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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 63 31 56
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 42 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.10% 5.83% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 7.61% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 1
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.29% +3.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - -
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
703 552 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.77% 76.67% 72.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 389 287
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.90 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.59% +27.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £65.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -26 17 £493 +24.68% 5
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 72 (87.80%) Scrum
2 71 (86.59%) TDD
3 67 (81.71%) .NET
4 62 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (70.73%) SQL Server
6 52 (63.41%) C#
7 50 (60.98%) .NET Framework
8 48 (58.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 48 (58.54%) MVC
9 45 (54.88%) Visual Studio
9 45 (54.88%) REST
10 41 (50.00%) Unit Testing
11 40 (48.78%) Security Cleared
11 40 (48.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 36 (43.90%) Selenium
13 34 (41.46%) SC Cleared
14 33 (40.24%) Web Services
15 32 (39.02%) Java
16 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET
16 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET MVC
17 28 (34.15%) IIS
18 27 (32.93%) SOAP
18 27 (32.93%) SpecFlow
19 26 (31.71%) XML
19 26 (31.71%) ASP.NET Web API
20 22 (26.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
21 20 (24.39%) JMeter
22 19 (23.17%) SOA
22 19 (23.17%) jQuery

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 28 (34.15%) IIS
2 13 (15.85%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (8.54%) JBoss
3 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.88%) FileNet
5 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.44%) WildFly
7 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (70.73%) SQL Server
2 40 (48.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (23.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (58.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (54.88%) Visual Studio
3 36 (43.90%) Selenium
4 27 (32.93%) SpecFlow
5 20 (24.39%) JMeter
6 19 (23.17%) Git (software)
7 16 (19.51%) Cucumber
8 12 (14.63%) JIRA
9 10 (12.20%) Subversion
10 8 (9.76%) JUnit
11 7 (8.54%) TestNG
11 7 (8.54%) WebDriver
11 7 (8.54%) Jenkins
12 6 (7.32%) Bugzilla
13 4 (4.88%) Eclipse
14 1 (1.22%) NUnit
14 1 (1.22%) CruiseControl
14 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
14 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
14 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (19.51%) Back Office
2 3 (3.66%) Finance
Job Titles
1 56 (68.29%) Developer
2 44 (53.66%) .NET Developer
3 20 (24.39%) Tester
4 10 (12.20%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.66%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (2.44%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Scala Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (2.44%) SOA Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Junior Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Junior Java Developer
9 2 (2.44%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (81.71%) .NET
2 50 (60.98%) .NET Framework
3 45 (54.88%) REST
4 33 (40.24%) Web Services
5 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET
5 31 (37.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 27 (32.93%) SOAP
7 26 (31.71%) XML
7 26 (31.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 19 (23.17%) jQuery
9 18 (21.95%) Entity Framework
10 15 (18.29%) WCF
11 14 (17.07%) Ajax
12 8 (9.76%) HTML
12 8 (9.76%) CSS
13 7 (8.54%) RESTful
13 7 (8.54%) CSS3
13 7 (8.54%) HTML5
14 5 (6.10%) Spring
14 5 (6.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Client/Server
2 5 (6.10%) User Experience
3 1 (1.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) Windows
1 1 (1.22%) Linux
1 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (87.80%) Scrum
2 71 (86.59%) TDD
3 62 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (58.54%) MVC
5 41 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 20 (24.39%) Test Scripting
7 19 (23.17%) SOA
8 14 (17.07%) Regression Testing
9 13 (15.85%) Test-First Development
10 8 (9.76%) Automation Testing
11 7 (8.54%) Load Testing
12 6 (7.32%) Test Management
12 6 (7.32%) Open Source
13 4 (4.88%) BPEL
14 3 (3.66%) Workflow
14 3 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
15 2 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
15 2 (2.44%) Performance Testing
15 2 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
15 2 (2.44%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (63.41%) C#
2 32 (39.02%) Java
3 11 (13.41%) SQL
4 5 (6.10%) Scala
5 2 (2.44%) Ruby
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.22%) SPARQL
6 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (48.78%) Security Cleared
2 34 (41.46%) SC Cleared
3 14 (17.07%) ISEB
4 4 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle
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