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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 42 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 35 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.42% 0.80% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.63% 1.23% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 2 6
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£350 £358 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +14.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
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
622 326 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.54% 65.33% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 177 190
Average daily rate £350 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 17
Average hourly rate £21.91 £16.16 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.58% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £81.50 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -6 24 £338 -5.59% 1
North Wales - - - - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 70 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (83.75%) TDD
3 49 (61.25%) Java
4 47 (58.75%) Subversion
5 45 (56.25%) Scrum
5 45 (56.25%) Selenium
6 37 (46.25%) C#
7 36 (45.00%) Security Cleared
8 35 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (41.25%) SC Cleared
9 33 (41.25%) .NET
9 33 (41.25%) JUnit
10 32 (40.00%) SharePoint
11 30 (37.50%) JIRA
12 29 (36.25%) Jenkins
13 28 (35.00%) Web Services
14 27 (33.75%) SQL
15 26 (32.50%) .NET Framework
15 26 (32.50%) Open Source
16 25 (31.25%) WebDriver
17 24 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
17 24 (30.00%) Kanban
17 24 (30.00%) XML
18 23 (28.75%) Test Management
18 23 (28.75%) Test Scripting
19 22 (27.50%) Load Testing
19 22 (27.50%) TortoiseSVN
19 22 (27.50%) Automation Testing
19 22 (27.50%) ISEB
19 22 (27.50%) ISTQB

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 32 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 17 (21.25%) FileNet
2 17 (21.25%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (7.50%) CMS
4 4 (5.00%) ArcGIS
5 2 (2.50%) Lync
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.50%) JBoss
5 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.50%) SaaS
2 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) SSL
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.00%) MS Access
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.50%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (58.75%) Subversion
2 45 (56.25%) Selenium
3 35 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (41.25%) JUnit
5 30 (37.50%) JIRA
6 29 (36.25%) Jenkins
7 25 (31.25%) WebDriver
8 22 (27.50%) TortoiseSVN
8 22 (27.50%) Bugzilla
9 17 (21.25%) JMeter
10 16 (20.00%) Ant
10 16 (20.00%) Maven
10 16 (20.00%) TestNG
11 12 (15.00%) Visual Studio
12 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
13 7 (8.75%) Cucumber
14 5 (6.25%) Hudson
15 4 (5.00%) QUnit
15 4 (5.00%) Jasmine
15 4 (5.00%) Sinon.JS
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Publishing
2 1 (1.25%) Banking
2 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (46.25%) Developer
2 18 (22.50%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.75%) Tester
4 13 (16.25%) Analyst
5 11 (13.75%) Architect
6 9 (11.25%) Test Analyst
6 9 (11.25%) Technical Architect
7 8 (10.00%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Java Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.75%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (41.25%) .NET
2 28 (35.00%) Web Services
3 26 (32.50%) .NET Framework
4 24 (30.00%) XML
5 21 (26.25%) HTML
6 20 (25.00%) Spring
6 20 (25.00%) REST
7 19 (23.75%) Java SE
8 17 (21.25%) Struts
8 17 (21.25%) XSLT
8 17 (21.25%) MyBatis
9 15 (18.75%) ASP.NET
10 11 (13.75%) CSS
10 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (13.75%) HTML5
11 10 (12.50%) jQuery
11 10 (12.50%) CSS3
12 8 (10.00%) Ajax
13 7 (8.75%) SOAP
13 7 (8.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Open Source
2 17 (21.25%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.00%) User Experience
3 4 (5.00%) GIS
4 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.50%) iSeries
5 2 (2.50%) W3C
5 2 (2.50%) AS400
6 1 (1.25%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.25%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.25%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) Social Network
6 1 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) UNIX
3 2 (2.50%) Android
3 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (83.75%) TDD
3 45 (56.25%) Scrum
4 24 (30.00%) Kanban
5 23 (28.75%) Test Management
5 23 (28.75%) Test Scripting
6 22 (27.50%) Load Testing
6 22 (27.50%) Software Testing
6 22 (27.50%) Automation Testing
7 17 (21.25%) MVC
8 16 (20.00%) SOA
9 14 (17.50%) Automated Testing
10 11 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (13.75%) Mentoring
11 10 (12.50%) Project Management
12 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management
12 9 (11.25%) OO
13 8 (10.00%) CRM
14 7 (8.75%) Technical Architecture
14 7 (8.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 49 (61.25%) Java
2 37 (46.25%) C#
3 27 (33.75%) SQL
4 16 (20.00%) Scala
5 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.75%) Ruby
7 5 (6.25%) Python
8 4 (5.00%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) C++
9 1 (1.25%) XQuery
9 1 (1.25%) XPath
9 1 (1.25%) Groovy
9 1 (1.25%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 36 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (41.25%) SC Cleared
3 22 (27.50%) ISEB
3 22 (27.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) IBM
2 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.50%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) VMware
5 2 (2.50%) Informatica
6 1 (1.25%) Perforce
6 1 (1.25%) HP
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago