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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 12 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 50 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.63% 5.41% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.57% 6.53% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 17
Median daily rate £475 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £416 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £534 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
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
432 567 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.24% 82.89% 76.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 438 322
Median daily rate £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £58.50 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +10 28 £475 -1.04%
Cardiff +30 13 £475 +16.92% 3
Gwent - 1 £423 -
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 59 (92.19%) TDD
2 57 (89.06%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (40.63%) Java
4 25 (39.06%) Scrum
5 23 (35.94%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (34.38%) Selenium
7 21 (32.81%) Test Automation
8 20 (31.25%) Web Development
9 17 (26.56%) QA
9 17 (26.56%) Cucumber
9 17 (26.56%) SpecFlow
10 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 15 (23.44%) HTML
11 15 (23.44%) .NET
11 15 (23.44%) CSS
12 13 (20.31%) OWASP
13 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
13 12 (18.75%) JSON
13 12 (18.75%) HTTP
13 12 (18.75%) Gherkin
13 12 (18.75%) AngularJS
13 12 (18.75%) Open Source
13 12 (18.75%) User Stories
14 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
14 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
14 11 (17.19%) NoSQL
14 11 (17.19%) C#
14 11 (17.19%) Kanban
14 11 (17.19%) Unit Testing
15 10 (15.63%) Performance Testing

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 4 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) Confluence
3 2 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.13%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) NoSQL
1 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.94%) Couchbase
2 7 (10.94%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.38%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) Selenium
2 17 (26.56%) Cucumber
2 17 (26.56%) SpecFlow
3 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
5 10 (15.63%) Visual Studio
6 9 (14.06%) MbUnit
6 9 (14.06%) MSTest
6 9 (14.06%) NUnit
7 7 (10.94%) Mercurial
7 7 (10.94%) TeamCity
8 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
9 5 (7.81%) JIRA
10 3 (4.69%) Jasmine
10 3 (4.69%) Mocha
10 3 (4.69%) Subversion
11 2 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
12 1 (1.56%) JUnit
General
1 10 (15.63%) Publishing
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) Developer
2 16 (25.00%) Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Java Developer
4 10 (15.63%) QA Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Agile Developer
7 4 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Agile Coach
8 3 (4.69%) Agile Scrum Master
8 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Scala Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Scrum Master
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) .NET
1 15 (23.44%) CSS
1 15 (23.44%) HTML
2 12 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 12 (18.75%) Gherkin
2 12 (18.75%) JSON
3 10 (15.63%) REST
4 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (14.06%) CSS3
4 9 (14.06%) HTML5
4 9 (14.06%) jQuery
4 9 (14.06%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (14.06%) RESTful
4 9 (14.06%) WCF
5 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
5 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (6.25%) SOAP
6 4 (6.25%) Web Services
7 3 (4.69%) Middleware
7 3 (4.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.69%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (92.19%) TDD
2 57 (89.06%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (39.06%) Scrum
4 23 (35.94%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (32.81%) Test Automation
6 20 (31.25%) Web Development
7 13 (20.31%) OWASP
8 12 (18.75%) Open Source
8 12 (18.75%) User Stories
9 11 (17.19%) Kanban
9 11 (17.19%) Unit Testing
10 10 (15.63%) API Testing
10 10 (15.63%) DevOps
10 10 (15.63%) Performance Testing
10 10 (15.63%) Secure Coding
11 9 (14.06%) ATDD
11 9 (14.06%) MVC
11 9 (14.06%) Test-First Development
12 8 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
13 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) Java
2 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (17.19%) C#
4 10 (15.63%) Scala
5 9 (14.06%) Python
5 9 (14.06%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.69%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) SQL
8 1 (1.56%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) ISEB
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.56%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle
2 2 (3.13%) Alterian
2 2 (3.13%) Cloudera
2 2 (3.13%) HP
2 2 (3.13%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.56%) Google
3 1 (1.56%) SAP