Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 86 152
Rank change year-on-year -18 +66 -21
Permanent jobs citing BDD 246 337 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.70% 3.36% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 3.68% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 232 313 207
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 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 8,235 9,166 10,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.24% 91.42% 90.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6,310 7,578 8,489
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -58 107 £50,000 +6.38% 18
Coventry +21 77 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Staffordshire +31 26 £45,000 +31.39% 7
Worcestershire +25 16 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Shropshire +21 8 £39,000 -29.09% 1
Herefordshire - 8 £46,250 -
Solihull -8 4 £50,000 +11.11%
Warwickshire -14 2 £24,000 -43.53% 1
Sutton Coldfield -23 2 £36,000 -20.00% 2
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 217 (88.21%) TDD
2 209 (84.96%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (60.98%) C#
4 143 (58.13%) JavaScript
5 126 (51.22%) Scrum
6 123 (50.00%) .NET
7 109 (44.31%) MVC
8 98 (39.84%) SQL Server
9 97 (39.43%) Java
10 92 (37.40%) AngularJS
11 81 (32.93%) ASP.NET
12 74 (30.08%) SQL
13 73 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
14 71 (28.86%) RESTful
15 69 (28.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 65 (26.42%) Test Automation
17 63 (25.61%) Spring
17 63 (25.61%) NoSQL
18 61 (24.80%) ASP.NET Web API
19 58 (23.58%) Git (software)
20 55 (22.36%) KnockoutJS
21 50 (20.33%) Hibernate
21 50 (20.33%) HTML
22 47 (19.11%) Finance
22 47 (19.11%) Microservices
23 46 (18.70%) Software Engineering
23 46 (18.70%) Ruby
24 45 (18.29%) Linux
25 44 (17.89%) Mentoring
26 43 (17.48%) 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 20 (8.13%) Tomcat
2 19 (7.72%) CMS
3 11 (4.47%) JBoss
4 8 (3.25%) NServiceBus
5 7 (2.85%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.03%) WildFly
7 2 (0.81%) Apache
7 2 (0.81%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Maya
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.28%) GitHub
4 9 (3.66%) SaaS
5 2 (0.81%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.81%) Serverless
6 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.25%) Internet
2 3 (1.22%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.81%) DNS
3 2 (0.81%) Intranet
3 2 (0.81%) SSL
3 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.41%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (39.84%) SQL Server
2 63 (25.61%) NoSQL
3 34 (13.82%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (10.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 26 (10.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 24 (9.76%) Relational Database
7 18 (7.32%) MySQL
8 17 (6.91%) MongoDB
9 8 (3.25%) RavenDB
10 7 (2.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (2.85%) Big Data
10 7 (2.85%) Event Store
11 6 (2.44%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.63%) DB2
13 1 (0.41%) Bigtable
13 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.41%) Flink
13 1 (0.41%) OLAP
13 1 (0.41%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (0.41%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 58 (23.58%) Git (software)
2 43 (17.48%) SpecFlow
3 40 (16.26%) JUnit
3 40 (16.26%) Selenium
4 39 (15.85%) Cucumber
4 39 (15.85%) Visual Studio
5 27 (10.98%) JBehave
6 25 (10.16%) Maven
7 22 (8.94%) WebDriver
8 15 (6.10%) Jenkins
9 9 (3.66%) Mockito
10 8 (3.25%) Subversion
11 7 (2.85%) Mercurial
12 6 (2.44%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.44%) JIRA
12 6 (2.44%) NUnit
13 5 (2.03%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.63%) Grunt
14 4 (1.63%) gulp
14 4 (1.63%) Jasmine
General
1 47 (19.11%) Finance
2 23 (9.35%) Retail
3 17 (6.91%) Marketing
4 11 (4.47%) Multimedia
5 10 (4.07%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.44%) Banking
6 6 (2.44%) Games
7 3 (1.22%) Advertising
