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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 18 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 56 56 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.22% 8.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.47% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
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
449 504 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.93% 78.87% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 323 155
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 9
Average hourly rate £13.70 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £13.30 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £25.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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
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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 47 £400 -11.11% 5
Cardiff -16 9 £408 -9.44%
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 54 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (86.44%) Scrum
3 50 (84.75%) TDD
4 49 (83.05%) .NET
5 40 (67.80%) SQL Server
6 36 (61.02%) C#
7 33 (55.93%) .NET Framework
7 33 (55.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (52.54%) MVC
9 30 (50.85%) Web Services
9 30 (50.85%) Security Cleared
10 29 (49.15%) ASP.NET
11 28 (47.46%) Visual Studio
11 28 (47.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (45.76%) REST
13 26 (44.07%) SC Cleared
13 26 (44.07%) IIS
13 26 (44.07%) XML
13 26 (44.07%) SOAP
14 25 (42.37%) Java
14 25 (42.37%) Unit Testing
15 23 (38.98%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (32.20%) Selenium
17 18 (30.51%) Test Scripting
17 18 (30.51%) JMeter
18 13 (22.03%) Regression Testing
18 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
19 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 12 (20.34%) Test-First Development
19 12 (20.34%) Microsoft

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 26 (44.07%) IIS
2 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.47%) JBoss
4 4 (6.78%) FileNet
5 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.39%) WildFly
7 1 (1.69%) Lync
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.69%) CMS
7 1 (1.69%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Shopify
1 1 (1.69%) Magento
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (67.80%) SQL Server
2 23 (38.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 33 (55.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (47.46%) Visual Studio
3 19 (32.20%) Selenium
4 18 (30.51%) JMeter
5 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
6 11 (18.64%) JIRA
6 11 (18.64%) SpecFlow
7 9 (15.25%) Subversion
8 7 (11.86%) TestNG
8 7 (11.86%) WebDriver
8 7 (11.86%) JUnit
8 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
9 6 (10.17%) Bugzilla
10 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
10 3 (5.08%) Eclipse
11 2 (3.39%) NUnit
12 1 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
12 1 (1.69%) XMLUnit
General
1 10 (16.95%) Back Office
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (61.02%) Developer
2 28 (47.46%) .NET Developer
3 17 (28.81%) Tester
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.47%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Junior
8 2 (3.39%) Junior Developer
8 2 (3.39%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Junior Java Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Scala Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Selenium Tester
9 1 (1.69%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (83.05%) .NET
2 33 (55.93%) .NET Framework
3 30 (50.85%) Web Services
4 29 (49.15%) ASP.NET
5 28 (47.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 27 (45.76%) REST
7 26 (44.07%) XML
7 26 (44.07%) SOAP
8 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (13.56%) HTML
9 8 (13.56%) HTML5
10 7 (11.86%) CSS3
10 7 (11.86%) CSS
11 5 (8.47%) RESTful
11 5 (8.47%) jQuery
12 4 (6.78%) Spring
12 4 (6.78%) JAX-RS
13 3 (5.08%) Entity Framework
13 3 (5.08%) Drools
13 3 (5.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) User Experience
1 6 (10.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.69%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (86.44%) Scrum
3 50 (84.75%) TDD
4 31 (52.54%) MVC
5 25 (42.37%) Unit Testing
6 18 (30.51%) Test Scripting
7 13 (22.03%) Regression Testing
8 12 (20.34%) Test-First Development
9 7 (11.86%) Load Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Test Management
10 6 (10.17%) Open Source
11 5 (8.47%) SOA
12 4 (6.78%) BPEL
12 4 (6.78%) Workflow
13 3 (5.08%) CRM
14 2 (3.39%) OO
14 2 (3.39%) Project Management
14 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (3.39%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (61.02%) C#
2 25 (42.37%) Java
3 9 (15.25%) SQL
4 3 (5.08%) Scala
5 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) Ruby
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (50.85%) Security Cleared
2 26 (44.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (20.34%) ISEB
4 4 (6.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
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