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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 31 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 41 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.91% 0.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.40% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 29 1 0
Average daily rate
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£415 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
488 409 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 70.32% 71.01% 68.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 271 233
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 7
Average hourly rate £19.90 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £21.60 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 34 £410 +3.14% 5
North Wales - - - - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 105 (86.07%) TDD
2 91 (74.59%) Java
3 66 (54.10%) Web Services
4 49 (40.16%) Scala
5 43 (35.25%) Selenium
6 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (33.61%) Scrum
8 40 (32.79%) Subversion
9 37 (30.33%) OO
10 35 (28.69%) JUnit
11 34 (27.87%) .NET
11 34 (27.87%) Akka
11 34 (27.87%) Play Framework
12 32 (26.23%) Process Management
12 32 (26.23%) Web Development
13 31 (25.41%) Batik
13 31 (25.41%) SVG
13 31 (25.41%) CouchDB
13 31 (25.41%) Amazon AWS
13 31 (25.41%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (24.59%) Security Cleared
15 28 (22.95%) JIRA
16 27 (22.13%) SQL
16 27 (22.13%) C#
16 27 (22.13%) SC Cleared
17 26 (21.31%) XML
18 25 (20.49%) SharePoint
18 25 (20.49%) Jenkins
19 24 (19.67%) WebDriver
19 24 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (20.49%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.11%) FileNet
2 16 (13.11%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (6.56%) CMS
4 3 (2.46%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.46%) Lync
4 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.82%) Node.js
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.82%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.41%) Cloud Computing
1 31 (25.41%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) SSL
2 2 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.41%) CouchDB
2 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.82%) MS Access
5 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (35.25%) Selenium
2 40 (32.79%) Subversion
3 35 (28.69%) JUnit
4 28 (22.95%) JIRA
5 25 (20.49%) Jenkins
6 24 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (19.67%) WebDriver
7 22 (18.03%) Maven
8 20 (16.39%) Ant
9 17 (13.93%) TestNG
10 16 (13.11%) JMeter
10 16 (13.11%) Bugzilla
10 16 (13.11%) TortoiseSVN
11 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
11 11 (9.02%) Cucumber
12 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
13 6 (4.92%) JBehave
13 6 (4.92%) Jasmine
14 5 (4.10%) Hudson
15 4 (3.28%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (12.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Banking
3 2 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (0.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (48.36%) Developer
2 29 (23.77%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.39%) Architect
3 20 (16.39%) Scala Developer
4 16 (13.11%) Analyst
4 16 (13.11%) Java Architect
5 14 (11.48%) .NET Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.38%) Junior
7 9 (7.38%) Junior .NET Developer
7 9 (7.38%) Junior Developer
7 9 (7.38%) Junior Java Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Tester
9 7 (5.74%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Test Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.28%) Senior Developer
13 3 (2.46%) Lead Developer
13 3 (2.46%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (54.10%) Web Services
2 34 (27.87%) .NET
2 34 (27.87%) Akka
2 34 (27.87%) Play Framework
3 31 (25.41%) SVG
3 31 (25.41%) Batik
4 26 (21.31%) XML
5 21 (17.21%) Spring
6 20 (16.39%) .NET Framework
7 16 (13.11%) Java SE
7 16 (13.11%) Struts
7 16 (13.11%) XSLT
7 16 (13.11%) REST
7 16 (13.11%) MyBatis
8 15 (12.30%) HTML
9 14 (11.48%) SOAP
10 11 (9.02%) J2EE
10 11 (9.02%) ASP.NET
11 9 (7.38%) Ajax
11 9 (7.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Open Source
2 14 (11.48%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.92%) GIS
4 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.64%) iSeries
5 2 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.64%) W3C
5 2 (1.64%) AS400
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.74%) Linux
2 5 (4.10%) UNIX
3 3 (2.46%) Android
3 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (86.07%) TDD
2 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (33.61%) Scrum
4 37 (30.33%) OO
5 32 (26.23%) Process Management
5 32 (26.23%) Web Development
6 20 (16.39%) Test Scripting
7 19 (15.57%) SOA
8 18 (14.75%) Test Management
8 18 (14.75%) Kanban
8 18 (14.75%) Automation Testing
9 17 (13.93%) Software Testing
9 17 (13.93%) Load Testing
10 16 (13.11%) Automated Testing
11 15 (12.30%) MVC
11 15 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (9.84%) Pair Programming
13 11 (9.02%) Test Automation
14 9 (7.38%) CRM
14 9 (7.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 91 (74.59%) Java
2 49 (40.16%) Scala
3 27 (22.13%) SQL
3 27 (22.13%) C#
4 11 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.92%) Groovy
6 4 (3.28%) Ruby
6 4 (3.28%) PHP
6 4 (3.28%) Python
7 2 (1.64%) XQuery
7 2 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.13%) SC Cleared
3 16 (13.11%) ISEB
3 16 (13.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (15.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (14.75%) IBM
2 8 (6.56%) Sitecore
3 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle
5 2 (1.64%) HP
5 2 (1.64%) Informatica
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago