The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 23 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 63 82 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.06% 10.02% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.06% 12.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 56 65 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
626 637 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.05% 77.87% 72.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 411 192
Average daily rate £365 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 10
Average hourly rate £13.70 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.20% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £14.10 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £52.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Wales region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Wales

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Wales region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

BDD
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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
South Wales 0 56 £400 -11.11% 3
West Wales -9 4 £494 +9.72%
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 63 (92.65%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (85.29%) Scrum
3 57 (83.82%) TDD
4 53 (77.94%) .NET
5 43 (63.24%) SQL Server
6 38 (55.88%) C#
7 35 (51.47%) .NET Framework
8 34 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (48.53%) Security Cleared
9 33 (48.53%) MVC
10 32 (47.06%) Java
10 32 (47.06%) Web Services
11 31 (45.59%) ASP.NET
12 30 (44.12%) Visual Studio
12 30 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (42.65%) SC Cleared
14 28 (41.18%) REST
15 27 (39.71%) SOAP
15 27 (39.71%) IIS
15 27 (39.71%) XML
16 26 (38.24%) Unit Testing
17 24 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (30.88%) Selenium
19 20 (29.41%) Test Scripting
19 20 (29.41%) JMeter
20 15 (22.06%) Cucumber
21 14 (20.59%) Regression Testing
21 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
21 14 (20.59%) ISEB
22 13 (19.12%) Test-First Development

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (39.71%) IIS
2 9 (13.24%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.29%) JBoss
4 4 (5.88%) FileNet
5 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.94%) WildFly
7 1 (1.47%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.47%) CMS
7 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.47%) Lync
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Shopify
1 1 (1.47%) Magento
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (63.24%) SQL Server
2 24 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) MS Access
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (44.12%) Visual Studio
3 21 (30.88%) Selenium
4 20 (29.41%) JMeter
5 15 (22.06%) Cucumber
6 13 (19.12%) SpecFlow
7 12 (17.65%) JIRA
8 9 (13.24%) Subversion
9 7 (10.29%) JUnit
9 7 (10.29%) WebDriver
9 7 (10.29%) TestNG
9 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
10 6 (8.82%) Bugzilla
11 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
12 4 (5.88%) Eclipse
13 2 (2.94%) NUnit
14 1 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
14 1 (1.47%) XMLUnit
General
1 11 (16.18%) Back Office
2 1 (1.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (63.24%) Developer
2 29 (42.65%) .NET Developer
3 19 (27.94%) Tester
4 11 (16.18%) Java Developer
5 8 (11.76%) Analyst
5 8 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.94%) SOA Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Junior
9 2 (2.94%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.94%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.94%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Junior Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Junior Java Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Scala Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (77.94%) .NET
2 35 (51.47%) .NET Framework
3 32 (47.06%) Web Services
4 31 (45.59%) ASP.NET
5 30 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (41.18%) REST
7 27 (39.71%) SOAP
7 27 (39.71%) XML
8 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (13.24%) HTML
9 9 (13.24%) HTML5
10 8 (11.76%) CSS3
10 8 (11.76%) CSS
11 6 (8.82%) RESTful
12 5 (7.35%) Hibernate
12 5 (7.35%) J2EE
12 5 (7.35%) jQuery
12 5 (7.35%) Spring
13 4 (5.88%) Drools
13 4 (5.88%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) User Experience
1 6 (8.82%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.47%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (92.65%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (85.29%) Scrum
3 57 (83.82%) TDD
4 33 (48.53%) MVC
5 26 (38.24%) Unit Testing
6 20 (29.41%) Test Scripting
7 14 (20.59%) Regression Testing
8 13 (19.12%) Test-First Development
9 7 (10.29%) Load Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Automation Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Test Management
10 6 (8.82%) Open Source
10 6 (8.82%) SOA
11 4 (5.88%) BPEL
11 4 (5.88%) Workflow
12 3 (4.41%) CRM
13 2 (2.94%) Automated Testing
13 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (2.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.88%) C#
2 32 (47.06%) Java
3 11 (16.18%) SQL
4 6 (8.82%) Scala
5 2 (2.94%) Ruby
5 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (48.53%) Security Cleared
2 29 (42.65%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.59%) ISEB
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
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