The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 76 73 68
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing BDD 15 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.39% 1.58% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.06% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 6
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
BDD
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
796 874 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 73.64% 76.73% 73.27%
Number of salaries quoted 722 782 588
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,965 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BDD across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

BDD
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BDD across the South Wales region.

BDD Salary Trend in South Wales

BDD
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -16 6 £36,250 -3.33% 3
Newport +14 5 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Torfaen -4 3 £34,000 +7.08% 1
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 34 (89.47%) TDD
2 21 (55.26%) Selenium
3 20 (52.63%) SoapUI
3 20 (52.63%) Web Services
3 20 (52.63%) Scrum
4 19 (50.00%) Java
5 17 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
6 15 (39.47%) Windows
6 15 (39.47%) Groovy
7 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
7 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (36.84%) Regression Testing
8 13 (34.21%) JUnit
8 13 (34.21%) SOAP
9 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
10 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
10 11 (28.95%) Apple iOS
10 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
10 11 (28.95%) Android
10 11 (28.95%) SQL
10 11 (28.95%) SOA
10 11 (28.95%) Blackberry
11 10 (26.32%) HTTP
11 10 (26.32%) JBehave
11 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
11 10 (26.32%) Korn
11 10 (26.32%) Mobile App
11 10 (26.32%) Calabash
12 9 (23.68%) eggPlant

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) FileNet
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) HTTP
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 4 (10.53%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Selenium
2 20 (52.63%) SoapUI
3 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
4 13 (34.21%) JUnit
5 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
6 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
7 10 (26.32%) Calabash
7 10 (26.32%) JBehave
8 9 (23.68%) JIRA
8 9 (23.68%) Robotium
8 9 (23.68%) eggPlant
9 8 (21.05%) Maven
10 6 (15.79%) Ant
10 6 (15.79%) CruiseControl
11 4 (10.53%) Fiddler
12 3 (7.89%) Subversion
13 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
13 2 (5.26%) Mercurial
13 2 (5.26%) Hudson
13 2 (5.26%) Gerrit
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Multimedia
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Test Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 3 (7.89%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) Web Services
2 13 (34.21%) SOAP
3 7 (18.42%) REST
4 5 (13.16%) XML
4 5 (13.16%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) .NET
5 2 (5.26%) J2EE
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.26%) Spring
5 2 (5.26%) JSON
5 2 (5.26%) WCF
5 2 (5.26%) RESTful
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.63%) Java SE
6 1 (2.63%) MyBatis
6 1 (2.63%) XSLT
6 1 (2.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Blackberry
2 10 (26.32%) Mobile App
3 7 (18.42%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (10.53%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (7.89%) DTV
6 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.63%) Replication
7 1 (2.63%) Statistics
7 1 (2.63%) Open Source
7 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Android
2 11 (28.95%) Apple iOS
3 7 (18.42%) UNIX
3 7 (18.42%) Linux
4 4 (10.53%) CentOS
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) TDD
2 20 (52.63%) Scrum
3 17 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (36.84%) Regression Testing
4 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
5 11 (28.95%) SOA
6 9 (23.68%) Mentoring
7 8 (21.05%) Automation Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Product Management
8 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
9 6 (15.79%) V-Model
9 6 (15.79%) Test Management
10 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
10 5 (13.16%) Code Coverage
10 5 (13.16%) Test Planning
11 4 (10.53%) Bug Management
12 2 (5.26%) Web Application Development
12 2 (5.26%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (39.47%) Groovy
3 11 (28.95%) SQL
4 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
4 10 (26.32%) Korn
5 9 (23.68%) Ruby
5 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
6 8 (21.05%) Python
6 8 (21.05%) C++
7 7 (18.42%) Perl
8 5 (13.16%) C
9 3 (7.89%) C#
10 2 (5.26%) XQuery
10 2 (5.26%) PHP
10 2 (5.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
1 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.53%) Perforce
3 3 (7.89%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
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