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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 58 27 49
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +22
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 34 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.49% 5.95% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 7.91% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 1
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£493 £395 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.68% -0.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - -
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
548 430 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.35% 75.31% 71.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 311 233
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.90 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £66.50 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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
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 September 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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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 -10 12 £493 +20.12% 1
Cardiff -21 3 £400 +23.07% 3
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 65 (89.04%) Scrum
2 64 (87.67%) TDD
3 62 (84.93%) .NET
4 55 (75.34%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (73.97%) SQL Server
6 49 (67.12%) C#
7 47 (64.38%) .NET Framework
8 46 (63.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (61.64%) MVC
10 43 (58.90%) REST
11 42 (57.53%) Visual Studio
12 39 (53.42%) Unit Testing
13 38 (52.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 36 (49.32%) Security Cleared
15 32 (43.84%) Selenium
16 31 (42.47%) SC Cleared
16 31 (42.47%) Web Services
17 29 (39.73%) ASP.NET
17 29 (39.73%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (36.99%) IIS
19 26 (35.62%) SOAP
19 26 (35.62%) Java
20 25 (34.25%) XML
21 24 (32.88%) SpecFlow
21 24 (32.88%) ASP.NET Web API
22 21 (28.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
23 18 (24.66%) jQuery
23 18 (24.66%) SQL Server 2012
23 18 (24.66%) JMeter

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 27 (36.99%) IIS
2 12 (16.44%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.85%) JBoss
5 4 (5.48%) FileNet
6 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.74%) WildFly
8 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (73.97%) SQL Server
2 38 (52.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (24.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (63.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (57.53%) Visual Studio
3 32 (43.84%) Selenium
4 24 (32.88%) SpecFlow
5 18 (24.66%) JMeter
6 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
7 13 (17.81%) Cucumber
8 11 (15.07%) JIRA
9 10 (13.70%) Subversion
10 8 (10.96%) JUnit
11 7 (9.59%) TestNG
11 7 (9.59%) WebDriver
11 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
12 6 (8.22%) Bugzilla
13 3 (4.11%) Eclipse
14 1 (1.37%) NUnit
14 1 (1.37%) CruiseControl
14 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
14 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
14 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (20.55%) Back Office
2 2 (2.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (68.49%) Developer
2 42 (57.53%) .NET Developer
3 17 (23.29%) Tester
4 8 (10.96%) Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.22%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.74%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Scala Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (2.74%) Junior Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Junior Java Developer
8 2 (2.74%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.74%) Junior
9 1 (1.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (84.93%) .NET
2 47 (64.38%) .NET Framework
3 43 (58.90%) REST
4 31 (42.47%) Web Services
5 29 (39.73%) ASP.NET
5 29 (39.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (35.62%) SOAP
7 25 (34.25%) XML
8 24 (32.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (24.66%) jQuery
10 17 (23.29%) Entity Framework
11 14 (19.18%) WCF
12 13 (17.81%) Ajax
13 7 (9.59%) HTML
13 7 (9.59%) CSS
14 6 (8.22%) RESTful
14 6 (8.22%) CSS3
14 6 (8.22%) HTML5
15 4 (5.48%) JAX-RS
15 4 (5.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Client/Server
2 5 (6.85%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.37%) Windows
1 1 (1.37%) Linux
1 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (89.04%) Scrum
2 64 (87.67%) TDD
3 55 (75.34%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (61.64%) MVC
5 39 (53.42%) Unit Testing
6 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
7 17 (23.29%) SOA
8 13 (17.81%) Regression Testing
9 12 (16.44%) Test-First Development
10 8 (10.96%) Automation Testing
11 7 (9.59%) Load Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Test Management
12 6 (8.22%) Open Source
13 4 (5.48%) BPEL
14 3 (4.11%) Workflow
14 3 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
15 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 2 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
15 2 (2.74%) Manual Testing
15 2 (2.74%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 49 (67.12%) C#
2 26 (35.62%) Java
3 10 (13.70%) SQL
4 3 (4.11%) Scala
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.37%) C
6 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.37%) Ruby
6 1 (1.37%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 36 (49.32%) Security Cleared
2 31 (42.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.44%) ISEB
4 4 (5.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle
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