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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 37 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 45 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.59% 0.85% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 1.20% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 3 3
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£350 £398 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +27.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
634 415 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.76% 70.94% 68.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 258 218
Average daily rate £350 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 11
Average hourly rate £19.70 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.07 £22.50 £45.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 +18 36 £339 -14.77% 5
North Wales - - - - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 91 (88.35%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (84.47%) TDD
3 70 (67.96%) Java
4 53 (51.46%) Selenium
5 52 (50.49%) Subversion
6 46 (44.66%) Scrum
6 46 (44.66%) Web Services
7 38 (36.89%) .NET
8 37 (35.92%) C#
8 37 (35.92%) JUnit
8 37 (35.92%) Security Cleared
9 36 (34.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (33.98%) JIRA
11 34 (33.01%) SC Cleared
11 34 (33.01%) Jenkins
11 34 (33.01%) SharePoint
12 31 (30.10%) WebDriver
13 29 (28.16%) Scala
14 28 (27.18%) SQL
15 27 (26.21%) .NET Framework
15 27 (26.21%) Open Source
15 27 (26.21%) HP Quality Center
16 26 (25.24%) Kanban
16 26 (25.24%) Test Management
16 26 (25.24%) Test Scripting
16 26 (25.24%) XML
17 25 (24.27%) Automation Testing
18 24 (23.30%) Load Testing
18 24 (23.30%) TortoiseSVN
18 24 (23.30%) ISEB

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 34 (33.01%) SharePoint
2 17 (16.50%) FileNet
2 17 (16.50%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (6.80%) CMS
4 3 (2.91%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.94%) Lync
5 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.94%) JBoss
5 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.97%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.62%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.94%) SaaS
4 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) HTTP
2 2 (1.94%) SSL
2 2 (1.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.62%) CouchDB
3 9 (8.74%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.91%) MS Access
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (51.46%) Selenium
2 52 (50.49%) Subversion
3 37 (35.92%) JUnit
4 36 (34.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (33.98%) JIRA
6 34 (33.01%) Jenkins
7 31 (30.10%) WebDriver
8 24 (23.30%) TortoiseSVN
8 24 (23.30%) Bugzilla
9 22 (21.36%) Maven
10 21 (20.39%) Ant
11 19 (18.45%) JMeter
12 18 (17.48%) TestNG
13 12 (11.65%) Git (software)
14 11 (10.68%) Visual Studio
15 9 (8.74%) Cucumber
16 6 (5.83%) Hudson
17 4 (3.88%) SoapUI
17 4 (3.88%) QUnit
17 4 (3.88%) Jasmine
General
1 15 (14.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Games
4 1 (0.97%) Local Government
4 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (43.69%) Developer
2 22 (21.36%) Java Developer
3 17 (16.50%) Architect
4 15 (14.56%) Tester
5 14 (13.59%) Analyst
6 11 (10.68%) .NET Developer
6 11 (10.68%) Java Architect
7 9 (8.74%) Test Analyst
8 8 (7.77%) Technical Architect
8 8 (7.77%) Scala Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Junior
11 4 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Junior Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Junior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Junior Java Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Automation Tester
12 3 (2.91%) Automation Analyst
12 3 (2.91%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (44.66%) Web Services
2 38 (36.89%) .NET
3 27 (26.21%) .NET Framework
4 26 (25.24%) XML
5 21 (20.39%) HTML
6 20 (19.42%) Spring
7 19 (18.45%) Java SE
7 19 (18.45%) REST
8 17 (16.50%) Struts
8 17 (16.50%) XSLT
8 17 (16.50%) MyBatis
9 15 (14.56%) ASP.NET
10 14 (13.59%) Akka
10 14 (13.59%) Play Framework
11 13 (12.62%) Batik
11 13 (12.62%) SVG
12 11 (10.68%) SOAP
12 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (9.71%) HTML5
13 10 (9.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.21%) Open Source
2 19 (18.45%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.85%) GIS
4 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.91%) User Experience
4 3 (2.91%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.94%) iSeries
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.94%) AS400
5 2 (1.94%) W3C
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.97%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.97%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.97%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.97%) Social Network
6 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.74%) Linux
2 4 (3.88%) UNIX
3 3 (2.91%) Android
3 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (88.35%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (84.47%) TDD
3 46 (44.66%) Scrum
4 26 (25.24%) Test Management
4 26 (25.24%) Test Scripting
4 26 (25.24%) Kanban
5 25 (24.27%) Automation Testing
6 24 (23.30%) Software Testing
6 24 (23.30%) Load Testing
7 20 (19.42%) OO
8 19 (18.45%) SOA
9 16 (15.53%) MVC
9 16 (15.53%) Automated Testing
10 14 (13.59%) Web Development
10 14 (13.59%) Process Management
10 14 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.71%) Project Management
12 9 (8.74%) CRM
12 9 (8.74%) Configuration Management
12 9 (8.74%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 70 (67.96%) Java
2 37 (35.92%) C#
3 29 (28.16%) Scala
4 28 (27.18%) SQL
5 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.83%) Ruby
7 5 (4.85%) Python
8 4 (3.88%) PHP
8 4 (3.88%) Groovy
9 2 (1.94%) XPath
9 2 (1.94%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 37 (35.92%) Security Cleared
2 34 (33.01%) SC Cleared
3 24 (23.30%) ISEB
3 24 (23.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (26.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) IBM
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.80%) Sitecore
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle
4 2 (1.94%) HP
4 2 (1.94%) Informatica
4 2 (1.94%) VMware
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