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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 49 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.37% 1.16% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 1.57% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 7
Average daily rate £346 £308 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.60% -35.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £255 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £355 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
489 382 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 86.86% 73.60% 77.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 264 189
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 10
Average hourly rate £47.29 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.17% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £31.30 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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
Cardiff +2 13 £330 -12.00% 2
Newport - 7 £465 - 2
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 64 (79.01%) TDD
2 56 (69.14%) MVC
3 55 (67.90%) Scrum
4 51 (62.96%) Git (software)
5 46 (56.79%) Unit Testing
6 45 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (55.56%) REST
7 43 (53.09%) jQuery
7 43 (53.09%) C#
7 43 (53.09%) .NET
7 43 (53.09%) SQL Server
7 43 (53.09%) Visual Studio
8 42 (51.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (49.38%) .NET Framework
10 39 (48.15%) Selenium
10 39 (48.15%) Ajax
11 38 (46.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 37 (45.68%) SOA
12 37 (45.68%) ASP.NET Web API
13 35 (43.21%) Entity Framework
14 33 (40.74%) SQL Server 2012
14 33 (40.74%) WCF
15 32 (39.51%) SpecFlow
16 27 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
17 24 (29.63%) Java
18 23 (28.40%) SQL
19 21 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 21 (25.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 20 (24.69%) Cucumber
20 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 27 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (11.11%) IIS
3 5 (6.17%) Apache Solr
3 5 (6.17%) Node.js
4 2 (2.47%) Apache
4 2 (2.47%) Confluence
4 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.23%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.70%) GitHub
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) HTTP
2 3 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (53.09%) SQL Server
2 42 (51.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (40.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.17%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.17%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.94%) MySQL
6 2 (2.47%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.23%) Jackrabbit
7 1 (1.23%) MS Access
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (62.96%) Git (software)
2 43 (53.09%) Visual Studio
3 39 (48.15%) Selenium
4 38 (46.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (39.51%) SpecFlow
6 20 (24.69%) Cucumber
7 18 (22.22%) Subversion
8 16 (19.75%) JIRA
9 12 (14.81%) Jenkins
10 10 (12.35%) Hudson
10 10 (12.35%) Jasmine
10 10 (12.35%) QUnit
10 10 (12.35%) Sinon.JS
11 8 (9.88%) Trac
12 6 (7.41%) TeamCity
13 4 (4.94%) JBehave
14 3 (3.70%) CruiseControl
14 3 (3.70%) NUnit
14 3 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (2.47%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (16.05%) Back Office
2 6 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 70 (86.42%) Developer
2 42 (51.85%) .NET Developer
3 16 (19.75%) SQL Developer
4 10 (12.35%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (12.35%) C# Developer
5 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 8 (9.88%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Agile Developer
6 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Lead Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Agile C# Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (55.56%) REST
2 43 (53.09%) .NET
2 43 (53.09%) jQuery
3 40 (49.38%) .NET Framework
4 39 (48.15%) Ajax
5 37 (45.68%) ASP.NET Web API
6 35 (43.21%) Entity Framework
7 33 (40.74%) WCF
8 18 (22.22%) CSS
8 18 (22.22%) HTML
9 17 (20.99%) Web Services
10 16 (19.75%) RESTful
11 15 (18.52%) CSS3
11 15 (18.52%) HTML5
12 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
12 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (16.05%) Gherkin
13 8 (9.88%) RequireJS
13 8 (9.88%) XML
14 6 (7.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) W3C
2 5 (6.17%) User Experience
3 4 (4.94%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Android
2 10 (12.35%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.70%) Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.70%) Windows
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (79.01%) TDD
2 56 (69.14%) MVC
3 55 (67.90%) Scrum
4 46 (56.79%) Unit Testing
5 45 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (45.68%) SOA
7 14 (17.28%) OO
8 13 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.05%) OOP
9 6 (7.41%) Project Management
9 6 (7.41%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.17%) Analytics
10 5 (6.17%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.17%) Coaching
10 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.94%) Domain-Driven Design
11 4 (4.94%) Performance Analysis
11 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.70%) Integration Testing
12 3 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.09%) C#
2 24 (29.63%) Java
3 23 (28.40%) SQL
4 19 (23.46%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.41%) Ruby
6 5 (6.17%) Go
6 5 (6.17%) Scala
7 3 (3.70%) Perl
7 3 (3.70%) PHP
7 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.47%) Python
8 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 21 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.47%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.23%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (1.23%) Twitter
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago