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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 50 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 23 60 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.61% 7.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 9.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 42 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 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.15%
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
687 608 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.89% 77.06% 71.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 408 232
Average daily rate £365 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 15
Average hourly rate £15.75 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £52.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -22 18 £400 -11.11% 6
West Wales -15 1 £525 +7.69%
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 64 (92.75%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (85.51%) Scrum
3 58 (84.06%) TDD
4 53 (76.81%) .NET
5 43 (62.32%) SQL Server
6 38 (55.07%) C#
7 35 (50.72%) .NET Framework
8 34 (49.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (47.83%) Security Cleared
9 33 (47.83%) Java
9 33 (47.83%) Web Services
9 33 (47.83%) MVC
10 31 (44.93%) ASP.NET
11 30 (43.48%) Visual Studio
11 30 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (42.03%) SC Cleared
12 29 (42.03%) REST
13 27 (39.13%) SOAP
13 27 (39.13%) IIS
14 26 (37.68%) XML
15 25 (36.23%) Unit Testing
16 24 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (31.88%) Selenium
18 20 (28.99%) Test Scripting
18 20 (28.99%) JMeter
19 16 (23.19%) Cucumber
20 14 (20.29%) Regression Testing
20 14 (20.29%) ISEB
20 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
21 13 (18.84%) Test-First Development

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (39.13%) IIS
2 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.14%) JBoss
4 4 (5.80%) FileNet
5 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.90%) WildFly
7 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.45%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.45%) CMS
7 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.45%) Lync
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (62.32%) SQL Server
2 24 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) MS Access
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (49.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (43.48%) Visual Studio
3 22 (31.88%) Selenium
4 20 (28.99%) JMeter
5 16 (23.19%) Cucumber
6 13 (18.84%) SpecFlow
7 12 (17.39%) JIRA
8 10 (14.49%) Subversion
9 8 (11.59%) JUnit
10 7 (10.14%) TestNG
10 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
10 7 (10.14%) WebDriver
11 6 (8.70%) Git (software)
11 6 (8.70%) Bugzilla
12 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
13 2 (2.90%) NUnit
14 1 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
14 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (15.94%) Back Office
2 2 (2.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (60.87%) Developer
2 29 (42.03%) .NET Developer
3 20 (28.99%) Tester
4 11 (15.94%) Java Developer
5 8 (11.59%) Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Scala Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (2.90%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Junior Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Junior Java Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Junior
8 2 (2.90%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.90%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (76.81%) .NET
2 35 (50.72%) .NET Framework
3 33 (47.83%) Web Services
4 31 (44.93%) ASP.NET
5 30 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (42.03%) REST
7 27 (39.13%) SOAP
8 26 (37.68%) XML
9 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (11.59%) CSS3
10 8 (11.59%) HTML5
10 8 (11.59%) HTML
10 8 (11.59%) CSS
11 6 (8.70%) RESTful
12 5 (7.25%) J2EE
12 5 (7.25%) jQuery
12 5 (7.25%) Hibernate
12 5 (7.25%) Spring
13 4 (5.80%) Drools
13 4 (5.80%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Client/Server
1 6 (8.70%) User Experience
2 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (92.75%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (85.51%) Scrum
3 58 (84.06%) TDD
4 33 (47.83%) MVC
5 25 (36.23%) Unit Testing
6 20 (28.99%) Test Scripting
7 14 (20.29%) Regression Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Test-First Development
9 7 (10.14%) Load Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Automation Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Test Management
10 6 (8.70%) Open Source
10 6 (8.70%) SOA
11 4 (5.80%) Workflow
11 4 (5.80%) BPEL
12 3 (4.35%) CRM
12 3 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
13 2 (2.90%) User Stories
13 2 (2.90%) Project Management
13 2 (2.90%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.07%) C#
2 33 (47.83%) Java
3 12 (17.39%) SQL
4 6 (8.70%) Scala
5 2 (2.90%) Ruby
5 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) SPARQL
6 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 29 (42.03%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.29%) ISEB
4 4 (5.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) Sitecore