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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 46 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 43 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.74% 7.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 9.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 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 £384 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +8.09%
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
489 472 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.87% 77.89% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 333 203
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 13
Average hourly rate £14.88 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.62% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.35 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £38.50 £19.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -6 12 £400 -11.11% 3
Cardiff -19 3 £300 -31.42% 2
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (93.10%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (87.93%) Scrum
3 50 (86.21%) TDD
4 48 (82.76%) .NET
5 40 (68.97%) SQL Server
6 35 (60.34%) C#
7 33 (56.90%) .NET Framework
7 33 (56.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (53.45%) MVC
8 31 (53.45%) Web Services
9 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
10 28 (48.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (48.28%) REST
10 28 (48.28%) Visual Studio
10 28 (48.28%) ASP.NET
11 26 (44.83%) SOAP
11 26 (44.83%) IIS
11 26 (44.83%) SC Cleared
12 25 (43.10%) XML
12 25 (43.10%) Java
13 24 (41.38%) Unit Testing
14 23 (39.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (32.76%) Selenium
16 18 (31.03%) Test Scripting
16 18 (31.03%) JMeter
17 13 (22.41%) Regression Testing
17 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
18 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 12 (20.69%) Test-First Development
18 12 (20.69%) ISEB

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (44.83%) IIS
2 8 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.62%) JBoss
4 4 (6.90%) FileNet
5 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.45%) WildFly
7 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 23 (39.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (56.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (48.28%) Visual Studio
3 19 (32.76%) Selenium
4 18 (31.03%) JMeter
5 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
6 11 (18.97%) SpecFlow
6 11 (18.97%) JIRA
7 9 (15.52%) Subversion
8 8 (13.79%) JUnit
9 7 (12.07%) TestNG
9 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
9 7 (12.07%) WebDriver
10 6 (10.34%) Bugzilla
11 3 (5.17%) Eclipse
11 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
12 2 (3.45%) NUnit
13 1 (1.72%) Rhino Mocks
13 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (17.24%) Back Office
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (60.34%) Developer
2 28 (48.28%) .NET Developer
3 17 (29.31%) Tester
4 8 (13.79%) Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.62%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Scala Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.45%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Junior Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Junior Java Developer
8 2 (3.45%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.45%) Junior
9 1 (1.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (82.76%) .NET
2 33 (56.90%) .NET Framework
3 31 (53.45%) Web Services
4 28 (48.28%) ASP.NET
4 28 (48.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (48.28%) REST
5 26 (44.83%) SOAP
6 25 (43.10%) XML
7 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (12.07%) CSS3
8 7 (12.07%) HTML5
8 7 (12.07%) HTML
8 7 (12.07%) CSS
9 5 (8.62%) jQuery
9 5 (8.62%) RESTful
10 4 (6.90%) JAX-RS
10 4 (6.90%) Spring
11 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
11 3 (5.17%) Drools
11 3 (5.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Client/Server
1 6 (10.34%) User Experience
2 1 (1.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (93.10%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (87.93%) Scrum
3 50 (86.21%) TDD
4 31 (53.45%) MVC
5 24 (41.38%) Unit Testing
6 18 (31.03%) Test Scripting
7 13 (22.41%) Regression Testing
8 12 (20.69%) Test-First Development
9 7 (12.07%) Load Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Automation Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Open Source
10 6 (10.34%) Test Management
11 5 (8.62%) SOA
12 4 (6.90%) BPEL
13 3 (5.17%) Workflow
13 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
14 2 (3.45%) User Stories
14 2 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 2 (3.45%) Manual Testing
14 2 (3.45%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 35 (60.34%) C#
2 25 (43.10%) Java
3 9 (15.52%) SQL
4 3 (5.17%) Scala
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) SPARQL
6 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 26 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 12 (20.69%) ISEB
4 4 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle