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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 37 28 14
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing BDD 20 9 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.49% 3.32% 10.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 4.00% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 29
Average daily rate £388 £408 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.90% -9.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -
BDD
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
296 225 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.32% 83.03% 83.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 174 221
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 £300 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.83 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.06% -35.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 33 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (82.86%) TDD
2 29 (82.86%) Scrum
3 24 (68.57%) MVC
3 24 (68.57%) JavaScript
4 23 (65.71%) HTML
4 23 (65.71%) CSS
4 23 (65.71%) HTML5
4 23 (65.71%) CSS3
5 22 (62.86%) jQuery
6 21 (60.00%) .NET
7 20 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (54.29%) Unit Testing
8 19 (54.29%) Finance
9 18 (51.43%) C#
9 18 (51.43%) Visual Studio
9 18 (51.43%) AngularJS
9 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (51.43%) Mentoring
10 17 (48.57%) WCF
10 17 (48.57%) NUnit
10 17 (48.57%) Web Development
11 16 (45.71%) Test-First Development
11 16 (45.71%) MSTest
11 16 (45.71%) DevOps
11 16 (45.71%) TypeScript
11 16 (45.71%) ATDD
11 16 (45.71%) KnockoutJS
11 16 (45.71%) MbUnit
12 11 (31.43%) Git (software)

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (5.71%) Apache Solr
1 2 (5.71%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) FTP
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MS Access
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Visual Studio
2 17 (48.57%) NUnit
3 16 (45.71%) MbUnit
3 16 (45.71%) MSTest
4 11 (31.43%) Git (software)
5 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
5 9 (25.71%) Subversion
6 6 (17.14%) JIRA
7 5 (14.29%) Jasmine
7 5 (14.29%) QUnit
7 5 (14.29%) Sinon.JS
8 4 (11.43%) Hudson
8 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
8 4 (11.43%) Trac
9 3 (8.57%) Selenium
9 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
10 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
11 1 (2.86%) JUnit
11 1 (2.86%) TestNG
General
1 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Developer
2 18 (51.43%) Senior Developer
3 16 (45.71%) Agile Developer
3 16 (45.71%) Senior Agile Developer
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.71%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (5.71%) HTML Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
5 2 (5.71%) UI Developer
6 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) UI/UX Designer
6 1 (2.86%) UI/UX Developer
6 1 (2.86%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (65.71%) CSS
1 23 (65.71%) CSS3
1 23 (65.71%) HTML
1 23 (65.71%) HTML5
2 22 (62.86%) jQuery
3 21 (60.00%) .NET
4 18 (51.43%) AngularJS
4 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (48.57%) WCF
6 16 (45.71%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (17.14%) Ajax
8 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
8 5 (14.29%) RESTful
8 5 (14.29%) Web Services
9 4 (11.43%) RequireJS
10 3 (8.57%) REST
11 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
11 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
12 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) User Experience
1 4 (11.43%) W3C
2 2 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Android
2 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (82.86%) Scrum
2 29 (82.86%) TDD
3 24 (68.57%) MVC
4 20 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (54.29%) Unit Testing
6 18 (51.43%) Mentoring
7 17 (48.57%) Web Development
8 16 (45.71%) ATDD
8 16 (45.71%) DevOps
8 16 (45.71%) Test-First Development
9 7 (20.00%) SOA
10 6 (17.14%) OOP
11 5 (14.29%) OO
11 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 3 (8.57%) Coaching
12 3 (8.57%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
12 3 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
12 3 (8.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) JavaScript
2 18 (51.43%) C#
3 16 (45.71%) TypeScript
4 8 (22.86%) Java
5 3 (8.57%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
1 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
1 2 (5.71%) SDET
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Twitter