The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 47 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.16% 0.96% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.01% 1.41% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 7
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£325 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
424 283 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.81% 68.03% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 155 197
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 £243 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +38.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.15 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £190.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

BDD
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport -4 5 £328 -18.12%
Cardiff -10 5 £363 -9.37%
Torfaen - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 38 (82.61%) TDD
2 37 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (63.04%) Scrum
3 29 (63.04%) C#
4 27 (58.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (56.52%) .NET
5 26 (56.52%) Subversion
6 23 (50.00%) SharePoint
7 21 (45.65%) Selenium
7 21 (45.65%) Jenkins
8 20 (43.48%) .NET Framework
9 19 (41.30%) JIRA
9 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
10 18 (39.13%) Java
11 17 (36.96%) MVC
11 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
11 17 (36.96%) Open Source
12 16 (34.78%) HTML
12 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
13 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
13 15 (32.61%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (30.43%) TortoiseSVN
14 14 (30.43%) WebDriver
14 14 (30.43%) HTML5
14 14 (30.43%) Automation Testing
14 14 (30.43%) ASP.NET
14 14 (30.43%) ISEB
14 14 (30.43%) Kanban
14 14 (30.43%) Load Testing
14 14 (30.43%) Test Management

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 23 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (10.87%) CMS
3 4 (8.70%) FileNet
3 4 (8.70%) ArcGIS
3 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.35%) JBoss
4 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.35%) Lync
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.52%) Shopify
2 3 (6.52%) Magento
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.70%) MS Access
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (58.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (56.52%) Subversion
3 21 (45.65%) Selenium
3 21 (45.65%) Jenkins
4 19 (41.30%) JIRA
5 14 (30.43%) TortoiseSVN
5 14 (30.43%) WebDriver
5 14 (30.43%) Bugzilla
6 13 (28.26%) JUnit
7 12 (26.09%) Visual Studio
8 11 (23.91%) JMeter
9 10 (21.74%) TestNG
10 9 (19.57%) Maven
10 9 (19.57%) Ant
11 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
12 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
13 4 (8.70%) Hudson
13 4 (8.70%) Sinon.JS
13 4 (8.70%) QUnit
13 4 (8.70%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Tester
2 9 (19.57%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Magento Developer
7 3 (6.52%) PHP Magento Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.52%) PHP Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Scala Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Selenium Tester
9 1 (2.17%) Lead Tester
9 1 (2.17%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (56.52%) .NET
2 20 (43.48%) .NET Framework
3 16 (34.78%) HTML
4 14 (30.43%) HTML5
4 14 (30.43%) ASP.NET
5 13 (28.26%) XML
5 13 (28.26%) REST
6 12 (26.09%) Web Services
7 11 (23.91%) CSS
7 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (21.74%) CSS3
8 10 (21.74%) jQuery
9 8 (17.39%) Ajax
10 7 (15.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (15.22%) Spring
11 6 (13.04%) SOAP
11 6 (13.04%) Java SE
11 6 (13.04%) WCF
11 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 4 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Open Source
2 11 (23.91%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.70%) User Experience
4 3 (6.52%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.52%) GIS
5 2 (4.35%) W3C
5 2 (4.35%) AS400
5 2 (4.35%) iSeries
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (2.17%) Web 2.0
6 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.17%) Social Network
6 1 (2.17%) Interactive TV
6 1 (2.17%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) UNIX
1 2 (4.35%) Android
1 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (82.61%) TDD
2 37 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (63.04%) Scrum
4 17 (36.96%) MVC
5 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
6 14 (30.43%) Automation Testing
6 14 (30.43%) Kanban
6 14 (30.43%) Load Testing
6 14 (30.43%) Test Management
6 14 (30.43%) Software Testing
7 10 (21.74%) OO
7 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (19.57%) SOA
8 9 (19.57%) Project Management
9 7 (15.22%) CRM
10 5 (10.87%) Migration
11 4 (8.70%) OOP
11 4 (8.70%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) C#
2 18 (39.13%) Java
3 13 (28.26%) SQL
4 9 (19.57%) Ruby
5 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 7 (15.22%) PHP
7 5 (10.87%) Scala
7 5 (10.87%) Python
8 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
3 14 (30.43%) ISEB
3 14 (30.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) IBM
3 5 (10.87%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.35%) Informatica
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Perforce
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 18 days ago