Period
to 16 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 16 October 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 23 48
Rank change year-on-year -54 +25 -17
Contract jobs citing BDD 14 92 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.23% 6.88% 4.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 8.24% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 72 72
Wales median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £358 £326 £334
90th Percentile £538 £550 £530
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 953 1117 1388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.60% 83.48% 81.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 784 990
Wales median daily rate £385 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +9.59% +0.69%
10th Percentile £182 £218 £245
90th Percentile £538 £554 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 49 59
Wales median hourly rate £24.00 £17.68 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.79% +26.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.41 £9.70
90th Percentile £58.75 £65.20 £36.80
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Wales

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Wales

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Wales over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD 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 6 months to 16 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -45 14 £425 -10.53% 3
BDD
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Wales region with a requirement for BDD.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 8 (57.14%) Scrum
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) HTML5
3 6 (42.86%) CSS
3 6 (42.86%) HTML
3 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) Front End Development
4 5 (35.71%) CSS3
5 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 3 (21.43%) Node.js
6 3 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (21.43%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) React
6 3 (21.43%) JSON
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) OO
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Ajax
6 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation

BDD
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) npm
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Grunt
3 2 (14.29%) gulp
3 2 (14.29%) SonarQube
3 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Xcode
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum Master
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) iOS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) CSS
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
1 6 (42.86%) HTML5
2 5 (35.71%) CSS3
3 3 (21.43%) Ajax
3 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 3 (21.43%) JSON
3 3 (21.43%) Node.js
3 3 (21.43%) React
4 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 2 (14.29%) Velocity
5 1 (7.14%) Cocoa
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 8 (57.14%) Scrum
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) Front End Development
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) OO
4 3 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 3 (21.43%) User Stories
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Context-Driven Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Apple Swift
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Perforce
2 1 (7.14%) Apple