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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 27 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 47 75 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.06% 9.99% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.95% 13.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
591 563 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.16% 74.97% 69.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 359 166
Average daily rate £365 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 10
Average hourly rate £17.46 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.16% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.45 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £19.10
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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -5 41 £400 -11.11% 3
West Wales -13 5 £463 +2.77%
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (86.79%) TDD
3 45 (84.91%) Scrum
4 40 (75.47%) .NET
5 29 (54.72%) SQL Server
5 29 (54.72%) Java
6 25 (47.17%) C#
7 24 (45.28%) .NET Framework
7 24 (45.28%) Security Cleared
7 24 (45.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (41.51%) SC Cleared
9 21 (39.62%) Selenium
10 20 (37.74%) Unit Testing
10 20 (37.74%) Test Scripting
10 20 (37.74%) JMeter
11 19 (35.85%) XML
12 18 (33.96%) Web Services
12 18 (33.96%) ASP.NET
12 18 (33.96%) REST
13 17 (32.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (32.08%) Visual Studio
13 17 (32.08%) SOAP
13 17 (32.08%) MVC
14 16 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (28.30%) Cucumber
15 15 (28.30%) IIS
16 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
16 14 (26.42%) ISEB
16 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
17 13 (24.53%) Test-First Development

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 15 (28.30%) IIS
2 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.43%) JBoss
4 2 (3.77%) WildFly
5 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.89%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.89%) CMS
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.89%) Lync
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Magento
1 3 (5.66%) Shopify
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (54.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) MS Access
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (45.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (39.62%) Selenium
3 20 (37.74%) JMeter
4 17 (32.08%) Visual Studio
5 15 (28.30%) Cucumber
6 13 (24.53%) SpecFlow
7 8 (15.09%) JUnit
8 7 (13.21%) TestNG
8 7 (13.21%) Subversion
8 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
8 7 (13.21%) WebDriver
9 6 (11.32%) JIRA
9 6 (11.32%) Bugzilla
10 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
11 3 (5.66%) XMLUnit
12 2 (3.77%) NUnit
13 1 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (3.77%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Developer
2 19 (35.85%) Tester
3 17 (32.08%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Java Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Magento Developer
6 3 (5.66%) PHP Magento Developer
6 3 (5.66%) PHP Developer
7 2 (3.77%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Scala Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (3.77%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (75.47%) .NET
2 24 (45.28%) .NET Framework
3 19 (35.85%) XML
4 18 (33.96%) ASP.NET
4 18 (33.96%) REST
4 18 (33.96%) Web Services
5 17 (32.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (32.08%) SOAP
6 5 (9.43%) J2EE
6 5 (9.43%) Hibernate
7 4 (7.55%) HTML
7 4 (7.55%) HTML5
8 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.89%) jQuery
8 1 (1.89%) CSS3
8 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.89%) MyBatis
8 1 (1.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Client/Server
1 6 (11.32%) Open Source
2 1 (1.89%) User Experience
2 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (86.79%) TDD
3 45 (84.91%) Scrum
4 20 (37.74%) Unit Testing
4 20 (37.74%) Test Scripting
5 17 (32.08%) MVC
6 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Test-First Development
8 7 (13.21%) Load Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Test Management
9 6 (11.32%) Automation Testing
10 4 (7.55%) OO
11 3 (5.66%) CRM
11 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
12 2 (3.77%) Project Management
12 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
13 1 (1.89%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) Java
2 25 (47.17%) C#
3 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) Scala
4 3 (5.66%) Ruby
4 3 (5.66%) PHP
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) C++
6 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (45.28%) Security Cleared
2 22 (41.51%) SC Cleared
3 14 (26.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Perforce
3 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
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