The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 50 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.74% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.28% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 38 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £369 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +17.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
539 397 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.64% 70.89% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 255 242
Average daily rate £388 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £19.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
BDD
UK

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 - 42 £438 - 2
West Wales - 9 £488 -
North Wales - - - - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 109 (87.20%) TDD
2 96 (76.80%) Java
3 71 (56.80%) Web Services
4 49 (39.20%) Scala
5 46 (36.80%) Scrum
6 45 (36.00%) Selenium
7 41 (32.80%) Subversion
8 39 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (30.40%) Akka
9 38 (30.40%) Play Framework
10 37 (29.60%) OO
11 36 (28.80%) JUnit
12 35 (28.00%) .NET
12 35 (28.00%) Process Management
12 35 (28.00%) Web Development
13 33 (26.40%) Batik
13 33 (26.40%) SVG
13 33 (26.40%) CouchDB
13 33 (26.40%) Amazon AWS
13 33 (26.40%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
15 28 (22.40%) C#
16 27 (21.60%) SQL
16 27 (21.60%) XML
16 27 (21.60%) JIRA
16 27 (21.60%) SC Cleared
17 26 (20.80%) WebDriver
17 26 (20.80%) SharePoint
18 23 (18.40%) Jenkins
18 23 (18.40%) Team Foundation Server

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 26 (20.80%) SharePoint
2 16 (12.80%) WebSphere
2 16 (12.80%) FileNet
3 10 (8.00%) CMS
3 10 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (4.00%) Lync
4 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.80%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
1 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.40%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (26.40%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) HTTP
1 3 (2.40%) SSL
1 3 (2.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (26.40%) CouchDB
2 9 (7.20%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.40%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (36.00%) Selenium
2 41 (32.80%) Subversion
3 36 (28.80%) JUnit
4 27 (21.60%) JIRA
5 26 (20.80%) WebDriver
6 23 (18.40%) Jenkins
6 23 (18.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (18.40%) Maven
7 21 (16.80%) Ant
8 17 (13.60%) TestNG
9 16 (12.80%) Bugzilla
9 16 (12.80%) JMeter
9 16 (12.80%) TortoiseSVN
10 10 (8.00%) Git (software)
11 9 (7.20%) Cucumber
11 9 (7.20%) JBehave
12 6 (4.80%) Visual Studio
13 5 (4.00%) Mercurial
13 5 (4.00%) Apache Ivy
14 4 (3.20%) eggPlant
General
1 16 (12.80%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Games
4 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (48.00%) Developer
2 31 (24.80%) Java Developer
3 25 (20.00%) Scala Developer
4 21 (16.80%) Architect
5 18 (14.40%) Java Architect
6 16 (12.80%) Analyst
7 13 (10.40%) .NET Developer
8 11 (8.80%) Business Analyst
9 9 (7.20%) Junior
9 9 (7.20%) Junior .NET Developer
9 9 (7.20%) Junior Developer
9 9 (7.20%) Junior Java Developer
10 8 (6.40%) Test Engineer
10 8 (6.40%) Tester
11 6 (4.80%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.80%) Agile Business Analyst
12 5 (4.00%) Test Analyst
13 3 (2.40%) Automated Test Developer
13 3 (2.40%) Automation Tester
13 3 (2.40%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (56.80%) Web Services
2 38 (30.40%) Akka
2 38 (30.40%) Play Framework
3 35 (28.00%) .NET
4 33 (26.40%) Batik
4 33 (26.40%) SVG
5 27 (21.60%) XML
6 23 (18.40%) Spring
7 20 (16.00%) .NET Framework
8 17 (13.60%) REST
9 16 (12.80%) Java SE
9 16 (12.80%) Struts
9 16 (12.80%) XSLT
9 16 (12.80%) MyBatis
10 15 (12.00%) SOAP
11 14 (11.20%) J2EE
11 14 (11.20%) HTML
12 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET
13 8 (6.40%) RESTful
14 7 (5.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) Open Source
2 14 (11.20%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.80%) GIS
4 5 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.40%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.60%) AS400
6 2 (1.60%) iSeries
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.80%) UNIX
2 5 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (0.80%) Android
3 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (87.20%) TDD
2 46 (36.80%) Scrum
3 39 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (29.60%) OO
5 35 (28.00%) Process Management
5 35 (28.00%) Web Development
6 21 (16.80%) SOA
7 20 (16.00%) Test Scripting
8 19 (15.20%) Test Management
8 19 (15.20%) Automation Testing
8 19 (15.20%) Automated Testing
9 18 (14.40%) Kanban
10 17 (13.60%) Software Testing
11 16 (12.80%) Load Testing
11 16 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (10.40%) Test Automation
13 12 (9.60%) MVC
14 11 (8.80%) Pair Programming
15 10 (8.00%) Migration
15 10 (8.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 96 (76.80%) Java
2 49 (39.20%) Scala
3 28 (22.40%) C#
4 27 (21.60%) SQL
5 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.60%) Groovy
7 3 (2.40%) XQuery
7 3 (2.40%) XPath
8 1 (0.80%) Python
8 1 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (21.60%) SC Cleared
3 16 (12.80%) ISTQB
3 16 (12.80%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 20 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (14.40%) IBM
2 10 (8.00%) Sitecore
3 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.00%) Oracle
5 3 (2.40%) HP
6 2 (1.60%) Zend
6 2 (1.60%) Informatica