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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 34 27 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing BDD 50 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.22% 8.03% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.40% 10.04% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 26
Median daily rate £485 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.57% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £323 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
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 £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
676 548 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 84.08% 80.00% 81.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 421 377
Median daily rate £433 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.36% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.68 £11.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £52.03 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -1 45 £486 +21.56% 2
West Wales - 1 £350 - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 100 (97.09%) TDD
2 95 (92.23%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (52.43%) Java
4 52 (50.49%) Scrum
5 37 (35.92%) Kanban
6 30 (29.13%) Web Development
7 29 (28.16%) OWASP
8 27 (26.21%) JSON
8 27 (26.21%) DevOps
9 26 (25.24%) Secure Coding
9 26 (25.24%) Relational Database
9 26 (25.24%) HTTP
10 22 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (21.36%) RESTful
11 21 (20.39%) Scala
12 20 (19.42%) HTML
12 20 (19.42%) Open Source
13 19 (18.45%) CSS
13 19 (18.45%) Selenium
13 19 (18.45%) Software Engineering
14 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
14 17 (16.50%) Cucumber
15 16 (15.53%) NoSQL
15 16 (15.53%) Jenkins
15 16 (15.53%) Test Automation
15 16 (15.53%) QA
16 15 (14.56%) Elasticsearch
16 15 (14.56%) SpecFlow
17 14 (13.59%) JIRA
17 14 (13.59%) JavaScript

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 15 (14.56%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.91%) Confluence
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.97%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.74%) PaaS
2 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.24%) HTTP
2 1 (0.97%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.24%) Relational Database
2 16 (15.53%) NoSQL
3 10 (9.71%) MongoDB
4 9 (8.74%) Hadoop
5 8 (7.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (4.85%) Couchbase
6 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.91%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.97%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.97%) Big Data
8 1 (0.97%) HBase
Development Applications
1 19 (18.45%) Selenium
2 17 (16.50%) Cucumber
3 16 (15.53%) Jenkins
4 15 (14.56%) SpecFlow
5 14 (13.59%) JIRA
6 12 (11.65%) Git (software)
7 10 (9.71%) JIRA Agile
8 5 (4.85%) MbUnit
8 5 (4.85%) Mercurial
8 5 (4.85%) MSTest
8 5 (4.85%) NUnit
8 5 (4.85%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.91%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.91%) JUnit
9 3 (2.91%) Mocha
9 3 (2.91%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.91%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.94%) DbUnit
10 2 (1.94%) Mockito
General
1 10 (9.71%) Publishing
2 6 (5.83%) Finance
3 5 (4.85%) Marketing
4 4 (3.88%) Electronics
4 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 61 (59.22%) Developer
2 28 (27.18%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.62%) Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Agile Scrum Master
4 11 (10.68%) QA Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Scrum Master
5 10 (9.71%) Agile Coach
6 8 (7.77%) Agile Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Scala Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Agile Java Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Architect
8 6 (5.83%) Elasticsearch Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (4.85%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Java Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Quality Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (26.21%) JSON
2 22 (21.36%) RESTful
3 20 (19.42%) HTML
4 19 (18.45%) CSS
5 13 (12.62%) AngularJS
5 13 (12.62%) REST
6 12 (11.65%) Web Services
7 10 (9.71%) Velocity
8 9 (8.74%) CSS3
8 9 (8.74%) HTML5
9 8 (7.77%) jQuery
10 7 (6.80%) Gherkin
11 6 (5.83%) Node.js
11 6 (5.83%) Spring
12 5 (4.85%) .NET
12 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET
12 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (4.85%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (4.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Virtual Team
2 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.91%) User Experience
2 3 (2.91%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.97%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.74%) Linux
2 3 (2.91%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (97.09%) TDD
2 95 (92.23%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (50.49%) Scrum
4 37 (35.92%) Kanban
5 30 (29.13%) Web Development
6 29 (28.16%) OWASP
7 27 (26.21%) DevOps
8 26 (25.24%) Secure Coding
9 22 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (19.42%) Open Source
11 19 (18.45%) Software Engineering
12 16 (15.53%) Test Automation
13 13 (12.62%) User Stories
14 12 (11.65%) Performance Testing
15 11 (10.68%) API Testing
15 11 (10.68%) Waterfall
16 10 (9.71%) Coaching
16 10 (9.71%) Software Testing
17 9 (8.74%) Microservices
17 9 (8.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (52.43%) Java
2 21 (20.39%) Scala
3 14 (13.59%) JavaScript
3 14 (13.59%) Python
4 7 (6.80%) Go
5 5 (4.85%) C#
5 5 (4.85%) Ruby
5 5 (4.85%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.91%) SQL
7 1 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.53%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.97%) WAI
3 1 (0.97%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.97%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) Ansible
1 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.97%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (3.88%) Oracle
1 4 (3.88%) SAP
2 3 (2.91%) Cloudera
2 3 (2.91%) HP
3 1 (0.97%) Google
3 1 (0.97%) Hortonworks