) FitNesse
14 6 (4.58%) Jenkins
14 6 (4.58%) Protractor
15 4 (3.05%) Jasmine
15 4 (3.05%) JIRA
General
1 18 (13.74%) Marketing
2 10 (7.63%) Finance
3 7 (5.34%) Games
4 6 (4.58%) Retail
5 3 (2.29%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (51.91%) Developer
2 28 (21.37%) Java Developer
3 19 (14.50%) Senior Developer
4 18 (13.74%) .NET Developer
5 13 (9.92%) QA Engineer
5 13 (9.92%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (7.63%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.87%) Architect
7 9 (6.87%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.87%) Tester
8 8 (6.11%) Automation Tester
8 8 (6.11%) QA Automation Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Software Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Test Leader
11 5 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (3.82%) Test Automation Manager
11 5 (3.82%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (35.88%) HTML
2 42 (32.06%) Spring
3 40 (30.53%) .NET
4 36 (27.48%) CSS
5 23 (17.56%) Hibernate
6 22 (16.79%) AngularJS
6 22 (16.79%) jQuery
7 21 (16.03%) ASP.NET
8 20 (15.27%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (13.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (12.98%) XML
11 15 (11.45%) RESTful
12 14 (10.69%) J2EE
12 14 (10.69%) Node.js
13 13 (9.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (9.16%) .NET Core
14 12 (9.16%) CSS3
14 12 (9.16%) HTML5
14 12 (9.16%) SOAP
15 10 (7.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Fintech
2 7 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.58%) NHS
3 6 (4.58%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.53%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Animation
6 1 (0.76%) BBC
6 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.50%) Linux
2 5 (3.82%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.05%) Android
3 4 (3.05%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) watchOS
4 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (87.02%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (78.63%) TDD
3 68 (51.91%) Scrum
4 49 (37.40%) Test Automation
5 30 (22.90%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (22.90%) MVC
6 26 (19.85%) Software Engineering
7 24 (18.32%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (17.56%) Mentoring
9 22 (16.79%) OO
10 18 (13.74%) Dependency Injection
10 18 (13.74%) SDLC
10 18 (13.74%) Waterfall
11 16 (12.21%) Digital Marketing
11 16 (12.21%) Microservices
12 15 (11.45%) Open Source
13 14 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (10.69%) SDET
14 11 (8.40%) Load Testing
14 11 (8.40%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 64 (48.85%) Java
2 60 (45.80%) JavaScript
3 55 (41.98%) C#
4 26 (19.85%) Python
5 24 (18.32%) SQL
6 23 (17.56%) Ruby
7 12 (9.16%) TypeScript
8 9 (6.87%) Groovy
8 9 (6.87%) Scala
9 8 (6.11%) Java 8
10 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.58%) PHP
12 3 (2.29%) C++
13 1 (0.76%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.76%) ES6
13 1 (0.76%) F#
13 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.76%) Perl
13 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.98%) Degree
2 4 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.29%) ISEB
3 3 (2.29%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.56%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (16.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.11%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.58%) Marathon
2 6 (4.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (7.63%) Oracle
2 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.58%) Apple
4 4 (3.05%) Google
5 3 (2.29%) Adobe
6 2 (1.53%) Facebook
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) Sony
7 1 (0.76%) Yahoo!
7 1 (0.76%) Zend