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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 38 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 30 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.63% 8.55% 8.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% 10.53% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 38
Average daily rate £388 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £325 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -
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
434 399 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.43% 81.26% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 294 285
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 £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.90 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -11.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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
Cardiff -9 20 £388 -4.90% 1
Newport -3 9 £337 -3.71% 1
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 45 (88.24%) TDD
2 44 (86.27%) Scrum
3 43 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (72.55%) .NET
5 34 (66.67%) Visual Studio
6 31 (60.78%) MVC
7 29 (56.86%) jQuery
8 26 (50.98%) Unit Testing
9 25 (49.02%) C#
9 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
9 25 (49.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (47.06%) HTML
10 24 (47.06%) CSS
10 24 (47.06%) WCF
10 24 (47.06%) HTML5
10 24 (47.06%) CSS3
11 23 (45.10%) Test-First Development
12 21 (41.18%) Finance
12 21 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (37.25%) AngularJS
14 18 (35.29%) Mentoring
14 18 (35.29%) NUnit
14 18 (35.29%) Web Development
14 18 (35.29%) Selenium
14 18 (35.29%) SpecFlow
14 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
15 17 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
15 17 (33.33%) ATDD
15 17 (33.33%) MSTest
15 17 (33.33%) MbUnit

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) GitHub
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) FTP
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) MS Access
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
2 18 (35.29%) NUnit
2 18 (35.29%) Selenium
2 18 (35.29%) SpecFlow
3 17 (33.33%) MbUnit
3 17 (33.33%) MSTest
4 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
5 11 (21.57%) WebDriver
6 9 (17.65%) JMeter
6 9 (17.65%) Subversion
7 7 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (11.76%) JIRA
9 5 (9.80%) Jasmine
9 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
9 5 (9.80%) QUnit
9 5 (9.80%) Sinon.JS
10 4 (7.84%) Hudson
10 4 (7.84%) Trac
11 1 (1.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (68.63%) Developer
2 19 (37.25%) Senior Developer
3 17 (33.33%) Agile Developer
3 17 (33.33%) Senior Agile Developer
4 9 (17.65%) .NET Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.92%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (3.92%) HTML Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.92%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (72.55%) .NET
2 29 (56.86%) jQuery
3 25 (49.02%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (47.06%) CSS
4 24 (47.06%) CSS3
4 24 (47.06%) HTML
4 24 (47.06%) HTML5
4 24 (47.06%) WCF
5 19 (37.25%) AngularJS
6 17 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
7 12 (23.53%) Ajax
8 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
9 8 (15.69%) Entity Framework
9 8 (15.69%) REST
10 5 (9.80%) Gherkin
10 5 (9.80%) RESTful
10 5 (9.80%) Web Services
11 4 (7.84%) RequireJS
12 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 1 (1.96%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) User Experience
1 4 (7.84%) W3C
2 2 (3.92%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Android
2 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (88.24%) TDD
2 44 (86.27%) Scrum
3 43 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (60.78%) MVC
5 26 (50.98%) Unit Testing
6 23 (45.10%) Test-First Development
7 21 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (35.29%) Mentoring
8 18 (35.29%) Web Development
9 17 (33.33%) ATDD
10 16 (31.37%) DevOps
11 12 (23.53%) SOA
12 8 (15.69%) Kanban
13 6 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (11.76%) OOP
13 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
13 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
14 5 (9.80%) OO
14 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
15 3 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) C#
1 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
2 17 (33.33%) Java
2 17 (33.33%) TypeScript
3 6 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) ISEB
4 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.92%) QA
3 2 (3.92%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Twitter