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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 31 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing BDD 38 50 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.01% 6.46% 9.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.18% 7.82% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 63
Median daily rate £388 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
414 639 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.38% 82.56% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 428 410
Median daily rate £388 £361 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.48% -6.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 12
Median hourly rate £41.50 £15.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.91% -12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.16 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 35 £388 +10.71% 3
West Wales +10 1 £450 -8.86% 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 48 (90.57%) TDD
2 46 (86.79%) Scrum
3 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (79.25%) .NET
5 37 (69.81%) Visual Studio
6 27 (50.94%) C#
6 27 (50.94%) MVC
6 27 (50.94%) Unit Testing
7 25 (47.17%) WCF
7 25 (47.17%) jQuery
7 25 (47.17%) Test-First Development
7 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (43.40%) Selenium
9 21 (39.62%) SpecFlow
9 21 (39.62%) Finance
9 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
10 20 (37.74%) Java
11 18 (33.96%) HTML
11 18 (33.96%) CSS
11 18 (33.96%) Web Development
12 17 (32.08%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (32.08%) CSS3
12 17 (32.08%) KnockoutJS
12 17 (32.08%) ATDD
12 17 (32.08%) AngularJS
12 17 (32.08%) TypeScript
12 17 (32.08%) MSTest
12 17 (32.08%) HTML5
12 17 (32.08%) MbUnit
12 17 (32.08%) Cucumber

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 7 (13.21%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.77%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) FTP
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (69.81%) Visual Studio
2 23 (43.40%) Selenium
3 21 (39.62%) SpecFlow
4 17 (32.08%) Cucumber
4 17 (32.08%) MbUnit
4 17 (32.08%) MSTest
4 17 (32.08%) NUnit
5 15 (28.30%) Git (software)
5 15 (28.30%) WebDriver
6 11 (20.75%) JMeter
7 7 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (11.32%) Subversion
9 2 (3.77%) JIRA
10 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.89%) JUnit
10 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.89%) TestNG
General
1 21 (39.62%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Developer
2 18 (33.96%) Senior Developer
3 17 (32.08%) Agile Developer
3 17 (32.08%) Senior Agile Developer
4 10 (18.87%) Tester
5 9 (16.98%) .NET Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
10 1 (1.89%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.89%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Lead Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (79.25%) .NET
2 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET Web API
2 25 (47.17%) jQuery
2 25 (47.17%) WCF
3 18 (33.96%) CSS
3 18 (33.96%) HTML
4 17 (32.08%) AngularJS
4 17 (32.08%) CSS3
4 17 (32.08%) HTML5
4 17 (32.08%) KnockoutJS
5 10 (18.87%) REST
6 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
7 8 (15.09%) Ajax
7 8 (15.09%) Entity Framework
8 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
8 3 (5.66%) Middleware
8 3 (5.66%) SOAP
9 1 (1.89%) Spring
9 1 (1.89%) Web Services
9 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (90.57%) TDD
2 46 (86.79%) Scrum
3 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (50.94%) MVC
4 27 (50.94%) Unit Testing
5 25 (47.17%) Test-First Development
6 18 (33.96%) Web Development
7 17 (32.08%) ATDD
7 17 (32.08%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (30.19%) DevOps
8 16 (30.19%) Mentoring
9 11 (20.75%) SOA
10 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Kanban
12 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Test Scripting
13 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
14 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
15 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
16 3 (5.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) C#
2 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
3 20 (37.74%) Java
4 17 (32.08%) TypeScript
5 5 (9.43%) SQL
6 4 (7.55%) Python
7 3 (5.66%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.87%) ISEB
4 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.55%) QA
3 3 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.77%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Alterian
2 2 (3.77%) Sitecore