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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 29 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.98% 8.46% 8.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.02% 10.18% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 44
Median daily rate £388 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
366 442 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.38% 83.08% 79.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 340 320
Median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £287 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 9
Median hourly rate £41.50 £15.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.60% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.40 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

BDD Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

BDD
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +11 23 £419 +2.76% 1
Newport -3 9 £337 -3.71% 1
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for BDD.

1 45 (90.00%) TDD
2 43 (86.00%) Scrum
3 41 (82.00%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (80.00%) .NET
5 35 (70.00%) Visual Studio
6 27 (54.00%) C#
6 27 (54.00%) MVC
7 26 (52.00%) Unit Testing
8 25 (50.00%) WCF
8 25 (50.00%) jQuery
8 25 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (48.00%) Test-First Development
10 21 (42.00%) Finance
10 21 (42.00%) JavaScript
10 21 (42.00%) Selenium
11 19 (38.00%) Web Development
11 19 (38.00%) SpecFlow
12 18 (36.00%) CSS3
12 18 (36.00%) KnockoutJS
12 18 (36.00%) ATDD
12 18 (36.00%) AngularJS
12 18 (36.00%) MSTest
12 18 (36.00%) HTML5
12 18 (36.00%) MbUnit
12 18 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (36.00%) HTML
12 18 (36.00%) CSS
12 18 (36.00%) NUnit
12 18 (36.00%) TypeScript
13 17 (34.00%) DevOps

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
2 2 (4.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (4.00%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) Couchbase
3 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 21 (42.00%) Selenium
3 19 (38.00%) SpecFlow
4 18 (36.00%) MbUnit
4 18 (36.00%) MSTest
4 18 (36.00%) NUnit
5 15 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 14 (28.00%) Git (software)
7 13 (26.00%) WebDriver
8 9 (18.00%) JMeter
9 6 (12.00%) Subversion
9 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
10 2 (4.00%) JIRA
10 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
11 1 (2.00%) JUnit
11 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
11 1 (2.00%) TestNG
General
1 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Agile Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Senior Agile Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Senior Developer
3 9 (18.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (16.00%) Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (2.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Integration Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (80.00%) .NET
2 25 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 25 (50.00%) jQuery
2 25 (50.00%) WCF
3 18 (36.00%) AngularJS
3 18 (36.00%) CSS
3 18 (36.00%) CSS3
3 18 (36.00%) HTML
3 18 (36.00%) HTML5
3 18 (36.00%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (18.00%) REST
5 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (14.00%) Ajax
6 7 (14.00%) Entity Framework
7 4 (8.00%) Gherkin
8 3 (6.00%) Middleware
8 3 (6.00%) SOAP
9 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.00%) Web Services
9 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (90.00%) TDD
2 43 (86.00%) Scrum
3 41 (82.00%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (54.00%) MVC
5 26 (52.00%) Unit Testing
6 24 (48.00%) Test-First Development
7 19 (38.00%) Web Development
8 18 (36.00%) ATDD
8 18 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (34.00%) DevOps
10 16 (32.00%) Mentoring
11 10 (20.00%) SOA
12 8 (16.00%) Kanban
12 8 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
14 6 (12.00%) Regression Testing
14 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
15 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
16 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
17 3 (6.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) C#
2 21 (42.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (36.00%) TypeScript
4 17 (34.00%) Java
5 5 (10.00%) SQL
6 4 (8.00%) Python
7 3 (6.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) ISEB
4 5 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.00%) QA
3 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (4.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Alterian
2 2 (4.00%) Sitecore