The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK / Wales
Rank 48 42 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.52% 4.49% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 5.28% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 9
Median daily rate £494 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £323 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £375 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £409 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
515 492 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 81.10% 84.97% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 368 316
Median daily rate £400 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 18
Median hourly rate £28.75 £47.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.20% +110.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £13.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Wales region.

BDD Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -4 14 £494 +51.92% 3
West Wales - 1 £413 - 2
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for BDD.

1 100 (99.01%) TDD
2 93 (92.08%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (55.45%) Scrum
4 55 (54.46%) Java
5 40 (39.60%) Kanban
6 29 (28.71%) OWASP
7 28 (27.72%) JSON
8 26 (25.74%) Web Development
8 26 (25.74%) HTTP
8 26 (25.74%) Relational Database
8 26 (25.74%) Secure Coding
9 23 (22.77%) DevOps
10 22 (21.78%) RESTful
11 21 (20.79%) Scala
12 20 (19.80%) Open Source
13 19 (18.81%) Software Engineering
14 18 (17.82%) Security Cleared
14 18 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (17.82%) Cucumber
14 18 (17.82%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (16.83%) Python
15 17 (16.83%) HTML
16 16 (15.84%) CSS
16 16 (15.84%) Selenium
17 15 (14.85%) QA
17 15 (14.85%) NoSQL
18 14 (13.86%) JIRA
19 13 (12.87%) REST
20 12 (11.88%) Jenkins
20 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (17.82%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.95%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.95%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.97%) Confluence
4 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) PaaS
2 6 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.74%) Relational Database
2 15 (14.85%) NoSQL
3 12 (11.88%) Hadoop
4 8 (7.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.94%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.97%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.99%) Big Data
7 1 (0.99%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.99%) HBase
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (17.82%) Cucumber
2 16 (15.84%) Selenium
3 14 (13.86%) JIRA
4 12 (11.88%) Jenkins
5 11 (10.89%) SpecFlow
6 10 (9.90%) JIRA Agile
7 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.96%) JUnit
9 3 (2.97%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.97%) Mocha
9 3 (2.97%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.97%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.98%) DbUnit
10 2 (1.98%) JBehave
10 2 (1.98%) jMock
10 2 (1.98%) Maven
10 2 (1.98%) Mockito
10 2 (1.98%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.90%) Publishing
2 6 (5.94%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Marketing
4 4 (3.96%) Electronics
4 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 61 (60.40%) Developer
2 29 (28.71%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.89%) Agile Scrum Master
3 11 (10.89%) Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) QA Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) Scala Developer
3 11 (10.89%) Scrum Master
4 10 (9.90%) Agile Coach
5 9 (8.91%) Agile Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Architect
8 6 (5.94%) Elasticsearch Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (4.95%) Java Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Quality Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.72%) JSON
2 22 (21.78%) RESTful
3 17 (16.83%) HTML
4 16 (15.84%) CSS
5 13 (12.87%) REST
6 12 (11.88%) Web Services
7 10 (9.90%) Velocity
8 9 (8.91%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.94%) Node.js
9 6 (5.94%) Spring
10 5 (4.95%) CSS3
10 5 (4.95%) HTML5
10 5 (4.95%) Swagger
11 4 (3.96%) jQuery
12 3 (2.97%) D3.js
12 3 (2.97%) Highcharts JS
12 3 (2.97%) J2EE
12 3 (2.97%) Play Framework
12 3 (2.97%) Sass
12 3 (2.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Virtual Team
2 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.97%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.97%) User Experience
3 3 (2.97%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.99%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.91%) Linux
2 3 (2.97%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (99.01%) TDD
2 93 (92.08%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (55.45%) Scrum
4 40 (39.60%) Kanban
5 29 (28.71%) OWASP
6 26 (25.74%) Secure Coding
6 26 (25.74%) Web Development
7 23 (22.77%) DevOps
8 20 (19.80%) Open Source
9 19 (18.81%) Software Engineering
10 18 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (11.88%) Performance Testing
11 12 (11.88%) Test Automation
12 11 (10.89%) API Testing
12 11 (10.89%) User Stories
12 11 (10.89%) Waterfall
13 10 (9.90%) Coaching
13 10 (9.90%) Microservices
13 10 (9.90%) Software Testing
14 9 (8.91%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 55 (54.46%) Java
2 21 (20.79%) Scala
3 17 (16.83%) Python
4 10 (9.90%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.93%) Go
6 5 (4.95%) Ruby
7 4 (3.96%) SQL
8 1 (0.99%) C#
8 1 (0.99%) R
8 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (17.82%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.85%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.99%) WAI
3 1 (0.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Ansible
1 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (6.93%) Oracle
1 7 (6.93%) SAP
2 6 (5.94%) Cloudera
3 3 (2.97%) HP
3 3 (2.97%) Teradata
4 1 (0.99%) Google
4 1 (0.99%) Hortonworks
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
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