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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 38 28 13
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing BDD 33 48 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.13% 6.14% 9.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 7.79% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 56
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 £335 £325 £328
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 £45.25 - -
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
517 616 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.40% 78.77% 76.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 381 366
Median daily rate £375 £365 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 10
Median hourly rate £29.75 £18.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% -24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 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 1 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 -16 30 £388 -3.12% 4
West Wales +10 1 £450 -2.70% 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 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 49 (89.09%) TDD
2 47 (85.45%) Scrum
3 46 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (72.73%) .NET
5 37 (67.27%) Visual Studio
6 32 (58.18%) MVC
7 30 (54.55%) jQuery
8 28 (50.91%) Unit Testing
9 26 (47.27%) C#
9 26 (47.27%) JavaScript
9 26 (47.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (45.45%) HTML
10 25 (45.45%) CSS
10 25 (45.45%) Test-First Development
10 25 (45.45%) WCF
11 24 (43.64%) HTML5
11 24 (43.64%) CSS3
12 21 (38.18%) SpecFlow
12 21 (38.18%) Selenium
12 21 (38.18%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (38.18%) Finance
13 20 (36.36%) Java
13 20 (36.36%) Cucumber
14 19 (34.55%) AngularJS
15 18 (32.73%) Mentoring
15 18 (32.73%) Git (software)
15 18 (32.73%) Web Development
15 18 (32.73%) NUnit
16 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
16 17 (30.91%) MbUnit

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 (12.73%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) GitHub
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) FTP
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (67.27%) Visual Studio
2 21 (38.18%) Selenium
2 21 (38.18%) SpecFlow
3 20 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 18 (32.73%) Git (software)
4 18 (32.73%) NUnit
5 17 (30.91%) MbUnit
5 17 (30.91%) MSTest
6 13 (23.64%) WebDriver
7 11 (20.00%) JMeter
8 9 (16.36%) Subversion
9 8 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (10.91%) JIRA
11 5 (9.09%) Jasmine
11 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
11 5 (9.09%) QUnit
11 5 (9.09%) Sinon.JS
12 4 (7.27%) Hudson
12 4 (7.27%) Trac
13 1 (1.82%) TestNG
General
1 21 (38.18%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (67.27%) Developer
2 20 (36.36%) Senior Developer
3 17 (30.91%) Agile Developer
3 17 (30.91%) Senior Agile Developer
4 10 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 10 (18.18%) Tester
5 3 (5.45%) Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Android Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Applications Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Automation Tester
6 2 (3.64%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (3.64%) HTML Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.64%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (72.73%) .NET
2 30 (54.55%) jQuery
3 26 (47.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 25 (45.45%) CSS
4 25 (45.45%) HTML
4 25 (45.45%) WCF
5 24 (43.64%) CSS3
5 24 (43.64%) HTML5
6 19 (34.55%) AngularJS
7 17 (30.91%) KnockoutJS
8 13 (23.64%) Ajax
9 10 (18.18%) .NET Framework
10 9 (16.36%) Entity Framework
10 9 (16.36%) REST
11 5 (9.09%) Gherkin
11 5 (9.09%) RESTful
11 5 (9.09%) Web Services
12 4 (7.27%) RequireJS
13 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) User Experience
1 4 (7.27%) W3C
2 2 (3.64%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Android
2 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (89.09%) TDD
2 47 (85.45%) Scrum
3 46 (83.64%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (58.18%) MVC
5 28 (50.91%) Unit Testing
6 25 (45.45%) Test-First Development
7 21 (38.18%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (32.73%) Mentoring
8 18 (32.73%) Web Development
9 17 (30.91%) ATDD
10 16 (29.09%) DevOps
11 13 (23.64%) SOA
12 9 (16.36%) Kanban
13 8 (14.55%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
13 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
14 6 (10.91%) OOP
15 5 (9.09%) OO
15 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
16 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (47.27%) C#
1 26 (47.27%) JavaScript
2 20 (36.36%) Java
3 17 (30.91%) TypeScript
4 6 (10.91%) SQL
5 2 (3.64%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
6 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) ISEB
4 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (10.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.64%) QA
3 2 (3.64%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Twitter