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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 43 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 27 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.56% 5.05% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 6.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 0
Average daily rate
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£331 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
341 412 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 75.95% 77.01% 68.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 246 132
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 7
Average hourly rate £18.90 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.27% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.80 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 -6 5 £325 -31.57% 2
Cardiff -17 2 £375 -16.66%
Torfaen - - - - 1
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (86.96%) Scrum
2 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (78.26%) TDD
4 17 (73.91%) C#
4 17 (73.91%) .NET
5 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
5 15 (65.22%) Subversion
6 14 (60.87%) .NET Framework
6 14 (60.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (56.52%) Open Source
7 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
8 12 (52.17%) JIRA
8 12 (52.17%) Selenium
9 10 (43.48%) Load Testing
9 10 (43.48%) Test Management
9 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
9 10 (43.48%) WebDriver
9 10 (43.48%) Client/Server
9 10 (43.48%) Bugzilla
9 10 (43.48%) Automation Testing
10 8 (34.78%) HTML
10 8 (34.78%) Java
10 8 (34.78%) HTML5
10 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
11 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
11 7 (30.43%) JMeter
12 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
12 6 (26.09%) JUnit
12 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
13 5 (21.74%) CSS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) CMS
2 3 (13.04%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (8.70%) Lync
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) ArcGIS
3 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Magento
1 3 (13.04%) Shopify
2 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MS Access
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Subversion
2 14 (60.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
4 12 (52.17%) JIRA
4 12 (52.17%) Selenium
5 10 (43.48%) Bugzilla
5 10 (43.48%) WebDriver
6 7 (30.43%) JMeter
7 6 (26.09%) JUnit
8 5 (21.74%) TestNG
8 5 (21.74%) TortoiseSVN
9 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
10 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
10 3 (13.04%) XMLUnit
11 2 (8.70%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
11 2 (8.70%) Gradle
11 2 (8.70%) Artifactory
11 2 (8.70%) ReSharper
11 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) PHP Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
3 3 (13.04%) PHP Magento Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Magento Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) .NET
2 14 (60.87%) .NET Framework
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) HTML5
4 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
5 5 (21.74%) CSS
6 4 (17.39%) jQuery
6 4 (17.39%) CSS3
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (13.04%) REST
7 3 (13.04%) XML
7 3 (13.04%) Spring
8 2 (8.70%) Ajax
8 2 (8.70%) RESTful
8 2 (8.70%) Spring MVC
8 2 (8.70%) Java SE
8 2 (8.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (4.35%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Open Source
2 10 (43.48%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.35%) GIS
4 1 (4.35%) Streaming Video
4 1 (4.35%) Interactive TV
4 1 (4.35%) Web 2.0
4 1 (4.35%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Scrum
2 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (78.26%) TDD
4 10 (43.48%) Load Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Test Management
4 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
4 10 (43.48%) Automation Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Kanban
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) OO
5 5 (21.74%) MVC
6 4 (17.39%) CRM
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
7 3 (13.04%) Release Management
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Ruby
4 3 (13.04%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) ISEB
3 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Sitecore
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Perforce
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