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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 46 44 44
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 26 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.75% 0.78% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 1.13% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 7
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£350 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
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
534 354 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.95% 69.14% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 185 214
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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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 -7 17 £325 -18.75% 1
Mid Wales - - - - 1
North Wales - - - - 2
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 50 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (73.33%) TDD
3 36 (60.00%) Scrum
4 30 (50.00%) C#
5 29 (48.33%) Subversion
5 29 (48.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (46.67%) Java
7 27 (45.00%) .NET
8 26 (43.33%) Selenium
9 25 (41.67%) SharePoint
10 23 (38.33%) JIRA
11 22 (36.67%) Jenkins
12 21 (35.00%) Security Cleared
12 21 (35.00%) .NET Framework
13 20 (33.33%) Open Source
14 19 (31.67%) SC Cleared
15 18 (30.00%) WebDriver
16 17 (28.33%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (28.33%) Kanban
16 17 (28.33%) Test Scripting
16 17 (28.33%) MVC
16 17 (28.33%) HTML
17 16 (26.67%) ISEB
17 16 (26.67%) ISTQB
17 16 (26.67%) Software Testing
17 16 (26.67%) Bugzilla
17 16 (26.67%) Load Testing
17 16 (26.67%) Test Management
17 16 (26.67%) TortoiseSVN
18 15 (25.00%) Automation Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.33%) CMS
2 5 (8.33%) FileNet
2 5 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (6.67%) ArcGIS
4 2 (3.33%) Lync
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.33%) JBoss
4 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.00%) Shopify
2 3 (5.00%) Magento
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.67%) MS Access
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (48.33%) Subversion
1 29 (48.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (43.33%) Selenium
3 23 (38.33%) JIRA
4 22 (36.67%) Jenkins
5 18 (30.00%) WebDriver
6 16 (26.67%) Bugzilla
6 16 (26.67%) TortoiseSVN
7 14 (23.33%) JUnit
8 12 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 11 (18.33%) JMeter
10 10 (16.67%) TestNG
11 9 (15.00%) Ant
11 9 (15.00%) Maven
12 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
13 6 (10.00%) Cucumber
14 4 (6.67%) Sinon.JS
14 4 (6.67%) Hudson
14 4 (6.67%) QUnit
14 4 (6.67%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Publishing
2 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Developer
2 12 (20.00%) Tester
3 11 (18.33%) Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) Technical Architect
4 9 (15.00%) Architect
5 8 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 7 (11.67%) Test Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) PHP Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Lead Developer
9 3 (5.00%) PHP Magento Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Magento Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.00%) .NET
2 21 (35.00%) .NET Framework
3 17 (28.33%) HTML
4 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET
4 14 (23.33%) XML
4 14 (23.33%) HTML5
4 14 (23.33%) REST
5 13 (21.67%) Web Services
6 11 (18.33%) CSS
6 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (16.67%) CSS3
7 10 (16.67%) jQuery
8 8 (13.33%) Spring
8 8 (13.33%) Ajax
9 7 (11.67%) Java SE
9 7 (11.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (10.00%) WCF
10 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 6 (10.00%) SOAP
11 5 (8.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Open Source
2 12 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.67%) User Experience
4 3 (5.00%) GIS
4 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.33%) iSeries
5 2 (3.33%) W3C
5 2 (3.33%) AS400
6 1 (1.67%) Social Network
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.67%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.67%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Android
2 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (73.33%) TDD
3 36 (60.00%) Scrum
4 17 (28.33%) Kanban
4 17 (28.33%) Test Scripting
4 17 (28.33%) MVC
5 16 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 16 (26.67%) Load Testing
5 16 (26.67%) Test Management
6 15 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Automated Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Mentoring
8 10 (16.67%) OO
8 10 (16.67%) SOA
8 10 (16.67%) Project Management
9 9 (15.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (11.67%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (11.67%) Pair Programming
10 7 (11.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) C#
2 28 (46.67%) Java
3 14 (23.33%) SQL
3 14 (23.33%) Scala
4 10 (16.67%) Ruby
5 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.67%) PHP
7 5 (8.33%) Python
8 1 (1.67%) C++
8 1 (1.67%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (31.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (26.67%) ISEB
3 16 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (28.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) IBM
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.33%) Informatica
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Perforce
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 20 days ago