Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 103 85
Rank change year-on-year -82 -18 +56
Permanent jobs citing BDD 89 265 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.15% 2.81% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 3.08% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 70 247 305
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,750 £31,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -

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 7,121 8,593 8,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.87% 91.09% 91.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5,467 6,598 7,392
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 -36 30 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Coventry -32 16 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Staffordshire -1 13 £36,000 -20.00% 6
Solihull -2 10 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Warwickshire -1 9 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Worcestershire -35 6 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 £27,500 -23.61%
Shropshire -15 1 £55,000 +41.03% 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 64 (71.91%) TDD
2 61 (68.54%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (41.57%) Scrum
4 36 (40.45%) Test Automation
5 34 (38.20%) Java
6 30 (33.71%) C#
7 29 (32.58%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (30.34%) .NET
9 26 (29.21%) HTML
9 26 (29.21%) Amazon AWS
10 25 (28.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 25 (28.09%) QA
10 25 (28.09%) CSS
11 23 (25.84%) JavaScript
11 23 (25.84%) DevOps
12 22 (24.72%) Selenium
12 22 (24.72%) SQL Server
12 22 (24.72%) Acceptance Criteria
13 21 (23.60%) Git (software)
14 19 (21.35%) Software Engineering
15 18 (20.22%) Spring
16 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
16 17 (19.10%) RESTful
16 17 (19.10%) GitHub
16 17 (19.10%) Cucumber
17 16 (17.98%) AngularJS
17 16 (17.98%) Visual Studio Team System
17 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
17 16 (17.98%) MVC
18 15 (16.85%) MySQL

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 10 (11.24%) Confluence
2 6 (6.74%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.37%) Apache
4 2 (2.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (29.21%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (28.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (19.10%) GitHub
4 4 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.37%) IaaS
5 3 (3.37%) npm
5 3 (3.37%) PaaS
5 3 (3.37%) SaaS
5 3 (3.37%) Serverless
6 2 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) HTTP
1 3 (3.37%) SSL
2 2 (2.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.72%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.85%) MySQL
3 9 (10.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.37%) Big Data
6 3 (3.37%) DB2
6 3 (3.37%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.25%) Redis
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (24.72%) Selenium
2 21 (23.60%) Git (software)
3 17 (19.10%) Cucumber
4 16 (17.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (16.85%) JIRA
6 13 (14.61%) Jenkins
7 12 (13.48%) Visual Studio
8 9 (10.11%) SpecFlow
9 8 (8.99%) Maven
10 7 (7.87%) DbUnit
10 7 (7.87%) jMock
10 7 (7.87%) JUnit
10 7 (7.87%) Mockito
10 7 (7.87%) WebDriver
11 6 (6.74%) JMeter
11 6 (6.74%) SonarQube
12 5 (5.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (5.62%) JBehave
13 4 (4.49%) Gradle
13 4 (4.49%) Protractor
General
1 4 (4.49%) Finance
1 4 (4.49%) Retail
2 3 (3.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (48.31%) Developer
2 16 (17.98%) Software Engineer
3 15 (16.85%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.48%) Senior Developer
5 11 (12.36%) Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Software Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Lead Developer
7 7 (7.87%) QA Leader
7 7 (7.87%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Test Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.74%) PHP Developer
9 5 (5.62%) QA Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) QA Team Leader
9 5 (5.62%) Team Leader
10 4 (4.49%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Principal Software Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.34%) .NET
2 26 (29.21%) HTML
3 25 (28.09%) CSS
4 18 (20.22%) Spring
5 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
5 17 (19.10%) RESTful
6 16 (17.98%) AngularJS
7 15 (16.85%) HTML5
8 13 (14.61%) React
9 12 (13.48%) .NET Core
10 11 (12.36%) .NET Framework
11 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (11.24%) Gherkin
11 10 (11.24%) Hibernate
12 9 (10.11%) Sass
12 9 (10.11%) SOAP
13 8 (8.99%) Web Services
14 7 (7.87%) J2EE
14 7 (7.87%) PowerMock
14 7 (7.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.62%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.25%) Robotics
5 2 (2.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Linux
2 3 (3.37%) Android
2 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (71.91%) TDD
2 61 (68.54%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (41.57%) Scrum
4 36 (40.45%) Test Automation
5 29 (32.58%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (25.84%) DevOps
7 22 (24.72%) Acceptance Criteria
8 19 (21.35%) Software Engineering
9 16 (17.98%) MVC
10 13 (14.61%) Open Source
11 12 (13.48%) Mentoring
11 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing
12 11 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (11.24%) Kanban
13 10 (11.24%) Microservices
14 9 (10.11%) E-Commerce
14 9 (10.11%) OO
15 8 (8.99%) QA Automation
15 8 (8.99%) SDLC
16 7 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.20%) Java
2 30 (33.71%) C#
3 23 (25.84%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.48%) SQL
5 8 (8.99%) Python
6 6 (6.74%) Java 8
6 6 (6.74%) PHP
6 6 (6.74%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.12%) C++
8 1 (1.12%) Groovy
8 1 (1.12%) Ruby
8 1 (1.12%) Scala
8 1 (1.12%) VB
8 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.11%) Degree
2 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.09%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) Docker
2 2 (2.25%) Postfix
2 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.37%) Puppet
3 2 (2.25%) HockeyApp
4 1 (1.12%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.74%) HP
3 4 (4.49%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.25%) Google
5 2 (2.25%) IBM
5 2 (2.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) Twitter