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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 31 36 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.25% 5.01% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 5.86% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 5
Median daily rate £488 £325 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £323 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £375 £340
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 £42.50 - -

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
369 444 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.04% 85.55% 73.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 338 262
Median daily rate £400 £326 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.60% -13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 15
Median hourly rate £28.75 £47.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% +108.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 - 12 £488 -
Cardiff -7 3 £700 +115.38% 3
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 86 (100.00%) TDD
2 78 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (58.14%) Java
4 44 (51.16%) Scrum
5 37 (43.02%) Kanban
6 27 (31.40%) OWASP
7 26 (30.23%) JSON
8 25 (29.07%) HTTP
9 24 (27.91%) Web Development
9 24 (27.91%) Relational Database
9 24 (27.91%) Secure Coding
10 21 (24.42%) Scala
11 20 (23.26%) RESTful
12 19 (22.09%) Open Source
13 18 (20.93%) DevOps
14 17 (19.77%) Elasticsearch
14 17 (19.77%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (19.77%) Python
15 16 (18.60%) Cucumber
16 15 (17.44%) NoSQL
16 15 (17.44%) HTML
17 14 (16.28%) CSS
17 14 (16.28%) Selenium
17 14 (16.28%) Software Engineering
18 13 (15.12%) QA
18 13 (15.12%) REST
19 12 (13.95%) Hadoop
20 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
20 11 (12.79%) Performance Testing
20 11 (12.79%) Jenkins

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 17 (19.77%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.81%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.49%) Confluence
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) PaaS
2 6 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.07%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.91%) Relational Database
2 15 (17.44%) NoSQL
3 12 (13.95%) Hadoop
4 8 (9.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (6.98%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.49%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.16%) Big Data
7 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.16%) HBase
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Cucumber
2 14 (16.28%) Selenium
3 11 (12.79%) Jenkins
4 10 (11.63%) SpecFlow
5 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.98%) JIRA
7 3 (3.49%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.49%) JUnit
7 3 (3.49%) Mocha
7 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.49%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.33%) DbUnit
8 2 (2.33%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (2.33%) jMock
8 2 (2.33%) Maven
8 2 (2.33%) Mockito
8 2 (2.33%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.16%) JBehave
9 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.16%) MSTest
General
1 10 (11.63%) Publishing
2 6 (6.98%) Finance
3 5 (5.81%) Marketing
4 4 (4.65%) Electronics
4 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 57 (66.28%) Developer
2 27 (31.40%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Scala Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) QA Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) Agile Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Agile Java Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Elasticsearch Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.65%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Java Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.23%) JSON
2 20 (23.26%) RESTful
3 15 (17.44%) HTML
4 14 (16.28%) CSS
5 13 (15.12%) REST
6 10 (11.63%) Web Services
7 8 (9.30%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.81%) Node.js
8 5 (5.81%) Spring
8 5 (5.81%) Swagger
9 4 (4.65%) CSS3
9 4 (4.65%) HTML5
9 4 (4.65%) jQuery
10 3 (3.49%) D3.js
10 3 (3.49%) Handlebars
10 3 (3.49%) Highcharts JS
10 3 (3.49%) Play Framework
10 3 (3.49%) Sass
10 3 (3.49%) SOAP
10 3 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
1 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (3.49%) User Experience
1 3 (3.49%) Visualisation
2 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.16%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Linux
2 3 (3.49%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) TDD
2 78 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (51.16%) Scrum
4 37 (43.02%) Kanban
5 27 (31.40%) OWASP
6 24 (27.91%) Secure Coding
6 24 (27.91%) Web Development
7 19 (22.09%) Open Source
8 18 (20.93%) DevOps
9 17 (19.77%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (16.28%) Software Engineering
11 11 (12.79%) Performance Testing
11 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
12 10 (11.63%) API Testing
12 10 (11.63%) User Stories
13 9 (10.47%) High Availability
14 8 (9.30%) API Design
14 8 (9.30%) API Development
14 8 (9.30%) Front End Development
14 8 (9.30%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 50 (58.14%) Java
2 21 (24.42%) Scala
3 17 (19.77%) Python
4 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.98%) Go
6 5 (5.81%) Ruby
7 3 (3.49%) SQL
8 1 (1.16%) C#
8 1 (1.16%) R
8 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.16%) WAI
3 1 (1.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Ansible
1 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (8.14%) Oracle
1 7 (8.14%) SAP
2 6 (6.98%) Cloudera
3 3 (3.49%) HP
3 3 (3.49%) Teradata
4 1 (1.16%) Google
4 1 (1.16%) Hortonworks
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Austin Fraser
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