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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 26 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 34 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.04% 0.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.52% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 1 0
Average daily rate
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£410 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
399 320 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 70.87% 70.18% 69.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 222 184
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £10.63 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.60 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(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
Newport - 18 £415 -
Cardiff +7 12 £370 -6.91% 2
Torfaen - - - - 1
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 80 (89.89%) TDD
2 65 (73.03%) Java
3 53 (59.55%) Web Services
4 36 (40.45%) Selenium
5 35 (39.33%) Subversion
6 32 (35.96%) Scrum
7 31 (34.83%) Scala
8 29 (32.58%) JUnit
9 28 (31.46%) OO
10 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
11 25 (28.09%) C#
12 23 (25.84%) SQL
12 23 (25.84%) .NET
12 23 (25.84%) SharePoint
12 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
12 23 (25.84%) Jenkins
12 23 (25.84%) Akka
12 23 (25.84%) Play Framework
13 22 (24.72%) CouchDB
13 22 (24.72%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (24.72%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (24.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (24.72%) Batik
13 22 (24.72%) Web Development
13 22 (24.72%) XML
13 22 (24.72%) Process Management
13 22 (24.72%) SVG
14 21 (23.60%) WebDriver
15 20 (22.47%) JIRA
15 20 (22.47%) Maven

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (25.84%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.48%) FileNet
2 12 (13.48%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.99%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (8.99%) CMS
4 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.37%) Lync
4 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.12%) Node.js
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 22 (24.72%) Cloud Computing
1 22 (24.72%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.37%) SaaS
4 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) HTTP
2 2 (2.25%) SSL
2 2 (2.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.72%) CouchDB
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) MS Access
5 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (40.45%) Selenium
2 35 (39.33%) Subversion
3 29 (32.58%) JUnit
4 23 (25.84%) Jenkins
5 22 (24.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (23.60%) WebDriver
7 20 (22.47%) Maven
7 20 (22.47%) JIRA
8 18 (20.22%) Ant
9 15 (16.85%) TestNG
10 14 (15.73%) JMeter
10 14 (15.73%) Bugzilla
10 14 (15.73%) TortoiseSVN
11 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
11 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
12 7 (7.87%) Visual Studio
13 6 (6.74%) JBehave
14 5 (5.62%) Hudson
15 4 (4.49%) Mercurial
15 4 (4.49%) eggPlant
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (46.07%) Developer
2 14 (15.73%) Architect
2 14 (15.73%) Java Architect
3 12 (13.48%) Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Java Developer
4 11 (12.36%) Scala Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Tester
6 6 (6.74%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Product Owner
9 3 (3.37%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.25%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.25%) Automated Test Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (59.55%) Web Services
2 23 (25.84%) .NET
2 23 (25.84%) Akka
2 23 (25.84%) Play Framework
3 22 (24.72%) XML
3 22 (24.72%) SVG
3 22 (24.72%) Batik
4 18 (20.22%) .NET Framework
5 14 (15.73%) SOAP
6 13 (14.61%) REST
7 12 (13.48%) HTML
7 12 (13.48%) MyBatis
7 12 (13.48%) Struts
7 12 (13.48%) XSLT
7 12 (13.48%) Java SE
7 12 (13.48%) Spring
8 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET
9 7 (7.87%) RESTful
9 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (6.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Open Source
2 12 (13.48%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.74%) GIS
4 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.25%) iSeries
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.25%) W3C
5 2 (2.25%) AS400
6 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) UNIX
2 3 (3.37%) Android
2 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (89.89%) TDD
2 32 (35.96%) Scrum
3 28 (31.46%) OO
4 22 (24.72%) Process Management
4 22 (24.72%) Web Development
5 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (20.22%) Test Scripting
7 16 (17.98%) Kanban
7 16 (17.98%) Automated Testing
7 16 (17.98%) SOA
7 16 (17.98%) Test Management
7 16 (17.98%) Automation Testing
8 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (15.73%) Load Testing
9 14 (15.73%) Software Testing
10 10 (11.24%) MVC
10 10 (11.24%) Test Automation
11 9 (10.11%) CRM
12 8 (8.99%) Migration
13 7 (7.87%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 65 (73.03%) Java
2 31 (34.83%) Scala
3 25 (28.09%) C#
4 23 (25.84%) SQL
5 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.62%) Groovy
7 4 (4.49%) Ruby
7 4 (4.49%) PHP
8 3 (3.37%) Python
9 2 (2.25%) XQuery
9 2 (2.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.73%) ISEB
3 14 (15.73%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.12%) Degree
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) IBM
2 8 (8.99%) Sitecore
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle
5 2 (2.25%) HP
5 2 (2.25%) Informatica
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