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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 24 25 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 46 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.29% 8.94% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.71% 11.18% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 19
Median daily rate £488 £406 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +23.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £323 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £508 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £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
528 474 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.68% 79.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 380 303
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 9
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.02 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +5 26 £481 +4.05% 1
Cardiff -4 14 £500 +38.88%
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for BDD.

1 87 (97.75%) TDD
2 81 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (56.18%) Java
4 41 (46.07%) Scrum
5 34 (38.20%) Kanban
6 28 (31.46%) Web Development
7 27 (30.34%) OWASP
8 26 (29.21%) JSON
9 25 (28.09%) HTTP
10 24 (26.97%) Relational Database
10 24 (26.97%) Secure Coding
11 22 (24.72%) DevOps
12 21 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (23.60%) Scala
13 20 (22.47%) RESTful
14 19 (21.35%) Open Source
14 19 (21.35%) HTML
15 18 (20.22%) CSS
15 18 (20.22%) Selenium
16 16 (17.98%) Cucumber
16 16 (17.98%) NoSQL
17 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
17 15 (16.85%) QA
17 15 (16.85%) Test Automation
18 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
18 14 (15.73%) Python
18 14 (15.73%) Elasticsearch
18 14 (15.73%) SpecFlow
19 13 (14.61%) REST
19 13 (14.61%) JavaScript

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (15.73%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.62%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.37%) Confluence
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) PaaS
2 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.09%) HTTP
2 1 (1.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.97%) Relational Database
2 16 (17.98%) NoSQL
3 10 (11.24%) MongoDB
4 9 (10.11%) Hadoop
5 8 (8.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (5.62%) Couchbase
6 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
6 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.37%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.12%) Big Data
8 1 (1.12%) HBase
Development Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Selenium
2 16 (17.98%) Cucumber
3 15 (16.85%) Jenkins
4 14 (15.73%) SpecFlow
5 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.74%) JIRA
7 5 (5.62%) MbUnit
7 5 (5.62%) Mercurial
7 5 (5.62%) MSTest
7 5 (5.62%) NUnit
7 5 (5.62%) TeamCity
7 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.37%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.37%) JUnit
8 3 (3.37%) Mocha
8 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.37%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.25%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (2.25%) Maven
9 2 (2.25%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (11.24%) Publishing
2 6 (6.74%) Finance
3 5 (5.62%) Marketing
4 4 (4.49%) Electronics
4 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 58 (65.17%) Developer
2 27 (30.34%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.48%) Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) QA Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) Agile Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Scala Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Agile Java Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (6.74%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (5.62%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Elasticsearch Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.49%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.21%) JSON
2 20 (22.47%) RESTful
3 19 (21.35%) HTML
4 18 (20.22%) CSS
5 13 (14.61%) REST
6 12 (13.48%) AngularJS
7 10 (11.24%) Web Services
8 8 (8.99%) CSS3
8 8 (8.99%) HTML5
8 8 (8.99%) jQuery
9 7 (7.87%) Gherkin
10 5 (5.62%) .NET
10 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET
10 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (5.62%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (5.62%) Node.js
10 5 (5.62%) Spring
10 5 (5.62%) Swagger
10 5 (5.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (3.37%) User Experience
1 3 (3.37%) Visualisation
2 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.12%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Linux
2 3 (3.37%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (97.75%) TDD
2 81 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (46.07%) Scrum
4 34 (38.20%) Kanban
5 28 (31.46%) Web Development
6 27 (30.34%) OWASP
7 24 (26.97%) Secure Coding
8 22 (24.72%) DevOps
9 21 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (21.35%) Open Source
11 15 (16.85%) Test Automation
12 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
13 12 (13.48%) User Stories
14 11 (12.36%) Performance Testing
15 10 (11.24%) API Testing
16 9 (10.11%) High Availability
17 8 (8.99%) API Design
17 8 (8.99%) API Development
17 8 (8.99%) Front End Development
17 8 (8.99%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 50 (56.18%) Java
2 21 (23.60%) Scala
3 14 (15.73%) Python
4 13 (14.61%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.74%) Go
6 5 (5.62%) C#
6 5 (5.62%) Ruby
6 5 (5.62%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.37%) SQL
8 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.85%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) WAI
3 1 (1.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Ansible
1 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle
1 4 (4.49%) SAP
2 3 (3.37%) Cloudera
2 3 (3.37%) HP
3 1 (1.12%) Google
3 1 (1.12%) Hortonworks