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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 41 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 34 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.41% 0.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.94% 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 0
Average daily rate
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£385 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
572 397 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 74.19% 71.92% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 265 244
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Average hourly rate £21.86 £15.29 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.93% -59.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.33 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £17.08 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 +17 29 £350 -11.94% 5
North Wales - - - - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 114 (89.76%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (85.04%) TDD
3 93 (73.23%) Java
4 63 (49.61%) Web Services
5 51 (40.16%) Selenium
6 48 (37.80%) Subversion
6 48 (37.80%) Scrum
7 45 (35.43%) Scala
8 42 (33.07%) JUnit
9 39 (30.71%) .NET
10 37 (29.13%) JIRA
11 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
12 35 (27.56%) C#
13 34 (26.77%) OO
14 33 (25.98%) SharePoint
15 32 (25.20%) SC Cleared
15 32 (25.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 32 (25.20%) Jenkins
16 31 (24.41%) WebDriver
17 30 (23.62%) Akka
17 30 (23.62%) Play Framework
17 30 (23.62%) SQL
18 28 (22.05%) Maven
18 28 (22.05%) Web Development
18 28 (22.05%) Process Management
19 27 (21.26%) SVG
19 27 (21.26%) XML
19 27 (21.26%) Batik
19 27 (21.26%) Cloud Computing
19 27 (21.26%) CouchDB

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (25.98%) SharePoint
2 17 (13.39%) WebSphere
2 17 (13.39%) FileNet
3 8 (6.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (6.30%) CMS
4 3 (2.36%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.36%) Lync
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (21.26%) Cloud Computing
1 27 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) HTTP
2 2 (1.57%) SSL
2 2 (1.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.26%) CouchDB
2 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.09%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.36%) MS Access
6 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (40.16%) Selenium
2 48 (37.80%) Subversion
3 42 (33.07%) JUnit
4 37 (29.13%) JIRA
5 32 (25.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (25.20%) Jenkins
6 31 (24.41%) WebDriver
7 28 (22.05%) Maven
8 26 (20.47%) Ant
9 23 (18.11%) TestNG
10 22 (17.32%) TortoiseSVN
10 22 (17.32%) JMeter
10 22 (17.32%) Bugzilla
11 12 (9.45%) Git (software)
12 11 (8.66%) Cucumber
13 9 (7.09%) Visual Studio
14 7 (5.51%) Jasmine
15 6 (4.72%) Hudson
15 6 (4.72%) JBehave
16 4 (3.15%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (11.81%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Banking
3 2 (1.57%) Games
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (46.46%) Developer
2 29 (22.83%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.54%) Analyst
4 19 (14.96%) Architect
5 17 (13.39%) Scala Developer
6 15 (11.81%) .NET Developer
6 15 (11.81%) Java Architect
7 11 (8.66%) Business Analyst
8 10 (7.87%) Tester
8 10 (7.87%) Test Analyst
9 8 (6.30%) Junior
9 8 (6.30%) Junior Developer
9 8 (6.30%) Junior Java Developer
9 8 (6.30%) Junior .NET Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.72%) Agile Business Analyst
12 5 (3.94%) Technical Architect
13 4 (3.15%) Automation Analyst
13 4 (3.15%) Senior Developer
13 4 (3.15%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (49.61%) Web Services
2 39 (30.71%) .NET
3 30 (23.62%) Akka
3 30 (23.62%) Play Framework
4 27 (21.26%) SVG
4 27 (21.26%) XML
4 27 (21.26%) Batik
5 24 (18.90%) .NET Framework
6 22 (17.32%) Spring
7 19 (14.96%) REST
8 18 (14.17%) HTML
9 17 (13.39%) XSLT
9 17 (13.39%) Struts
9 17 (13.39%) Java SE
9 17 (13.39%) MyBatis
10 14 (11.02%) SOAP
11 13 (10.24%) ASP.NET
12 12 (9.45%) Ajax
12 12 (9.45%) jQuery
13 10 (7.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.11%) Open Source
2 18 (14.17%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.72%) GIS
4 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.36%) User Experience
6 2 (1.57%) iSeries
6 2 (1.57%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.57%) AS400
6 2 (1.57%) W3C
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.51%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) UNIX
3 3 (2.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.36%) Android
4 2 (1.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (89.76%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (85.04%) TDD
3 48 (37.80%) Scrum
4 34 (26.77%) OO
5 28 (22.05%) Web Development
5 28 (22.05%) Process Management
6 26 (20.47%) Test Scripting
7 24 (18.90%) Test Management
7 24 (18.90%) Kanban
7 24 (18.90%) Automation Testing
8 23 (18.11%) Software Testing
8 23 (18.11%) Load Testing
9 20 (15.75%) SOA
10 19 (14.96%) Automated Testing
11 18 (14.17%) MVC
12 16 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (8.66%) Test Automation
13 11 (8.66%) Pair Programming
14 10 (7.87%) CRM
15 9 (7.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 93 (73.23%) Java
2 45 (35.43%) Scala
3 35 (27.56%) C#
4 30 (23.62%) SQL
5 12 (9.45%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.72%) Groovy
6 6 (4.72%) Python
6 6 (4.72%) Ruby
7 4 (3.15%) PHP
8 2 (1.57%) XQuery
8 2 (1.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
2 32 (25.20%) SC Cleared
3 22 (17.32%) ISTQB
3 22 (17.32%) ISEB
4 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (19.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (14.96%) IBM
2 8 (6.30%) Sitecore
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle
4 2 (1.57%) HP
4 2 (1.57%) Informatica
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