7 3 (1.22%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 175 (71.14%) Developer
2 67 (27.24%) .NET Developer
3 45 (18.29%) C# Developer
4 42 (17.07%) Java Developer
5 37 (15.04%) Senior Developer
6 28 (11.38%) Software Developer
7 23 (9.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 22 (8.94%) C# Software Developer
9 17 (6.91%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (6.91%) Tester
10 16 (6.50%) Lead Developer
11 15 (6.10%) Senior Java Developer
12 14 (5.69%) Automation Tester
13 13 (5.28%) Senior Tester
14 12 (4.88%) Senior Automation Tester
15 11 (4.47%) Architect
16 10 (4.07%) Java Engineer
16 10 (4.07%) Lead .NET Developer
17 9 (3.66%) Junior
17 9 (3.66%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (50.00%) .NET
2 92 (37.40%) AngularJS
3 81 (32.93%) ASP.NET
4 71 (28.86%) RESTful
5 69 (28.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 63 (25.61%) Spring
7 61 (24.80%) ASP.NET Web API
8 55 (22.36%) KnockoutJS
9 50 (20.33%) Hibernate
9 50 (20.33%) HTML
10 43 (17.48%) React
11 42 (17.07%) CSS
12 33 (13.41%) JMS
12 33 (13.41%) Node.js
13 27 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 27 (10.98%) jQuery
13 27 (10.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 24 (9.76%) HTML5
15 21 (8.54%) .NET Core
16 20 (8.13%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.94%) Computer Science
2 21 (8.54%) Fintech
3 20 (8.13%) Smart Meter
4 16 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (5.69%) Digital TV
6 12 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (4.88%) Mobile App
7 11 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.44%) User Experience
9 4 (1.63%) RIA
10 2 (0.81%) Animation
10 2 (0.81%) Blog
10 2 (0.81%) Photography
11 1 (0.41%) BBC
11 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Social Media
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.29%) Linux
2 16 (6.50%) Unix
3 8 (3.25%) Windows
4 7 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (88.21%) TDD
2 209 (84.96%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (51.22%) Scrum
4 109 (44.31%) MVC
5 73 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (26.42%) Test Automation
7 47 (19.11%) Microservices
8 46 (18.70%) Software Engineering
9 44 (17.89%) Mentoring
10 37 (15.04%) SDLC
11 33 (13.41%) Web Application Development
12 30 (12.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (10.98%) Unit Testing
14 25 (10.16%) Dependency Injection
14 25 (10.16%) Pair Programming
15 23 (9.35%) Open Source
15 23 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (8.94%) Coaching
16 22 (8.94%) Configuration Management
17 21 (8.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 150 (60.98%) C#
2 143 (58.13%) JavaScript
3 97 (39.43%) Java
4 74 (30.08%) SQL
5 46 (18.70%) Ruby
6 38 (15.45%) Java 8
7 32 (13.01%) Python
8 24 (9.76%) Shell Script
9 23 (9.35%) Scala
10 21 (8.54%) Groovy
11 11 (4.47%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.03%) Perl
14 4 (1.63%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.22%) C
15 3 (1.22%) PHP
15 3 (1.22%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.22%) XPath
16 2 (0.81%) C++
16 2 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (14.23%) Degree
2 19 (7.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.88%) ISEB
4 8 (3.25%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.81%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.41%) MCSD
7 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.41%) PhD
7 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.57%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (17.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (9.35%) Marathon
2 22 (8.94%) Puppet
3 3 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.81%) Ansible
4 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 34 (13.82%) Oracle
2 12 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.07%) Xamarin
4 7 (2.85%) Google
5 4 (1.63%) RedGate
6 3 (1.22%) Apple
7 1 (0.41%) Facebook
7 1 (0.41%) HP
7 1 (0.41%) Sony
7 1 (0.41%) Tableau
7 1 (0.41%) Vertica
7 1 (0.41%) Yahoo!