The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 39 50 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 22 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.73% 2.51% 7.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 3.16% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 40
Median daily rate £475 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £292 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
459 697 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.33% 79.57% 80.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 486 422
Median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.40% -39.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £9.35 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £32.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

BDD Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

BDD
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
South Wales +16 16 £475 +18.75% 5
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for BDD.

1 48 (97.96%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (89.80%) TDD
3 42 (85.71%) .NET
4 36 (73.47%) Visual Studio
5 35 (71.43%) Scrum
6 32 (65.31%) Test-First Development
7 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
8 26 (53.06%) C#
9 25 (51.02%) HTML
9 25 (51.02%) CSS
9 25 (51.02%) Web Development
9 25 (51.02%) Unit Testing
10 24 (48.98%) jQuery
10 24 (48.98%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (48.98%) WCF
10 24 (48.98%) NUnit
10 24 (48.98%) MVC
10 24 (48.98%) MSTest
10 24 (48.98%) HTML5
10 24 (48.98%) MbUnit
10 24 (48.98%) CSS3
10 24 (48.98%) KnockoutJS
10 24 (48.98%) ATDD
10 24 (48.98%) AngularJS
10 24 (48.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (48.98%) TypeScript
11 23 (46.94%) DevOps
11 23 (46.94%) Selenium
12 20 (40.82%) SpecFlow
12 20 (40.82%) Finance

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in 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 2 (4.08%) CMS
1 2 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (4.08%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) Couchbase
2 8 (16.33%) MongoDB
2 8 (16.33%) NoSQL
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (73.47%) Visual Studio
2 24 (48.98%) MbUnit
2 24 (48.98%) MSTest
2 24 (48.98%) NUnit
3 23 (46.94%) Selenium
4 20 (40.82%) SpecFlow
5 15 (30.61%) WebDriver
6 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
8 11 (22.45%) JMeter
9 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
9 8 (16.33%) TeamCity
10 7 (14.29%) Mercurial
11 3 (6.12%) Subversion
12 2 (4.08%) JUnit
12 2 (4.08%) TestNG
13 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (40.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Developer
2 18 (36.73%) Senior Developer
3 17 (34.69%) Agile Developer
3 17 (34.69%) Senior Agile Developer
4 8 (16.33%) .NET Developer
4 8 (16.33%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.04%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (85.71%) .NET
2 25 (51.02%) CSS
2 25 (51.02%) HTML
3 24 (48.98%) AngularJS
3 24 (48.98%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (48.98%) CSS3
3 24 (48.98%) HTML5
3 24 (48.98%) jQuery
3 24 (48.98%) KnockoutJS
3 24 (48.98%) WCF
4 13 (26.53%) Gherkin
5 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.12%) Middleware
6 3 (6.12%) REST
6 3 (6.12%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.04%) Django
7 1 (2.04%) Memcached
7 1 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (89.80%) TDD
3 35 (71.43%) Scrum
4 32 (65.31%) Test-First Development
5 25 (51.02%) Unit Testing
5 25 (51.02%) Web Development
6 24 (48.98%) ATDD
6 24 (48.98%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (48.98%) MVC
7 23 (46.94%) DevOps
8 16 (32.65%) Mentoring
9 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
10 10 (20.41%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Kanban
12 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
12 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
13 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
14 3 (6.12%) Data Modelling
14 3 (6.12%) Open Source
14 3 (6.12%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 26 (53.06%) C#
3 24 (48.98%) TypeScript
4 18 (36.73%) Java
5 4 (8.16%) Python
6 3 (6.12%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) SQL
8 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) ISEB
2 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SDET
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Alterian
2 2 (4.08%) Sitecore
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