Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 83 157
Rank change year-on-year -37 +74 -46
Permanent jobs citing BDD 200 341 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.33% 3.45% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 3.77% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 186 316 211
West Midlands median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,875 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +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 7,754 9,038 10,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.42% 91.48% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,937 7,390 8,330
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -59 90 £52,500 +10.53% 23
Coventry +16 59 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Staffordshire +34 20 £40,000 +8.84% 11
Worcestershire +8 14 £45,000 +50.00% 5
Shropshire +19 7 £33,000 -47.20% 4
Herefordshire +12 7 £47,750 +27.33% 2
Warwickshire +3 2 £24,000 -36.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield -31 2 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Solihull -11 1 £52,500 +16.67% 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 176 (88.00%) TDD
2 167 (83.50%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (58.50%) JavaScript
4 111 (55.50%) C#
5 103 (51.50%) Scrum
6 86 (43.00%) .NET
7 85 (42.50%) Java
8 79 (39.50%) MVC
9 65 (32.50%) SQL Server
10 63 (31.50%) HTML
10 63 (31.50%) AngularJS
11 56 (28.00%) SQL
11 56 (28.00%) ASP.NET
11 56 (28.00%) Spring
11 56 (28.00%) Test Automation
12 53 (26.50%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (24.50%) CSS
14 45 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 43 (21.50%) KnockoutJS
16 42 (21.00%) NoSQL
16 42 (21.00%) Selenium
17 41 (20.50%) Git (software)
18 39 (19.50%) Hibernate
19 38 (19.00%) Mentoring
20 36 (18.00%) Cucumber
21 35 (17.50%) ASP.NET Web API
21 35 (17.50%) Python
22 33 (16.50%) jQuery
22 33 (16.50%) Ruby
22 33 (16.50%) 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 23 (11.50%) Tomcat
2 21 (10.50%) CMS
3 4 (2.00%) Confluence
4 3 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.50%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.00%) Drupal
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.50%) GitHub
2 17 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.50%) SaaS
5 2 (1.00%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.50%) Internet
2 4 (2.00%) SSL
3 3 (1.50%) HTTP
4 2 (1.00%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.00%) DNS
4 2 (1.00%) Intranet
4 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.50%) Hyperconnected
5 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 42 (21.00%) NoSQL
3 23 (11.50%) Relational Database
4 20 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (8.00%) MySQL
6 13 (6.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (5.00%) MongoDB
8 9 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (2.00%) DB2
10 4 (2.00%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.00%) Event Store
12 1 (0.50%) Big Data
12 1 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (21.00%) Selenium
2 41 (20.50%) Git (software)
3 36 (18.00%) Cucumber
4 30 (15.00%) SpecFlow
5 29 (14.50%) Visual Studio
6 28 (14.00%) JUnit
7 25 (12.50%) Maven
8 19 (9.50%) WebDriver
9 13 (6.50%) SoapUI
10 12 (6.00%) JBehave
11 10 (5.00%) Concordion
12 7 (3.50%) FitNesse
12 7 (3.50%) Jenkins
13 6 (3.00%) JIRA
14 5 (2.50%) Gitweb
14 5 (2.50%) Gradle
15 4 (2.00%) Jasmine
15 4 (2.00%) JMeter
15 4 (2.00%) NUnit
16 3 (1.50%) ReSharper
General
1 20 (10.00%) Finance
2 18 (9.00%) Marketing
3 11 (5.50%) Retail
4 10 (5.00%) Multimedia
5 6 (3.00%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 130 (65.00%) Developer
2 45 (22.50%) .NET Developer
3 34 (17.00%) Java Developer
4 30 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 23 (11.50%) Senior Developer
6 21 (10.50%) Software Developer
7 16 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 15 (7.50%) C# Software Developer
8 15 (7.50%) Lead Developer
9 14 (7.00%) Architect
9 14 (7.00%) QA Engineer
10 12 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (5.50%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (5.50%) QA Automation Engineer
11 11 (5.50%) Software Engineer
12 9 (4.50%) Lead .NET Developer
12 9 (4.50%) Tester
13 8 (4.00%) Automation Tester
13 8 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 7 (3.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (43.00%) .NET
2 63 (31.50%) AngularJS
2 63 (31.50%) HTML
3 56 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 56 (28.00%) Spring
4 49 (24.50%) CSS
5 45 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 43 (21.50%) KnockoutJS
7 39 (19.50%) Hibernate
8 35 (17.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 33 (16.50%) jQuery
10 31 (15.50%) RESTful
11 28 (14.00%) React
12 26 (13.00%) HTML5
13 22 (11.00%) .NET Core
14 21 (10.50%) Node.js
15 20 (10.00%) .NET Framework
16 18 (9.00%) Entity Framework
16 18 (9.00%) JMS
17 14 (7.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.50%) Fintech
2 16 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.50%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.50%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.50%) User Experience
7 3 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.50%) Digital TV
7 3 (1.50%) RIA
8 2 (1.00%) Animation
8 2 (1.00%) Blog
8 2 (1.00%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) BBC
9 1 (0.50%) Photography
9 1 (0.50%) Social Media
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.00%) Linux
2 13 (6.50%) Unix
3 5 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.50%) Windows
4 3 (1.50%) Android
5 2 (1.00%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (88.00%) TDD
2 167 (83.50%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (51.50%) Scrum
4 79 (39.50%) MVC
5 56 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 53 (26.50%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (19.00%) Mentoring
8 32 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 32 (16.00%) Microservices
9 31 (15.50%) Software Engineering
10 30 (15.00%) SDLC
11 29 (14.50%) OO
12 27 (13.50%) Open Source
13 21 (10.50%) Front End Development
14 20 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
15 19 (9.50%) Waterfall
16 18 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (9.00%) Web Application Development
17 17 (8.50%) Pair Programming
18 16 (8.00%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 117 (58.50%) JavaScript
2 111 (55.50%) C#
3 85 (42.50%) Java
4 56 (28.00%) SQL
5 35 (17.50%) Python
6 33 (16.50%) Ruby
7 23 (11.50%) Java 8
8 16 (8.00%) TypeScript
9 12 (6.00%) Shell Script
10 11 (5.50%) Groovy
10 11 (5.50%) Scala
11 7 (3.50%) PHP
12 3 (1.50%) C++
12 3 (1.50%) Perl
12 3 (1.50%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.00%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.00%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.50%) C
14 1 (0.50%) F#
Qualifications
1 22 (11.00%) Degree
2 12 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.50%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.50%) ISEB
4 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.50%) MCSD
6 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.50%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (16.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (5.50%) Puppet
2 9 (4.50%) Marathon
3 8 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.00%) Ansible
4 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (6.50%) Microsoft
1 13 (6.50%) Oracle
2 7 (3.50%) Google
3 6 (3.00%) Apple
4 3 (1.50%) RedGate
4 3 (1.50%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.00%) Adobe
6 1 (0.50%) Facebook
6 1 (0.50%) IBM
6 1 (0.50%) Sony
6 1 (0.50%) Yahoo!