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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 28 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 34 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.84% 0.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 0
Average daily rate
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£395 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
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 - £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
423 322 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.68% 70.77% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 222 189
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 4
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% -58.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.36 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £16.90 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 - 19 £410 - 1
Cardiff +3 13 £338 -15.09% 5
Torfaen - - - - 1
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 83 (90.22%) TDD
2 80 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (72.83%) Java
4 50 (54.35%) Web Services
5 41 (44.57%) Selenium
6 40 (43.48%) Subversion
7 39 (42.39%) Scrum
8 34 (36.96%) JUnit
9 32 (34.78%) C#
10 31 (33.70%) Security Cleared
11 30 (32.61%) SharePoint
12 29 (31.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (30.43%) Scala
13 28 (30.43%) Jenkins
13 28 (30.43%) .NET
14 27 (29.35%) SC Cleared
15 26 (28.26%) WebDriver
16 25 (27.17%) JIRA
16 25 (27.17%) Maven
16 25 (27.17%) SQL
16 25 (27.17%) OO
17 23 (25.00%) Ant
17 23 (25.00%) Test Scripting
18 22 (23.91%) XML
18 22 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
19 21 (22.83%) Automation Testing
19 21 (22.83%) Test Management
19 21 (22.83%) Kanban
19 21 (22.83%) .NET Framework
20 20 (21.74%) Play Framework

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 30 (32.61%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.04%) FileNet
2 12 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (8.70%) CMS
4 3 (3.26%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.26%) ArcGIS
4 3 (3.26%) Lync
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.65%) Cloud Computing
1 19 (20.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.26%) SaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) SSL
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.65%) CouchDB
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.26%) MS Access
6 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (44.57%) Selenium
2 40 (43.48%) Subversion
3 34 (36.96%) JUnit
4 29 (31.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (30.43%) Jenkins
6 26 (28.26%) WebDriver
7 25 (27.17%) Maven
7 25 (27.17%) JIRA
8 23 (25.00%) Ant
9 20 (21.74%) TestNG
10 19 (20.65%) JMeter
10 19 (20.65%) Bugzilla
10 19 (20.65%) TortoiseSVN
11 10 (10.87%) Cucumber
11 10 (10.87%) Git (software)
12 9 (9.78%) Visual Studio
13 6 (6.52%) JBehave
14 5 (5.43%) Hudson
15 4 (4.35%) Mercurial
15 4 (4.35%) eggPlant
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (43.48%) Developer
2 15 (16.30%) Analyst
3 13 (14.13%) Architect
3 13 (14.13%) Java Architect
4 12 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 9 (9.78%) Scala Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Tester
6 8 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Business Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Product Owner
10 3 (3.26%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (2.17%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.17%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (54.35%) Web Services
2 28 (30.43%) .NET
3 22 (23.91%) XML
4 21 (22.83%) .NET Framework
5 20 (21.74%) Akka
5 20 (21.74%) Play Framework
6 19 (20.65%) SVG
6 19 (20.65%) Batik
7 15 (16.30%) REST
8 14 (15.22%) SOAP
9 13 (14.13%) ASP.NET
9 13 (14.13%) HTML
10 12 (13.04%) Spring
10 12 (13.04%) Java SE
10 12 (13.04%) Struts
10 12 (13.04%) XSLT
10 12 (13.04%) MyBatis
11 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (7.61%) RESTful
13 6 (6.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.74%) Open Source
2 15 (16.30%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.52%) GIS
4 4 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.26%) User Experience
6 2 (2.17%) iSeries
6 2 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (2.17%) W3C
6 2 (2.17%) AS400
7 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) UNIX
2 3 (3.26%) Android
2 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (90.22%) TDD
2 80 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (42.39%) Scrum
4 25 (27.17%) OO
5 23 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 21 (22.83%) Test Management
6 21 (22.83%) Kanban
6 21 (22.83%) Automation Testing
7 19 (20.65%) Load Testing
7 19 (20.65%) Software Testing
7 19 (20.65%) Web Development
7 19 (20.65%) Process Management
8 18 (19.57%) Automated Testing
9 16 (17.39%) SOA
10 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (13.04%) MVC
12 10 (10.87%) CRM
12 10 (10.87%) Test Automation
13 8 (8.70%) Migration
14 7 (7.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 67 (72.83%) Java
2 32 (34.78%) C#
3 28 (30.43%) Scala
4 25 (27.17%) SQL
5 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.43%) Groovy
6 4 (4.35%) Ruby
7 3 (3.26%) PHP
7 3 (3.26%) Python
8 2 (2.17%) XQuery
8 2 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (33.70%) Security Cleared
2 27 (29.35%) SC Cleared
3 19 (20.65%) ISEB
3 19 (20.65%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 22 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) IBM
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.70%) Sitecore
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle
4 2 (2.17%) HP
4 2 (2.17%) Informatica
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