The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 66 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.18% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.52% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 54 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +12.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
527 274 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 73.30% 64.47% 68.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 164 162
Average daily rate £388 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
BDD
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 46 £450 - 4
West Wales - 38 £450 - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 58 (80.56%) TDD
2 55 (76.39%) Java
3 39 (54.17%) Web Services
4 35 (48.61%) Scala
5 31 (43.06%) Scrum
6 29 (40.28%) Akka
6 29 (40.28%) Play Framework
7 27 (37.50%) OO
8 25 (34.72%) Process Management
8 25 (34.72%) Web Development
9 23 (31.94%) Batik
9 23 (31.94%) CouchDB
9 23 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
9 23 (31.94%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (31.94%) SVG
10 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (25.00%) Selenium
11 18 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 18 (25.00%) .NET
12 16 (22.22%) JIRA
13 14 (19.44%) SOA
14 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
14 13 (18.06%) J2EE
14 13 (18.06%) Subversion
14 13 (18.06%) Maven
14 13 (18.06%) Jenkins
15 12 (16.67%) Open Source
15 12 (16.67%) C#
16 11 (15.28%) Ant
16 11 (15.28%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) CMS
2 5 (6.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (5.56%) Lync
3 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.94%) Cloud Computing
1 23 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.17%) SaaS
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) HTTP
1 1 (1.39%) SSL
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.94%) CouchDB
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Selenium
1 18 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 16 (22.22%) JIRA
3 13 (18.06%) Jenkins
3 13 (18.06%) Subversion
3 13 (18.06%) Maven
4 11 (15.28%) Ant
5 9 (12.50%) JUnit
6 8 (11.11%) JMeter
6 8 (11.11%) Bugzilla
6 8 (11.11%) TestNG
6 8 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (11.11%) TortoiseSVN
7 7 (9.72%) JBehave
7 7 (9.72%) Cucumber
8 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.56%) Calabash
10 3 (4.17%) Jasmine
10 3 (4.17%) eggPlant
10 3 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (45.83%) Developer
2 23 (31.94%) Scala Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.28%) Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) Architect
4 11 (15.28%) Java Architect
5 8 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Tester
7 6 (8.33%) Junior
7 6 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Junior Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Junior Java Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Junior .NET Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.17%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (54.17%) Web Services
2 29 (40.28%) Akka
2 29 (40.28%) Play Framework
3 23 (31.94%) SVG
3 23 (31.94%) Batik
4 18 (25.00%) .NET
5 13 (18.06%) J2EE
6 8 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 8 (11.11%) Hibernate
6 8 (11.11%) Spring
7 6 (8.33%) RESTful
8 5 (6.94%) jQuery
8 5 (6.94%) Ajax
8 5 (6.94%) Spring MVC
8 5 (6.94%) HTML
8 5 (6.94%) SOAP
9 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
9 4 (5.56%) CSS
9 4 (5.56%) JSON
9 4 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Open Source
2 8 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.94%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.78%) GIS
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) UNIX
2 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (80.56%) TDD
2 31 (43.06%) Scrum
3 27 (37.50%) OO
4 25 (34.72%) Process Management
4 25 (34.72%) Web Development
5 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (19.44%) SOA
7 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.89%) Automation Testing
9 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.50%) Test Management
9 9 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.50%) Kanban
10 8 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 8 (11.11%) UML
10 8 (11.11%) MVC
10 8 (11.11%) Load Testing
11 6 (8.33%) Pair Programming
12 5 (6.94%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 55 (76.39%) Java
2 35 (48.61%) Scala
3 12 (16.67%) C#
4 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.33%) SQL
6 5 (6.94%) Groovy
7 1 (1.39%) PHP
7 1 (1.39%) Python
7 1 (1.39%) XQuery
7 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) ISEB
1 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Sitecore
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.17%) Zend
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) HP
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