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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 34 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.47% 0.74% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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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
274 194 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.07% 71.59% 65.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 147 86
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.21% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.16 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £17.26 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014, 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 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (84.62%) TDD
3 35 (67.31%) Web Services
4 32 (61.54%) Java
5 25 (48.08%) Scala
6 24 (46.15%) OO
7 19 (36.54%) SVG
7 19 (36.54%) Process Management
7 19 (36.54%) Web Development
7 19 (36.54%) Batik
7 19 (36.54%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (36.54%) CouchDB
7 19 (36.54%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (36.54%) Akka
7 19 (36.54%) Play Framework
8 18 (34.62%) Scrum
9 16 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (26.92%) SQL
11 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
11 12 (23.08%) Subversion
12 11 (21.15%) Selenium
12 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
12 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
13 10 (19.23%) Cucumber
13 10 (19.23%) CRM
13 10 (19.23%) HTML
14 9 (17.31%) C#
14 9 (17.31%) .NET
14 9 (17.31%) SOAP
14 9 (17.31%) SOA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 8 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (15.38%) CMS
3 3 (5.77%) Lync
3 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.77%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.92%) FileNet
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (36.54%) Cloud Computing
1 19 (36.54%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.77%) SaaS
4 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) SSL
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (36.54%) CouchDB
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.77%) MS Access
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Subversion
2 11 (21.15%) Selenium
2 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
2 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
3 10 (19.23%) Cucumber
4 8 (15.38%) JIRA
4 8 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 7 (13.46%) Maven
6 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (11.54%) JUnit
6 6 (11.54%) Hudson
6 6 (11.54%) JBehave
7 5 (9.62%) Ant
8 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 4 (7.69%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (7.69%) eggPlant
8 4 (7.69%) Calabash
8 4 (7.69%) Sinon.JS
8 4 (7.69%) Mercurial
8 4 (7.69%) QUnit
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (46.15%) Developer
2 11 (21.15%) Java Architect
2 11 (21.15%) Architect
3 8 (15.38%) Scala Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.77%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Product Owner
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Automated Test Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Development Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Development Team Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (67.31%) Web Services
2 19 (36.54%) SVG
2 19 (36.54%) Batik
2 19 (36.54%) Akka
2 19 (36.54%) Play Framework
3 10 (19.23%) HTML
4 9 (17.31%) .NET
4 9 (17.31%) SOAP
5 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 7 (13.46%) HTML5
6 7 (13.46%) CSS3
6 7 (13.46%) CSS
6 7 (13.46%) jQuery
6 7 (13.46%) RESTful
6 7 (13.46%) Ajax
7 6 (11.54%) XML
7 6 (11.54%) REST
8 4 (7.69%) J2EE
8 4 (7.69%) Sass
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) GIS
2 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.77%) User Experience
4 2 (3.85%) W3C
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
1 3 (5.77%) UNIX
1 3 (5.77%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (84.62%) TDD
3 24 (46.15%) OO
4 19 (36.54%) Process Management
4 19 (36.54%) Web Development
5 18 (34.62%) Scrum
6 16 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (19.23%) CRM
8 9 (17.31%) SOA
8 9 (17.31%) MVC
8 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
9 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 8 (15.38%) Migration
10 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
10 5 (9.62%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (7.69%) Document Management
11 4 (7.69%) OOP
12 3 (5.77%) Automation Testing
12 3 (5.77%) Workflow
12 3 (5.77%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) Java
2 25 (48.08%) Scala
3 14 (26.92%) SQL
4 9 (17.31%) C#
5 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.62%) Groovy
6 5 (9.62%) Ruby
7 4 (7.69%) PHP
7 4 (7.69%) Python
8 2 (3.85%) XPath
8 2 (3.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) ISEB
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
1 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Sitecore
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) HP
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) IBM