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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 29 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs citing BDD 36 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.06% 1.06% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.74% 1.52% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 3 3
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£339 £398 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +27.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
465 329 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.28% 69.70% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 218 190
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £237 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £21.83 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 - 18 £339 - 1
Cardiff +5 15 £350 -11.94% 4
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 75 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
1 75 (88.24%) TDD
2 57 (67.06%) Java
3 51 (60.00%) Subversion
4 49 (57.65%) Selenium
5 45 (52.94%) Scrum
6 41 (48.24%) C#
7 38 (44.71%) Web Services
7 38 (44.71%) Security Cleared
7 38 (44.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (43.53%) Jenkins
8 37 (43.53%) JUnit
8 37 (43.53%) .NET
9 36 (42.35%) SharePoint
10 34 (40.00%) JIRA
11 33 (38.82%) SC Cleared
12 31 (36.47%) WebDriver
13 30 (35.29%) .NET Framework
14 29 (34.12%) HP Quality Center
14 29 (34.12%) Open Source
14 29 (34.12%) Test Scripting
15 28 (32.94%) Test Management
15 28 (32.94%) Automation Testing
16 27 (31.76%) Kanban
17 26 (30.59%) Load Testing
17 26 (30.59%) TortoiseSVN
17 26 (30.59%) ISTQB
17 26 (30.59%) Maven
17 26 (30.59%) Software Testing
17 26 (30.59%) Bugzilla

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 36 (42.35%) SharePoint
2 13 (15.29%) FileNet
2 13 (15.29%) WebSphere
3 7 (8.24%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (8.24%) CMS
4 3 (3.53%) ArcGIS
5 2 (2.35%) Lync
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.35%) JBoss
5 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) SaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) SSL
2 2 (2.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) CouchDB
3 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.53%) MS Access
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (60.00%) Subversion
2 49 (57.65%) Selenium
3 38 (44.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (43.53%) JUnit
4 37 (43.53%) Jenkins
5 34 (40.00%) JIRA
6 31 (36.47%) WebDriver
7 26 (30.59%) TortoiseSVN
7 26 (30.59%) Maven
7 26 (30.59%) Bugzilla
8 25 (29.41%) Ant
9 23 (27.06%) JMeter
10 22 (25.88%) TestNG
11 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
11 11 (12.94%) Visual Studio
12 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
13 6 (7.06%) Hudson
14 4 (4.71%) SoapUI
14 4 (4.71%) QUnit
14 4 (4.71%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Games
4 1 (1.18%) Local Government
4 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Developer
2 15 (17.65%) Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) Tester
3 14 (16.47%) Java Developer
4 11 (12.94%) Test Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Architect
5 9 (10.59%) Java Architect
6 7 (8.24%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.71%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Scala Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.35%) Security Analyst
10 2 (2.35%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (2.35%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (44.71%) Web Services
2 37 (43.53%) .NET
3 30 (35.29%) .NET Framework
4 22 (25.88%) XML
5 18 (21.18%) HTML
6 16 (18.82%) Spring
6 16 (18.82%) REST
7 15 (17.65%) Java SE
7 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET
8 13 (15.29%) XSLT
8 13 (15.29%) Struts
8 13 (15.29%) MyBatis
9 11 (12.94%) SOAP
9 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (11.76%) HTML5
10 10 (11.76%) Akka
10 10 (11.76%) Play Framework
10 10 (11.76%) CSS
11 9 (10.59%) SVG
11 9 (10.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.12%) Open Source
2 22 (25.88%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.88%) GIS
4 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.53%) User Experience
4 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.35%) iSeries
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.35%) W3C
5 2 (2.35%) AS400
6 1 (1.18%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.18%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.18%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) Social Network
6 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) UNIX
2 3 (3.53%) Android
2 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
1 75 (88.24%) TDD
2 45 (52.94%) Scrum
3 29 (34.12%) Test Scripting
4 28 (32.94%) Automation Testing
4 28 (32.94%) Test Management
5 27 (31.76%) Kanban
6 26 (30.59%) Load Testing
6 26 (30.59%) Software Testing
7 17 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 16 (18.82%) MVC
8 16 (18.82%) OO
8 16 (18.82%) SOA
9 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (11.76%) Project Management
11 9 (10.59%) Process Management
11 9 (10.59%) CRM
11 9 (10.59%) Web Development
12 7 (8.24%) Test Automation
12 7 (8.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (67.06%) Java
2 41 (48.24%) C#
3 24 (28.24%) SQL
4 16 (18.82%) Scala
5 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.06%) Ruby
7 5 (5.88%) Python
8 4 (4.71%) PHP
8 4 (4.71%) Groovy
9 2 (2.35%) XPath
9 2 (2.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 38 (44.71%) Security Cleared
2 33 (38.82%) SC Cleared
3 26 (30.59%) ISEB
3 26 (30.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.18%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (34.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) IBM
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Sitecore
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle
4 2 (2.35%) HP
4 2 (2.35%) Informatica
4 2 (2.35%) VMware
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