The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 45 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.76% 4.61% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 5.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 0
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£300 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
311 297 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.34% 80.49% 73.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 228 129
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £457 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £13.50 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Cardiff region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
5 5 (45.45%) C#
5 5 (45.45%) Web Services
5 5 (45.45%) MVC
5 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
5 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (45.45%) REST
6 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
6 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle
7 3 (27.27%) XML
7 3 (27.27%) IIS
7 3 (27.27%) SOAP
7 3 (27.27%) Scala
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 2 (18.18%) WildFly
8 2 (18.18%) CSS3
8 2 (18.18%) AngularJS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) JBoss
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) WildFly
3 1 (9.09%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) MS Access
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (18.18%) JUnit
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) Subversion
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) Selenium
5 1 (9.09%) TestNG
5 1 (9.09%) JMeter
5 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
5 1 (9.09%) NUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (18.18%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Scala Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
2 5 (45.45%) REST
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) J2EE
5 2 (18.18%) CSS3
5 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5
5 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 1 (9.09%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (9.09%) React
6 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) W3C
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (9.09%) Open Source
7 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (9.09%) Graceful Degradation
7 1 (9.09%) Web Development
7 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test-First Development
7 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Web Design
7 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Scala
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft