The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 41 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 -22  
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 14 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.26% 2.96% 10.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.74% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 57
Median daily rate £381 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.73% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £268 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £536 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.58% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 459 374 484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.44% 79.07% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1012 1381
Median daily rate £375 £390 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +9.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 35 39
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £73.75 £17.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in South Wales

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in South Wales

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in South Wales

BDD
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Cardiff -9 6 £350 -26.31% 1
Newport - 5 £525 - 2
BDD
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for BDD.

1 23 (88.46%) TDD
2 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) Java
4 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
5 8 (30.77%) Kanban
5 8 (30.77%) RESTful
5 8 (30.77%) NoSQL
5 8 (30.77%) AngularJS
5 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 8 (30.77%) Python
5 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
6 7 (26.92%) CSS
6 7 (26.92%) HTML
7 6 (23.08%) HTML5
7 6 (23.08%) DevOps
8 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (19.23%) CSS3
8 5 (19.23%) Oracle
9 4 (15.38%) Web Services
9 4 (15.38%) SAP
9 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (15.38%) Teradata
9 4 (15.38%) Selenium
9 4 (15.38%) REST
9 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
9 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
9 4 (15.38%) Analytics
9 4 (15.38%) Cloudera

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 4 (15.38%) Apache Spark
1 4 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) GitHub
1 3 (11.54%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) NoSQL
2 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 3 (11.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
5 1 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 4 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.85%) Babel
4 1 (3.85%) gulp
4 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) MbUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.85%) Mocha
4 1 (3.85%) MSTest
4 1 (3.85%) NUnit
4 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.85%) webpack
4 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (15.38%) Scala Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Java Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Java Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Java Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Angular Developer
5 1 (3.85%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) AngularJS
1 8 (30.77%) RESTful
2 7 (26.92%) CSS
2 7 (26.92%) HTML
3 6 (23.08%) HTML5
4 5 (19.23%) CSS3
5 4 (15.38%) REST
5 4 (15.38%) Web Services
6 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
6 3 (11.54%) Kafka
6 3 (11.54%) Node.js
6 3 (11.54%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (11.54%) React
6 3 (11.54%) Swagger
7 2 (7.69%) .NET
7 2 (7.69%) jQuery
7 2 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (7.69%) Sass
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (15.38%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) TDD
2 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
5 8 (30.77%) Kanban
6 6 (23.08%) DevOps
7 4 (15.38%) Analytics
7 4 (15.38%) Business Analytics
7 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (15.38%) Front End Development
7 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 4 (15.38%) Microservices
7 4 (15.38%) Mobile First
8 3 (11.54%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 3 (11.54%) Open Source
8 3 (11.54%) Service Design
8 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 3 (11.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) Python
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) WAI
2 1 (3.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Cloudera
2 4 (15.38%) SAP
2 4 (15.38%) Teradata
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) CA Agile Central